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Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases: Science and Practice

 
  June 13, 2017  
     
 
Functional Food Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
September 22-23, 2017


- Explore Boston -

Scientific Program

September 22, 2017

8:15 -8:45 Registrations

8:45-9:05 Welcome and Opening Remarks:  Jin-Rong (Joseph) Zhou, Co-chairman: 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; Danik Martirosyan, Co-chairman: President, Functional Food Center; Dallas, TX, USA. 

9:05:9:35 (Keynote Speaker)

Session 1: Engineering bioaccessibility and bioavailability of bioactive compounds. Special Session Chair: Uri Lesmes, PhD, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

  • David Julian McClements, PhD, 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
  • Tara Grauwet, PhD, 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
  • Uri Lesmes, PhD, 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 trac
  • Presentations from selected abstracts

10:50-11:05 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 2: Dietary Exosomes and their Cargos. Special Session Chair: Janos Zempleni, PhD, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Lincoln, NE, USA

  • 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
  • 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. Interactions between bovine milk exosomes and the gut microbiome in mice
  • Presentations from selected abstracts

13:10-14:10 Lunch and Exhibitor break

Session 3: Functional Foods and Chronic Diseases. session Chair: 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.

  1. Cancer
  • Amedeo Amedei, PhD, 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

      b.  Obesity

  • Mei-Jun Zhu, PhD, School of Food Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Red raspberry consumption suppresses NLRP3 inflammasome and attenuates metabolic syndromes in diet-induced obese mice 

       c. Diabetes

  • Haleama Al Sabbah, PhD, Department of Health sciences, College of Natural & Health Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai-UAE. The Prevalence of Complications in Type 2 Diabetics in Diabetes Centers in Dubai

       d.  Neurological Diseases

  • Bernd Markert, PhD, 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
  • Sushil Sharma, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Course Director, Saint James School of Medicine, Cane Hall, St Vincent, St Vincent & Grenadine (West Indies). Charnolosome-Antioxidant Interaction in Health and Disease 

Presentations from selected abstracts

15:45-15:55 Coffee and Exhibitor break

         e. Cardiovascular Diseases

  • Palayakotai Raghavan, PhD, Nanorx Inc. NY, USA.  Metadichol ® a novel VDR inverse agonist and control of Hypertension in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome. 
  • Harry G. Preuss, PhD, Dept of Biochemistry, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.  Blood Pressure Regulation: Evidence for Interplay Between Common Dietary Sugars and Table Salt
  • Bradley Ferguson, PhD, 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
  • Chiara Santi, PhD, 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

17:35-17:40 Conference closing

18:00-20:30 -Explore Boston, MS - Networking Dinner

 

September 23, 2017

Session 4: Functional Foods with Bioactive Compound(s): Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases

  • Sepideh Taheri, PhD, 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 
  • Sean Hall, PhD, CEO, Medlab Clinical LTD, Sydney Australia. Mitigating the Symptoms of Chronic Diseases Through the Administration of Probiotics
  • Hossein Mirmiranpour, PhD, 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
  • Vanisha S Nambiar, PhD, 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
  • Zeeshan Hafeez, PhD, UR AFPA-équipe PB2P, Université de Lorraine-INRA UC 340, Faculté des Sciences et Technologies, 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

10:50-11:05 Coffee and Exhibitor break

Session 5: Bioactive food compounds: sources and potential health benefits

  • Debasis Bagchi, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA; & Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Houston College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX, USA. Safety and Free Testosterone Boosting Efficacy of a Novel Curculigo orchioides Extract in Male Rats
  • Jyoti D. Vora, PhD, 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
  • Manashi Bagchi, PhD, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA. Safety and Free Testosterone Boosting Efficacy of a Novel Curculigo orchioides Extract in Male Rats 
  • Debasis Bagchi, PhD, 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

13:10-14:10 Lunch and Exhibitor break

Session 6: Current Research and Development of New Functional Food Products

  • Nicholas V. Perricone, MD, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, USA. Water infused with molecular hydrogen increases skin NADH
  • Bainian Feng, PhD, 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, PhD, Founder and Executive Director, Molecular Hydrogen Foundation (MHF), Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research, Brigham Young University - Idahom Rexburg, Idaho, USA.  Hydrogen: an Emerging Medical Gas with Clinical Significance
  • Bianke Loedolff, PhD,  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
  • María Dolores del Castillo, PhD, Head of Food Bioscience group, Department of Food Analysis and Bioactivity, Institute of Food Science Research, Spain. Validation of spent coffee grounds as a healthier source of dietary fiber
  • Jyoti D. Vora, PhD, Professor, Head, Department of Biochemistry and Food Science & Quality Control, Ramnarain Ruia College, Matunga, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Insight Into The Biochemical Link Between Biodiversity And Nutraceuticals: A Case Study Of Carica papaya
  • Presentations from selected abstracts

15:00-16:00 Session 7: Poster and Networking Session 

16:00-16:15 Awards and Membership Certificates (Membership for Academic Society of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds). 

16:15-16:30 Conference Closing

 

Please note: Schedule subject to change.

 
 
Organized by: Functional Food Center/Functional Food Institute
Invited Speakers:

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. Interactions between bovine milk exosomes and the gut microbiome in mice

Bodo Melnik, MD, ProfessorDepartment 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

Sepideh Taheri, PhD, 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, PhD, 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, PhD, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, NJ, USA. Safety and Free Testosterone Boosting Efficacy of a Novel Curculigo orchioides Extract in Male Rats 

Sushil Sharma, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Course Director, Saint James School of Medicine, Cane Hall, St Vincent, St Vincent & Grenadine (West Indies). Charnolosome-Antioxidant Interaction in Health and Disease 

Sean Hall, PhD, CEO, Medlab Clinical LTD, Sydney Australia. Presentation topic: Mitigating the Symptoms of Chronic Diseases Through the Administration of Probiotics

Palayakotai Raghavan, PhD, Nanorx Inc. NY, USA.  Metadichol ® a novel VDR inverse agonist and control of Hypertension in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome. 

Debasis Bagchi, PhDProfessor, 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

Hicham Fenniri, PhD, Professor, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering Departement, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA

Danik M. Martirosyan, PhD, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA. Food Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods

Inyang Okon Oyo-Ita, PhD, Environmental Geochemistry and Food Chemistry Research Group. Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, Nigeria. Risk assessment of human exposure
to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons via shrimp (Macrobrachium felicinum) consumption along the Imo River catchments, SE Nigeria

Harry G. Preuss, PhD, 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, PhDMD, 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, PhD, 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, PhD, 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, PhD, 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

Tara Grauwet, PhD, 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, PhD, 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, PhD, Molecular Hydrogen Foundation (MHF), International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA), International Molecular Hydrogen Association (IMHA), Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research, Brigham Young University - Idahom Rexburg, Idaho, USA.  Hydrogen: an Emerging Medical Gas with Clinical Significance

Vanisha S Nambiar, PhD, 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

Mei-Jun Zhu, PhD, School of Food Science, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA. Red raspberry consumption suppresses NLRP3 inflammasome and attenuates metabolic syndromes in diet-induced obese mice  

Amedeo Amedei, PhD, 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

Debasis Bagchi, PhD, 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 Safety and Free Testosterone Boosting Efficacy of a Novel Curculigo orchioides Extract in Male Rats

Chiara Santi, PhD, 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, PhD, 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, PhD,  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

 
Deadline for Abstracts: July 31, 2017
 
Registration: http://functionalfoodscenter.net/registration-ffc-22nd-conf.html 
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