NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference

NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference

Online – Live and On-demand | 21-22 October 2020

 

We are excited to announce that the NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference will held online from the 21-22 October 2020 and will be available afterwards on demand.

We are currently compiling the programme and are inviting further abstract submissions for oral and poster abstracts. Further programme information will be available soon.

Submit your abstract! – deadline 14 August 202

The NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference will be an online, fully active community allowing you to connect with other attendees, speakers and poster presenters in one place.

You will be able to join the event via an online platform which will allow you to:

  • Easily navigate the programme allowing you to live-stream sessions and presentations
  • Upload your poster presentation and network and chat with attendees
  • Engage live with other attendees and speakers through chats, polls, virtual networking meetings and more
  • Invite attendees to one-on-one meetings with the integrated appointment schedule
  • Access the event via any device – mobile, tablets or desktop
  • Access all content of the conference on-demand for 1 month

With almost 10 billion people to feed by 2050, we must evolve the way we produce and consume food. NIZO and Elsevier are committed to supporting research for better food and health, tackling the challenge of developing plant-based ingredients and foods to feed the world in a more sustainable way. The conference will focus on plant-based proteins across different biological origins, bringing together researchers in this field to share and learn with peers from around the globe.

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 improve the quality of plant protein ingredients and products.
  • Protein structure, stability and interactions within food products
  • Influence of plant protein ingredients in food product structure and stability
  • Nutrition and digestion of plant proteins
  • Sustainability along the chain of plant protein ingredients and application in foods

The NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference aims to combine the most recent scientific developments in plant protein functionality. It will provide a unique opportunity for experts from academia, the food and ingredients industry to interact and apply their knowledge and latest research findings to the design and manufacture of new and improved foods and plant protein ingredients. The conference will embrace all sources of plant proteins, including but not limited to soy, pea, faba bean lupin, canola, rice, sunflower, oat, mung bean, chickpea, flaxseed, wheat, corn, leaf proteins, potato, quinoa, nuts and duckweed. The conference will bring together experts from the fields of plant protein technology, (bio)chemistry, processing, physics, product formulation, sensory, health and nutritional sciences.

Conference Topics:

Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 August 2020.

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

All contributors of an oral or poster presentation at the NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference are invited to submit a manuscript for a Special Issue of the Journal Future Foods.

Organising Committee:
Fred van de Velde (NIZO; chair)
René Floris (NIZO)
John Giezen (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)

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Herwig Bachman, NIZO and University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Ir. Remko Boom, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Prof. Dr. B. Pam Ismail, University of Minnesota, USA
Dr. Emilia Nordlund, VTT, Finland

 

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