Location: Marble Hall, Thorvaldsensvej 40, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Resveratrol and other anti-inflammatory compounds in human health workshop will focus on the biological effect of resveratrol and other naturally-occurring compounds of the human diet. The workshop brings a number of leading international profiles together to present and discuss the latest advances in resveratrol and other anti-inflammatory compounds on human health.
The workshop offers the opportunity to attend a two-day PhD course on 28-29 August highlighting this research. Our international speakers will also participate in this PhD school.
The purposes of the workshop and the following PhD course are:
It is our hope that the workshop, by combining national and international experts in the field of health-promoting naturally-occurring compounds, will support our national research in this specific field, as well as enable exceptional training opportunities the young scientist. Because this subject receives great attention in the popular media, we will have a unique opportunity to distribute a scientifically valid message concerning the known effects of these compounds as well as to clarify some of the oversimplifications circulating in some media channels and found at several websites.
Topics to be covered at the workshop:
The programme includes an opportunity for the press to meet the speakers, and a Science Dating session, for project brainstorming and partnering among all participants.
Speakers to date:
|09.00-09.30||Young-Joon Surh, South Korea||Cancer chemopreventive effects of resveratrol and underlying molecular mechanisms|
|09.30-10.00||Kasia Kupisiewicz, Denmark||Effects of resveratrol, analogues and proteasome inhibitors on bone modulation|
|10.00-10.30||Insa Ernst, Germany||Health modulation by olive oil polyphenols and Mediterranean diet|
|10:30-11:00||Pause + refreshments|
|11:00-11:30||Clifton A. Baile, USA||Resveratrol and the prevention of diabetes|
|11:30-12:00||Steen Bønlykke Pedersen, Denmark||Effects of resveratrol on human adipose tissue; from in vitro and in vivo experiments|
|13:00-13:30||Joseph A. Baur, USA||Resveratrol and mitochondria|
|13:30-14:00||Ole Vang, Denmark||Anti-inflammatory response mechanism of resveratrol|
|14:00-14:30||Angela Lee Tsetsis, Fluxome, Denmark||From Laboratory to Labeling: Creating Consumer Demand From Emerging Science|
|14:30-15:00||Pause + refreshments|
|15:00-15:30||Siv Ahrné, Sweden||Effect of blueberry with and without probiotics in a DSS-induced model of colon cancer in the rat|
|15:30-16:00||Helle Buchardt Boyd, DHI, Denmark||Requirements for obtaining approval of health claims|
|16:00-16:30||Henriette Pilegård, Denmark||Effect of exercise training and resveratrol supplementation on inflammation and metabolism|
|16:45-17:00||Ole Vang, Denmark||Conclusions|
|17:00-18:00||Matchmaking and Meet the press|
Online Registration is now closed. If you with to register after the deadline, please contact David Featherston by email.
The workshop is free to attend; lunch and networking are included.
For more information, please contact one of the following:
Human diet based on fruit and vegetables contains various bioactive components, which are suggested to have health-promoting effects. The claims of health-promoting effects are mostly based on animal and in vitro studies whereas the human exposure studies are mostly lacking. On the list of these bioactive compounds both resveratrol and curcumin are outstanding as the first human exposure studies have been published in the last 1-2 years.
Both resveratrol and curcumin have received much attention in the last ten years, both in scientific research and the public eye. In Denmark, a few research groups have investigated the effect of resveratrol and curcumin in different experimental models or are currently running such projects. Recently, the LIRMOI project (www.LIRMOI.com) has been initiated to evaluate the effect of resveratrol on inflammatory response in obese people.
The first international conference with focus on resveratrol (Resveratrol2010) was held in September, 2010, in Denmark. At this conference a working group formulated several recommendations on the use of resveratrol, and these recommendations were published in PLOS One. The second international conference, Resveratrol2012, is planned to be held in Leicester, December 5th – 7th 2012.
Further, there is an increasing interest from companies to include bioactive compounds in human diet and to claim a health-promoting effect from these added compounds, which presupposes human studies showing their effects. Therefore, with resveratrol and curcumin as frontrunners, we may learn from these compounds when companies want to include other bioactive compounds in human dietary products in the future.
Food & Health Cluster Manager
Steen Bønløkke Pedersen
Danish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Copenhagen