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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 the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


Amrendra K Ajay

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

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:  Nutrition and mental health 

Jay Whelan

Jay Whelan, PhD, Professor, Department Head, Cellular Molecular Nutrition, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN, USA

Presentation Topic: LKB1 and CaMKK2, a tumor suppressor and a tumor promotor, are antithetically regulated by a well-defined blend of herbal extracts

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

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

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

Willette M Crawford, PhD, Katalyst Consulting LLC, Tiburon, CA 94920, USA and Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA 

Presentation Topic: Food Bioactive Compounds: Regulatory Challenges 

Debasis Bagchi

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

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

Dinia R. Dwijayanti

Dinia R. Dwijayanti, PhD Student, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

Presentation Topic: Bitter melon fruit extract affects hepatic expression of the genes involved in inflammation and fatty acid metabolism in ob/ob mice

Manashi Bagchi

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

Kubra Dogan

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

Bodo Melnik

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

Francesco Carluccio

Francesco CarluccioFrancesco 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

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

Izabela TanskaIzabela Tanska

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

Presentation Topic: The EU regulatory framework affecting the functional food promotion by healthcare professionals.

Xiuhua Liu

Xiuhua Liu, PhD, Professor and Dean, Henan University, Henan Kaifeng, China. Key Laboratory of Natural Medicine and Immune-Engineering of Henan Province, Key Laboratory for Special Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, Pharmaceutical College, College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan University, Kaifeng, China

Presentation Topic:  α-Glucosidase inhibitors from Chinese Yam (Dioscorea opposita Thunb)

Monal Velangi

Monal Velangi, PhD, Department of Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics College of Home Science Nirmala Niketan, University of Mumbai, India.

Presentation Topic: Effect of vitamin D3 and Virgin Coconut Oil on cartilage degeneration, inflammation and functional abilities in early knee osteoarthritis

Abnita Thakuria

Abnita Thakuria, Ph.D., Department of Foods and Nutrition, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. 

Presentation Topic: An In vitro study of the prebiotic properties of Xylooligosaccharide (XOS) and organoleptic evaluation of XOS added Prawn patia and Black rice kheer