FOCUS ON RESEARCH
The response of the Food Science and Technology community worldwide to the Call for Abstracts was tremendous. Two thousand eight hundred and forty abstracts reporting the latest research findings were submitted for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts in Food Processing predominated (493), followed by those in Food Analysis (458), Bioactive Compounds and Functional Foods (362) and Food Engineering (250). As would be expected the greatest number comes from Brazil (1835), followed by China (80), South Korea (79), Chile (69), Colombia (56), Argentina (40) and USA (40). More than 100 reviewers around the world have been hard at work, reviewing these numerous abstracts.
Eleven sessions will feature oral presentations of 88 papers. Poster sessions will be held for three days. On each day two one-hour sessions will be dedicated exclusively to poster viewing with the presence of the authors; the posters will be on display the whole day.
There will also be a session on Publication with editors from a number of food-related journals giving their insights and advice on how to get papers published. Current knowledge, based on accumulated and integrated research results, will be presented by speakers in different symposia.
To complete the picture, going beyond the research laboratories and scientific journals, there is the IFIC Symposium: Beyond Published Results: The Importance of Communicating Science
SEVEN YOUNG SCIENTISTS have been given the unprecedented opportunity to address the world community of food science and technology at the 16th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology this August.
Nominations were invited by IUFoST national scientific members (Adhering Bodies). The young scientists, in their first position of a permanent nature and not more than five years beyond completion of their PhD, submitted abstracts and statements of recommendation.
The criteria for consideration:
Candidate who best exemplifies food science and technology nationally
Candidate’s ability to represent himself/herself in an oral presentation in a plenary setting
Candidate whose focus exemplifies the Congress theme: “Addressing Global Food Security and Wellness through Food Science and Technologywith international application
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Fernanda Vanin (Brazil)
Chibuike Udenigwe (Canada)
Cornelia Rauh (Germany)
Yeting Liu (Singapore)
Donna-Maree Cawthorn (South Africa)
Claudia Troeger (United Kingdom)
Lili He (United States)
Congratulations to all of you!