NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference

NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference

The first edition of the NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference will take place on October 20-23, 2020 in cooperation with Elsevier. This Conference aims to combine the most recent scientific developments in plant protein functionality in a world that transitions to plant based foods. The Conference, first in its kind, focuses on bringing together experts form academia, research & development and the food industry in the fields of plan protein functionallity, (bio)chemistry, processing, physics, product formulation, sensory health and nutritional sciences.

The Conference will provide a unique opportunity for experts to interact, share the latest research findings and apply their knowledge to the design and manufacture of plant protein based foods and ingredients. It embraces all sources of plant proteins, such as soy, pea, faba bean lupin, canola, rice, sunflower, oat, mung bean, chickpea, flaxseed, wheat, corn, leaf proteins, potato, quinoa, nuts and duckweed.

Scope of the conference
The focus of this scientific conference will be on the following aspects of plant protein functionality:

  • Plant protein ingredient manufacture
  • Process-product interactions affecting plant protein functionality
  • Fermentation to influence taste and texture
  • Protein structure, stability and interactions within food products
  • Influence of plant protein ingredients in food products structure and stability
  • Nutrition and digestion of plant proteins
  • Sustainability along the chain of plant protein ingredients and applications in foods.

Keynote speakers will set the scene of the conference covering the important aspects of plant protein functionality. The names of the keynote speakers will be announed on the Conference website. The program will cover lectures selected from abstracts submitted. Additionally, there will be high quality scientific sessions to have a look at, during the entire conference. The abstract submission deadline is 1 July 2020. Visit the website for the online abstract submission.

Organising Committee:
Fred van de Velde (NIZO; chair)
René Floris (NIZO)
Marie-claire Morley (Elsevier)

Scientific Committee:
Prof. Dr. Ir. Fred van de Velde (NIZO and HAS University of Applied Sciences)
Dr. Ir. Peter Wierenga (Wageningen University)
Dr. René Floris (NIZO)

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