Fi Europe Frankfurt

Meet us at the Fi Europe @ 08.0A68 (Hall 8). Join us to explore the latest technologies and developments in the food, beverage & ingredient sector. Taste our joint innovations: ultra low-fat ice cream & high protein drink! Register now!

You will also get a chance to meet us during the Future of Nutrition Summit & the Fi Conference:

1) 27 Nov 16:30-16:30, MesseTurm Conference Room A: Meeting nutrition needs: technologies at work – René Floris, Division Manager Flavour & Texture, NIZO.

Session: Shaping the future of nutrition in Europe


2) 28 Nov 16.00-16:30, Fi Conference Meeting Room: Protein flexibility: blending and replacing proteins in high protein products – Laurice Pouvreau, Senior Project Manager Protein Functionality

Session: Everything Protein Master Class


3) 29 Nov 15:30-16.15, Fi Conference Discovery Theatre: Understanding the determinants to develop beverages with optimized mouth feel – Els de Hoog, Senior Project Manager Flavour & Texture, NIZO

Session: Clean Label & Natural Ingredients Part 2

Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

This Seminar will focus on providing R&D and application food scientists with practical, non-commercial advise on how to work with protein ingredients in a range of foods, beverages and nutritional products. Solutions will be suggested for protein formulation and labeling challenges and sensory (texture & taste) issues. Join the presentation by our protein functionality expert Laurice Pouvreau on Protein Blends, on the second day of this Seminar, the 24th of May.


Meet NIZO at the Food Proteins Course in Las Vegas

Join us at the Food Proteins Course in Las Vegas, which starts right after IFT. Our Key Account Manager Stacy Pyett, will be a speaker at the 12th Food Proteins Course, held in Las Vegas (USA), 28-30 June.

This course, initiated by Bridge2Food, is the only one available of its kind in the USA and elsewhere and is an excellent opportunity to learn more about 10 different plant and animal proteins from lectures of protein industry experts. The combination of theoretical lectures by industry professionals on a wide range of proteins combined with practical hands-on experience is unique and a real point of difference to other courses available. You want to join 100 other food product developers  or learn about the programme? Early bird exist till May 15. Check out the website website.

NutrEvent 2017

Join our presentation during the session on “New transformation processes and clean processes to preserve food nutritional value and add bioactivity“.

3rd Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Congress: Asia

Meet up with our experts during the 3rd Mircobiome R&D and Business collaboration Congress: Asia, which will be held on March 1 – 2, 2017 in Hong Kong. Register now and don’t miss out on our showcase on skin microbiome in health and disease by our expert Sabina Lukovac, which will include:

  • Microbiomics screening platform
  • Characterization and identification of novel microbiota modulators
  • Dynamics of skin microbiome


This year the event is co-located with the 2nd Probiotics Congress. Last year’s successful event attracted over 200 attendees. Register here.

Interested in a meeting? Contact Liz Kamei.


Food Technology Event

Join us during the Food Technology Event on 1 December and attend our session presented by our processing expert Martijn Fox. This session will focus on managing the risks of upscaling processes and the necessity of a good hygienic design.

About the Food Technology Event:

Modern food manufacturers face stronger regulation and fierce competition. Both consumers and retailers ask for tasty and healthy products at acceptable costs. The hygienic design of the plant plays an important role in controlling the microbiological safety and quality of the products. What does this mean for innovation, design or maintenance? These questions will be answered during the second Food Technology Event.

For more information about the event, take a look at the program.




4th Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe

Meet up with our experts during the 4th Microbiome R&D and Business collaboration Forum: Europe. This event will be held on 3–4 April, 2017 in Amsterdam!

Meet us at stand #15 and discover what our latest technologies can do you for your product. You are very welcome to arrange a meeting with one of us in advance. During this interactive event, we will share our latest insights into screening and substantiation of ingredients with gut health benefits and skin microbiota.

Meet our experts during this Microbiome event:

The relation between ichthyosis vulgaris, host genotype and skin microbiota”

Dr. Sacha van Hijum, Principal Scientist Microbiomics

DAY 1 MONDAY 3 APRIL 2017 1.00-1.15 pm

Filaggrin (FLG) is a structural skin protein highly abundant in histidine that, upon degradation, serves as the main source of “natural moisturizing factors”, which allows the outermost skin layers to stay hydrated. Mutations in the FLG gene might lead to aberrant skin barrier function, and we questioned if variation in this epidermal barrier gene can cause microbial changes. Microbiota analysis showed that FLG-/- individuals have a lower relative abundance of proteolytic Gram-positive anaerobe cocci.

The Radboudumc Dermatology group together with NIZO coworkers proved that, in a recently developed in vitro system that mimics human stratum corneum for bacterial growth, that reduction of these taxa was indeed due to FLG deficiency. Furthermore, functional analysis revealed that microbiome-derived genes involved in metabolic pathways for histidine utilization as carbon source are underrepresented in the FLG-/- microbiome. Collectively, our data show for the first time how a specific genetic defect in the skin barrier can shape the composition of cutaneous microbial communities.

“Integrated approach for screening and substantiation of ingredients with a gut health benefit “– Alwine Kardinaal, Expertise Group Leader Nutrition & Health

DAY 2 TUESDAY 4 APRIL 2017 3.30-4.00 pm

  • Relevance of in vitro screening assays for in vivo benefits
  • Use of human challenge models to evaluate effects in healthy populations
  • Clinically relevant outcomes and mechanistic insights
  • How to investigate the role of the small intestinal microbiome: use of a non-invasive sampling tool
  • Integrating information from in vitro and in vivo studies for better predictions in the future
  • High Throughput Screening
  • Probiotic production

4th Microbiome R&D and Business collaboration Forum: Europe

The 2017 Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration Forum: Europe will feature extended panel discussions and round table debates. Plus, there will be venture capital pitch and partner sessions where you can source that all important financing to transform your research into a viable product. With over 60 talks and 7 hours dedicated to networking, the 2017 Forum is not one to miss.

Register here. Interested in a meeting? Contact Nils Hijlkema.

Hi Europe

Join us in Frankfurt for the Hi Europe. Meet up with our business development managers. Learn more about or non-invasive technology IntelliCap and find out about our perspective on plant proteins.

NIZO Dairy Conference – Asia Pacific

Join us in Singapore for the NIZO Dairy Conference – Asia Pacific.

The conference will cover issues, technologies and developments around milk proteins and their conversion into functional ingredients and their application and functionality in infant and nutritional, shelf-stable and fermented dairy products and other application areas.

Milk protein ingredients play a crucial role in achieving and maintaining textural and sensorial properties of almost all dairy products and many other foods. In addition, milk protein ingredients have an important contribution to the nutritional quality dairy products.

Singapore , November 8th, 2016 – November 10th, 2016