LogoPolyphenolsFruit and vegetable by-products are today considered as a cheap source of valuable components, as since the existent technologies allow the recovery of target compounds and their recycling inside food chain as functional additives in different products. Polyphenols, phenolics acids, antioxidants found in huge amount in bio-waste and by-products, can be used in health and food industries. 


compte rend 3d polyphenolsThe 8th ISANH Polyphenols World Congress 2014 was a big success, especially in term of short oral & poster presentations.

More than 250 attendees, coming from 43 countries, gathered to discuss about Clinical Evidences of Polyphenols and also Innovations with Polyphenols for industries.

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Lisbon Polyphenols Committee awarded Milne Fruits, managed by Pr David Wyckoff, CEO during ISANH Lisbon Polyphenols 2014, the world’s largest congress on polyphenols applications, which was be held in Lisbon, on June 4 to 6, 2014. Milne Fruits was awarded for their Innovative Products.


 DSC7426Pr Elke Richling, from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany was awarded for her Scientific Contribution by ISANH Scientific Committee during the 8th International Conference on Polyphenols Applications, which was held in Lisbon on June 4 to 6.



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Dr Claus Schneider, from Vanderbilt University Medical School, USA was awarded by the Scientific Committee of ISANH Polyphenols 2014.



On behalf of Polyphenols World Congress Scientic Committee, we are pleased to announce the first program of Lisbon Polyphenols World Congress 2014. 

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You can find by clicking here the list of communications accepted for posters presentations.


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Lisboa-restoWe are pleased to inform you that a dinner is organized on Thursday evening in a typical Portuguese Restaurant, with Fado music and singers.



Due to a record of participants, ISANH Polyphenols

remove from SANA Lisboa hotel to SANA Malhoa Hotel



Dr Fred Stevens, from Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A will present his recent studies about Global metabolomics for discovery of polyphenol bioactivity: unravelling broad-spectrum effects of xanthohumol in a rodent model of obesity during Lisbon Polyphenols World Congress.

Xanthohumol is a prenylated flavonoid found in hops and beer, and in dietary supplements.

The team treated Zucker fa/fa rats, a model of obesity and metabolic syndrome, for six weeks with xanthohumol at four dose levels and measured metabolome profiles in addition to single endpoints of glucose and lipid homeostasis.


Fabian WeberDr. Fabian Weber from University of Bonn, Germany will present his work. Pyranoanthocyanins are pigments primarily occurring in processed fruit products like juices and wines.

They are formed by the reaction of genuine anthocyanins and several compounds such as pyruvic acid or vinylphenols. The latter are microbial conversion products of hydroxycinnamic acids, e.g., p-coumaric and ferulic acids, formed by decarboxylase-positive Lactobacillus species. Pyranoanthocyanins are of particular interest in food technology because they show increased color stability compared to anthocyanins and exhibit a broad spectrum of color tonalities, rendering them attractive candidates for the application as food colorants.


claudia santos

During the Polyphenols 2014 World Congress in Lisbon next June 2014, Pr. Claudia Santos from Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnologica, Portugal  will propose her work based on "Overview on Daily polyphenols intake from fresh fruits, in particular berries. Effects of berries metabolites on brain."

Despite the well know epidemiological associations between polyphenols and health, the effective polyphenol metabolites and their mechanism of action in human organism is still fairly unknown. Studying the biological mechanisms by which dietary poplyphenols exert an impact in human health requires the knowledge about polyphenols intake, tissue bioavailability, metabolism and bioactivities.



SoaresSeveral healthy properties have been associated to polyphenol compounds. However, some of them are known to have a bitter taste and people avoid their intake. Polyphenols bitterness is usually assessed by sensory analysis but the available data are rather inconsistent.In the work presented by Dr Susana Soares during Lisbon Polyphenols 2014, bitterness of six polyphenol compounds present in a wide range of plant-derived foods/beverages was analyzed by activation of the human bitter taste receptors, TAS2Rs.


Joao Laranjinha PhotoDuring Polyphenols 2014 World Congress in Lisbon next June 2014, Pr. João Laranjinha from University of Coimbra, Portugal will discuss about "A short-cut to comprehensive health benefits of dietary polyphenols: the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway"


Frau Richling f 02 03Pr. Elke Richling from Kaiserslautern Technical University, Germany will talk about Encapsulation modulates the bioavailability of anthocyanins and their degradation products during Polyphenols 2014 World Congress in Lisbon next June 2014.

Anthocyanins are responsible for attractive color of red fruits and are attributed with beneficial effects. Especially bilberries have a broad spectrum of anthocyanins. For the described biological mechanisms, the bioavailability of anthocyanins at the site of absorption has a crucial importance.



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