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2nd International Conference on Food Digestion

Madrid, Spain, 6-8 March 2013

to be held at
CIAL and ICMAT, Nicolas Cabrera 9 and 13, 28049 Madrid

We are pleased to announce the
  2nd International Conference on Food Digestion
organized by the
COST Action FA 1005 Infogest

Following the success of the 1st edition in Cesena, Italy which gathers nearly 150 scientists coming from 29 countries, the forthcoming 2nd ICFD is to be held in Madrid, Spain from 6 to 8 March 2013 and will be hosted by CIAL (CSIC-UAM).

  • Key dates:
    • Abstract submission: extended to 18th January 2013
    • Selection/Acceptance information to authors: 4th February 2013
    • Publication of the final programme: 7th February 2013
    • On-line registration: open until 18th February 2013


  • Photographies : Pictures of the conferences are now available. Photos' courtesy of Marta Garces, CIAL.
  • General information : to download in pdf format
  • Scientific programme : Updated 01/03/2013 - The scientific programme is on line. See "Programme" or download it in pdf format
  • Conference location : The conference will be held in CIAL and CFTMAT, Nicolas Cabrera 9 and 13, Madrid.
    • See "Practical information" to join the conference from airport and train station.
    • See also "Accomodation" Detailed map to join from hotels
  • Practical informations on line
    • how to reach Madrid
    • each participant has to book his hotel room. See the hotel list .
    • Posters required size: 80 x 120 cm (A0 format in vertical orientation ). Authors are invited to include their photo at the top right of their poster.
  • Invited speakers :
    • "Deciphering the structure and function of the human gut microbiota", Francisco Guarner, Digestive System Research Unit, University Hospital Vall d'Hebron, Spain
    • "The enzymes of fat digestion in humans", Frédéric Carrière , Laboratory of Enzymology at Interfaces and Physiology of Lipolysis, UMR 7282, CNRS, France
    • "Food structure and digestion: colloids science in the "nano" age", Eric Dickinson , School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Topics :

  • Characterization of raw materials and processed food matrices for optimized nutrient bioavailability
    - Identification of bioactive compounds - Stability during processing - Characterisation of food structures
  • In vitro , in vivo and in silico models of mammalian gastrointestinal digestion
    - Application of digestion models to food - Comparison in vitro/in vivo - Identification of digestion products
  • Evaluation of the healthy effects
    - Immunomodulatory properties of food  - Regulation of appetite and satiety - Effect of food on gut microbiota

Registration is open until February, 18, 2013
Register now

Organisée par l'action COST FA 1005 INFOGEST, la 2nde International Conference on Food Digestion se tiendra du 6 au 8 mars 2013 à Madrid, Espagne. Cet événement a pour but de rassembler les scientifiques et industriels du domaine. La 1ère édition s'était déroulée en mars 2012 à Cesena, Italie et avait réuni 150 chercheurs issus d'une vingtaine de pays.
Le pré-programme est disponible en ligne