28 June 2017

SCI Young Researchers in Agri-Food 2017: Improving Nutrition by Design - new developments from plants to packaging

Organised by:

SCI's Agrisciences Group and SCI's Food Group

Kingston University

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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 profiles 
Interested in factors that influence the bioavailability of functional ingredients
Researching the microbiome and how its balance contributes to good nutrition
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 1) 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 2) a workshop on communication - “Social Media for the Food Industry” - run by Rhiannon Garth-Jones the Content & Communications Officer at the SCI.
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Venue and Contact

Kingston University

Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org


Early bird fees before Friday 26 May 2017

GB£45 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member 
GB£75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..Non-Member

(Note: Student Membership available from GB£15)

Standard fees after Friday 26 May 2017

GB£65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SCI Member 
GB£95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Non-Member

(Note: Student Membership available from GB£15)

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference during refreshment breaks for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. For further information and prices, please email conferences@soci.org. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.