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Biopolymers 2017 - Food for Tomorrow congress edition: Key ingredients for the next food transition

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Biopolymers 2017

Key Ingredients for the Food Transition
29th November to 1st December 2017
CCO Tour Bretagne - Nantes - FRANCE


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Scientific committee

Dr. Marc Anton: Research Director at INRA, Nantes, France
Dr. Frédérique Jourjon: Research Director at ESA, Angers, France
Pr. Dr. Alain Le Bail:  Leader of the group Matrices and Food , Processes / Properties Structure / Sensory at ONIRIS, Nantes, France
Pr. Dr. Alan Mackie: Professor of Colloids Chemistry at University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Pr. Dr. Rafaele Mezzenga: Leader of the group Food and Soft Materials Science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. Laura Piazza: Associate Professor in Food Technology at University of Milan, Italy
Pr. Dr. Sylvie Turgeon: Professor at Laval University  and INAF Director, Quebec, Canada




Biopolymers are essential components of food and beverages, as well as key components in other types of non-food products. The challenge is to understand the organization at macroscopic scale of these natural and processed architectures, in relation with the properties of the basic components and their interactions at a mesoscopic scale. In a context of food transitions, alternative sources of proteins are expected. These important changes on dietary practices require a significant research investment. Consequently, the detailed knowledge of these molecules as well as the deeper characterization of interactions and the multi-scale structures they are able to establish in food matrices, will allow the optimal use of biopolymers in the future. This multidisciplinary knowledge will have a positive impact on the control of the final structure, the formulation of food products, the sensory quality, the encapsulation of healthy molecules, the control of digestion properties and many other essential characteristics.


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