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

Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds in Health and Disease:
Science and Practice. April 24-25, 2018, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA


Speakers (from previous conference)

Janos Zempleni, Ph.D., Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition, Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules, Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE, USA. The communication of animal and bacterial kingdoms through exosomes and their RNA cargos in bovine milk

Bodo Melnik, MD, Professor, Department of Dermatology, Environmental Medicine and Health Theory, University of Osnabrück, Osnabrück, Germany. DNA methyltransferase 1-targeting microRNA-148a of dairy milk: a potential bioactive modifier of the human epigenome

Deborah Fratantonio, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE, USA. MicroRNAs in chicken egg exosomes: content and bioavailability in healthy humans

Sepideh Taheri, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Division of General Academic Paediatrics, University of Western Ontario, Consultant Paediatrician at Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada. Randomized controlled trial of food elimination for treatment of primary headache in children

Jin-Rong Zhou, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Nutrition/Metabolism Laboratory at Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Session Chair: Functional foods and cancer

Bernd Markert, Ph.D., Professor, Environmental Institute of Scientific Networks (EISN), Haren/Erika, Germany. Is the biological system of the elements a scientific and practical tool for functional food therapy on chronic diseases? – Lithium accumulating food being given to patients of bipolar disorders might represent a beneficial relationship for curing a chronic neurological disease

Manashi Bagchi, Ph.D., Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA. Safety and free testosterone boosting efficacy of a novel curculigo orchioides extract in male rats

Sean Hall, MD, CEO of Medlab Clinical LTD, Sydney Australia. Presentation topic: Mitigating the symptoms of chronic diseases through the administration of probiotics

Palayakotai Raghavan, Ph.D., Nanorx Inc. NY, USA. Metadichol ® a novel VDR inverse agonist and control of hypertension in patients with metabolic syndrome.

Debasis Bagchi, Ph.D., Professor, Chief Scientific Officer, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA; & Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA. Clinical evaluation of a standardized prunus domestica extract on benign prostrate hyperplasia (BPH) in male volunteers, safety and free testosterone boosting efficacy of a novel Curculigo orchioides extract in male rats

Danik M. Martirosyan, Ph.D., Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA. Food bioactive compounds and functional foods

Harry G. Preuss, Ph.D., Dept of Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Blood pressure regulation: evidence for interplay between common dietary sugars and table salt

Hossein Mirmiranpour, Ph.D., MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Iran. Effect of vitamin C supplementation on oxidant and antioxidant status in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Nicholas V. Perricone, MD, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, USA. Water infused with molecular hydrogen increases skin NADH

Bradley Ferguson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Vet Sciences, The University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, USA. Potential implications for dietary HDAC inhibitors in the heart

Uri Lesmes, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Bioactives
Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. Physicochemical engineering of macronutrient digestibility and control of bioactive release in the human gastrointestinal tract

David Julian McClements, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, (expert on delivery of bioactives via food emulsions and novel particulates) Fergus Clydesdale Endowed Chair, Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA. Designing biopolymer microgels for encapsulation, protection, and release of bioactives

Avi Shpigelman, Ph.D., Laboratory for novel food and bioprocessing, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel. Bioaccessibility of polyphenols – limitations and opportunities

Tara Grauwet, Ph.D., Laboratory of Food Technology, Department of Microbial and Molecular systems, KU Leuven, Belgium. Processing as a tool to modify natural and create process-induced barriers in plant-based foods with the aim of tailoring food digestion

Bainian Feng, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Taihu Scholar, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China. Garlic essential oil provides lead discharging effect on human body, an efficacy and mechanism of study

Tyler W. LeBaron, Executive Director of Molecular Hydrogen Foundation/Institute, Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research. Hydrogen: an emerging medical gas with clinical significance

Vanisha S Nambiar, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja SayajiRao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat. India. Understanding the use of bioactive compound for the reduction of inflammation and oxidative stress using nutrigenomics

Amedeo Amedei, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence, Viale Pieraccini, Florence, Italy. Functional characterization of specific immune response and comparison of oral and intestinal human microbiota in patients with colorectal cancer after treatment with probiotic / prebiotic

Chiara Santi, Ph.D., Department of Sustainable productive and territorial systems, Laboratory of Bioprocesses and Bio products, ENEA Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy. Evaluation of the hazelnuts as functional food: molecular effects of long maceration raw kernel extract in HepG2 human hepatocarcinoma cell line

Zeeshan Hafeez, Ph.D., UR AFPA-équipe PB2P, Université de Lorraine-INRA UC 340, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies-B.P.70239, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex, France. Anti-inflammatory activity of peptide fractions obtained from casein hydrolysate generated by cell envelope proteinase PrtS purified from S. thermophilus LMD-9-ΔsrtA strain

Bianke Loedolff, Ph.D., Group Leader (Biopolymer Tailoring/Nutritional Biotechnology), Institute for Plant Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Bio-fortification of Brassica micro-greens: towards development of a nutritionally enhanced micro-green melange for noncommunicable disease prevention

Francesco Marotta, MD, Ph.D., Professor, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milan, Italy. Beneficial effect of original powdered fermented papaya preparation (fpp-ori) vs gel form and xylitol in modulating oral metabolome, inflammatory molecules and amino-acid network. A weapon for degenerative disease?

Victor Kipnis, Ph.D., Biometry Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, 20892, USA. Multiplicity and selectivity in biomedical research: a view of a statistician

Gabriela Riscuta MD, CNS, Program Director, Nutritional Science Research Group, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA. Functional food, microbiome, aging and cancer

Simone Parola, Ph.D., PreventPCB srl, Vergiate (VA) Italy; University of Insubria, Department of Biotecnologie e Scienze Della Vita (DBSV), Vergiate, VA, 21029, Italy. Lentinula edodes and Pleurotus ostreatus: functional food with antioxidant - antimicrobial activity and an important source of Vitamin D and medicinal compounds

Jyoti D. Vora, Ph.D., Head, Department of Biochemistry & Food Science and Quality Control, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai, India. Insight into the biochemical link between biodiversity and nutraceuticals: a case study of Carica papaya

Enrica Bargiacchi, Ph.D., Researcher Agronomist, Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Science and Technology of Materials, Firenze, Ital. Grape marc as a source of bioactive compounds for new foods

Cristiana Caliceti, Ph.D., Laboratory of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy. The fermentation with lactic acid bacteria further enhances the immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties of a Carica Papaya Linn formulation in comparison with yeast fermentation

Thanutchaporn Kumrungsee, Ph.D., Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Japan. Decreased levels of putative heart protective metabolites in heart tissues of rats fed a vitamin B6 deficient diet: a metabolomics approach

María Dolores del Castillo, Ph.D., Head of Food Bioscience group, Department of Food Analysis and Bioactivity, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, CSIC-UAM), 28049 Madrid, Spain. Lipid biomarkers for validation of spent coffee grounds as a healthy dietary fiber

Danyue Zhao, Ph.D., Post-doc Associate, Department of Plant Biology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Insights into bioavailability and microbial catabolism of grape polyphenols in mice using an efficient UPLC-Triple quadrupole-MS/MS method by

Erika Angle, Ph.D., CEO and Co-Founder, Ixcela: The Internal Fitness Company, Bedford, MA, USA. Effects of gut microbiota modulation on performance of professional athletes

W.L.Wendy Hsiao, Ph.D., State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine, Macau University of Science and Technology, Avenida Wai lung, Taipa, Macau, China. Polysaccharides from two medicinal mushrooms Ganoderma lucidum and Poria cocos reveal prebiotic effects in mice

M. Abderrahim Benmoussa, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Microbiology-Infectious Disease and Immunity, and Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, 2705 Blvd Laurier, Room T1-49 Quebec, QC G1V 4G2 Canada. Characterization of a new functional extracellular vesicle subset in commercial dairy cow milk with protein and small RNA profiles different from canonical milk exosomes

Uwe Albrecht, MD, Mediconomics GmbH, Hannover, Germany. Detoxification: Natural scavenger clinoptilolite for removal of heavy metals from the body

Nancy J. Emenaker, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA. What’s in Your Dietary Fiber Supplement? An Updated Look at the Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) for Determining Total Dietary Fiber Consumption in Community Oncology Health Care Practices.

Francesco Marotta, MD, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milano and Chief Medical Officer, Gender Healthy Aging Unit, Milano Medical, Italy. Beneficial effect on original powdered fermented papaya preparation (FPP-ORI) vs. gel form and xylitol in modulating oral metabolome, inflammatory molecules and amino-acid network. A weapon for degenerative disease?


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