38th EFFoST International Conference 2024

Future Food Systems: Innovation through Progress at Scientific Interfaces

12-14 November 2024 | Bruges, Belgium

The 38th EFFoST International Conference will be hosted by KU Leuven and UGent and will be held in the city of Bruges in Belgium. The EFFoST2024 conference will explore the theme “Future Food Systems: Innovation through Progress at Scientific Interfaces”. We look forward to welcoming you in the city of Bruges, from 12-14 November 2024.

EFFoST2024 embraces the quintuple innovation helix framework, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration in the food sector. Our mission is to advance the global goal of providing safe, nutritious, and sustainable food with broad consumer acceptance, aligning with the ‘one health’ concept defined by WHO.

Discover the pinnacle of food science and technology at the annual EFFoST conference. Join global experts, scientists, industry leaders, policymakers, and students from diverse food-related fields.

This culminates in the sub-themes describing the interdisciplinary food technology challenges EFFoST2024 wants to particularly focus on and which highlight the expertise of the conference hosts:

1. Human interface

  • Food –nutrition–health
  • Food for target groups
  • Simulation of food human interactions (in vivo, in vitro, in silico)
  • Sensory & consumer science
  • Food allergens & contaminants

2. Raw material interface

  • New food processing strategies
  • Innovative food sources
  • Food (ingredient) interactions
  • From farm to factory
  • Structure-function relations

3. Micro-organism interface

  • Predictive power of the food microbiome
  • Food fermentations
  • Microbial safety & spoilage
  • Hygienic design

4. Sustainability interface

  • Water & energy use
  • Food packaging
  • Reducing food loss & waste
  • Side-stream valorization

5. Computer science interface

  • Sensors
  • Modelling, simulation and prediction
  • Foodomics, big data and AI

Each year the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) organises this prestigious academic food science and technology conference. Join world-renowned researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and students from multi-disciplinary food-related fields to share the latest developments and create new partnerships.

For more information visit the EFFoST2024 conference website

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