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Europe: Conference hosts 4 EU project presentations


Results from four major European Union (EU)-funded nutrition projects exploring weight management, heart disease and healthy ageing are to be presented at Vitafoods Europe Conference at Palexpo, Geneva, from May 10-11, 2016.

The conference will play host to experts on nutrition and health, who will present key findings from a quartet studies commissioned under the EU’s multi-billion-euro Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative.

Highlights of the presentation include:

– Professor Julian Mercer from the University of Aberdeen’s Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health on findings from the EU-funded Full4Health study, which has been looking into the psychology of eating habits.

– Dr Angela Bonnema, senior nutrition scientist at Cargill, with Soraya Shirazi-Beechey, who is professor of Molecular Physiology & Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool.

They will present results from Project Satin – SATiety INnovation, an EU-funded study of nutrients and ingredients that promote satiety and could therefore help to curb obesity.

– Dr Paul Kroon, research leader at the UK’s Institute of Food Research, reveals findings from BACCHUS, another EU-funded project on how the bioactives found in food could offer cardiovascular health benefits.

– Professor Claudio Franceschi from the University of Bologna in Italy on NU-AGE, a major healthy ageing research initiative involving a consortium of 30 companies and organizations from 17 EU countries.

Over the course of the two-day conference, delegates can attend from a selection of 44 presentations and expert panel discussions delivered by 45 Speakers from 13 countries.

As well as details of the four Horizon 2020 EU-funded projects, delegates will also have the opportunity to attend no fewer than 14 clinical trial presentations.

“[This] line-up [of presentations] is our strongest ever, with a clear focus on applied science, business growth strategies, quality assurance and regulation,” says Chris Lee, Vitafoods portfolio director at Informa Exhibitions.

“The conference will bridge the gap between science and industry, enabling the sharing of knowledge and the facilitation of new partnerships.”