Functional Food Center


FFC's 23rd International Conference and Expo on Functional Foods - 11th Int. Symposium of ASFFBC

Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds, and Biomarkers in Health and Disease:
Science and Practice

April 24-25, 2018, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

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Speakers:

  1. Nathan S. Bryan, Ph.D., Session Chair, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine-Houston, TX, "Evidence for Consideration of Dietary Guidelines for Nitrite and Nitrate" (Special Session: Dietary Nitrite and Nitrate)
  2. David J. Lefer, Ph.D. Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence; Professor of Pharmacology LSU Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, "Dietary Interventions to Increase Nitric Oxide and Treat Cardiovascular Disease” (Special Session: Dietary Nitrite and Nitrate)
  3. Norman Hord, PhD, MPH, RD, Head, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences and Celia Strickland Austin and G. Kenneth Austin III Professor in Public Health and Human Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University, “Dietary nitrate and nitrite concentrations in food patterns and dietary supplements (Special Session: Dietary Nitrite and Nitrate)
  4. James R. Coughlin, Ph.D. President, Coughlin & Associates: Consultants in Food/Nutritional/Chemical Toxicology & Safety “Historical Considerations on the Potential Risks of Nitrite and Nitrate to Humans.” (Special Session: Dietary Nitrite and Nitrate)
  5. Roel Vonk, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, UMCG, Groningen, Netherlands. The effect of nutrition and functional food on aging
  6. Jiehui Zhou, PhD student, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark. Identification of a food-derived octapeptide from meat proteins that induces signaling in intestinal cells and reduces feed intake in mice by delaying gastric emptying
  7. Myriam Fezai, PhD Student, Department of Physiology, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Baden Württemberg 72076 Germany
  8. Barat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor, Inflammation Research Center San Diego, California USA. Targeting Inflammatory Pathways Linked to Chronic Disease by Agents Designed by Mother Nature: Food as Medicine
  9. Satyavati Rani, PhD, Professor, Department of Super Speciality of Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India. Role of Ferula Asafoetida in Colon Cancer Prevention
  10. Kodai Kitada, Graduate School of Osaka Prefecture University, Hyogo-ken, Japan
  11. Rajesh Pawar, Professor and Dean, Department: Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry and Ethnopharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, VNS Group of Institutions, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh 462023 India
  12. Hairong Cheng, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China. A New Approach to Producing High-purity Trehalose by the Yeast
  13. Satya Narayan Naik, PhD, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 110016 India
  14. Yvonne Handajani, PhD, Public Health Department , Faculty of Medicine and Center for Health Research, Jakarta 14440 Indonesia
  15. Satyavati Rani, PhD, Professor, Department of Super Speciality of Gastroenterology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India. Role of Ferula Asafoetida in Colon Cancer Prevention
  16. Dalal Alghawas, PhD, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China. Modification of polyunsaturated fatty acid and its mediators in female ApoE-/- mice post oat bran diet
  17. Djamshed Saidov, PhD, Department of Biology, Samarkand Agricultural Institute, Samarkand, Uzbekistan
  18. Sankar Devarajan, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Department of Human Sciences, University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR 71601, USA
  19. Gerolf A.R Reckman, PhD, Department of Cell Biology, UMCG, Groningen, Netherlands. The effect of nutrition and functional foods on aging and health
  20. WL Wendy Hsiao, PhD, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China. Restoration of diseased gut microenvironment, stimulation of GPRs and the SCFA-producers in ApcMin/+ mice are associated with the combined treatment of mushroom polysaccharides and herbal saponins
  21. Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Professor, Session Chair, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX 77204, USA. Role of Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) in Muscle Growth (Special Session: Functional Foods and Sport Nutrition)
  22. Didier Hernández García, PhD Student, Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Lleida-IRBLleida, Lleida 25198, Spain. Ginseng, an ergogenic aid for runners? Ginseng utilization for the improvement of lipid metabolism (Special Session: Functional Foods and Sport Nutrition)
  23. Sreejayan Nair, PhD, University of Wyoming, School of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, Laramie, WY, USA.  From Bench to Market: Clinical Studies Needed to Substantiate Claims of Sports Nutrition Products (Special Session: Functional Foods and Sport Nutrition)
  24. Manashi Baghchi, PhD, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA; Dr. Herbs LLC, Concord, CA, USA. Nutrition in Paralympics (Special Session: Functional Foods and Sport Nutrition)
  25. Satya Narayan Naik, PhD, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, 110016 India 
  26. Barat B. Aggarwal, PhD, Professor, Inflammation Research Center San Diego, California USA. Targeting Inflammatory Pathways Linked to Chronic Disease by Agents Designed by Mother Nature: Food as Medicine
  27. Jianping Wu, PhD, Professor, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, 2Cardiovascular Disease Research Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  Food proteins as a source of bioactive peptides against cardiovascular diseases
  28. Isabel García-Tornadu, PhD, Herbalife International Argentina S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina. Aloe vera Decolorized Extracts: Effects on the Intestinal Barrier
  29. Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Advancement of Functional Food Definition and Common food definitions associated with “healthy” eating
  30. Garth Nicolson, PhD, Research Professor of Molecular Pathology, The Institute for Molecular Medicine, S. Laguna Beach, CA, United States. Clinical effects of hydrogen administration: Molecular hydrogen, disease and cellular aging
  31. Renu Wadhwa, PhD, Prime Senior Scientist and Head, DAILAB, Biomedical Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Withaferin-A kills cancer cells with and without telomerase (topic pending)