Inauguration of the Food Research & Innovation Center

Ouvert au grand public Conférence
02.10.2024 14:00 - 18:00

The Food Research & Innovation Center (FRIC) has started its activities ! Join us on 2 October for the inauguration event, which will take place at the University of Fribourg.

The event will start at around 2pm for an afternoon dedicated to the science of food. A very comprehensive program has been developed and will feature a number of renowned speakers on fascinating topics such as:

- How can science help us brew the perfect cup of coffee?
- Why do we like high-fat, high-sugar foods so much, and what happens in our brains when we eat these foods ?
- What are the health benefits of seafood and what is the impact of increasing marine pollution ?

You will also discover the research carried out within the FRIC and the importance of the link between the structure of foods and their properties - the example of well-known products such as chocolate will be explored.

Participation in the afternoon's scientific program is free and open to all! Please register using the registration form below to secure your place.

The official part (by invitation only) will start at around 5pm, with representatives from the academic, economic and political spheres, and will be followed by an aperitif to celebrate this important milestone.

Quand? 02.10.2024 14:00 - 18:00
Où? PER 10 0.013
Chemin du Musée 9
1700 Fribourg
Intervenants Scientific Program (EN)

14h00-14h10 - Introduction & quick presentation of the Food Center and its activities

14h10 - 14h35 – A «Tour d’Horizon » through the Science and Art of Coffee - Prof. Chahan Yeretzian, Coffee Excellence Center, ZHAW Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology

14h35 - 15h00 – Sustainable Food Design: Unraveling Structural Secrets for Healthy Food Materials - Prof. Stefan Salentinig, Chemistry Department, University of Fribourg

15h00 - 15h30 - Coffee break

15h30 - 15h55 – Benefits and risk of seafood consumption, in light of increasing pollution of the ocean - Prof. Jutta Dierkes, Center for Nutrition, University of Bergen, Norway

15h55 - 16h20 – How Food Affects our Minds: Exploring the Link Between Western Diet and Brain Signaling and Mental Health - Dr. Sharmili Edwin Thanarajah, Department for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Frankfurt

16h20 - 16h30 - Closing remarks, end of the scientific part

Partie officielle (FR/DE/EN)

17h00 – 17h10 – Mot de bienvenue par Sylvie Bonvin-Sansonnens, Conseillère d’Etat, Direction de la formation et des affaires culturelles (DFAC), Etat de Fribourg

17h10 – 17h30 – A propos du Food Research & Innovation Center – Prof. Katharina Fromm, rectrice de l’Université de Fribourg

17h30 – 17h50 – La Ville de Fribourg ; vitrine d’un écosystème modèle autour de l’alimentation / importance du lien entre la gastronomie, la science et la recherche – Thierry Steiert, Syndic de la Ville de Fribourg et Gil Vassaux, chef de secteur Marketing urbain, développement durable et projets, Ville de Fribourg

17h50 – 18h00 – Mot de la fin

18h00 – 20h00 – Apéro dinatoire « exploratoire » (par FudLäb)
Contact Food Center
Besana Uwera Laura

Please register until 25.09.2024!


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