ACS-ICSCT, one of the ACS International Chemical Science Chapter, is combining forces with one of ACS’ oldest Divisions, the 105-year old Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, to present ACS’ first joint international chapter-divisional symposium. The event will feature four sessions: 1. Food Bioactives and Health, 2. Food Safety, 3. Dairy Products, and 4. Flavor Chemistry. Invited keynote lectures by distinguished scientists from academia, industry, and government research laboratories from around the world will introduce the main topic of the sessions.

         The organizers would like to invite you to participate and present a talk or poster at this symposium. The conference includes four symposia with emphasis on agricultural and food chemistry. The conference will include plenary lectures, short talks, and posters.

The scope of the four symposia topics are:

Food Bioactives and Health

Food Bioactives and Health session will include biological evaluation of food components against certain health problems such as metabolic syndrome, cancer, neuropathy, and infectious diseases; chemical characterization and quantitative analysis of bioactive compounds, clinical studies, and commercial development of bioactive compounds.

Food Safety

Food Safety session will cover food adulteration/authentication, food allergens, mycotoxins, industrial and environmental contaminants, food processing, and nanotechnology (safety of nanotechnology products and uses of nanotechnology to solve food safety problems).

Dairy Products

Dairy Products session will cover chemistry of milk, cheese, yogurt, and other dairy products, and will include aspects of composition and functionality, differences between organic and conventional milk, and nutrition.

Flavor Chemistry

Flavor Chemistry session will cover recent advances in methods to decode key odorants and tastants of foods as well as the formation of flavor compounds during food processing. In addition, topics beyond flavor chemistry, such as biomolecular interactions of flavor compounds with human odorant receptors and postprandial effects of aroma compounds in human physiology will be outlined.




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Call for Abstracts

Abstracts should be submitted electronically as word file or rtf file using the link The abstract submission form is provided at this link. The deadline for abstract submission is January 30th, 2014. Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent out by February 7, 2014. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference program book. We plan to publish a conference proceedings. Presenters are encouraged to prepare a manuscript, which must be submitted by Feb. 28, 2014. Manuscripts must be written according to the attached template.

A few papers will be selected for publication in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

Important Dates (Extended)

Registration Fee

* Early Registration deadline is January 31, 2014

Registration fee includes program book, lunches and coffee breaks

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