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Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Modern and Medieval Approaches

31st International Conference of FFC - 19th International Symposium of ASFFBC

September 29th - October 1st, 2023, The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute in Yerevan, Armenia (In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event)

Expected Presentations

As of April 5th, 2023 we have more than 4600 registered attendees (in-person and virtual) at this conference:

Expected* Presentations in Poster (p), Oral (o), or Virtual (v):

  1. (o) Marcello Iriti, PhD, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy. Ultra-processed food and agrobiodiversity loss - Mediterranean diet vs. globalized diet
  2. (o) Alexander Haslberger, PhD, Professor,  University Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Gut Brain axis
  3. (o) Francesco Carluccio, MD, PhD, Italian National Health System, Region Puglia, Lecce, Italy. Wine from the Middle-Bronze Age in the South-East Mediterranean Area and its potential health benefit
  4. (o) Laura Jaakola, PhD, Professor, Climate laboratorium, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Troms, Norway. Health beneficial compounds in bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)
  5. (o) Victor Rodov, PhD, Department of Postharvest Science ARO – The Volcani Institute, Rishon LeZion, Israel. Agrifood wastes for extraction of phenolic compounds in particular tannins
  6. (o)Pierre Teissier, PhD, Inovafirst LLC, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251 USA. Reduction of bitterness as an essential condition of successful functional food design
  7. (o) Oleg Medvedev, MD, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University School of Medicine, Moscow, Russia. Functional foods with different food fibers for personalised recommendation on healthy nutrition
  8. (o) Rouben M. Aroutiounian, PhD, Professor, Head of Department of Genetics and Cytology, Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia; Academician-Secretary of the Division of the Natural Sciences of Armenian Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. Genetics of Armenians and our food
  9. (o) Tamami Shirai, PhD, Associate Researcher, University of California, San Diego, USA. Food and non-communicable disease 
  10. (o) Lidia Stoyanova, MD, PhD, Department of Microbiology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia. The perspective of use of "probent" for the efficiency of probiotic strains of lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis
  11. (o) Dritan Topi, PhD, University of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Tirana, Albania. Hypericum perforatum phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity
  12. (o) Natalya Kavushevskaya, PhD, Assistant Professor, Surgut State University, Ugra, Russian Federation. Polyphenols of berries fam. Ericaceae growing on the territory of Yugra
  13. (o) Hrachya Hovhannisyan, MD, PhD, Scientific and Production Center "Armbiotechnology" NAS RA,Yerevan, Armenia. Improvement of Armenian functional dairy food Narine technological and probiotic properties by Prunus armeniaca gum exudates
  14. (o) Hugo Sebastian Diaz, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Novel Functional Ingredients based on Circular Economy
  15. (o) Didar Ucuncuoglu, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba, Canada.The optimization of production parameters of an innovative functional snack
  16. (o) Zahra Bathaie, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran; UCLA-DOE Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Natural Carotenoids (C40 or C20) as Functional Food Ingrediends
  17. (o) Oleg Medvedev, MD, PhD, Professor, Lomonosov Moscow State University School of Medicine, Moscow, Russia. Functional foods with different food fibers for personalised recommendation on healthy nutrition
  18. (o) Naira Sahakyan, PhD, Senior Scientific Researcher, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. The oxidative stress and T2DM-induced diabetic nephropathy: possible preventive action of pant-born oligomeric polyphenols
  19. (o) Sobhy El-Sohaimy, PhD, Professor, South Ural State University, Russia. Antioxidant and anti-acetylcholinesterase potential of artichoke phenolic compounds
  20. (o) Tatiana Sinyukova, PhD(Student)  research associate, Natalya Kavushevskaya PhD, assistant professor, and Lydmila Kovalenko MD, Surgut State University, Surgut, Russian Federation, Polyphenols of berries fam. Ericaceae growing on the territory of Yugra Russian Federation, 
  21. (o) Enkhzul Jargal, MD, PhD, Ministry of Health, Mongolia. Mongolian traditional medecine practice
  22. (o) Pezhman Alavinejad, PhD,Associate professor, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Future burden of chronic liver diseases and fatty liver dilemma
  23. (o) Muralee Damodaran, PhD, Research Professor, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, India. Deepsea Marine Micronutribiome
  24. (o) Neelesh Maurya, PhD, Research scholar, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India. Nutrition in COVID 19
  25. (o) Ali Rafe, PhD, Professor in Food Engineering, Research Institute of Food Science and technology (RIFST), Mashhad, Iran. Functional properties of rice bran proteins
  26. (o) Adeleke Adebajo, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife OSUN, Nigeria.  Plant Ashes and Allelopathic Relationships in Improving Anti-hyperglycaemic Activity of Nigerian Ethnomedicinal Plants
  27. (o) Farooq Anwar, PhD, Professor, Director, Institute of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan. Nutra-pharmaceutical Potential of Moringa
  28. (o) Kavya Varma, PhD, Junior Research Fellow, Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL)-DRDO, India. Functional Foods
  29. (o) Kenneth Yongabi, PhD, Profesor and Director, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria.  African Mushroom nutriceuticals in the managment of HIV and AIDS
  30. (o) Muhammad Zubair, PhD, University of Gujrat, India.  Evaluation Si -APTES based nanomaterial for the extraction of valuable rice antioxidants
  31. (o) Aruna Mesa, PhD, Sri Padmavati Mahila Visvavidyalayam, Tirupathi, India. Weight loss maintenance - Diet related strategies
  32. (o) Enkhzul Jargal, PhD, Ministry of Health, Mongolia. Mongolian traditional medicine practice
  33. (o) Donara Karapetyan, PhD, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, Department of History of Medicine and Natural Sciences, The Mesrop Mashtots Scientific Research Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran), Yerevan, Armenia. Medical works of 15th century Armenian physician Amirdovlat Amasiatsi as an important source of Armenian traditional, alternative medicine
  34. (o) Vandana Panda, PhD, Associate Professor, Prin. K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Mumbai University,  India.   Wound healing activity of an Ayurvedic functional food in chronic cutaneous wounds in ageing rats: A synergistic action of PDGF, AMPK and mTOR
  35. (o) Muhammad nasir Muhammad, Food safety officer, Punjab food authority, Pakistan. Moringa oleifera effect on Diabetes
  36. (o) Ela Minasyan, PhD Student, SPC "Armbiotechnology" NAS RA, Yereavan, Armenia. Isolation of water?soluble melanin from waste of vinary production and and the study of its physicochemical properties
  37. (o) Sheshadri S.A, PhD, Jain (Deemed-to-be University), India. Soluble dietary fibers from medicinal plant sources: paradigm shift in functional supplements
  38. (o) Kazuichi Sakamoto, PhD, Research and development center for wellness innovation, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan.
  39. (o) Danik Martirosyan, Conference chair, PhD, President, Functional Food Center (Dallas, TX, USA); Functional Food Institute, San Diego, CA, USA. Establishment of dosage and time of consumption of functional food products: Quantum and Tempus Theory of Functional Food Science
  40. (0) Adeleke Adebajo, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun, Nigeria. Allelopathy as a Factor of Consideration in Sourcing for Nigerian Ethnomedicinal Plants with Anti-hyperglycaemic Activity
  41. (o) Rajesh Patel, PhD, Department of Biosciences Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Gujarat, India. Functional food to fight against cancer
  42. (o) Davit Pipoyan, PhD, Informational-Analytical Center for Risk Assessment of Food Chain CENS, NAS, RA Yerevan, Armenia. Macronutrient Intake Assessment Based on Household Budget Survey in Armenia 
  43. (o) Inna Misnikova MD, PhD, Endocrinology Department, M.F. Vladimerski Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute, Moscow, RussiaPostprandial glucose response and microbiota hydrogen and methane production after food load in type 2 diabetes patients
  44. (o) Karen Khachatryan, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland. Nanocapsules containing bioactive ingredients for use as additives in functional food products
  45. (o) Nino Gagelidze, PhD, Chief Scientific researcher, S. Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia. Increasing the yield of the Georgian endemic wheat variety - Shavfkha by pre-sowing two-step processing by laser and Azospirillum brasilense, for healthy life
  46. (o) Kalikyan Zaruhi, MD, Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergology, Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia. Use of the Armenian fermented milk product “Choratan” in the treatment of some chronic diseases
  47. (o) Turkan Keceli, PhD, Department of Food Engineering Faculty of Agriculture, The University of Cukurova Adana, Turkey.  Effecct of essential oils of thyme
  48. (o) Antonios Koutelidakis, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean, Lemnos, Greece. Herbal infusions as part of the Mediterranean diet, and their association with psychological resilience
  49. (o) Anush Vardanyan, PhD, Institute of Hydroponics Problems after G.S. Davtyan National Academy of Science, Yerevan, Armenia. The phytochemical study of eleutherococcus senticosus (rupr. and maxim) leaves in hydroponics and soil culture
  50. (o) Efstratios Christodoulou, PhD Student, Laboratory of Nutrition and Public Health, Unit of Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Myrina, Greece. Natural functional foods as a part of the Mediterranean lifestyle(title pending)
  51. (o) Obinna Adumanya, PhD, Department of Biochemistry , University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo Owerri Imo, Nigeria. Bioactive Compounds Composition of PleurotusTuberregium (Sing) Mushroom
  52. (o) El-Sohaimy Sobhy A., PhD, Professor, Department of Technology and Organization of Public Catering, South Ural State University, Chelyabinsk, Russian Federation. Anti-diabetic potential of olive (Olea europaea) leaves extract: In vitro and In vivo evaluation
  53. (o) Vladimir Pavlov, MD, Professor, Head of the Department of Functional Diagnostics and Sports Medicine, Scientific and Practical Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, Moscow, Russia. Isotonic drinks in fluid balance inflammation in children and teenage athletes
  54. (o) Anahit Hakobjanyan, PhD, Senior Researcher, Department of Plant Nutrition and Productivity, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Activity of Moringa Grown in Hydroponics and Soil in Ararat Valley
  55. (v) Giselle Oliveira, PhD Student, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain. Soy protein extracts and gastrointestinal inflammatory diseases biomarkers
  56. (v) Vehary Sakanyan, MD, PhD, Professor Emerita, Nantes University, Nantes Loire Atlantique, France. Free radicals in food
  57. (v) Iqra Zulfiqar, PhD Student, Massey University,  Palmerston North Select., New Zealand. Indolamines in New Zealand Cherries
  58. (v) Ramkrishna Mishra, PhD Student, Banaras Hindu University, India. Molecular biology of glial and its interaction with neural cells: importance and significance
  59. (v) Samuel Paterson Moreno, PhD Student, Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias de la Alimentación (CIAL. CSIC-UAM), Calle Nicolás Cabrer, Madrid, Spain. Microalgae as a sustanaible source of bioactive compounds
  60. (v) Fatma Ali, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Egypt. Plant based food
  61. (v) Tabli Ghosh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Tezpur University, India. Application of microencapsulates of ginger extract to fruit juices
  62. (v) Liba Habiba, PhD Student, University Chouaib Doukkali, Morrocco. Nutritional intervention for NAFLD with obesity
  63. (v) Suchi Amin, MSc Student, Centennial College, Greater Toronto Area, Canada. Inhibitory effects of two selected medicinal plants (weeds) on alpha-amylase, alpha-glucosidase and glycation
  64. (v) Khalid Bashir, PhD, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Indian Barberry: A wonder wild fruit for the development of functional foods
  65. (v) Kulsum Jan, PhD, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. Evaluation of Physicochemical and Phytochemical Properties of Wild Nettle Leaf for its Application in Foods.
  66. (v) Taherah Mohammadabad, PhD, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Iran. Camel milk: A superfood for diabetes
  67. (v) Attapon Cheepsattayakorn, MD, Professor Dr., Thailand Western University-Faculty of Medicine, Thailand. Nutritional Health During COVID-19 Pandemic
  68. (v) Johanita Kruger, PhD, researcher, University of Hohenheim, Germany. Using Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) to track the digestive stability of bioactive micelles
  69. (v) Vandana Panda, PhD, Associate Professor, Prin. K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Mumbai University, India. The profound healing effect of Curcuma longa and Emblica officinalis on chronic cutaneous wounds in aging rats: A synergistic action of PDGF, AMPK and mTOR
  70. (v) Orlando Arellano-Castillo, Ph.D Student, Food Research and Development Center, University of Veracruz (CIDEA-UV),  Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Interactions between pomegranate juice polyphenols and whey proteins: effects on antioxidant activity
  71. (v) Daniil Kazarin, MD, Department of Faculty Therapy, Izhevsk State Medical Academy, Izhevsk, Russia. Markers of nutritional failure in patients with inflammatory bowel diseases
  72. (v) Vladimir Gorchakov, M.D, Research Institute of a clinical and experimental Lymphology – branch of Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, Novosibirsk, Russia. Phytonutrients (flavonoids, trace elements): Slowing lymph node aging
  73. (v) Chidi G. Osuagwu, PhD, Professor, African Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Farnesylation accounts for observed efficacies of herbal antimalarials against COVID-19
  74. (v) Giselle Franca-Oliveira, PhD student, Departments of Bioactivity and Food Analysis and Biotechnology and Microbiology, Institute of Food Science Research, Nicolás Cabrera, Madrid, Spain. Effect of soybean proteins and peptides on biomarkers associated with oxidative stress and inflammation in an innate immune cell model
  75. (v) Vatcharee Seechamnanturakit, PhD, Food Chemist, Center of Excellence of Functional Food and Gastronomy, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University, Had Yai, Songkhla, Thailand. Some factors affecting the bioactive substances of lactogenic tea
  76. (v) Dejun Zhang, PhD, Professor, Qinghai University, Xining,Qinghai, China. Study on Preparation and Anti-fatigue Effect of Lycium barbarum L. Polysaccharide Effervescent Tablets
  77. (v) Alexander Plakida, PhD, Professor, State Institution «Ukrainian Research Institute of Medical Rehabilitation and Resort Therapy of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine», Odessa, Ukraine. Application of balneologic medicine "magnesium oil" in complex therapy of neurotic disorders
  78. (p) Irina Zharkova, PhD in Technology, Associate Professor, Department of Technology of Baking, Confectionery, Macaroni and Grain Processing Productions, Voronezh State University of Engineering Technologies, Voronezh, Russia. Modeling the composition of functional bakery and confectionery products with predictable cardiometabolic effects
  79. (p) Kajelcha Fikadu Tufa, PhD, Dambi Dollo University, Dambi Dollo, Ethiopia. Edible Oyster Mushroom production by Biotechnologica Method
  80. (p) Enkhzul Jargal, MD, PhD, Head of Licensing and permission department, Mongolia. Medicine and Medical devices regulating agency. Preclinical studies of the pharmacological activity and safety of the herb sutalaka
  81. (p) Kajelcha Fikadu Tufa, PhD, Dambi Dollo University, Dambi Dollo, Ethiopia. Edible Oyster Mushroom production by Biotechnologica Method
  82. (p) Karina Grigoryan, PhD, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Microbial Quality of Medicinal Plant Materials
  83. (p) Achille Atchan, PhD, Postdoc, University of Dschang, Cameroon. Polyphenols-rich extracts of Xylopia and Aframomum species show metabolic benefits by lowering hepatic and adipose lipid accumulation in diet-induced obese mice
  84. (p) Irina Zharkova, PhD in Technology, Associate Professor, Department of Technology of Baking, Confectionery, Macaroni and Grain Processing Productions, Voronezh State University of Engineering Technologies, Voronezh, Russia. Examining the Combined Effect of Flax Seeds and Pulp-Free Tomato Juice in Bread Composition on Exhibited Biological Effects
  85. (p) Aicha Debib, PhD, Professor, Morsli Abdallah University Center, Algeria. Bioactive Compounds in Covid 19 Disease 
  86. (p) Zakir khan, PhD, Research Scholar, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST), Awantipora, India.  Modification of proteins
  87. (p) Enkhzul Jargal, PhD, MD,  Head of Licensing and permission department, Mongolia. Medicine and Medical devices regulating agency. Preclinical studies of the pharmacological activity and safety of the herb sutalaka
  88. (p) Jean-Noël Mputu Kanyinda, PhD, Applied Science and Technology Research Center (CRSAT), Gombe Kinshasa, DR Congo.  Fight against malnutrition in Africa
  89. (p) Mehrdad Fojlaley, PhD, Titu International University Turkey Branch, Iran. Difference of microwave drying and hot air drying of fruits and effects of physical and chemical properties  
  90. (p) Bisma Ashraf, MSc, Islamic University of Science and Technology, awantipora, India. Novel techniques in improving the microbial safety of fresh produce
  91. (p) Rafael Audino Zambelli, PhD, Assistant Professor, Federal University of Ceara, Ceara, Brazil.  Brazilian Food Biomaterials and your functional properties
  92. (p) Karina Grigoryan, PhD, Senior Researcher at Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Microbial Quality of Medicinal Plant Materials
  93. (p) Irakli Chkhikvishvili, PhD, Institute of Medical Biotechnology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Efficacy of taxane-polyphenol fractions of hazelnut waste on viability of Tumor (jurkat) cells
  94. (p) Irina Zharkova, PhD in Technology, Associate Professor, Department of Technology of Baking, Confectionery, Macaroni and Grain Processing Productions, Voronezh State University of Engineering Technologies, Voronezh, Russia. Tomato fruit processing products as sources of functional ingredients
  95. (p) Osvaldo Conde-Rivas, PhD Student, Biomedical Research Center, University of Veracruz, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. Anti-hyperglycemic and antioxidant properties of proteins from moringa oleifera leaves under simulated gastrointestinal digestion
  96. (p) Lilya Arstamyan, PhD, Artsakh Scientific Center, Artsakh. Processing of the Starter Culture of Functional New Dairy Products
  97. (p) Yaaser Almulaiky, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Effect of sugarcane jaggery prepared using different heat treatment methods
  98. (p) Karine Grigoryan, PhD, Faculty of Biology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia. Antibacterial and antioxidant activity of bee products in Armenia
  99. (p) Laura Ghalachyan, PhD, Senior researcher, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems NAS RA, Republic of Armenia. The study of gross beta-radioactivity of some medicinal plants in conditions of outdoor hydroponics and soil culture in Ararat valley
  100. (p) Vladimir Pavlov, MD, Professor, General Director, Biobank of Northern Eurasia, Moscow, Russian Federation. Frequency of genetic determinants of trehalase deficiency in populations of European Russia, Caucasus, Siberia, and Central Asia 
  101. (p) Anjelika Stepanyan, PhD, Department of Plant Nutrition and Productivity, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. Evaluation of phytochemical indices of Cichorium intybus L. in outdoor hydroponics conditions
  102. (p) Hasmik Grigoryan, M.S., Division of Food Safety and Biotechnology, Scientific Research Institute of Food Science and Biotechnologies, Armenian National Agrarian University, Armenia. Trace elemental composition of cell-free
    supernatants from the probiotic bacterial cultures with dif
    ferent effects on blood glucose levels of irradiated rats
  103. Anush Vardanyan, PhD, Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. The Phytochemical Study of Eleutherococcus Senticosus (Rupr. & Maxim) Leaves in Hydroponics and Soil Culture (Pending)
  104. Mahsa Daryadar, PhD, Researcher, Department of Plant Nutrition and   Productivity, G.S. Davtyan Institute of Hydroponics Problems, National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia. Estimation of Essential Oil Level in Peppermint Grown in The Water-Stream and Classical Hydroponic Systems