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ICBF-2006 Memento


Attendants of ICBF-2006 in a commemorative photo
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ICBF-2006 Programme

The scientific programme of the conference will comprise plenary and invited lectures from the international eminent persons working on the major areas of Food Biotechnology, Food Engineering and Food Chemistry and Biochemistry. The scientific programme of the ICBF-2006 would be spread over in different sessions in which invited lectures and short orals will be presented. Apart from these, there will be poster sessions where contributory papers will be presented as posters. Instructions will be exhibit later together with the program of presentations.

General Speakers (Tentative)

of COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research).
Lecture on: ‘The COST system of networking in research’.

Opening Speaker

Fox, Patrick. (Univ. , Irland)
Lecture on: "Indigenous enzymes in milk: History, Significance and Perspectives"

Plenary Speakers

Holzapfel Wilhelm.
(Fed. Res. Ctr. Nutr. Karlsruhe, Germany)
Lecture on: "Lactic acid bacteria in food biotechnology and the human environment"
Marchant Roger.
(Univ. Ulster, UK)
Lecture on: "The impact of microbial genomics on the food industry"

Invited Lectures

Aguilar, C.
(Univ. Autónoma de Coahuila, Mexico)

Lecture on "Production of antioxidants and other nutraceuticals by solid state cultures of pomegranate residues (Punica granatum) and cresote bush (Larrea tridentata)"

Augur, C. (IRD, France)
Lecture on
"Use of fungal enzymes to study the degradation of specific plant polyphenols"

Banerjee, R. (IIT-Kharagpur, India)
Lecture on
"Isolation of a novel polysaccharide from the rind of Punica granatum (Pomegranate) having Free radical scavenging, tyrosinase inhibition and  anti-glycation properties"

Bekatorou, A. (Univ. Patras, Greece)

Lecture on "Immobilization techniques and support materials, suitable for food production: beer, bread and cereal by-products"
Berger, R. (Univ Hannover, Germany)
Lecture on "
Biotechnology of Flavours"

Bezirtzoglou, E. (Univ. Thrace, Greece)
Lecture on
"The intestinal flora over space and time or Probiotics"

Biliaderis, C. (Univ. of Salonika, Greece)
Lecture on "
Rheological methods in food material characterization"

Bisaria, V. (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)

Lecture on "Bioprocessing Strategies for Enhanced Production of Podophyllotoxin in Plant Cell  Cultures"

Boskou, D. (Aristotle Univ Salonika, Greece)
Lecture on "
Properties  of food colours obtained by physical extraction, chemical synthesis and biosynthesis by microorganisms"

Chand, S. (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)

Lecture on "Nutraceuticals Based on Enzymatic Catalysis"

Chincholkar, S. (North Maharashtra University, India)
Lecture on "
Microbial Siderophore Mediated Iron Value Addition to Oilseeds and Pulses for Improvement of Human Health"

Drainas, C. (Univ. Ioannina, Greece)
Lecture on "
An alternative procaryotic glucose tolerance regulon in high sugar habitats"

Ferreira-Dias, S. (Inst. Sup. d’Agronomia, Portugal)
Lecture on "
On the Use of Immobilised Lipases in the Food Industry- Factors and Facts"

Furlan, S. (University of Joinville (UNIVILLE)
Lecture on "
Possibilities of Pleurotus applications in food, health and environmental technologies"

Giudici, P. (Univ. Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Lecture on "
Strategies for yeast genetic improvement"

Gunasekaran, P. (India)
Lecture on
"Strategies for the improvement of levan and fructooligosaccharides production by Zymomonas mobilis"

Hardin, M. (Univ. Queensland, Australia)
Lecture on "
Nutracetical properties of Whey-Starch compostites”

Kanellaki, M. (Univ. of Patras, Greece)

Lecture on "Use of fruits as substrates for cell immobilization for food production"

Komaitis, M. (Agr. Univ. Athens, Greece)

Lecture on "1,3-Propanediol and citric acid production from glycerol-containing waste discharged after bio-diesel manufacturing process"

Larroche, C. (UBP, Clermont-Ferrand, France)

Lecture on "Engineering aspects of biotransformation processes"

Lyberatos, G. (Univ. Patras, Greece)
Lecture on "
A novel approach to decontamination and deodorization of wine corks"

Madamwar, D. (Sardar Patel University, India)
Lecture on "
Biocatalysis using microemulsion based organogels (MBGs) containing immobilized Candida rugosa lipase for ester synthesis"

Mishra, S (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)

Lecture on "Novel bioprocess strategies for production of xylanases for use in food and feed industry"

Nedovic, V. (Univ. Belgrade, Servia-Montenegro)
Lecture on "
Immobilized cell technology aimed to beer fermentation - process requirements, carrier materials and bioreactor design"

Nychas, G-J. (Agricultural University of Athens, Greece)

Lecture on "Evaluation of meat spoilage using Chemometrics and metabolomics (metabolic fingerprint) as tools"

Omar, I. (Univ Science, Malaysia)
Lecture on "
Utilization of Malaysian agrowaste resources for the generation of value-added products via fermentation processes"
Paknikar, K. (Agharkar Research Institute, India)
Lecture on "
The Prospects of Integrated Nano-Bio-processing in food industries"
Papagianni, M. (Aristotle Univ  Salonica, Greece)
Lecture on "
Engineering the metabolism of Lactococcus lactis by cloning key fungal genes of Aspergillus niger"

Pillai, S. (Texas A&M Univ, USA)
Lecture on "
Microbial cell signaling and its potential applications in bioprocessing"

Pons, M. (INPL, ENSIC, CNRS Nancy, France)
Lecture on "
Spectroscopic techniques for facilitation of wastewater and surface water monitoring"

Rao, L. (Osmania University, Hyderabad, India)
Lecture on "Biotechnological production of xylitol and its application in food industry"

Roussos, S. (IRD, France)
Lecture on "
Natural mycoflora on olives and risk assessment"

Sankaran, K. (Anna Univ, Chennai, India)
Lecture on "
The need and new means for surveillance of E.coli pathogens"
Satyanarayana, T (University of Delhi, India)

Lecture on "Attempts in improving quality and shelf life of bread using microbial enzymes"

Saucedo-Castaneda, G. (Univ. Auto. Metropolitana, Mexico)

Singh-Nigam, P. (Univ. of Ulster, UK)
Lecture on "
Comparative study of encapsulated and entrapped yeast for bioethanol production"
Soccol, C. (Univ Federal Parana, Brazil)
Lecture on "
Agaricus brasiliensis a new source to nutraceutical and pharmaceutical bioproducts"
Strehaiano, P.  (LGC. UMR-CNRS.Toulouse-Fac. d'Oenologie.Bordeaux, France)
Lecture on "
Microbial interactions in winemaking"
Thakur, I. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
Lecture on
"Bioremediation and detoxification of dioxin-like compounds in food by-products by Serratia marcescens"

Tsakalidou, E. (Agr. Univ. Athens, Greece)
Lecture on "
Functionality of wild lactic acid bacteria - The example of Streptococcus macedonicus"
Vikineswary, S. (UM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Lecture on "
Mushrooms in healthy diet:fresh or processed?"

Viniegra-Gonzalez, G. (Mexico)
Lecture on
"Why Enzyme Synthesis by SSF Is Resistant to Catabolite Repression?"

Webb, C. (UMIST, UK)
Lecture on "
Cereal and Baking Industry Wastes as Potential Bioprocess Feedstocks"

Weinberg, Z. (Volcani Centre, Israel)
Lecture on "
The safety and hygiene of sewage irrigated forage crops"

Yokota, K. (Univ Shimane, Japan)
Lecture on "
Regulation of life cycle of adipocytes by dietary lipids and metabolic factors through the arachidonate cascade"

Technical Sessions                                                                      

Conference and Cultural Centre (Ground Plan)

I1 Main Hall (1,080 seats)
I4 Auditorium (250 seats)
I5 Foyer (600 m)
I6 Multiple Use Hall (200 m)
I10 Parallel Meeting Hall
I11 Parallel Meeting Hall
       (75 seats)
I12 Parallel Meeting Hall
       (75 seats)
I13 Parallel Meeting Hall
       (75 seats)

Conference and Cultural Centre (First Floor Plan)

II-3 Foyer (470 m2)

The program of presentations is the final and you can download it or open it. In few words, it is consisted by the "welcome session" with the opening ceremony in the afternoon of Sunday 18 June in the Auditorium (I4) of the “Conference and Cultural Centre” of the University of Patras and the "welcome reception" in the evening of the same day in the hotel “Achaia Beach”. The sessions of presentations start in the morning of Monday with the opening session that includes the opening, plenary and invited lectures in the Auditorium (I4). The next sessions will take place in parallel sessions in three Rooms (I11, I12 and I13). In the last day there would be a "clossing session" in the Auditorium (I4) again. The "poster sessions" will be three according to the three main scientific topics of the congress with matching subjects. The number of the poster’s title of each poster corresponds to a number of table will be given at the Room of their exhibition (I6).  The coffee will be served in the Foyer of the Centre (I5) and the lunch at the first floor (II-3).

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Closing Session 
Summary and Conclusions of the ICBF-2006

The Minutes of the Panel discussion
during Closing Session

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Social Program                                                   

The local organizing Committee steady to its promises organized with the aid of a tourist Agency, some very interesting excursions to ancient monuments nearby the vicinity of the Congress Venue. The daily duration of these propositions have been designed to coincide with that of technical sessions of the Congress so that your accompanying persons may have pleasant time while you are busy with the Congress. Details of the proposed schedules you can find in a downloadable document. Please click below on the logo of the travel company to open or download this document.


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  Invited Speakers


Technical Sessions

Open/Download (Final) 

Closing Session  

Conclusions of icbf-2006  

Social Program