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Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Due to numerous requests and substantial interest, the 17th International Conference's abstract submission deadline has been extended to September 30, 2014. Remember, to be considered as an applicant for either oral or poster presentations at International Conferences, you must send the FFC your abstract. Please submit your abstract as an email attachment to, and allow your research to aid nations at this unique, international conference. Note: the FFC will not consider your abstract unless directions for abstract submissions are followed exactly. Please consult the Sample Abstract for guidance.

Discovery, Utilization, and Control of Bioactive Components and Functional Foods

Conference Preliminary Program

November 18, 2014

  • 8:30-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-9:10 Conference Opening (Dr. Danik M. Martirosyan)
  • 9:10-9:15 Welcome to the University of San Diego (Prof. Kathy James)

Session 1: Functional food ingredients and bioactive compounds: sources and potential benefits in public health (Session Chair)


Pamela Starke-Reed, PhD,. Deputy Administrator in the Office of National Programs, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of USDA: Functional Foods Research in the Agricultural Research Service


Gudrun Marteinsdottir, PhD,. School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland: Determination of bioactive properties of extracts from Icelandic edible brown seaweed


Ramzi Mothana, PhD,. Professor. Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia: Plectranthus barbatus: a source of antiprotozoal, antileishmanial and antitrypanosomal abietane diterpenoid compounds


Jian Liu, PhD, Professor, School of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China: Low-dose diet supplement of luteolin, a natural mast cell stabilizer, ameliorates diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in mice


Coffee Break

Session 2: Discovery of Bioactive Components (Session Chair)


Mark Berhow, PhD: USDA ARS, Functional Foods Research Unit, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, IL, USA: Discovery and Bioassay of bioactive Compounds from Camelina and other plants


Christina B. Wegener, PhD, Julius Kuehn Institute, Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance, Sanitz, Germany: Bioactive compounds in potatoes: Their accumulation under drought stress conditions


Wasif Nouman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry & Range Management, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan: Profiling (poly)phenolic content and antioxidant potential of selected Moringa oleifera Lam. germplasm: A comparative study



Session 3: Legislation on health claims: healthy, functional and medical foods. (Session Chair: Dr. Bruce P. Burnett)


Bruce P. Burnett, PhD, Senior Director of Compliance, Medical and Regulatory Affairs: Entera Health, Inc., Cary, NC, USA: A New Regulatory Threat for Food and Nutrition Clinical Research in the United States


Sonja Brandenburger, PhD Candidate, Department of Nutritional, Food and Consumer Studies, University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Fulda, Hesse, Germany: European Health Claims for Small and Medium-Sized Companies – Utopian Dream or Future Reality?

Session 4: Functional and medical foods for the management of chronic diseases (Session Chair: Prof. Garth L. Nicolson)


Marotta Francesco, PhD, MD, Professor ReGenera Research Group for Aging Intervention, Milan, Italy: A novel application of a fermented nutraceutical in acute respiratory illnesses. An in-vivo placebo-controlled, cross-over clinical study in different age-groups of healthy subjects


Coffee Break


Ahmad Bassiouny, PhD, Professor Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt: Up-regulation of miR-200 and miR-122 by synergistic anticancer effects of Doxorubicin with curcumin and resveratrol


Bruce P. Burnett, PhD Senior Director of Compliance, Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Entera Health, Inc., Cary, NC, USA: Serum-Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin/Protein Isolate Provides for a Distinct Dietary Requirement as a Result of Various Enteropathies


Fatemeh Malekian, PhD, Professor, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, USA: Reducing BMI with whey protein and resistant starch shakes


Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pathology, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Huntington Beach, CA USA: Update of the Singer-Nicolson Fluid-Mosaic Model of Membrane Structure: It’s Importance in Functional Food Modification of Cellular Membranes and Function in Chronic Disease


Conference Closing


November 19, 2014


Session 5: The effects of bioactive compounds on biomarkers and delivery in every day's foods and beverages (Session Chair)


Vijaya Juturu, PhD, OmniActive Health Technologies Inc. Morristown, NJ, USA: Salacia reticulata (OHT-88) inhibits fat metabolizing enzymes and slows body weight gain: In vivo Model


Mukti Singh, PhD, Research Food Technologist, Functional Foods Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Peoria, IL, USA: Food applications of fiber-rich fractions from grains


Kristberg Kristbergsson, PhD, Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, School of Health Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland: Effect of particle size and gelatin coating on the stability of liposome delivery systems for bioactives

Session 6: Dairy functional foods (Session Chair)


Jette Feveile Young, PhD, Pssistant Professor, Institute of Food Science, Aarhus University, Tjele, Denmark: Milk fat derived FFA induces angiopoietin-like 4 gene expression and protein secretion from intestinal cells


Coffee Break


Gail Barnes, PhD, Personify LLC, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA: Milk and its bioactive components


Title Pending

Session 7: Research and development of new functional food products (Session Chair)


Danik Martirosyan, PhD, President, Functional Food Center, Dallas, TX, USA: Rosa Canina: Bioactive Compounds and Functional Food Product


Sean Liu, PhD, Research Leader, USDA ARS, Functional Foods Research Unit,, IL, USA: Functional Beverage Products Using Caseinate - Omega-3 Oil-Oat Beta Glucan Emulsions




Meena Somanchi, PhD, Nutritionist, PNutrient Data Laboratory, USDA ARS, Beltsville, Maryland, USA: Beverages as a vehicle to provide functional foods


Frederick C. Felker, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Functional Foods Research Unit, Peoria, IL, USA: Utilization of Functional Food Components from Pulses

Session 8: Poster Presentations


Poster Presentations



Bioactive compounds discovery award: (Chair). United States Department of Agriculture, ARS will award two student presentations at $500 for the first place.

Research and Development award: (Chair: ) Academic Society for Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds will award to those oral or poster presenters who present the best investigation in research and development ($500) presentation and also will award the book “Introduction to Functional Foods Science” to all finalists (which have a value of $229.00).

All prize-winning authors should be able to publish full version of article in the journal of Functional Foods in Health and Disease.


Panel discussion: Definition of Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds


Conference Closing

* Please note that the program is subject to change

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