7th International Conference

on Food Digestion

Dear Colleagues & Friends,

On behalf of the organising and scientific committees, I am delighted to invite you to join us at the 7th International Conference on Food Digestion (ICFD2022) to be held in the city of Cork, Ireland on 3-5th May 2022.

This conference is a major event in the field of Food, Nutrition and Health. It is organized in the frame of the INFOGEST research network (www.cost-infogest.eu) whose objective is to “improve the health properties of food by sharing our knowledge on the digestive process”. INFOGEST is a global network of approximately 350 research scientists (academic and food companies) from 40 countries.


This conference will bring together renowned speakers in food digestion covering below themes: 

Theme 1: Impact of processing on bioaccessibility & bioavailability of food (Invited Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Avi  Shpigelman)

Theme 2: Impact of food structure on food digestion (Invited Speaker: Prof. Tara Grauwet)

Theme 3: Impact of food digestion on bioactivity (Invited Speaker: Prof. Fiona Gribble)

Theme 4: Food digestion and gut microbiota (Invited Speakers: Dr. Karen Scott, Prof. Paul Cotter)

Theme 5: Tracking digestion (in vitro and in vivo) (Invited Speaker: Dr. Suzanne Hodgkinson)

The conference venue for ICFD2022 will be the Maryborough Hotel in Cork.

Nestled in the leafy Cork suburb of Douglas, the Maryborough is an 18th century house hotel located 15 minutes from Cork city centre. This beautiful Country House was renovated in 1997 and extended to incorporate 93 modern guestrooms in total. Built on 24 acres of scenic gardens it provides an excellent location for delegates visiting the Cork region and is less than 10 minutes from airport. 

The conference dinner will be held at Ballymaloe,  a historic Irish country house celebrated internationally as the home of Irish country cuisine. Set deep in a 300 acre farm, their menus celebrate the relationship from farm to table by sourcing food from their own farm and producers in the locality. We look forward to enjoying an excellent Irish dinner with everyone on the 4th May 2022.

The team from Teagasc look forward to welcoming you to Cork. Cork was founded 14 centuries ago, on islands in an estuary, where the River Lee joins the world’s second-largest natural harbour.

Come to Cork for ICFD2022 and lets enjoy the science and local food together.

With best wishes,

Dr. Linda Giblin

Chair of Organising Committee, Teagasc