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Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds: Modern and Medieval Approaches

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

September 31st - October 1st, 2023, The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient

Manuscripts, Research Institute in Yerevan, Armenia, 

In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event

Main Conference Organizers: 

Danik Martirosyan, Conference chair, PhD, President, Functional Food Center (Dallas, TX, USA); Functional Food Institute, San Diego, CA, USA

Vahan Ter-Ghevondian, Conference co-chair, PhD, Scientific Director, The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

Rouben M. Aroutiounian, PhD, Professor, Conference co-chair, 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 NAS, Yerevan, Armenia

Mkrtich Avagyan, MD, Head, Department of Alternative Medicine, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia

Local Organizing and Scientific Committee Members:

Varty Keshishian, Head of the International Relations Department, Matenadaran, Research Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

Sona Baloyan, International Relations Senior specialist, Matenadaran, Research Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

Ani Manukyan, International Relations specialist, Matenadaran, Research Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

Meruzhan Zadayan, PhD, DVM, President, Veterinarians Without Borders, NGO; Director, MHZadayan Consulting Group (Agro-Food Business, One Health Initiative), Yerevan, Armenia

Astghik Pepoyan, PhD, Professor, Head of Food Safety and Biotechnology Division, Armenian National Agrarian University , Yerevan, Armenia

Davit Pipoyan, PhD, Doctor in Food Science (Unitus, Italy), Head of Informational Analytical Center for Risk Assessment of Food Chain, CENS, National Academy of Scienses, Yerevan, Armenia

Karen Armeni Trchunyan, PhD, Professor, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

Mkrtich Avagyan, MD, Head, Department of Alternative Medicine, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia

International Scientific and Organizing Committee Members:

Amrendra Ajay, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States

Mona Boaz, PhD, Professor, Chair of Department of Nutrition Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel, Israel

Tamara Sanikidze, PhD, Professor, Head of Department at Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Jun Nishihira, MD, PhD, Vice President of Hokkaido Information University and Director, Health Information Science Center, Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan

Antonios Koutelidakis, PhD, Assistant Professor on Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Myrina, Lemnos, Greece

Bernd Markert, PhD, Professor, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks (EISN-Institute), Haren, Germany

Petras Venskutonis, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Scinece and Technology, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania

Beata Cizmarova, PhD, Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical and Clinical Biochemistry, Kosice, Slovakia

Lidia Wadolowska, PhD, Professor, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Sloneczna, Poland

Mikio Nishizawa, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Alexander Haslberger, PhD, Professor, Department for Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Ming Miao, PhD, Professor of Food Science, State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Jiangsu, China

Vasudha Bansal, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Government Home Science College, Chandigarh, India

Marcello Iriti, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Milan State University, Milan, Italy

Blanca Hernandez Ledesma, PhD, Department of Bioactivity and Food Analysis, Spanish National Research Council Faculty, Research Institute of Food Science, Madrid, Spain

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, United States

Abdalbasit Mariod, PhD, Professor, College of Science and Arts, University of Jeddah, Alkamil, Saudi Arabia

Roula M Abdel-Massih, PhD, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Balamand, El-Koura, Lebanon

Sedigheh Asgary, PharmD, PhD, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences Department, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan, Iran

Sukanta Mondal, PhD, Principal Scientist, Animal Physiology Division, ICAR- National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Karnataka, India

Simone Wünschmann, PhD, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks (EISN-Institute), Haren, Germany

Andreas Tzakos, Associate Professor, Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Section of Organic Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece

Irakli Chkhikvishvili, PhD, Professor, Chief of Bioactive Laboratory at Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi Georgia