We are pleased to announce that registration and abstract submission is open for DF18 - the 7th International Dietary Fibre Conference4-6 June 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands!

Dietary fibre is increasingly becoming a hot topic with its key role for the human gut microbiome contributing to major benefits for health and well-being. Its potential for replacing sugar and fat in a range of products and the availability of new fibre ingredients and products with specific benefits, both for health and sensory aspects underlines the importance of dietary fibre in science and technology.

DF18 covers all sources of dietary fibre and their diversity regarding impact on food structure, the human gut microbiome and health, including state-of-the art reviews by authoritative speakers and updates on new developments in major international projects.

Early bird registration and abstract submission for poster presentation is still open!

ICC Members benefit from significantly reduced registration fees. Not a member yet? Join the ICC family

Looking to put your company and its competences in the focus of the global dietary fibre sector? Chose from the attractive sponsorship packages and showcase to a targeted international audience!

All details can be found under www.dietaryfibre.org

ICC welcomes GlycoSpot as new ICC Corporate member! GlycoSpot is a biotechnology company specializing in the development and production of assay kits for carbohydrate active enzymes based on the industry-standard 96 well format. Enzymes are essential components of many industrial processes and are increasingly regarded as attractive alternatives to traditional chemical-based processing since they are effective, environmentally benign, cost effective, and precise in their mode of action.

There is a vast diversity of industrially relevant enzymes in nature (especially in microorganisms) and recent advances in nucleotide sequencing have enabled enzyme producers and academics to mine genomes for enzyme-encoding genes. However, there is currently a serious deficiency in technologies for empirically screening the activities of expressed enzymes and culture broths. This has created a bottleneck in enzyme discovery programmes. GlycoSpot assay kits tackle this bottleneck and release the potential of enzyme technology The company is based on knowhow developed at the University of Copenhagen (KU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the founders have over 30 years combined experience in the field and extensive collaboration with academic and industrial partners. http://www.glycospot.dk/index.html

Raise your voice on whole grains – join the 6th International Whole Grain Summit! The key international conference on whole grains organised by ICC in cooperation with HGF and University of Minnesota will take place in Vienna from 13 – 15 November 2017 and will use this global reach to establish networks and define action plans to stimulate increased consumption of whole grains and other healthy cereal ingredients. This Summit will be one of a kind as it will include updates on the latest in science/technology, nutrition and health, business, marketing and regulatory perspectives as well as active discussion sessions in the World Café format leading to a "Declaration on Whole Grains". Participants will not only get state-of-the-art information but also have the unique opportunity to actively contribute to the future of whole grain! The Whole Grain Summit will be a platform to promote and encourage researchers presenting innovative or exceptional work in the field of whole grains. The best posters will be awarded and may be presented in plenary and there will also be a Young Scientist Award (sponsored by Quaker) a Best Poster Award (sponsored by Nestlé) and an ICC Award for Wholegrain Research (sponsored by ICC-Austria) granted for exceptional work in the field! Registration is still open. An attractive ICC membership and registration package is also being offered. Tailor your ideal exhibition and sponsorship package with us! Take advantage of this opportunity and bring your company in the focus of the global grain and food sector. View more details and get involved today – go to www.wholegrainsummit.comWe look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!

The 1st ICC Asia-Pacific Grains Conference (APGC) which was co-organised by ICC - The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and CCOA - The Chinese Cereals and Oils Association,  took place in Xiamen, a beautiful coastal city in southeast China, May 21-24, 2017 and attracted over 500 participants. The 1st APGC was appreciated highly by representations from the region and abroad on the wide subjects, high level presentations and high attention to industry and beyond. This event premiere promoted the exchange and cooperation in grain & oil science and technology and will benefit the sustainable development and science and technology innovation in Asia pacific region. Thank you to all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and participants for making this event premiere such a success! Find the Best Youth Speakers and Best Posters listed in the full REPORT

We are pleased to announce the 9th International Congress “Flour-Bread ’17” and the 11th Croatian Congress of Cereal Technologists “Brašno-Kruh ’17.” which will take place in Opatija, Croatia from the 25th to 27th October 2017. This year the Congress celebrates the 20th jubilee of gathering numerous researchers and professionals from different parts of the world, with the main aim to feature the latest advances in cereal science and technology. The Congress programme will include plenary and invited lectures, oral and poster presentations, and the exhibition of process and laboratory equipment, cereal industry products and publications. You are cordially invited to contribute to the scientific programme of the Congress and to participate in social events that will provide an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with colleagues, and discuss possibilities for networking and collaboration. For more details please visit www.ptfos.unios.hr/brasno-kruh/ 

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