Italy, San Pietro in Cariano (Verona)

Valorization of by-products from agri-food supply chains for the development of functional ingredients, foods and nutraceuticals

when 24 June 2019 - 26 June 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2.5 EC

The growing interest for the establishment of a circular economy model to reduce the production of wastes forces to investigate novel approaches and technologies for the valorization of the by-products inevitably produced along with the supply chains.
Agriculture and food processing industries produce a multitude of by-products still containing different valuable substances. These by-products are in the form of liquid, pomace, or powder and can be obtained by processing fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, seafoods, milk and dairy products, cereals, nuts, fats, and oils. Biotransformation and green extraction technologies and approaches are being more and more investigated to recover added-value substances, such as proteins and amino acids, polysaccharides, polyphenols, carotenoids, dietary fiber etc. These mostly represent nutraceuticals and functional ingredients that can be exploited for the design of innovative functional foods.

Course leader

Prof. Gianni Zoccatelli

Target group

The school is open to PhD students and Post-docs.

Course aim

The summer school will deal with the most up-to-date notions in the field of food by-products valorization applied to the development of functional ingredients, foods and nutraceuticals. In the contest of Villa Lebrecht, in San Floriano (Verona nearby), the students will attend talks given by experts in this field focusing on different aspects of the topics. A poster session and flash presentations of the contributions of the participants will represent important parts of the School. Social events will be also considered to give the participants the opportunity for networking.

Fee info

EUR 0: The School (including lunches, coffee breaks, and dinners) is FREE OF CHARGE.
The presentation of an abstract is not mandatory but highly recommended.
Some attendees will be selected for reimbursement of travel costs on the basis of the quality of the abstract and on their CV.
EUR 0: For information please contact foodchem.univr@gmail.com or visit the web site www.summerschoolbiotech2019.com