Scientific Program


Program Schedule (Tentative)

22nd January 2018 (Monday)
8.00 - 9.00 Registration
9.00 -9.30

Opening Ceremony: 

-- Conference Report:Professor Emeritus Dr. Maitree Suttajit , President of SFRR-Thai 

-Welcome and Inaugural Address: Prof. Dr. Mondhon Sanguansermsri,  President , University of  Phayao
-Group Photos: All delegates
-Cultural Shows 
9.30 -10.10

Keynote Lecture 1: Prof. Emeritus Dr. Nuntavan Bunyapraphatsara Topic:  Situation and trends in  development of functional foods.

10.10 - 10.30 Break
10.30 - 12.00 Symposium 1 : Role of Functional Foods in Health and Diseases
1. Prof. Shinya Toyokuni Topic: Role of iron in carcinogenesis and tumor biology.
2. Prof. Ki Baik Hahm Topic: FAT, fat, and remedy for GI diseases.
3. Dr. Frederick Warren  Topic: Influence of starch structure on digestion throughout the digestive tract and health. 
 Lunch and Special Seminar: Professor Dr. Prachya Kongtawelert Topic: Sesamin: From molecule to market
13.30-14.30 Symposium 2 : Innovation Ingredients of functional foods
1. Prof. Dr. Veerapol Kukongviriyapan Topic: Rice bran hydrolysates from Thai Hom-Mali rice prevent metabolic syndrome and diabetes
2. Professor Dr. Prachya Kongtawelert
Topic: Sesamin: from research laboratories to functional foods.

Symposium 3 : Functional foods for diabetes
1.Prof. Umah Rani Kuppusamy  Topic: Functional foods for prevention of diabesity.
2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sirithon Siriamornpun Topic: Trends in functional food products for diabetes
3. Prof. Shigeru Yamamoto Topic: Control of high blood glucose and lipid concentrations by replacing white rice with pre-germinated brown rice

4. . Prof.Professor Angsumarn Chandrapatya. Topic: Development of stevia, a non-calorie sweetener and its potential benefits

16.30-18.00 Oral Presentation / Poster presentation
18.00-21.00 Reception dinner for speakers and guests

23rd January 2018 (Tuesday)

8.00 - 8.30


8.30 - 9.30

Keynote Lecture 2:  Prof. Dr. Michael Ganzle TopicPrebiotics – Superfood for the 21st century or only a marketing trend?

9.30 -12.00

(Room B)

Symposium 4 : Functional foods for brain memory and cognitive promotion 

1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Naiphinich Kotchabhadi Topic: Functional foods for brain health
2. Dr. Sivakumar Suganthy Topic: Nutraceuticals for healthy brain: Focus on dietary polyphenols against Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Professor Emeritus Dr. Maitree Suttajit Topic: Phytochemicals rich of Omega-3 fatty acids and rosmarinic acid  in Perilla frutescens (Ngamon) and their brain benefits.
4. Assist. Prof. Dr. Phakkharawat Sittiprapaporn Topic: Current trends in brain development studies of children supplemented with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and Omega fatty acids
5. Prof. Dr. Bungorn Sripanidkulchai Topic: Health benefit of aged garlic on cognitive and learning memory
6.Assoc. Prof. Dr. Worapol Aengwanich.Topic:Functional foods against stress and anxiety

9.30 -10.30

(Room A)

Symposium 5 : Current situation and innovative trends of functional foods in Asia
1. Assist..Prof. Dr. Akkharawit Kanjanaopas Topic: Innovation trends of  of functional foods in Asia 
2. Assist. Prof. Dr. Surapong Pinitglang Topic: Trends in functional food ingredients 2018.

(Room A)

Symposium 6 : Probiotics, prebiotics, and Synbiotics
1. Prof. Dr. Ravi Gooneratne Topic: Role of gut microbiome, probiotics and food safety and security.
2. Prof. Dr. Sin-Hyeog IM Topic: Mining of Probiotic strains for immune modulation.
3. Assist. Prof. Dr. Chaiyavat Chaiyasut and Dr. Bhagavathi Sundaram Sivamaruthi Topic: Probiotic impacts in health and diseases.

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Symposium : Ms. Rajya Ramesh  (Astrareal Co.) Topic:  Ingredient trends of functional foods 2018 : Astraxanthine


(Room A)

Symposium 7 : Innovative approach for value-added functional foods
1. Prof. Toshihiko Toida Topic: Anti-inflammatory effects of extracts from Phellinus mushroom.
2. Prof. Dr. Huang Dejian Topic: High throughput assay-guided approach for development of evidence based functional foods containing bioactive natural products isolated from tropical plants.
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Surapol Natakankitkul Topic: Megatrend for nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals in the future.

(Room B)

Symposium 8 : Trends in consumption and food preferences
1. Prof. Shigeru Yamamoto  Topic: Umami may contribute to the health of Japanese

2. Dr. Venkatachalam Sivakumar Topic: Consumption pattern of functional food by Indian consumers
3. Ms. Shara Ng Topic:Functional plant-based foods  and  daily life: Long practice and long experience in veganism

15.00-17.00 Oral Presentation
17.00-18.00 Poster Presentation
18.00-21.00 Welcome Party
24th January 2018 (Wednesday)
8.00 - 8.30 Registration

Symposium 9 :  Update of traditional and functional foods in Asia
1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somdet Srichairatanakool  Topic: Functional food and beverage from Thai tea products (Tentative topic)
2. Prof. Dr. Masami Suganuma Topic: Mechanistic aspects of cancer prevention and treatment with green tea catechins focusing on biophysical characteristics and anti-cancer immunity 
3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tastsuro Watanabe Topic:Therapeutic impact of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate on human cancer stem cells, and synergistic effects of green tea catechins with anti-cancer drugs
4.  Prof. Dr. Sandip K. Bandyopadhyay Topic: L-Theanine: A magic molecule present in tea     

11.00-12.30 Symposium 10 : Innovation in traditional food research and their health benefits.
1.Prof. Dr. Jaehong Han Topic: Korean ginseng, a representative Korean functional food. 
2. Dr. Susianto Tseng  Topic: Nutrition & health benefits of Tempe cereal.
3. Dr. Kanti Bhooshan Pandey Topic: Polyphenols as anti-aging agents in food: potential and performance.
4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arunporn Itharat Topic: R& D of Nutraceuticals from Thai medicinal herbs  
12.30-13.30 Lunch, Award Announcement and Closing Ceremony 
13.30-18.00 Sightseeing trip

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EVALUATION FORM: Your valuable comments are needed!

Dear all IFFA 2018 speakers and participants,


On behalf of the IFFA 2018 organizing committee, we would like to express our deepest appreciation to you all for your attending the first IFFA 2018 on Jan 22nd-24th, 2018 at University of Phayao, Thailand. We hope that you all enjoy yourself and found the conference informative and worthwhile.

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Best regards,


Wittaya Chaiwangyen

Secretariat of IFFA 2018

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