Polyphenols Applications

 June 29-30 & July 1 - Porto, Portugal

 Preliminary Agenda


Among Speakers & Topics already confirmed:

A fast and innovative microextraction technique, μSPEed, followed by ultrahigh performance liquid chromatography for the analysis of phenolic compounds in teas
José S. Câmara, Universidade da Madeira, Portugal

Dietary phytochemicals and cellular adaptive response as protective mechanism.
Francesco Cimino, University of Messina, Italy

Dietary polyphenols are inversely associated with metabolic syndrome in Polish adults of the HAPIEE study
Giuseppe Grosso, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

Monitoring and characterizing phenolics in malting and brewing: from barley to beer
Luis F. Guido,
Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Systemic absorption, metabolism, and bioavailability of dietary procyanidins in pigs
Hans-Ulrich Humpf, University of Munster, Germany

The potential of plant phenolics in prevention and therapy of skin disorders
Anna Kulma, University of Wroclaw, Poland

Green ultrasound-assisted extraction process for the recovery of antioxidant polyphenols and pigments from onion solid wastes
Dimitris P. Makris,
University of the Aegean, Greece

Natural and bioinspired polyphenols with antioxidant properties for health and food applications
Alessandra Napolitano,
University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

Resveratrol modulates cell membranes: what’s the story?
Ana Rute Neves,
University of Porto, Portugal

Recent researches on polyphenols and toxicity – an emergent link
Paolo Oliveira,
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Isolation of coriander phenolic antioxidants by emerging and green extraction techniques
Branimir Pavlić, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

The current state on the development of nanoparticles for use against bacterial gastrointestinal pathogens
Manuela Pintado,
Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal

Influence of coffee consumption on DNA integrity in humans
Elke Richling, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Non-extractable polyphenols or macromolecular antioxidants in plant foods: content, isolation and potential applications
Fulgencio D. Saura-Calixto,
Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos y Nutrición, Spain

Polyphenols as protective agents against neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration: the case of tea polyphenols
Branca Maria Silva,
University of Beira Interior, Portugal

Recent researches on phytochemicals and quorum sensing/biofilms
Manuel Simoes,
Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Neuroprotective Role of Natural Polyphenols: a Look to the Potentiality of Elderberry Extracts.
Carmela Spagnuolo,
Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council, Italy

The hormetic role of redox-active polyphenols in human health and disease
José Teixeira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Rosemary extract: Recent advances and perspectives - Carnosic acid stimulates skeletal muscle cell glucose uptake via AMPK activation
Evangelia Litsa Tsiani, Brock University, Canada

Extracting polyphenols: trying to get the best
Patrícia Valentão, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Industrial dosage forms to improve the oral bioavailability of resveratrol
Teofilo Vasconcelos, INEB-I3S of University of Porto, Portugal

Influence of copigmentation on the stability of spray dried anthocyanins
Fabien Weber, University of Bonn, Germany



Day 1 - June 29, 2016



Session 1: Polyphenols 2016: From Analysis to Mechanistic Aspects

How to overcome barriers & contradictions? 


  • Modulation of Redox homeostasis
  • Modulation of NRf2 and transcription factors
  • Modulation of antioxidants defense system
  • Impact of polyphenols on mitochondria functions
  • Can microbiota modulate polyphenols absorption and bioavailability?
  • Can polyphenols modulate microbiota diversity and quality?
  • Impact of various polyphenols (tea, coffee, cocoa…) on gut microbiota


Session 2: Extraction, Valorization and Analysis of 
Polyphenols from Foods and By-products


Day 2 - June 30, 2016 

Session 3: Polyphenols in Health & Disease

  • Polyphenols & Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Polyphenols & Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Polyphenols & Cancer
  • Polyphenols & Liver
  • Polyphenols & Kidney
  • Polyphenols & Ageing: impact on longevity
  • Polyphenols & Skin: Impact on collagenase & elastase
  • Clinical studies with phenolics and polyphenols


  Session 4: Polyphenols Applications in Food & Beverages:
Recent Technologies & Innovations 


  • Polyphenols as natural preservatives: How to switch from synthetic to natural preservatives?

  • Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects of polyphenols

  • Impact of natural preservatives on human microbiota

  • Polyphenols & tyrosinase inhibitors

  • Polyphenols & acrylamide reduction strategies

  • Functional Drinks and Smart Waters: Solutions for a New Revolution




Day 3 - July 1, 2016 


Session 5: Polyphenols Innovations in 2016


Selection of the best innovations related to polyphenols in the fields of

  • Food & beverage
  • Drugs
  • Cosmetics
  • Others   

General Discussion & Conclusion of Porto Polyphenols 2016


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