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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, Yerevan State University in Yerevan, Armenia, 

In-Person and Virtual/Live Online Event

Conference Committee Members

Committee Chair/Co-Chairs

  • Danik Martirosyan, Conference Chair, PhD, President, Functional Food Center (Dallas, TX, USA); Functional Food Institute, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Rouben 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
  • Karen Trchounian, PhD, Professor, Conference co-chair, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia

Local Organizing and Scientific Committee Members:

  • Anna Poladyan, PhD, Doctor of Science, Head of Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Mkrtich Avagyan, MD, Head, Department of Alternative Medicine, Yerevan State Medical University, 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
  • Vahan Ter-Ghevondian, PhD, The Matenadaran, Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, Research Institute, Yerevan, Armenia
  • Ani Manukyan, International Relations specialist, Matenadaran, Research Institute, Yerevan, Armenia

International Scientific and Organizing Committee Members:

  • Antonios Koutelidakis, PhD, Assistant Professor on Human Nutrition, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of the Aegean, Myrina, Lemnos, Greece
  • 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
  • Alexander Haslberger, PhD, Professor, Department for Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • 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, Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Departement of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, and Departement of Psychology, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University, Garden City, New York USA
  • Irina Chernukha, PhD, Professor, Academician of Rassian Academy of Sciences, VM Gorbatov Federal Research Center for Food Systems of RAS, Moscow, Russia
  • Irakli Chkhikvishvili, PhD, Professor, Chief of Bioactive Laboratory at Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi Georgia