'Fat' has become a byword for ill-health in our nutrition obsessed world. Yet fats, or more exactly fatty acids and their glycerol esters the mono- di- and triacylglycerols are essential to health. They are so important that humans have evolved mechanisms which ensure that we greatly desire fats in all their delicious forms, in baked goods, chocolate, confectionery, ice-cream, dairy products, the list just goes on and on. Their importance is testified to by the fact that fat and vegetable oil refining and production, together with goods such as fatty spreads and chocolate are the single most important food sector in the world.
This conference will be of interest to those working in fat crystallization and processing with researchers working on the biochemistry of polyphenols, phytosterols and plant stanols; as well as industrial scientists, technologists and engineers working with fats and concerned about their impact in their products and on human health..
- Registration and refreshments
- Keynote - Good Fat, Bad Fat - How Bad IS Bad Kevin Smith, Fat Science Consultants, UK
- Replacement of trans and saturated fats in food products Dr Geoff Talbot, The Fat Consultant, UK
- Diffraction methods for characterising fats Dr John Rasburn, Nestle, UK
- Oxidative stability of fats
- Structuring through crystallization Dr Kees van Malssen, Unilever, Netherlands
- Assessment of the structure/texture relationship of crystallized lipids Dr Daniel Kalnin, Philolao, France
- Intestinal fate of plant sterols from spreads Dr Guus Duchateau, Unilever, Netherlands
- The physico-chemical basis of fat crystallization Prof Malcolm Povey, University of Leeds, UK
- Keynote - Partition coefficients - what do we mean by lipid solubility and what it means for digestion Prof Brent Murray, University of Leeds, UK
- Naturally occurring surfactants and their role in fat digestion Dr Andrea Day, University of Leeds, UK
- Oil structuring Dr Peng-Siong Chong, Nestle, UK
- Issues in product development and manufacture Dr Caroline Orfila, University of Leeds, UK
- Keynote - Lipid structuring and soft materials Prof Michael Rappolt, University of Leeds, UK
- Meal mate - communicating nutrition knowledge Prof Janet Cade, Nestle, UK
- Effect of minor components on fat crystallization Kevin Smith, Fat Science Consultants, UK
- Practical issues with lipids in food manufacture
- Open and discussion
Venue and Contact
Earlybird fees - before 5 August 2013
GB£290 . . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£100. . . . . . . . . SCI Student
GB£195. . . . . . . . . SCI Subsidised Member
GB£390 . . . . . . . . .Non Member
Standard fees - after 5 August 2013
GB£355. . . . . . . . .SCI Member
GB£115.. . . . . . . . SCI Student
GB£225. . . . . . . . .SCI Subsidised Member
GB£450. . . . . . . . .Non Member
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Kevin Smith, Fat Science Consulting Ltd.
Malcolm Povey, Leeds University