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ICFD 2021 Virtual (6-7 May)

Dear Colleagues & Friends,


On behalf of the organising and scientific committees, we are delighted to invite you to join us at the Virtual International Conference on Food Digestion (#VICFD2021) on 6-7th May 2021.

Due to the worldwide SARS-CoV-2 crisis, the International Conference on Food Digestion was postponed to 2022 ( We hope to see you in Cork next year.

This year and as a placeholder we will move online for a shorter virtual conference. This will give researchers, especially PhD students, an opportunity to present their results this May on an international stage.


It is organised as part of the INFOGEST research network (, the objective of which is to “improve the health properties of food by sharing our knowledge on the digestive process”. INFOGEST is an open global network of more than 540 research scientists (academic and food companies) from over 40 countries.


This conference will cover six themes corresponding to the six INFOGEST working groups (WG), with four speakers per session, three of which are reserved for PhD students.


  1. In vitro digestion models

  2. Food interaction and meal digestion

  3. Absorption models

  4. Lipid digestion

  5. Starch digestion

  6. In silico models

The 7th session will be a live session from Australia and New Zealand, on the morning of Day 2.


The event will take place on 6 May, 11.45am to ~5pm (Dublin) and 7 May, 7.30am to ~2pm (Dublin); exact times will be confirmed closer to the event.


Abstracts are to be submitted by 25 March 2021 at 12 noon (Dublin). Instructions can be found on the Infogest website:


The two day event will be hosted by Teagasc. Please register for the webinar via the Teagasc ConnectEd ZOOM webinar platform.


Registration for 6 May:


Registration for 7 May:



The team from Teagasc looks forward to welcoming you at the online conference.

With best wishes and slán go fóill,



Linda Giblin and André Brodkorb

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