Upcoming Events

ILSI shares science to diverse audiences by hosting, sponsoring, and co-organizing a variety of events around the world. These include independent symposia; workshops; hands-on scientific training; and sessions held as part of the program of larger scientific and professional meetings.

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About the event

Coming soon!

Further info

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About the event

ILSI Europe is organising an event for Early Career Scientists (ECS) focussed on sustainable food systems. The event offers a great opportunity for young scientists to present their work, network and expand their knowledge about important topics related to food sustainability. It is also offers a chance for industry and academic experts to discover a new pool of talent and gain a fresh point of view on the research this area.

If you are an Early Career Scientist (student, PhD candidate, or practising scientist who received their highest certificate (e.g. BSc, MSc or PhD) within the past ten years) and work within this nexus, we would like to hear from you! We welcome abstracts for oral and poster presentations from researchers working on food waste and by-products valorisation, soil health, or the sustainable design of products and processes.

Additionally, our career development session promises an interactive exploration of opportunities to propel young scientists' careers forward. Delve into funding possibilities, entrepreneurial ventures, and other pathways to professional growth. Gain valuable insights, resources, and guidance to navigate your career journey with confidence and clarity.

The ECS event is joined with the ILSI Europe Annual Symposium, which will be held the next day. The registration will give you access to both days.

Stay tuned for more details on this exciting event designed to empower and support early career scientists on their path to success.

More information on the practicalities of the event coming soon!

Call for abstracts

We accept abstracts from early career scientists for the following sessions:

  • Session 1 - Green by Design: Innovating with Sustainability in Mind
  • Session 2 - Up-cycling the up-cyclable: new perspectives in green, bio-based, and circular valorisation of food waste and food by-products
  • Session 4 - From the Ground Up: Exploring the Vital Links between Soil Health and Sustainable Food Systems

Descriptions can be found in the programme below.

Abstracts will be selected on the basis of scientific excellence and relevance to the sessions.
Submissions will be accepted until 15 June. Authors will be notified in August.
Travel and accommodation for the selected speakers will be covered by ILSI Europe (oral presentations only).

Important note: We will only accept abstracts from early career scientists for these three sessions. An early career scientist is defined as a postgraduate student or scientist from academia or industry who has obtained their highest degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) within the last ten years.

Send an abstract

Programme

Here is the detailed programme for the Early Career Scientists event.
To find the detailed programme for ILSI Europe Annual Symposium, click here.
8:30 - 9:00
Registration
9:00 - 10:30
Session 1 - Green by Design: Innovating with Sustainability in Mind

Nearly all human activities can result in resource depletion, ecological damage, and environmental pollution. To minimize these potentially damaging effects, change is necessary towards a more responsible way of designing human activities. This includes food production and processing. To implement such change, we should apply sustainable design principles: consider and minimize environmental impact when developing ingredients, products, and food production processes. This can be done by finding ways to reduce waste, reuse resources, and recycle products and materials. This is known as the "3R principles", which can be further extended to the 10R principles: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renew, Recharge (or Refill), Repair (or Remedy), Re-manufacture (or Recover), Replace (or Replant), Re-clear (or Refine) and Remove.

10:30 - 11:00
Networking break & Poster session
11:00 - 12:30
Session 2 - Up-cycling the up-cyclable: new perspectives in green, bio-based, and circular valorisation of food waste and food by-products

The agri-food chain is affected by resource scarcity, food loss, and waste and by-products production. A specific life cycle assessment of agri-food chains can highlight the critical points, elucidating the targets that research and policy management must work with in the near future. The EU waste policy aims to contribute to the circular economy by extracting high-quality resources from waste as much as possible. The European Green Deal aims to promote growth by transitioning to a modern, resource-efficient, and competitive economy. As part of this transition, green and bio-based approaches will drive new perspectives in food waste and by-products up-cycling, including recalcitrant biomasses. Fermentation, precision fermentation, and bio-catalysis coupled with other green approaches will permit the release of new processes, new products, and new capacities. This session will explore the crucial connections between the process technologies, the regulatory aspects (e.g. for novel ingredients) and the sustainable perspectives in the agri-food area, exploring the resilient capacity to drive the future human nutrition.

12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 -15:00
Session 3 - Career Development

More info soon

15:00 - 15:30
Networking break & Poster Session
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4 - From the Ground Up: Exploring the Vital Links between Soil Health and Sustainable Food Systems

Soil is the foundation of our food system. Healthy soils are essential to provide healthy food, reverse biodiversity loss, and safeguard human health, but also for achieving climate neutrality, a clean and circular economy and halting desertification and land degradation. Yet it is estimated that 60 to 70% of European soils are unhealthy, degraded or depleted. We urgently need to protect and restore these invaluable resources, as outlined by the EU Soil Strategy for 2023. Soil regeneration offers a pathway forward, combining practices to improve soil health and productivity. This session will explore the crucial connections between soil, human and planetary health. Their understanding is key to design solutions for resilient agricultural systems and sustainable food production.

17:00 - 17:15
Awards & Closing

Registration

Registrations will open soon. Stay tuned!

Registration for this event is also valid for the ILSI Europe Annual Symposium.
Various prize categories are on offer. Early bird registration dates are valid until 1 June 2024.
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About the event

Innovative treatments and research discoveries are constantly emerging in our field, and the ESPGHAN Meeting is at the forefront of education provision and knowledge exchange.

Our community strives to discover, discuss and share the latest novelties and advancements, and use them to enhance the standards of care for patients and help paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition professionals, improve their practice.

We are thrilled to invite you to join us in Milan for 4 days of top-quality research and science, plus many opportunities to learn, connect and collaborate with colleagues from across Europe and beyond!

Further information

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About the event

Global Engage is pleased to announce the 12th Microbiome, Probiotics & Prebiotics R&D and Business Collaboration Forum, which is confirmed to be held on April 23-24 2024 in The Netherlands and co-located with the 6th Skin Microbiome & Cosmeceuticals Congress.

This world-renowned event which attracted 265 industry, academic, and investment leaders last year, enables the discussion of the most scientific cutting-edge microbiome, probiotics and skin-based research; the challenges and opportunities in translating research towards commercialisation, and partnerships and collaborations that secure investment. With 3 conferences and 8 tracks, there is ample content to learn from top scientists, network and broaden your connections and should you wish showcase your work in the poster presentation sessions or get involved in the interactive panel and roundtable discussions.

ILSI Europe session

A session will present the work of the ILSI Europe expert group on Prebiotics and Cognition commissionned by the Prebiotics Task Force.

Track: Gut Brain Axis
Session time: Tuesday 23rd April 2024 | 12:40 - 13:10
Session title: Prebiotics and Cognition - A Review and Future Directions for Human Intervention Studies
Prebiotics have been tested in preclinical and human intervention studies for their effects on cognition. In this presentation, these studies are reviewed together with a list of recommendations to move the field forward. Specifically, we stress the need to perform studies in healthy participants that test the potential "rescuing" effects of prebiotics under conditions where cognition may be transiently compromised. Ultimately, such studies would allow better estimation of the magnitude.
Speaker: Franco Ruiz, PhD Student at KU Leuven (Laboratory for Brain-Gut Axis Studies (LaBGAS), Translational Research for Gastrointestinal Disorders (TARGID) division, Department of Chronic and Metabolic Diseases)

Further information

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About the event

We are honoured to be part of the 2024 IAFP European Symposium organising committee!

Since 2005, IAFP's European Symposium has been shaping the future of food safety by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas with colleagues from across Europe working in industry, government, and academia. The Symposium is an excellent forum to gain knowledge about the latest developments and techniques in food science and safety. The symposium will be held 30 April - 2 May in Geneva, Switzerland.

Catalyse EU Project World Café

Research and innovation for food safety must be developed to further explore and manage (new) risks. In a World Café set up , we will explore needs and priorities within the 6 critical Food Safety areas identified by Flanders' Food:

  • Understanding - Create understanding and appreciation of food safety
  • Trendrisk - Create support for demand-driven food safety problems
  • Tech-enabled - Incorporate technology into a food-safe work environment
  • Farm-to-Fork risks - Make food safety more sustainable and connected
  • Pathogen control - Monitor the presence and growth of pathogenic microorganisms
  • Clean production - Monitor hygiene to control food safety

Your participation in the focus group will not only benefit your professional development, but will also contribute to the collective effort to improve food safety across Europe.

Limited seats! To participate, register here.

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About the event

Coming soon!

Further info

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