FFC's 27th International Conference and Expo -
15th Int. Symposium of ASFFBC

Functional Foods, Bioactive Compounds and Biomarkers: Health Promotion and Disease Management

September 20-21, 2019, at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

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Amrendra K Ajay, PhD, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA 

Session Chair: Functional Foods and Food Bioactive Compounds for Kidney Disease

Presentation Topic: Mechanism of action of functional lipids and metabolites for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Uma Naidoo, M.D. Harvard Psychiatrist and Professional Chef Innovator (Mood-Food Expert),  Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital , Boston, MA, USA

Session Chair and Speaker: Functional Foods and Food bioactive Compounds for Mental Health 

Presentation Topic:  Your Brain on Food”: Implications for mental health (Topic Pending)

Kanakaraju Kaliannan MD

Kanakaraju Kaliannan MD, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Session Chair: Food Bioactive Compounds for Metabolic Syndrome and Gut Microbiome

Presentation Topic: Synergistic effects of omega 3 fatty acids and genistein on gut microbiome is associated with prevention metabolic syndrome (Topic Pending)

Danik Martirosyan

Danik Martirosyan, (Conference Co-Chairman) PhD., President, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA.

Session Organizer: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products.

Presentation Topic: Evaluating scientific evidence: Functional, medical and healthy Food

Akinori Yanaka, MD, PhD, Professor, Hitachi Medical Education and Research Center, University of Tsukuba, Hitachi Ibaraki,  Japan

Presentation Topic: Chemoprevention against gastointestinal cancer by Sulforaphane

Bernd Markert, PhD, Professor, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks in Haren, Germany

Presentation Topic: From the Age of Information Technology to the Age of Psychology - the Superessentiality of Chemical Element Lithium, Part 5

Willette M Crawford, PhD, MPH,  Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance Resource
San Francisco, CA, USA

Presentation Topic: Food Bioactive Compounds: Regulatory Challenges 

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Proffesor, University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, Texas, USA

Presentation Topic: VMP35 MNC, A Novel Iron-Free Supplement, Enhances Cytoprotection Against Anemia in Human Subjects: A Clinical Investigation

Harry Preuss, PhD, Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

Presentation Topic:  Assessing the triglyceride/HDL-cholesterol ratio as a surrogate for insulin resistance and its link to the metabolic syndrome in Hispanics and African-Americans

Manashi Bagchi, PhD, Dr. Herbs LLC, Concord, CA, USA

Presentation Topic: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study on N-SORB, a Proprietary KD120 MEC Metabolically Activated Enzyme Formulation

Julius OBEN, PhD, Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, UY1, Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Science
Vice President Cameroon Nutritional Science Society, Department of Biochemistry, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon

Presentation Topic: The effect of a cucumber extract (Q-Actin™) on oxidative stress markers in patients with moderate osteoarthritis

Cedric B. Baker, Pharm.D. Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Mercer University, College of Pharmacy, Atlanta, GA, USA

Presentation Topic: Hormetins and Xenohormetins in Functional Dietary Phytochemical Patterns: Select Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian Diets Promote Longevity

Kubra Dogan, PhD Student, Yildiz Technical University, Faculty of Chemistry and Metallurigcal Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

Presentation Topic: Improvement of bioavailability of some medicinal herbs by fermentation with Lactobacillus plantarum

Tsabang Nole, PhD, Head of Sustainable Planet and Safe Development: An association in creation in Cameroon, Visiting lecturer at the University of Dschang, at the University of Yaounde 1 and at the Higher Institute of Environmental Sciences, Yaounde, Cameroon

Presentation Topic: Reconstitution of Cancer's Ethnomedical Treatment by the One Boy Local Therapist (1888-1959) in Fong-Tongo and neighboring districts, Cameroon

Andy Moreno, PhD, Genetic Detection Systems (Business Development, HSG/AME Certified Laboratories, Fresno CA, USA

Presentation Topic: Analysis of Human Biome in Digestive Flora and Whole Genome Sequencing to optimize nutritional requirements in athletic performances

Bodo Melnik, MD, Professor, Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory
University of Osnabrück, Germany

Presentation Topic: The impact of persistent milk consumption in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes mellitus

Chunling Wang, President at Appropriatech and TsingTao Appropriatech&Trade, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Presentation Topic: Functional Food Regulations in China and Market

Alican Akcicek, PhD Student, University, Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering Faculty, Food Engineering Department, Istanbul, Turkey

Presentation Topic: The Effect of Different Food Processes on the Bioavailability of Phenolic Compounds

Francesco Carluccio, PhD, Professor, Nephrology Unity, Ospedale “Ignazio Veris Delli Ponti” Scorrano, Lecce, Italy

Presentation Topic: Lycopen, cell death cascade and arachidonic acid peroxidation products in aging with chronic kidney disease

Gabriela Riscuta MD

Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.

Session Chair: Immunonutrition and Human Health

Presentation Topic: The effects of probiotics on cancer, and on gut-brain axis

Sheila Wicks

Sheila Wicks, MD, MBA, Department of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA; Department of Clinical Anatomy and Cell Biology, Rush University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Presentation Topic: Black Cohosh extracts, Actein and 23-Epi-26-deoxyactein have biphasic effects on cultured COV-434 ovarian granulosa tumor cells by acting as HDAC/SIRT agonists/antagonists

Asim K. Duttaroy, MD, PhD, Professor and Group Leader, Department of Nutrition, IMB, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo,  Norway

Presentation Topic: Bioactive compounds in managing Cardiovascular health

William W. Li, MD, President and Medical Director, The Angiogenesis Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Presentation Topic: Activation of intrinsic health defenses as a mechanism for food bioactives: a systems-based approach to food functionality (Presentation topic pending)

Prasanna Gunathilake, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Livestock Fisheries & Nutrition, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Makandura, (Gonawila), Sri Lanka

Presentation Topic: Antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties of leafy vegetables available in Sri Lanka

Christina Khoo, PhD, Director, Global Health Science & Nutrition Policy at Ocean Spray Cranberries
Lakeville, MA, USA

Presentation Topic: Pending

Pradip Sinha, PhD, Professor and Principal Investigator, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Biological Sciences and Bioengineering; Biological Sciences and Bioengineering Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur Uttar Pradesh, India

Presentation Topic: Mechanism of action of herbal remedies for diabetes and anorexia

Izabela Tanska, Food Law Advisor, CEO, IGIFC, Warsaw, Masovian District, Poland

Presentation Topic: Pending

Samuel Odeyemi, PhD, Department of Life and Consumer Sciences, College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, South Africa

Presentation Topic: Hepatoprotective effect of ferulic acid and caffeine isolated from Lauridia tetragona (L.f.) R.H. Archer on acetaminophen induced liver injury

Do Y Soung, PhD, The Institutes of Food, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

Presentation Topic: Black ginseng exhibits a higher survival rate than red ginseng against lethal influenza A virus infection

Myriam Merarchi, PharmD, Cancer Pharmacologist, PhD candidate, Researcher, A-Star, Molecular Biology, Normanton Park Singapore, Singapore 

Presentation Topic: Molecular Targets Modulated by Fangchinoline in Breast cancer