20 May 2014

Food for Thought 2014

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SCI’s Food Group

IPA, 44 Belgrave Square, London, UK

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SCI's Food Group's annual 'Food for Thought' evening event will be held on 20 May at the IPA offices (44 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QS), London. This is a great opportunity to hear presentations from the winners of the 2013 Young Scientist competition and the winners of the 2013 Nursten Symposium. Both competitions were sponsored by SCI's Food Group, with the IFST co-sponsoring the Young Scientist competition, and the RSC co-sponsoring the Nursten symposium.

As well as hearing from the four winners from last year's competitions, we are delighted that Dr Ruramayi M Nzuma-Mswaka will round off the evening's presentations with a presentation of her work developing a new method for detection of Campylobacter jejuni.

Food for Thought 2014 follows the Group's AGM which is open to SCI members and guests (only members are eligible to vote).



Day 1

Food Group AGM
Food for Thought 2014 Registration
Welcome and Introduction
Andy Kerridge, Chair SCI Food Group
The Use of Pectin Extract from Okra Pods as an Emulsifier on Acidic Food Environments
Katerina Alba (University of Huddersfield)
Development of a New Ready to Eat Product Suitable for Followers of the FODMAP Diet
Emma Smith (Teeside University)
The Beneficial Vascular Effects of Coffee Polyphenols are Related to the Degree of Roasting
Charlotte Mills (Reading University)
Physicochemical composition and sensory evaluation of five different species of brown edible seaweeds.
Irene Pardo (Northumbria University)
Development of a novel phage display-immunomagnetic separation method for Campylobacter jejuni.
Dr Ruramayi M Nzuma-Mswaka (Daphne Jackson Fellow)
End and networking/refreshments

Venue and Contact


IPA, 44 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8QS


Andy Kerridge, Food Group Chair

+44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: wyvernfs@btinternet.com


Tickets cost £8 via the website, £15 at the door on the day.


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About the Keynote Speaker

Dr Ruramayi M Nzuma-Mswaka gained her BSc and MPhil from the University of Zimbabwe, and then undertook her doctorate at Cranfield University graduating in 1998. She worked as a project leader at the Scientific & Industrial Research centre in Zimbabwe from 1998 until 2002. She then returned to the UK with her husband and took a 7 year career break to start her family and raise her twins. She has been granted a Daphne Jackson Fellowship under the sponsorship of SCI, and is now working at Queens University Belfast on the project on which she will present her status report.

About the Daphne Jackson Trust

The Daphne Jackson Trust is the only charitable organisation in the UK dedicated to returning scientists, engineers and technologists to their careers following a break. The Trust has a 96% success rate of returning its Fellows to SET based careers at a level appropriate to their skills and experience. The Trust offers flexible, part-time, paid fellowships to scientists, engineers and technologists who have taken a career break of two or more years for family, caring or health reasons. The Trust arranges fellowships that are normally held for two years, part-time and are based at university or industrial laboratories throughout the UK. Fellows carry out a supervised research project and retraining programme designed to significantly increase employability and remove the disadvantages associated with a career break.