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Malta Polyphenols 2007, 15-16 Novembre 2007

15 Novembre 2007 - 16 Novembre 2007



Polyphenols Applications: From source to optimal industrial uses: State of the art and future trends


After the great success of the Polyphenols 2006 conference, the Malta university and the International Society for Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health (ISANH) organize the 4th international conference on Polyphenols applications.
Today polyphenols benefits in human health have gained a worldwild interest and the knowlegde of the relationship between their consumption and health improvement is constantly growing. The next step is how to bring these compounds to targeted populations and what are the best means to optimize their effects for consumer.
For this purpose, the organizing committee of Malta Polyphenols 2007 had the original idea to focus the conference on the pratical aspects of polyphenols uses in food, beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries with speacial emphasis on following:
-Latest advances in polyphenols benefits in human health,
-Latest advances in the role of polyphenols in chronic diseases prevention and therapy with focus on promising role on diabetes, obesity and aging management,
-New solutions to optimize polyphenols processing and to better evaluate and improve their bioeffeciency in finished products.
-New sources, ingredients and technlogical solutions in polyphenols industrial application (food, beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries)
Malta Polyphenols 2007 conference targets physicians from every medical discipline, scientists, nutritionists, gerontologists, pharmacists, researchers and academic professors, R&D departments, pharmaceutical companies, food supplement companies, cosmetics companies, beverages companies, marketing departments, investors, start ups and actors of the economic environment.

Malta Polyphenols 2007


4TH International Conference on Polyphenols Applications



Thursday November 15 2007


8:50    Conference Opening

Pr Joseph Bannister and Dr. Marvin Edeas


Session 1: Latest News on Polyphenols Benefits


Chairmen : Dr Marvin Edeas, Dr Roberta Masella & Dr Helmut Schroder


9:00    On the way of long healthy life : The place and the power of polyphenols

Dr Carrie Ruxton, Nutrition Communications, UK


9:30    Overview of latest advances in polyphenols properties and their effects on human health

Dr Roberta Masella, National Centre for Food Quality and Risk Assessment, Rome, Italy


10:00  Fruits and vegetables polyphenols dietary sources: Who are the best?

            Measurement of the total polyphenolic contents (TPC)

Correlation between fruits and vegetables consumption (two assumption methods) and polyphenol intake


Dr Pierre Brat, CIRAD Montpellier, France


10:30  Break / Poster & Visit of Polyphenols Exhibition


Session 2: Polyphenols and Chronic Diseases Prevention : Recent Advances


Chairmen : Dr Marvin Edeas, Dr Roberta Masella & Dr Helmut Schroder


11:00  Obesity, diabetes and oxidative Stress: New promising role of polyphenols

            identification and promotion of diets that protect from obesity and type 2 diabetes

            Protective effects of mediterranean diet on weight gain and the development of type 2 diabetes

            Dr Helmut Schröder, Lipid & cardiovascular epidemiology research unit, Barcelona, Spain


11:30  Nutrigenomics and Polyphenols : A marketing concept or a future vision?

How polyphenols affect our genes?

Dose/effect relation

How individual genetic differences affect the way we respond to dietary polyphenols

Pr Piero Dolara, Department of Pharmacology, University of Florence, Italy


12:00  Pro-oxidants diet : How dietary polyphenols can prevent it?

            Prevention of lipid peroxidation and cooxidation of dietary vitamines

            Role of polyphenols (catechin) in inhibition of hydroperoxides and malondialdehyde generation

            How can dietary polyphenols prevent meal induced peroxidation?

Dr Joseph Kanner, Departement of Food Science, The Volcani Center, Israel


12:30  Lunch / Poster & Visit Polyphenols Exhibition


Session 3: How to Obtain Highly Bioactive Polyphenols


Chairmen : Dr Alegria Carrasco Pancorbo, Dr Joseph Kanner & Dr Mauro Serafini


14:00  Last advances in polyphenols processing

Different  methods of polyphenols evaluations, advantages and disadvantages of these methods

Problems of quantitative and qualitative estimation of polyphenols

Factors affecting the phenolic composition and the antioxidant activities (thermal oxidation, storage or other factors)

Dr Alegria Carrasco Pancorbo, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Granada, Spain


14:30  Dietary polyphenols, redox network and inflammation: the importance of linking bioavailability and bioefficiency

            Plasma non-enzymatic antioxidant network and its association with diet

            Dr Mauro Serafini, Antioxidant Research Laboratory at the Unit of Human Nutrition, Rome, Italy


15:00  How to evaluate the antioxidant activities of polyphenols : Controversies and practical aspects

Overview of differents methods, their limits and their interpretation

Can ORAC method reflect the total antioxidants activities of natural extracts

Dr Nina Hermans, Laboratory of Nutrition and Functional Food Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium


15:30  Break/ Poster & Visit of Polyphenols Exhibition


Short oral communications


16:00  Changes in human plasma of selected parameters of oxidative stress after consumption of controlled antioxidant capacity diets

M. Czlapka-Matyasik, Poland


16:10  HPLC-DAD-MSN characterisation of phenolic compounds in apricots, peaches and pumpkins for authenticity control of apricot products

C. Kurz, B. Germany


16:20  ESR study of quercetin, morin and apigenin single crystals of antioxidant polyphenols 

M. Birey, Turkey


16:30  Effect of polyphenols on oligomerization of alpha synuclein

M.Caruana, N.Vassallo, University of Malta


16:40  Atherosclerosis prevention by a fucus vesiculosus extract

M. Cleofé, France


16:50  Rind of the Rambutan, Nephelium lappaceum, a potential source of natural antioxidants (patent pending)

U Palanisamy, Malaysia


17:00  Onion waste: a potential antioxidant source in ireland?

H.H. Wijngaard, Ireland


17:10  Nutritional value Improvement of low quality edible oils using tomato peel waste

A Benakmoum, Algeria



17:20 End of the first day


18:30  Pick up for the Gala dinner




Friday November 16 2007


Session 4: Valorisation of Polyphenols From Fruit and Vegetable Wastes


Chairmen : Dr Carmen Gomez & Dr Andreas Schieber


9:00    Processing wastes from fruits and vegetables : A cheap and natural antioxidants for industry

            General potential of the plant waste extracts

            Practical and economic applications

            Dr Andreas Schieber, Institute of food technology, Germany


Session 5: Application of polyphenols in industry: Perspectives & Trends


Chairmen : Pr Piero Dolara, Dr Neville Vassallo & Pr Joseph Vercauteren


Food Industry


9:30    Practical applications of polyphenols in food & drinks industry : Practical Case of CocoanOX

New sources of polyphenols and phenolic acids

Current & new promissing natural ingredients (green tea, cranberry, Curcumin, rosemarinic acid,...)

Dr Salvatore Ummarino, Business development responsible, Natraceutical Group, Spain


10:00  Food preservation : Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of polyphenols

Dr Carmen Gomez-Guillen, Instituto del Frio, Department of sciences and technology of meat and fish products, DMF, Madrid, Spain


10:30  Break / Poster & Visit of Polyphenols Exhibition


Cosmetic Industry


11:00  Design of Polyphenols for high-tech cosmetic applications: latest advances

            Pr Joseph Vercauteren, Laboratoire de Pharmacognosie, Faculté de Pharmacie


11:30  Polyphenols solubility and stability in water : New perspectives in cosmetic industry

            Dr Daniel Auriol, Libragen, France


12:00  Global Market of Functional ingredients and their applications on food, beverages and cosmetics : focus on polyphenols and phenolic compounds

            Mr Shane Starling


12:15  Lunch / Poster & Visit of Polyphenols Exhibition


14:00  Short oral communications


14:00  Nuts, a good source for polyphenols, show antimutagenic properties in the ames test

B. Isnardy, Austria


14:10  Increasing antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of bilberry by enzymes and novel processing technologies

R Puupponen-Pimiä, Finland


14:20  Polyphenol content and total antioxidant capacities of a range of spices used in chilled ready meals

M.B. Hossain, Ireland


14:30  Polyphenol content and free radical scavenging activity of three extracts of Vernonia Amygdalina Del. (asteraceae)

D. Kuate, Cameroon


14:40 Food Research in the EU Framework Program for Research and Technology Development

Ms Rosanna D'Amario, Unit E.3 "Food - Health - Well-being", Research Directorate General, European, Commission, Brussels, Belgium


15:00  Round table discussion

Polyphenols Applications in 2007 : Obstacles, Opportunities and Future Trends


15:35  Conclusion by Dr Marvin Edeas

Fichier attachéTaille
Registration-Polyphenols 2007.pdf434.25 Ko
Selected-abstracts-Oral & Poster.pdf161.68 Ko