The Institute of Food Research organised a major international conference exploring the challenges and opportunities of demonstrating health benefits from bioactives.
From 13th-15th September 2016, researchers from across the global scientific community came together in Norwich to present their latest research findings in this area and discuss common themes at this successful conference.
Paul Finglas and Robert Tickner were part of the organising committee involved in this conference which brought together international researchers presenting the latest research in understanding the impacts of food bioactives on health. Jenny Plumb and Hannah Pinchen were authors involved in 4 posters presented at the event. Jenny won a Royal Society of Chemistry, Food and Function prize for her poster detailing updates of the eBASIS database.
Other themes included the bioavailability and metabolism of bioactives, and their impacts on health and disease, including important new research on the mechanisms by which they affect these benefits.
Health claims, safety, formulation and delivery were also covered in the conference, which gave researchers the chance to discuss common challenges in all of these areas.
The conference was sponsored by Elsevier, COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) and the BACCHUS project.