Food Structure and Functionality Symposium
6th Food Structure and Functionality Symposium: Meeting the sustainability challenge
The Food Structure and Functionality Forum (FSFF) is pleased to announce the 6th Food Structure and Functionality Symposium: Meeting the sustainability challenge, which will be held in Bruges, Belgium from the 6-9 October 2024.
How is food structure design meeting the challenge of developing a sustainable food system? How can food composition, processes and production practices be tailored to minimise environmental impact whilst maintaining functionality and nutritional value?
We invite you to Bruges to network with the world's best in food structure and functionality research and to address these questions and more.
Aligned with the conference theme, contributions are invited in the areas of sustainable raw materials and processes, precision fermentation, structural breakdown in relation to health, computational and mechanistic modelling, novel characterisation techniques, and much more.
Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system(opens in new tab/window).
Abstract Submission Deadline: 19 April 2024.
Biotechnology: Opportunities for formulation and food structuring
Sustainable raw materials and processes
Beyond cook 'n' look - mechanistic approaches to food structure design
Novel methods for characterisation of food structure and functionality
Improving health through food structuring
Food as a soft material
Previous delegates have said:
“Highly relevant scope and attendance of world class researchers.”
“Comprehensive, well organized with internationally-recognised experts.”
“I learnt a lot from the sessions and gained valuable information about food structure analysis related to my research.”
“Very well organised, very good sponsors, excellent presentations and amazing topics about food science.”
“High scientific level talks, informative and engaging.”
Abstract submission deadline: 19 April 2024
Author notification deadline: 14 June 2024
Early bird deadline: 12 July 2024
Author registration deadline – 12 July 2024
Food Structure is the premier international forum devoted to the publication of high-quality articles related to food structure and functionality. All articles must highlight the significance of the research findings for the foodscience community and/or industry.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Structuring and de-structuring of dispersed food systems, such as emulsions and foams
Structuring and de-structuring of food systems containing hydrocolloids, crystals, particles and gels
Food structure design across the lifespan
Constructing food matrices for oral and gut functionality
Linking structure and functionality in foods using novel experimental and modelling approaches.
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