PhenHRIG 2017: Plant Phenolics Alter Microbiome and Human Health.

PhenHRIG 2017: Plant Phenolics Alter Microbiome and Human Health.

Experimental Biology Chicago, IL Saturday April 22 1-5pm

McCormick Place Convention Center (South Building), Room S103A

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Welcome

Dr. Myron Gross, PhD, University of Minnesota

Dr. Ted Wilson, PhD, Winona State University

1:15 PM – 1:55 PM: Emerging Evidence on Anthocyanins & Cardiometabolic Health & the Potential Importance of the Microbiome. Dr. Aedin Cassidy, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, UK

1:55 PM – 2:35 PM: Bidirectional Relations Between Dietary Flavonoids and Gut Microbiota: Effects on Obesity. Dr. Candida Rebello, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2:35 PM – 3:15 PM: Polyphenols and Gut Microbiota Interaction and its Beneficial Role in Obesity-Linked Diseases. Fernando F. Anhê, MSc, PhD-pending (A. Marette Lab), Quebec Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

With regret Drs. Puupponen-Pimiä and Aura (VIT Finland) had to cancel due to health reasons.                                                                                                                                                               

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Neolife/GNLD Phenolic Student Research Award Presentations

Xuhuiqun Zhang, Illinois Institute of Technology, The reciprocal interactions between red raspberry polyphenols and gut microbiome composition: preliminary findings

Jordan M.K.I. Oshiro, Dept Food Science, Purdue University, Impact of piceatannol and resveratrol on the proteomic profile of Caenorhabditis elegans

Angelika Kristek, Dept Food Nutr Sci, Univ Reading, The effect of digested oat bran and isolated bioactives on gut microbiota diversity during 24h in vitro fermentation

Derek Martin, Dept Food Sci, UW-Madison, Anti-inflammatory activity of aronia berry polyphenols in Jurkat T cell

Thanks to Our Sponsors: U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council, American Pistachio Growers. NeoLife/GNLD, California Walnuts, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Sun-Maid Raisins, American Pistachio Growers, Grapes from California, and the USDA

Additional information about the speakers, student awards, sponsors, and PhenHRIG can be obtained at our organizational website or by emailing