Featured Speakers : Plenary
Prof. Charles Brennan
RMIT University - Dean of Science
Topic: Food Science – Creating the future through collaboration & innovation
An established senior academic with over 30 years experience.
Internationally recognised researcher having written over 300 peer-reviewed scholarly works (Google Scholar).
Broad knowledge base includes:- plant breeding, animal nutrition, agri-business, biochemistry, food technology & engineering, human nutrition.
Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Food Science and Technology.
Passionate about the internationalization of academic and research programmes, as well as breaking down boundaries within academia to establish inclusive and respectful cultures.
Food science and technology requires a collaborative mindset in order to transform research into applied solutions. The multidisciplinary approach to food innovation is essential in todays global network of industry and academia. The talk will explore how open innovation has enabled national and international research and innovation to transform food science.
Neogen & Megazyme - Product Manager
Topic: Dietary Fiber: old dog and new tricks. Health claims, regulatory landscape, analytical solutions and future trends.
Claudio Cornaggia attended the University of Pavia, Italy where he earned his BSc and MSc in Chemistry following a research period at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. He moved to Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland where he earned a PhD degree in Organic Chemistry in the field of organocatalysis. After his doctoral studies, he joined Megazyme as an R&D chemist and was involved in chemical and chemo-enzymatic routes for the synthesis of carbohydrate-based probes to analyse key enzyme activities linked to the cereal processing industries. Over the years he became a Principal Scientist within the R&D team in Megazyme and has worked under Prof. Barry McCleary who has been a global leader in the research towards novel methods for dietary fiber analysis. Following the acquisition of Megazyme by Neogen, he has moved to a product manager role and supports the Megazyme range globally.
Assoc Prof. Nenad Naumovski
University of Canberra - Associate Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition
Topic: Food Science & Nutrition - joining the dots for the future
Dr Nenad Naumovski is a Chef, Food Scientist and Molecular Nutritionist and works at the University of Canberra (ACT, Australia) as Associate Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition. He leads a Functional Foods and Nutrition Research (FFNR) Laboratory located at the University of Canberra and holds academic conjoint positions as the Visiting Professor at the Harokopio University of Athens (Athens, Greece), and University of Newcastle (Australia). Nenad has a strong research interest in the development of functional foods and the effects of food and nutrients on psycho-cardiological and metabolic markers associated with healthy ageing.