NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference

Online – Live and On-demand | 21-22 October 2020

Join us for the NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference - Online.

This stimulating online event will bring together a specially selected line-up of expert speakers, contributed talks and ePosters outlining the latest research in plant protein functionality and addressing key topics from our cancelled in-person meeting.

Register now to participate in an interactive conference experience direct from your desktop or mobile device: live-stream presentations and take part in discussion through live chat and Q&A.

Register now to join us at the NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference – Online!
Registration deadline for live participation: 19 October 2020

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Participate live from your desktop or mobile device to:

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Deepen your knowledge: Live-stream a personalised schedule from the entire programme to match your research interests

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Engage with our inspirational speakers and other attendees during the live-streamed sessions: Ask questions and participate in live chat and polls.

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Review the latest research in the ePoster hall and discuss directly with the author in the live poster sessions.

Plus:

  • Network with your peers, meet new contacts and renew relationships: Connect with other attendees during the live event to chat and arrange one-to-one meetings.
  • Communicate your research to a wider, more-inclusive audience: our lower fees, online delivery and post-event on-demand access will make the event more accessible to all.
  • Visit the live exhibition booths to meet industry partners, chat with exhibitors and learn more about their products.
  • Enjoy more flexibility with on-demand access to recorded sessions for 30 days after the event*. For multi-stream events, watch one stream live and catch-up on what you missed after the event.

* On-demand access includes recordings of talks and slides, poster pitches and posters from authors that have agreed for post event distribution: the organisers cannot guarantee on-demand access to all presentations.

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2-minute read: Make the most of your experience at the NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference


With almost 10 billion people to feed by 2050, we must evolve the way we produce and consume food. NIZO and Elsevier are committed to supporting research for better food and health, tackling the challenge of developing plant-based ingredients and foods to feed the world in a more sustainable way. The conference will focus on plant-based proteins across different biological origins, bringing together researchers in this field to share and learn with peers from around the globe.

The focus of this scientific conference will be on the following aspects of plant protein functionality:

  • Plant protein ingredient manufacture
  • Process-product interactions affecting plant protein functionality
  • Fermentation to improve the quality of plant protein ingredients and products.
  • Protein structure, stability and interactions within food products
  • Influence of plant protein ingredients in food product structure and stability
  • Nutrition and digestion of plant proteins
  • Sustainability along the chain of plant protein ingredients and application in foods

The NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference aims to combine the most recent scientific developments in plant protein functionality. It will provide a unique opportunity for experts from academia, the food and ingredients industry to interact and apply their knowledge and latest research findings to the design and manufacture of new and improved foods and plant protein ingredients. The conference will embrace all sources of plant proteins, including but not limited to soy, pea, faba bean lupin, canola, rice, sunflower, oat, mung bean, chickpea, flaxseed, wheat, corn, leaf proteins, potato, quinoa, nuts and duckweed. The conference will bring together experts from the fields of plant protein technology, (bio)chemistry, processing, physics, product formulation, sensory, health and nutritional sciences.

Conference Topics: 

Poster abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.

  • Plant protein ingredient manufacture
  • Process-product interactions affecting plant protein functionality
  • Fermentation to improve the quality of plant protein ingredients and products.
  • Protein structure, stability and interactions within food products
  • Influence of plant protein ingredients in food product structure and stability
  • Nutrition and digestion of plant proteins
  • Sustainability along the chain of plant protein ingredients and application in foods

All contributors of an oral or poster presentation at the NIZO Plant Protein Functionality Conference are invited to submit a manuscript for a Special Issue of the Journal Future Foods.

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Organising committee
  • Fred van de Velde (NIZO; chair)
    René Floris (NIZO)
    John Giezen (NIZO)
    Marie-Claire Morley (Elsevier)

Scientific Committee
  • Fred van de Velde (NIZO and HAS University of Applied Sciences)
    Peter Wierenga (Wageningen University)
    René Floris (NIZO)

Keynote Speakers
Organised by
 
  • Elsevier
  • NIZO
Supporting Publications

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