PhenHRIG Symposium 2015 at Experimental Biology in Boston

PhenHRIGPhenHRIG Symposium 2015 at Experimental Biology in Boston
Saturday March 28th, 1-5 pm Boston Convention Center, Room 154
Title: Understanding Polyphenolic Bioactivities: Highlights of Recent Progress
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1:00 pm- Introduction Dr. Myron Gross, PhenHRIG Chair, University of Minnesota.
1:05 pm- Dr. Peter Hollman, Subdivision of Toxicology, Bioassays & Novel foods, Department of Agrotechnology & Food Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands. Title: “Are epicatechin or quercetin involved in the cardiometabolic effects of cocoa and tea?”
2:00 pm- Dr. Rui Hai Lu, Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Title: “Molecular Targets of Phytochemicals for Cancer Prevention and Health Aging”
2:40 pm- Dr. Sige Zou, National Institute of Aging, NIH, Baltimore, MD. Title: “Longer and Healthier Life with Consumption of Proanthocyanidins-Enriched Cranberry”
3:20 pm- Dr. Clarissa Geräuser, Deutsches, Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ) Cancer Research Center, Germany. Title: “Impact of Soy Isoflavones on the Epigenome in Cancer Prevention”

4:00-4:40 pm PhenHRIG Student Research Award presentations
Neolife Nutritionals PhenHRIG $100 Student Phenolic Research Award Winners

“Chocolate, Wine and Phenolics”: PhenHRIG Reception in Room 155, 5:00-6:30 pm–> Immediately following the PhenHRIG symposium, join us for some enlightened conversations about the health benefits of dietary phenolics at our casual reception.  The reception will feature a wine and chocolate tasting led by a local artisan chocolatier, as well as educational displays on the science of cocoa and chocolate. Additionally, refreshments will include the broad phenolic profile of cocoa, pistachios, almonds, raisins, cranberry juice, and of course red wine.

Sponsored by The Chocolate Council of the National Confectioners Association.

Student Phenolic Research Awards:
The PhenHRIG 2015 program at Experimental Biology 2015 will include special awards for novel student research related to the characterization of phenolic biological activity, health promotion, or chemistry. The four student awardees will receive $100 a prize and are required to give 5 minute presentation on their research at PhenHRIG. Winners:  Jia Zhang: Urolithin C a gut microbiota metabolite of EGCG, Sheida Torabil: Polyphenolics extracted from grape powder,,Syndey Moser: Potato phenolics modulate rate of glucose transport, and Inhae Kang: Antiatherogenic effects of lesion targeted EGCG

PhenHRIG Program Sponsors: dmark consulting LLC, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Neolife Nutritionals, American Pistachio Growers, California Table Grape Commission, GNLD, Sun-Maid Growers of California, Shaklee, National Confectioners Association, and USDA-ARS Beltsville.


Special thanks to dmark consulting LLC 


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