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AGENDA

JULY

1st July 2020

Deadline for pre registration

 

31st July 2020

 

Deadline for early bird registration

and for abstracts for oral presentation

Teatro Verdi

Via Luigi Sostegni 13/A, Cesena (Italy)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOODOMICS

6th EDITION

from Knowledge to Industry, from Industry to Knowledge

CESENA | 14-16 OCTOBER, 2020

WHAT’S NEW IN IFC 2020?

TOPICS

FoodOmics for food safety

Food  safety  is  an  important  issue  where  omics  technologies  coupled  with  statistical  and bioinformatics tools can offer solution. Food allergy prevalence is increasing over time becoming a significant public health problem. The reliability of the omics-based strategies for allergen (and mycotoxins) quantification in food and in the digestome, and to validate biomarkers associated to allergic phenotypes is increasing. On the one hand the use of multiple-omics technologies will improve the understanding of allergenicity, on the other it will allow food allergens identification, so helping the food industry in the production of  hypoallergenic foods. In  addition,  in  the  last  years  quantitative  analysis  of  molecular  and  functional  changes  has  been introduced  in  multiple  levels  of  biological  organization  used  in  traditional  toxicology  testing.  The core of this new strategy, termed systems toxicology, are the “omics” techniques.

FoodOmics for the formulation of new food

The  development  of  new  industrial  food  technologies  represents  a  new  challenge  that  aims  to improve  and  support  sustainability,  food  and  nutrition  security,  population  growth,  nutrition, bioactive  bioavailability,  health  and  well-being.  Food  engineering  is  at  a  crossroads  and  should embrace open innovation while formulating new products. The “foodomics vision”, combining the evaluation  of  food,  processing,  digestion,  absorption  and  health  &  wellness  outcomes  by  omics technologies is at the basis of a new era in food engineering and technology. Enginomics  represents  a  cutting-edge  science  that  harmonizes  the  food  processing  and  human digestion  in  a  holistic  way  using  new  technologies  for  modelling  and  simulating  the  main  human metabolic  processes.  Exploring  human  digestive  processes  using  big  data  and  food  engineering support will contribute to an improved production of food for future.

FoodOmics for understanding the impact of environmental exposure

The  cumulative  effect  of  environmental  stressors,  their  interaction  with  genetic  factors  and  key susceptible developmental stages determines disease risks. The exposome  -  representing all nongenetic  exposures  (including  exposures  from  our  diets,  our  lifestyles,  and  our  behaviours) experienced  during  the life  course-  is recognized  to  be  extremely challenging  due to  its dynamic, heterogeneous, and still unknown nature. In this scenario, advances in new and emerging  -omics technologies are opportunities to characterize internal and external domains of the exposome in a  more holistic way. Exposomics  is  the  new  science  that  analyse  the  human  response  to  exposure  to  the diet/lifestyle/environmental  factors  through  innovative  omics  technologies.  The  use  of  omics analyses provides high throughput exposomics datasets that can help understanding in an unbiased manner  chronic  diseases  pathophysiology  in  the  context  of  industrialization,  drastic  lifestyle changes, urbanization, and pollution.

FoodOmics for animal nutrition

It is a fact that all animals, not only humans, must feed themselves and that proper nutrit ion is at the  basis  of  their  health,  well-being  and  performance.  Feedomics  is  an  emerging  field  in  animal research  that,  as  well  as  foodomics,  integrates  a  range  of  omics  technologies.  This  approach  can help elucidating the complex interactions among feed,  environment, genetics, physiology, and the symbiotic microbiota with the final aim of improving overall animal welfare and health, productivity, and product quality. The  aim  of  the  feedomics  approach  is  not  only  animal  nutrition  but  also  human  nutrition  and sustainable development in the food animal industry  from “farm” to “fork” through the feed and food industry.

 SEPTEMBER

1st September 2020

 

Deadline for late registration

(only for oral presentations) and for abstracts for poster presentation

 

20th September 2020

 

Deadline for late registration

OCTOBER

14th October 2020

 

Welcome reception and registration

Conference begins at 14:00

 

15th October 2020

 

Social Dinner at 20:30

 

16th October 2020

 

Conference ends at 17:00