Functional Food Center


Speakers FFC25

Dr. Kazuo Kojima, Dr. Dean of College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University; Conference opening

Dr. Akira Uchiyama, Director of Wellness Research Laboratories, Researc h & Development Headquarters, Lion Corporation (Tokyo, Japan); a company famous for its functional foods that include lactoferrin and other compounds

Dr. Hajime Fujii, President, Amino Up Chemical Co., Ltd. (Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan); a company famous for its functional foods, such as AHCC, Oligonol, and others. 

Yukinobu Ikeya, Dr. Professor, Daiichi University of Pharmacy (Fukuoka, Japan); expert of Kampo medicine ( traditional Japanese medicine)

M. Sasmito Djati, Dr. Professor, Brawijaya University (East Java, Indonesia); expert of Jamu medicine (traditional Indonesian medicine)

Yoshinori Mine, Dr. Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada); expert of chronic diseases and inflammation

Yoko Niiyama, Dr. Professor, College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan; expert of agricultural economics and management, as well as agri-food system, and food safety

Mikio Nishizawa, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Life Sciences, Ritsumeikan University,  Kusatsu, Shiga, JAPAN

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

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