Professor Ascensión Marcos
Head of the Immunonutrition Research Group, Department of Metabolism and Nutrition, Institute of Science, Technology of Food and Nutrition (ICTAN), Madrid, Spain. President of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Nutrition, Food and Dietetics (FESNAD). President of the International Society for Immunonutrition (ISIN). Past-president of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS).
Lecture on THE ROLE OF MICROBIOTA IN THE IMMUNONUTRITION FIELD
Professor Zoran Petrović
Professor Emeritus at Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas and Senior Research Advisor at Kansas Polymer Research Center (KPRC). He received the Ph.D. at the Strathclyde University, Glasgow. He worked in electrical industry for 12 years. Spent 3 years at the Polymer Science and Engineering Department, University of Massachusetts, at Amherst. Dr. Petrović is founder of Kansas Polymer Research Center and he was Research Director until his recent partial retirement. He has h-index of 52, over 170 scientific papers, 3 books, 17 book chapters and 20 US patents.
Lecture on BIOLOGICAL OILS AS A PLATFORM FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS
Professor Costas Biliaderis
Food Science and Technology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Former research associate with the National Research Council of Canada, a project chemist with General Foods, Inc., an Associate Professor with the University of Manitoba, Canada and a visiting Professor with the Cyprus University of Technology.
Lecture on BIOPOLYMERS AS VEHICLES FOR DELIVERING INNOVATIVE FUNCTIONALITIES IN FOOD SYSTEMS
Professor Reinhard Miller
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam/Golm, Germany. Editor of “Advances in Colloid Interface Science” at ELSEVIER Publishers. Editor of the journal “Colloids and Interfaces” at MDPI. Past president of the “European Colloid and Interface Society” ECIS. Immediate Past President of the “International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists”.
Lecture on CHARACTERISATION OF PROTEINS AND SURFACTANTS AT FLUID INTERFACES RELEVANT FOR FOAMS AND EMULSIONS IN FOOD
Professor Francisco Gabriel Acién
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almeria, Spain. Worked as professor at Universities of Seville, Malaga, and International University of Andalucía. Editorial Advisory Board of Algal Research journal.
Lecture on CONTRIBUTION OF MICROALGAE TO THE SUSTAINABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF DIFFERENT INDUSTRIAL PROCESSESS
Professor Raúl Muñoz
Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain. Principal Investigator (UVa) on EU Horizon2020 project “Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater”. Awarded by the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering Medal for young researchers in recognition for his merits in environmental engineering and knowledge transfer between the university and the private sector.
Lecture on BIOLOGICAL CONVERSION OF GREENHOUSE GASES INTO ADDED VALUE BIO-PRODUCTS: MOVING TOWARDS GHG BIOREFINERIES
Professor Mire Zloh
Emeritus Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. Former Head of Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Hertfordshire and Research Professor within the Centre for Health Services and Clinical Research. Honorary Professor at UCL School of Pharmacy, London, UK.
Lecture on IN SILICO SIMULATION OF FREEZE DRYING PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS PROCESSESS
Professor Živko Nikolov
Dow Chemical Professor, Associate Department Head & Associate Director, The National Center for Therapeutic Manufacturing, Agriculture and Life Sciences Texas A&M University, USA. Before joining Texas A&M in 2003, professor Nikolov was Vice President of Bioprocess Development with Prodi Gene Inc. He is a recognized expert in bio processing of transgenic plants for production of high-value protein products and therapeutic proteins.
Lecture on: PROCESS SIMULATION IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Diego Moreno, PhD
Scientific Researcher at Research Group on Quality, Safety, and Bioactivity of Plant-based Foods, Food Science and Technology Department, Centro de Edafologia y Biologia Aplicada del Segra, CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain.
Lecture on INNOVATING WITH BIOACTIVES FROM BRASSICA BYPRODUCTS - THE SPIN-OFF EXPERIENCE
Milena Špirkova, PhD
Senior Scientist at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry CAS, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic.
Lecture on POLYCARBONATE-BASED POLYURETHANES AND POLYURETHANE NANOCOMPOSITES
Vilma Ducman, PhD
Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Head of Department for Materials (ZAG). Member of RILEM (International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures) and NANOCEM (The Industrial-Academic Research Network on Cement and Concrete).
Lecture on FOAMING OF ALKALI ACTIVATED MATERIALS
Professor Peter Raspor
Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Guest professor at University Vienna, Austria, and University of Maribor and University of Primorska, Slovenia. Worked as a Professor at Budapest Corvinus University,Hungary.
Lecture on FROM FOOD TO SAFE FOOD: PROBLEMS AND CHALLENGES IN NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Professor Nikola Tomić
Associate professor of Sensory Analysis of Food at University of Belgrade – Faculty of Agriculture, Institute of Food Technology and Biochemistry, Belgrade, Serbia. Head of Department of Food Safety and Quality Management..
Lecture on APPLICATION OF SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE FOR DRYING OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES – SENSORY AND FOOD SAFETY PERSPECTIVES
Professor Cristina Delerue Matos
Full Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal. Senior researcher at LAQV REQUIMTE, Porto, Research group Environmental Chemistry.
Lecture on PHARMACEUTICALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Polonca Ropret, PhD
Head of Research Institute of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia (IPCHS) and Research Collaborator at Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution. Member of Scientific Committee for RAA and national coordinator for E-RIHS Slovenia.
Lecture on RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY FOR CHARACTERISATION OF BRONZE OBJECTS IN DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS AND ITS PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Head of Solid Dosage Forms Department at Hemofarm, member of STADA group. Her past positions were Chief of packaging department and Product Coordinator at Hemofarm, STADA Group. She is Master of Technology focused in Pharmaceutical Sciences from University of Technology, Novi Sad.
Lecture on FLUID BED PROCESSES IN PHARMA INDUSTRY
Dipl. Ing., master of Technology Engineering, finished Faculty of Technology Novi Sad in 1996. Since than she is involved in sugar technology, with main specialty at quality controll. In Sugar Factory “Donji Srem“ Pećinci she was the Head of tha Laboratory, from 2007 she was the Quality Controll manager and Quality Control Director in Hellenic Sugar Industry Serbia. Now she is the Quality Coordinator at Sunoko sugar plants. She is the Lead Auditor for TUV SÜD, lecturer at BSC -Information Centre , consultant at MONNA agency.
Lecture on CHALLENGES IN SUGAR PRODUCTION – FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT