LMC International Food Congress 2006: Nutrigenomics and Health - From Vision to Food. The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark, 15-16 March 2006
- Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
Food & Nutrition Research
Preface. Welcome to LMC International Food Congress 2006: Nutrigenomics and Health - From Vision to Food. The Centre for Advanced Food Studies (LMC) is pleased to welcome you to the LMC International Food Congress 2006 at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (KVL) in Denmark on 15-16 March 2006. The aim of the congress is to disseminate the latest research, innovations and visions within this new and burgeoning field nutrigenomics. The congress will bring together scientists and representatives from industry from all over the world, to meet, network and discuss current ideas and possibilities for the future, thus contributing to the enhancement of the international collaboration in nutrigenomics. The programme of the congress will include invited keynote speakers, invited opening speakers, short oral presentations and finally a number of posters presented at the poster session. Research in the field of nutrigenomics is multidisciplinary and demands the involvement of several disciplines. Presentations on the first day of the congress will explore topics in the field of ‘‘Nutrigenomics, markers and health’’. The programme on the second day will address topics in the field of ‘‘Nutrigenomics and new food’’. The plenary sessions will comprise keynote lectures given by internationally respected scientists, who have been invited to present current and future research. Topics to be addressed will include nutrigenomics and the obesity problem, bioinformatics, the industry’s expectations for nutrigenomics in relation to consumer health, system biology in Chinese nutrition and medicine, visions for nutrigenomics and pertinent ethical aspects. The parallel sessions comprise in-depth lectures given by international experts on current topics of nutrigenomics. Each session will be opened by a well-reputed scientist of high international status. The short lectures in the parallel sessions will be based on selected submitted abstracts on the topics of ‘‘Biomarkers and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases’’, ‘‘Animal models in human nutrition research’’, ‘‘Civilization, ethics and marketing’’, ‘‘Gut, health and immunity’’, ‘‘Food for obesity prevention’’ and ‘‘Future foods for health’’. Complementing the plenary and parallel sessions, a poster session entitled ‘‘Food and health’’ will give more scientists the opportunity to present their data, giving the congress delegates further opportunity to learn about and explore the many aspects of nutrigenomics. This issue contains some of the papers constituting the basis for the key lectures and opening lectures, the selected abstracts for the parallel sessions and some of the abstracts for the poster session.