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Organised by the Riddet Institute Centre of Research Excellence and Massey University

On behalf of the organising committee, we invite you to attend the 7th International Symposium on “Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems”, which will be held on November 5-8, 2017, in the “city of sails”, Auckland, New Zealand.
Associated with the Symposium will be a workshop on Atomic Force Microscopy and Food, to be held on November 9-10, 2017 at the University of Auckland.

Click here for more information about the Atomic Force Microscopy and Food Workshop.

The DOF2017 symposium will be, as the previous DOF meetings, the primary platform for presenting new scientific developments in complex food systems, and their applications to food engineering design, food functionality and food consumption, the concepts of complexity and emergent phenomena in food science (introduced at DOF2015) and two new hot topics: replacements for animal-derived proteins; and effects of food structures on the microbiome of the human gut.

The topics for the scientific sessions are:

  1. Novel structures for delivery of bioactives in foods
  2. New and emerging processes and ingredients for delivering functionality
  3. Natural and biomimetic food systems – structures and functionality
  4. Food synergy to deliver enhanced functionality
  5. Delivery to the microbiome
  6. Implementation of delivery systems in food products
  7. Complexity and emergent phenomena in food science
  8. Interactions between delivery systems and the human body (sensory, digestion, release, bioaccessibility and bioavailability)
  9. Functionality of animal-derived proteins and their substitutes and extenders

Hot topics will be presented by invited world-renowned experts, and the latest research findings will be presented in short talks and poster communications.

In addition, you will enjoy social events that will introduce our New Zealand culture.

We look forward to meeting you in Auckland!

Mike Boland
Harjinder Singh
(Conference co-chairs)