IFT International Food Nanoscience Conference

Just prior to the conference, join us the morning of July 12, from 9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., for a primer workshop designed to help build or refresh your foundational understanding of nanoscience. Content will be beneficial for those participating in IFT’s 2013 International Food Nanoscience Conference.


Friday, July 12
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Onsite Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks
9:10 – 9:40 a.m. Terminology and the Evolution of Definitions
One of the challenges facing the growing field of food nanotechnology is confusion about how it is defined. This session will review the various existing definitions and describe why consensus has not been achieved in the food industry.

Mitchell Cheeseman - Steptoe & Johnson LLP
9:40 – 10:30 a.m. Basic Science of Nanomaterials, Their Occurrence, and Applications
Nanotechnology and nanomaterials have tremendous potential to enhance the food supply. This session will offer you an overview of the basic science to help increase your fundamental understanding of potential applications. It will also explain why this field has many great opportunities for food scientists to get more involved.

Rickey Yada - Univ. of Guelph
10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Fabricating and Characterizing Nanomaterials
Physics changes at the nano-scale. This session will enlighten you as to how this impacts the fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials into the real world.

Jozef Kokini - Univ. of Illinois
11:30 am – 12:00 p.m.

National and International Policies and Regulations
It is important to have at least a cursory understanding of what the regulatory agencies and policy makers are thinking about in regards to  nanotechnology and where regulations stand and may be headed in the future.  This session will provide a general overview of the nanotechnology bodies of work being led by the US Government and other international agencies and organizations.   An understanding of regulatory and policy activities in the US,  EU and other regions or countries is vital to nanotechnology research and development. 

Ritu Nalubola - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch