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Innovations in polyphenols research: Highlights from the upcoming 17th Annual 2024 World Congress in Milan

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International Attendees at Polyphenols Applications 2024


The 17th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications 2024, taking place on September 19-20, in Milan, Italy, will gather more than 140 attendees coming from 30+ countries.

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The 17th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications, taking place on September 19-20, 2024, at Università degli Studi di Milano Statale in Milan, Italy, will gather more than 140 attendees coming from 30+ countries. More than 20 international speakers will cover the latest advances in polyphenols research and their practical applications.

Key Topics

Polyphenols Applications 2024 will cover a wide range of topics, including the challenges in demonstrating the health benefits of polyphenols, the role of gut microbiota in polyphenol effects, toxicity considerations, applications in oncotherapy and senotherapy, modulation of intestinal permeability, impact on critically ill patients, enzymatic conversion of phenolic compounds, polyphenols in food processing, innovative nutraceuticals, potential as colorants, antiviral activities, angiogenesis and polyphenols, interaction with biological rhythms, treatment of nephropathy and autoimmune kidney diseases, optimization in fermented foods, implications for obesity, gut-brain connection, nanocarriers of bioactive compounds, mechanistic insights into diabetes, and health benefits of natural flavonoids.

Polyphenols Applications 2024 Speakers

Daniele Del Rio, University of Parma, Italy, will give an opening speech addressing the challenges in designing experiments to demonstrate the health benefits of polyphenols.

Doris Marko, University of Vienna, Austria, will discuss toxicity considerations for polyphenols in 2024.

Sascha Venturelli, University of Hohenheim, Germany, will discuss the latest developments in the antiviral activity of polyphenols.

Anna Ardévol, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, will explore the implications of polyphenols on the enteroendocrine system and obesity.

Sonia Ramos Rivero, ICTAN-CSIC, Spain, will provide mechanistic insights into the effects of polyphenols on diabetes.

Begoña Muguerza, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, will examine the interplay between polyphenolic compounds and biological rhythms.

Juan Carlos Espín, Spanish National Research Council, Spain, will explore the role of gut microbiota as a referee of polyphenol effects.

Lianliang Liu, Ningbo University, China, will discuss the gut-brain connection and the impact of polyphenols on satiety and gut health.

Michael Gänzle, University of Alberta, Canada, will explore the diversity of enzymes for the conversion of phenolic compounds.

Monica Giusti, Ohio State University, USA, will present on the potential application of pyranoanthocyanin as colorants.

Jianbo Xiao, Vigo University, Spain, will discuss critical points in polyphenols and food processing.

Pasquale Filannino, University of Bari, Italy, will discuss the optimization of polyphenols in fermented food.

José Estrela, University of Valencia, Spain, will present on moving polyphenol research from the bench to clinical applications in oncotherapy.

Juan A. Giménez-Bastida, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain, will explore angiogenesis as a target of dietary polyphenols.

Wojciech Dabrowski, Medical University of Lublin, Poland, will present on the impact of flavonoids on critically ill patients.

Alessandra Gambero, Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil, will examine the potential of polyphenols in the context of senotherapy.

Cristian Del Bo', Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, will discuss the contribution of polyphenols in the modulation of intestinal permeability.

Andrzej Jaroszyński, Jan Kochanowski University, Poland, will present clinical data on xanthohumol in treating nephropathy and autoimmune kidney diseases.

Teresa Pellicer, HealthTech Bioactives (HTBA), Spain, will present on the health benefits of a natural flavonoid, Cardiose®.

Alberto Davalos, University of Madrid, Spain, will highlight the therapeutic potential of food-derived extracellular vesicles as nanocarriers of bioactive compounds.

Dominique Delmas, University of Bourgogne, France, will highlight the innovative use of resveratrol and omega-3 fatty acids to counteract ocular diseases.

Special Issue on Polyphenols

Following the congress, a special issue will be published in the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research journal. This special issue will be guest-edited by Prof. Juan Carlos Espín (CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain) and Prof. Cristian Del Bo' (University of Milan, Italy), both known for their high-standard research in the field. Researchers are invited to submit their papers for consideration.

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Join Polyphenols Applications 2024 in Milan this September to know more about all recent advances in the field.

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