Sessions

Each session focuses on a key topic affecting the science and technology of plant proteins.

Discover the latest research and innovations affecting the analysis, nutrition and applications of plant proteins. Sessions will provide insightful research presented by leading scientists and technologists.

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Nutritional Functionality and Quality of Plant Based Proteins: Linking Form to Function

This session will focus on insights on how the growing environment, genetics and processing of plant protein sources impacts their nutritional quality. Legumes are inherently nutrient dense making them excellent choices to meet nutritional requirements for various micronutrients of concern, such as potassium and iron. Topics will address biofortification strategies that can further improve the nutritional richness of legumes, the need to have robust, validated methods to study the physical factors that modify nutrient digestibility and bioavailability, and human studies highlighting benefits of legume consumption on micronutrient status.

New Frontiers on Extraction and Separation Technologies for Plant Proteins

In this session, new separation and extraction technologies for plant proteins will be discussed. Topics related to overview of traditional extraction technologies and most recent new developments in protein separation technologies will be presented.

Overview of Structure-Function Relationships of Plant Proteins

In this session, structure-function relationships of plant proteins will be discussed. Topics related to an overview of protein-protein, protein-starch and protein-hydrocolloid interactions in relation to ingredient functionality, nutrition and end product functionality will be presented.

Global Challenges in Food Security and the Technological Innovations Needed to Overcome Them

This session will identify challenges in addressing food insecurity and the technologies being developed to address them. Global megatrends such as population growth, urbanization and industrialization, together with political unrest and climate change are significantly affecting nutrition and food security. The traditional ways in which protein ingredients are created and manufactured promotes a linear economy which may not be sufficiently impactful to overcome the inherent challenges of protein-based food insecurity. Topics will discuss the intersection between sustainable, affordable diets, valorization of food, supply chain waste, and circularity of value chain systems.

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Do you have research and insights to add to the conversation? Submit a poster abstract by July 5 to be considered as a presenter in October. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to engage with attendees and speakers — sparking new conversations and ideas about the future of plant proteins.

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