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7th International Conference on Food Digestion (ICFD2022)

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Venue Maryborough Hotel, Cork.
7th International Conference on Food Digestion (ICFD2022) taking place in Cork from 3 - 5 May 2022.

This conference is a major event in the field of Food, Nutrition and Health. It is organised in the frame of the INFOGEST research network (www.cost-infogest.eu) whose objective is to “improve the health properties of food by sharing our knowledge on the digestive process”. INFOGEST is a global network of approximately 582 research scientists (academic and food companies) from 150 institutions across 46 countries.

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​Programme at at glance:

  • Monday 2nd May, May Bank Holiday: Arrival
  • Tuesday 3rd May: 2pm Opening Address followed by Session 1
  • Tuesday 3rd May: Conference Welcome Reception (evening) - Cork Artisan Food & Drink
  • Wednesday 4th May: 9am - 6pm Sessions 2, 3 and 4
  • Wednesday 4th May: Gala Dinner and Cultural Night
  • Thursday 5th May: 9am - 1pm Session 5
  • Thursday 5th May: 2pm - 5pm Breakout Meetings for Working Groups 

This conference will primarily focus on: 

  • Session 1: Food structures & food digestion 
  • Session 2: Food processing & bioaccessibility/bioavailability of health promoting compounds 
  • Session 3: Food digestion & bioactivity 
  • Session 4: Digestion models (In vitro, in vivo and in silico) 
  • Session 5: Effect of food on gut microbiota 

​Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Tara Grauwet, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Asso.Prof Avi Shpigelman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  • Professor Fiona Gribble, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Dr Suzanne Hodgkinson, Riddet Institute Massey University, New Zealand
  • Dr Karen Scott, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Professor Paul D. Cotter, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ireland

Conference venue:

​The conference venue for ICFD2022 will be the Maryborough Hotel in Cork.

Nestled in the leafy Cork suburb of Douglas, the Maryborough is an 18th century house hotel located 15 minutes from Cork city centre. This beautiful Country House was renovated in 1997 and extended to incorporate 93 modern guestrooms in total. Built on 24 acres of scenic gardens it provides an excellent location for delegates visiting the Cork region and is less than 10 minutes from airport. 

​The conference dinner will be held at Ballymaloe, a historic Irish country house celebrated internationally as the home of Irish country cuisine. Set deep in a 300 acre farm, their menus celebrate the relationship from farm to table by sourcing food from their own farm and producers in the locality. We look forward to enjoying an excellent Irish dinner with everyone on the 4th May 2022.