Day 1 :
Soho Flordis International, Australia
Time : 10:00-10:40
Dilip Ghosh has received his PhD in Biomedical Science from University of Calcutta, India. Presently, he is a Fellow of American College of Nutrition, Professional Member of AIFST and also Editorial Board Member of several journals. He has published more than 70 papers in peer reviewed journals, numerous articles in food and nutrition magazines and 4 books under CRC Press, USA. Previously, he had been the part of renowned companyies like- Organon Ltd., India, Hort Research, New Zealand, HNRCA at Tufts University, USA, The Smart Foods Centre and Neptune Bio-Innovation Pty. Ltd., Australia.
The use of natural products and plant based dietary supplements has potential to keep the increasing prevalence of metabolic syndrome in check. According to a recent survey, over 42 percent of adults in the United States reported using one or more forms of alternative medicines or dietary supplements for obesity and the metabolic syndrome continue to plague the world at an alarming rate. In recent years, it has been reported that obesity and its metabolic complications will cause both substantial socio-economic and physical burden on society. Furthermore if untreated, diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and others more severe conditions will increase. Because weight perturbations are so prevalent and harmful, many different pro-pharmacological approaches have been developed to treat the overweight state and obesity. The use of pharmacological drugs has become a popular means to overcome excess weight. While these drugs generally are effective, severe adverse toxicities may limit their overall usefulness. A nutritional based intervention is being hailed as an inexpensive alternative to the aid for weight loss and weight management. This presentation will cover: Market and product trends, marketing and branding hype, consumer’s attitude and how it is pulling new product developments, recognize the key growth areas in the functional food and beverage markets and how to capitalize most effectively in weight management, evidence-based dietary supplements and nutraceuticals, regulatory threats and moving forward to obesity research.
Anadolu University, Turkey
Time : 10:40-11:10
Temel Ozek has graduated as a Chemical Engineer and completed two MSc degrees; one in Chemical Engineering and second in Pharmacy and also completed his PhD in Chemical Engineering. Presently he is the Director of Medicinal Plant, Drug and Scientific Research Center. His research work focuses on MAP distillation and extraction techniques for laboratory and industrial scale (SFE-CO2, MW etc.), sophisticated analytical techniques (MD-GC/MS, UPC2 and NMR etc.), design of commercial scale distillation and extraction systems. He has published more than 185 papers and was an Editor of RNP/Essential Oils.
Especially in recent years, natural products are preferred, used and sought after by everybody. In this context, most of the scientific studies have been focused on natural resources. Active principles of natural products can be obtained by different applications. These products are manufactured by flavor and fragrance industries and used in food, perfumery, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and aroma-therapy sectors. However, in recent years, many of drugs have been produced from active ingredients of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAPs). In conventional applications, these products or active compounds can be obtained by distillation, expression, extraction or separation from the plant matrix by some chromatographic techniques depending on the nature of the material. Nowadays, sophisticated techniques are employed in order to produce specialized extracts. Some of these techniques may not necessarily be used for the commercial production of essential oils but are considered as valuable new applications for micro-analysis of essential oils from plants or other biological materials. Biological activity of constituents is another important parameter during carrying out the isolation from natural products. This information is a guide for scientist. In this context, compound separation procedure along with activity control allows to determine and isolate correct constituent possessing activity. Time and cost of the product quality control is a key point of the final product.
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Time : 11:30-12:10
Ching-Kuo Lee has completed his PhD from Department of Chemistry in National Taiwan University and was a short-term Visiting Scholar at Purdue University in USA and Leiden University in Netherlands. Presently, he is working in School of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan. His research interest is to solve the bottleneck of natural product research. He has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals.
The research on Chinese herbal medicines and natural product, especially the purification and verification of active substances are time consuming and labor intensive. How can we expedite the search for active substances? How do we decrease the need for human labor? How should we improve the tedious steps of experiment? I will be providing evaluation and analysis from these perspectives including Leaf-Spray mass spectrometry, HPLC-microplate assay method, and silico prediction database.