17th Food Colloids Conference : Application of Soft Matter Concepts

8th - 11th April 2018
The University of Leeds, UK


Improving Health Properties of Food by Sharing our Knowledge on the Digestive Process

 This workshop event will be hosted by INFOGEST

Date: 09:00 12th April – 13:00 13th April 2018

Free registration for INFOGEST Workshop is now closed

Understanding the effect of food on human health is a current research priority in Europe but it is also a strong consumer demand. People want to be aware of the effects on their body of the food they eat. After ingestion, food will be broken down in the gut releasing components (peptides, amino acids, minerals, fatty acids…) that, beside their nutritional properties, may have a biological action. The Infogest COST Action recently ended but many of the issues that the network addressed are still unresolved.

INFOGEST aimed to improve the current scientific knowledge on how foods are disintegrated during digestion. This improved knowledge is helping the scientific community and the industry to design new foods with improved nutritional and functional properties.

The aim of this event is to discuss a number of outstanding issues related to the Infogest objectives and of interest to the food research community.

The discussion will cover the following topics:

WG1: Validating in vitro protocols with in vivo data.

WG2: Developing a protocol for a semi-dynamic simulation of adult human digestion.

WG3: Extending in vitro digestion modelling and standardization to other age groups, namely infants and the elderly.

WG4: Digestive lipases and lipid digestion

WG5: Digestive amylases and starch digestion

WG6: In silico models of digestion

There will be some short introductory talks on each topic followed by breakout discussions of the issues relating to each topic with the aim of providing a list of the steps needed to achieve required the goals