Welcome to Bonn Polyphenols 2019

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On behalf of the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health (ISANH) and the Scientific Committee, we are pleased to announce the organization of the 13th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications: Malta Polyphenols 2019 which will be held at the Excelsior Hotel, Malta, from Monday September 30 to Tuesday October 1, 2019.

Malta Polyphenols 2019 is endorsed by the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health and the International Society of Microbiota.

After the huge success of the previous editions of this series of conferences, Malta Polyphenols 2019 will bring together experts from the academia and industry to discuss the latest scientific advances in research on polyphenols. In continuation of our cross-disciplinary approach, both basis research topics and practical applications of polyphenols in the food, pharmaceutical and medical sciences, as well as related disciplines, will be covered.

Session 1: Contributions to the following areas of research on polyphenols are particularly welcome:

  • Polyphenols-microbiome interactions
  • Bioavailability, metabolism and health effects of polyphenols and their metabolites
  • Technological and biotechnological aspects of polyphenols and their metabolites
  • Chemistry of polyphenols including synthesis and analysis of metabolites and reactions of phenolic compounds
  • Innovations in applications of polyphenols

 Session 2: Polyphenols-microbiome interactions

There is a consensus in the scientific community that phenolic compounds are extensively metabolized by the human microbiome, and evidence is accumulating that phenolics which are present in food have an effect on the composition of gut microorganisms. This session addresses the latest findings in the field from a cross-disciplinary view, including microbiology and food chemistry, and will highlight the following strategic points:

  • Microbiota, polyphenols & food: recent advances & perspectives
  • Can polyphenols modify the quality and diversity of microbiota?

Session 3: Bioavailability, metabolism and health effects of polyphenols and their metabolites

Phenolic compounds have been associated with numerous beneficial effects on human health. The session will provide an overview of the latest investigations into the interrelationship between bioavailability, metabolism, and bioactivity, including among others, anti-obesity and cardiometabolic effects. We will also address recent research on the role of polyphenols in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

Session 4: Technological and biotechnological aspects of polyphenols and their metabolites

As there is still a gap in our knowledge about the effects of food processing on the stability of phenolic compounds, this session will cover studies about the impact of conventional and novel processes on phenolics. We also welcome presentations reporting the application of phenolics as natural antioxidants, preservatives, and colorants to replace synthetic food additives. In addition, recent advances in the biotechnological production of phenolic compounds and the role of volatile phenolics as food constituents will be covered.

Session 5: Chemistry of polyphenols including synthesis and analysis of metabolites and reactions of phenolic compounds

Due to the ongoing advances in analytical chemistry, our knowledge about the profile of phenolic compounds in plants and plant-derived foods is continuously increasing. We will address studies on novel approaches in sample preparation, chromatographic separation, and detection of phenolics, including hyphenated techniques such as LC-ion mobility mass spectrometry and LC-NMR spectroscopy. Presentations on the characterization of novel structures, reaction mechanisms, and the synthesis of phenolic metabolites are also highly welcome.

Session 6: Innovations in industrial applications of polyphenols

The session will highlight approaches in product development, exploitation of novel sources of phenolic compounds, characterization and application of novel nutraceuticals based on plant phenolics, and new processes for extraction and formulation of polyphenols on industrial scale.

Abstracts for consideration of potential inclusion as oral or poster presentation are welcome for all these topics.

We look forward to welcoming you in Malta!

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schieber                                      Prof. Dr. Marvin Edeas
University of Bonn                                                     Cochin Institute-INSERM, Paris