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YR in Agri-Food 2017: Improving Nutrition by Design - New Developments from Plants to Packaging 28 June 2017

10 May 2017

Improving Nutrition by Design - new developments from plants to packaging
Wednesday 28 June 2017, Kingston University, UK

A day for interdisciplinary networking organised by SCI’s Agrisciences Group and SCI’s Food Group

This event is for early career scientists working in agricultural, environmental, food and nutrition and other relevant sciences contributing to our food supply, health and wellbeing. It is also for all those interested in meeting new talent and learning about innovation in agri-food sciences.

  • Gain experience presenting to a multidisciplinary audience
  • Raise your profile, build networks, find ideas, and inspiration
  • Hone your career skills

Contributions are expected from a wide range of disciplines such as agronomy, phytochemistry, animal physiology and nutrition, environmental sciences, molecular biology, food chemistry, analytical chemistry, process engineering, and packaging technology.

The symposium is aimed at researchers in industry or academia:

  • Developing processes, packaging, feed and raw materials to produce more nutritious meat, dairy, eggs, vegetables etc.
  • Improving fatty acid and antioxidant profi les of food
  • Interested in factors that influence the bioavailability of functional ingredients
  • Researching the microbiome and how good nutrition may be infl uenced by imbalance
  • Identifying the potential impact of recent developments in personalised nutrition
  • Developing molecular biology techniques to improve food quality, including CRISPR and GMO
  • Researching - is organic production likely to produce more nutritious food?

This meeting will also focus on career development with a keynote presentation from guest speaker Caroline Withers of research agency MMR Research Worldwide will talk about the influence of the marketplace on innovation in industry, The challenges of meeting customer demands, and a workshop on communication, Social Media for the Food Industry, run by Rhiannon Garth-Jones, Content & Communications Officer at SCI.

For more information, please visit the event page here or contact:
Conference Team 
T: +44 (0)20 7598 1561 
Econferences@soci.org

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