Programme at at glance

  • Monday 2nd May, May Bank Holiday: Arrival

  • Tuesday 3rd May: 2pm Opening Address followed by Session 1 

  • Tuesday 3rd May: Conference Welcome Reception (evening) - Cork Artisan Food & Drink

  • Wednesday 4th May: 9am - 6pm Sessions 2, 3 and 4

  • Wednesday 4th May: Gala Dinner and Cultural Night

  • Thursday 5th May: 9am - 1pm Session 5

  • Thursday 5th May: 2pm - 5pm Breakout Meetings for Working Groups 

This conference will primarily focus on:

Session 1: Food structures & food digestion 

Session 2: Food processing & bioaccessibility/bioavailability of health promoting compounds 

Session 3: Food digestion & bioactivity 

Session 4: Digestion models (In vitro, in vivo and in silico) 

Session 5: Effect of food on gut microbiota 


Confirmed speakers:

Professor Tara Grauwet, KU Leuven, Belgium

Asso.Prof Avi Shpigelman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Professor Fiona Gribble, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr Suzanne Hodgkinson, Riddet Institute Massey University, New Zealand

Dr Karen Scott, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

Professor Paul D. Cotter, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ireland