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Saturday, April 22 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
PhenHRIG 2017 Symposium: Plant Phenolics Alter Microbiome and Human Health

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM: Welcome
Myron Gross, PhD, University of Minnesota
Ted Wilson, PhD, Winona State University

1:15 PM – 1:55 PM: Effects of Berry Phenolics on Human Microbiome and Health
Dr. Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

1:55 PM – 2:35 PM: Emerging evidence on Anthocyanins and Cardiometabolic Health and the Potential Importance of the Microbiome
Dr. Aedin Cassidy, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, UK

2:35 PM - 3:15 PM: Bidirectional Relations Between Dietary Flavonoids and Gut Microbiota: Effects on Obesity
Dr. Candida Rebello, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM: Neolife/GNLD Phenolic Student Research Award Presentations
Additional information about the speakers, student awards, sponsors, and PhenHRIG can be obtained at our organizational website http://phenhrig.org.

PhenHRIG will provide three awards for novel student phenolic research.

Student research need not pertain strictly to the topic of the microbiome and need only pertain to characterization of phenolic biological activities or chemistry. The three student awardees will receive $100 a prize and will be required to give 5-10 minute research presentation. To be considered, applicants must be a first author on a poster presented at EB. Author needs to send the abstract that was submitted to Experimental Biology as a PDF to phenhrig@hotmail.com by the March 10th deadline. Award winners will receive notification by March 15th.

Symposia Sponsors: Ocean Spray Cranberries, NeoLife, GNLD, Sun-Maid Raisins, NeoLife, USDA, American Pistachio Growers, California Walnut Commission, US Highbush Blueberry Council, and California Table Grapes


Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
McCormick Place Convention Center
  • Room S103A