Eastern Branch Regional Reception

Tuesday, 10 October, 2023 - 17:00 to 21:00
Quadram Institute of Bioscience, Rosalind Franklin Road, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7UQ, Norwich

Organised by IFST Eastern Branch

The IFST Lecture is always one of the highlights of our year. As we normally do, we will host this in London, but we will also stream live to various receptions around the UK organised by our Branches.

Venue: Quadram Institute of Bioscience, Rosalind Franklin Road, Norwich Research Park, NR4 7UQ, Norwich 

Lecture Theatre: Weston Lecture Theatre (UG55)

Lecture Programme - Quadram Institute of Bioscience

17:00    Registration

18.00    Welcome

18:10    Branch Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Kroon covering 'Insights from the Harvest study’

18:30    Refreshments/buffet dinner

19.00    Welcome - Tim McLachlan, Chief Executive, IFST

19.10    IFST Lecture - Surviving in a Hostile World: The Need for Food Science

               Professor Jeremy Hill, MNZM, Professor of Sustainable Nutrition, Riddet Institute, Massey University and Chief Science & Technology Officer, Fonterra Co-operative Group

               Dr Wayne Martindale, FIFST, Honorary Secretary and Trustee IFST, and Associate Professor, Food Insights and Sustainability, NCFM, University of Lincoln

               Followed by questions from the audience

20.30    Networking

21:00    Evening ends

We are delighted to have as our special local guest speaker:

Dr Paul Kroon is leader of the Polyphenols and Health Group at the Quadram Institute (formerly the Institute of Food Research). His research focusses on understanding the mechanisms by which dietary polyphenols are absorbed and exert health benefits. This knowledge is also used to inform the development of foods with health benefits that are supported by scientific evidence.

Dr Kroon coordinated the EU FP7 BACCHUS project that focussed on developing the science to support health claims for food products containing bioactive peptides and polyphenols (http://www.bacchus-fp7.eu/) and currently leads the EU EIT-Food PERNUG project, and has been a partner in several other European projects including FP6-FLAVO, FP6-BaSeFood, FP7-ATHENA, the JPI-Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life project MaPLE and H2020 twinning project PhenolAcTwin with the TUBITAK institute. He organised the successful 1st International Conference on Food Bioactives and Health (September 2016) and Bioavailability 2018 conferences in Norwich. He is an editor for the Mol Nutr Food Res and Nutrire journals and has published more than 200 refereed publications.

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Dress code: Smart casual or business attire 

Questions: We encourage guests from the live event and from the regions to post questions during the evening for Professor Jeremy Hill and Dr Wayne Martindale to answer live after the lecture.