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4th SCHOOL OF NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE FOOD CHAIN

4th SCHOOL OF NANOTECHNOLOGY:
Applications in the food chain

4-5 September 2013

Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra
Edifício B, sala B3.30
Bencanta, Coimbra, Portugal

Sponsors:

 

Companies are welcome to present their products during this workshop. For further information about sponsoring, please contact office [AT] iseki-food [dot] net

With nanoscale science and technologies the food industry has gained a whole new set of tools to improve certain properties of food and associated processes that are necessary for food production. Scientists are exploring their potential for eample to enhance flavor and other sensory characteristics of foods, to introduce antibacterial nanostructures into food packaging and to encapsulate and deliver nutrients directly into targeted tissues. The new tools also provide opportunities to better monitor and control food quality processes during production, transport and storage. Applications of nanotechnology will improve our food in many ways. However, developing nanotechnology into a safe, effective tool for use in food science and technology will require addressing also consumer confidence.

The ISEKI Food Association (IFA) organizes this one and half day workshop to further explore the use of nanotechnology in food. This school is organized in lectures describing the most updated research in the field and half-day of practical work in which the participants can learn of some techniques applied to the development and characterization of food grade nanomaterial.

The discussion can be continued afterwards at the Forum for SIG Bionanotechnology.

 

PROGRAMME

Wedneday, 4 September 2013

08:30Registration 
09:30Rui Costa, PortugalOpening and Introduction to ISEKi-Food Association
09:45

Saverio Mannino, Italy

Nanotechnology in the Food Sector
10:30

Stephan Drusch, Germany

Micro- and nanostructural aspects in encapsulation and coating for food applications
11:15Coffee break 
11:45 
Kristberg Kristbergson, IcelandNanodelivery systems for food
12:30Matteo Scampicchio, ItalyNanotechnology for sensors and biosensors
13:15Light working lunch 
14:30Ana Dias, PortugalCarbohydrate based materials for food applications
15:00Matteo Scampicchio, ItalyNon woven Nanofibrous membranes by electrospinning
15:45Coffee break 
16:15André F.S. Ferreira, PortugalModeling and simulation at nanoscale and below
17:45Saverio Mannino

Discussion

Thursday, 5 September 2013

09:00 Practical demonstrations of techniques used in food nanotechnology
11:30Coffee Break 
12:00

Saverio Mannino / Italy

Open discussion with speakers and participants & end of workshop

REGISTRATION

The registration fees are:
Regular200 €(on site: +20 €)
Early bird (paid until 9 August 2013)150 € 
IFA members150 €(on site: +20 €)
Students (with valid ID)100 €(on site: +10 €)
Students (Early bird)  80 €(on site: +10 €)

For registration (cllick here)

For further help, please contact office [AT] iseki-food [dot] net

Cancellation in written form only, until 16 August 2013 no cancellation fee. Until 2 weeks before the workshop 50% refund, later cancellations no refund.

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