Board of Certified Functional Food Professionals and Scientific Panel, FFC/FFI, USA

The Functional Food Center (FFC) Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) was created on October 28, 1998. The Panel has been reestablished to the International Scientific Advisory Panel (ISAP) on February 12, 2004. Members of ISAP are scientists with sufficient professional qualifications (including training and experience) to provide expert comments about the impact on Functional Food Products and Non-Traditional Plants. Members are selected from areas such as biology, pharmacology, biotechnology, biochemistry, biophysics, physiology, pathology, toxicology, and related sciences. The ISAP is comprised of 9 core members internationally recognized as scientific leaders in the field of functional food products and chronic diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. The Panel will assist in identifying relevant practices and research, and provide guidance on the scientific integrity of all functional food products.

Board of Certified Functional Food Professionals

*From November 25, 2018: for the Certified Functional Food Scientist could be applied by person who has PhD and MD degree or by other person who working in the field of Functional Food Science for more than 5 years and has BS or MSc degree.

Kamon Chaiyasit, Ph.D., Thailand: has successfully completed the requirements of Functional Food Institute’s Certified Functional Foods Scientist program on July 6, 2017. The certificate is valid for 3 years, until July 6, 2020. Certificate number: 1001FFC/FFI. 

Uwe Albrecht, MD, Mediconomics GmbH, Hannover, Germany. He has successfully completed the requirements of Functional Food Institute’s Certified Functional Foods Scientist program on July 26, 2017. The certificate is valid for 3 years, until July 26, 2020. Certificate number: 1002FFC/FFI. 

Jyoti D. Vora, PhD, Professor, India: has successfully completed the requirements of Functional Food Institute’s Certified Functional Foods Scientist program on August 20, 2017. The certificate is valid for 3 years, until August 20, 2020. Certificate number: 1004FFC/FFI. 

Dolores del Castillo, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Head of Food Bioscience group, Institute of Food Science Research, CIAL (UAM-CSIC), Madrid, Spain. Dr. Dolores del Castillo has successfully completed the requirements of Functional Food Institute’s Certified Functional Foods Scientist program on October 13th, 2017. The certificate is valid for 3 years, until October 13th, 2020. Certificate number: 1006FFC/FFI. 

Francesco Matrisciano, MD, Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Loyola University
Chicago, IL, USA.  Dr. Matrisciano has successfully completed the requirements of Functional Food Institute’s Certified Functional Foods Scientist program on February 7th, 2018. The certificate is valid for 3 years, until January 7th, 2021. Certificate number: 1007FFC/FFI. 

Elizabeth K. Carter, MD, PhD (c). Dr. Elizabeth Carter is a Chiropractor, Naturopath, and medical doctor, who has served the Main Line and Philadelphia area for 18 years, specializing in pediatric, pregnancy, and nutrition. Her practice, Restorative Health Center, is based in Exton, PA. She has successfully completed the requirements of Functional Food Institute’s Certified Functional Foods Scientist program on April 1st, 2019. The certificate is valid for 3 years, until April 1st, 2022. Certificate number: 1008FFC/FFI.

Garth L. Nicolson, Ph.D., Professor, Chairman of Scientific Panel, President, Chief Scientific Officer and Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, USA

Jin-Rong Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

Danik M. Martirosyan, Ph.D., President of Functional Food Center -he is the Chairman and Organizer of International Conferences in the series of "Functional Foods for the Management of Chronic Diseases" since 2004, Founder of Functional Food Center and Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds, Dallas, TX, USA

The International Scientific Advisory Panel established a Science Review Board (SRB), consisting of at least 30 scientists who will be available to the Scientific Advisory Panel to assist in reviews conducted by the Panel.