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25th International Conference of FFC - 13th International Symposium of ASFFBC


Encounters of Functional Foods and Asian Traditional Medicines

October 27 – 28, 2018, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka-Ibaraki Campus, Osaka, Japan

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Potential Guest Speaker

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, President,  Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA. Opening Remark

Kazuo Kojima, PhD, Dean, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka, Japan. Welcoming remark

Akira Uchiyama, PhD, Director of Wellness Research Laboratories, Research & Development Headquarters, Lion Corporation, Tokyo, Japan

Hajime Fujii, PhD, President, Amino Up Chemical Co., Ltd., Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Yukinobu Ikeya, PhD, Professor, Daiichi University of Pharmacy, Fukuoka, Japan

M. Sasmito Djati, PhD, Professor, Brawijaya University, East Java, Indonesia

Yoshinori Mine, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Yoko Niiyama, PhD, Professor, College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan

Mikio Nishizawa, MD., PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Shiga, Japan

Yasuhito Shirai, PhD, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Department of Agrobioscience, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

Kenji Sato, PhD, professor, Graduate School of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Jun Nishihira, PhD, Professor, Department of Medical Management and Informatics, Hokkaido Information University, Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan

Francesco Marotta, MD, PhD, Professor, ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milan, Italy

I-Shu Lee, PhD, Antrodia cinnamomea Association of Taiwan Treasure, Taipei city, Taiwan. Medicinal Mushroom Taiwanofungus camphoratus: A potential cure for cancer

Almagul Kushugulova, PhD, Professor, Head of Human Microbiome Lab, Center for Life Sciences, NLA, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Republic of Kazakhstan. Saumal, mare's milk as a perspective functional food product (Presentation Pending)

Raymond L. Rodriguez, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Executive Director, Global HealthShare, UC Davis, University of California, Davis, CA, USA. Impact of diet-derived signalling molecules on human cognition: Exploring the food-brain axis

Lujuan Xing, PhD candidate, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario, Canada. γ-glutamylvaline (EV) promoted the expression of PPAR-γ to prevent the low-grade chronic inflammation in adipocytes in vitro

Dileep Sachan, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Tennesse, Knoxville, Tennesse, USA

Shigeru Katayama, PhD, Faculty of Agriculture, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan. Modulation of neuroprotective factors by bioactive food components and its mechanistic exploration

Danik Martirosyan, PhD, Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute, Dallas, TX, USA. Advancement of healthy and functional food definition: Food classification by health benefits