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International INFOGEST Webinar Series on Food Digestion


The INFOGEST monthly Webinar Series on Food Digestion is hosted by Dr Andre Brodkorb of the Teagasc Food Research Centre on the first Wednesday of every month at 2PM. Theme of the 5th webinar on January 6th is “Digestive Amylases & Starch Digestion”, featuring Dr Daniela Freitas, Teagasc Moorepark.

The INFOGEST Webinar Series on Food Digestion is a monthly webinar series hosted by Dr Andre Brodkorb from the Teagasc Food Research Centre at Moorepark.

Understanding the effect of food on human health is a current research priority in Europe and it is also a strong consumer demand. People want to be aware of the effects on their body of the food they eat. After ingestion, food is broken down in the gut releasing components such as peptides, amino acids, minerals and fatty acids that, beside their nutritional properties, may have a biological action. This is the focus of the INFOGEST network, created under EU Cost Action (FA1005) and now consisting of scientists from academia and industry from over 45 countries, with some financial support by the French Research Organisation INRAE.

The INFOGEST Webinar Series on Food Digestion is held on the first Wednesday of every month at 2PM and will continue in the lead up to the next International Conference on Food Digestion 3-5 May 2022 in Cork, Ireland . The webinars are hosted on Zoom through the Teagasc ConnectEd platform. Each webinar focuses on a different theme related to the working groups from the INFOGEST network and features presentations from two researchers, followed by a question and answer session. Previous webinars have focused on in vitro models of digestion, absorption models and lipid digestion and have featured Dr Andre Brodkorb and Dr Linda Giblin from Teagasc, as well as researchers from the INFOGEST network across Europe.

Digestive Amylases and Starch Digestion

The series will continue into 2021, with the 5th webinar being held on January 6th at 2PM.

The theme for the upcoming webinar will be “Digestive Amylases and Starch Digestion”, featuring Dr Sophie Vinoy (Mondelēz International, Saclay, France) and Dr Daniela Freitas (Teagasc Moorepark.

The question and answer session will be moderated by Prof. Caroline Orfila (University of Leeds) and Nadja Siegert (Fresenius Kabi).

Register for this series: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__lpAc6o-Q2yYIp6jg-3HFA

More information on the INFOGEST series can be found here: https://www.cost-infogest.eu/