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4th International Conference on Food Digestion

4th International Conference of Food Digestion

Naples , Italy

 17-19 March 2015 to be held in Partenope Conference Centre

Welcome to the 4th ICFD organised by COST Action FA 1005 INFOGEST

This edition of ICFD will be the final conference of the COST FA 1005 Infogest.

Building further upon the success of the previous editions (Cesena, 2011 – Madrid, 2012, Wageningen, 2014), the 4th ICFD will create a new opportunity to foster exchanges between specialists in the field of Food Digestion.

This last event will be held in Partenope conference centre which is one of the leading and well recognized centres located on Naples main sea-front promenade. The centre offers beautiful natural scenery and is situated in the heart of the city. It has a capacity of 250 seats.


Pictures of the conference are now available : Diaporama-4th ICFD Naples 2015

 Photo's courtesy of University of Naples

News : Poster presentations will be organised in 2 sessions

Some tourism information about Naples:

Important dates:

  • On-line abstract submission: Open until 13 January 2015
  • Selection/acceptance information to authors: 21 January 2015
  • Publication of the final programme: 22 January 2015
  • On-line Registration: Open 5 January until 6 February 2015


  • Characterization of raw materials and processed food matrices for optimized nutrient bioavailability
      - Identification of bioactive compounds - Stability during processing - Characterisation of food structures
  • In vitro, in vivo and in silico models of mammalian gastrointestinal digestion
      - Application of digestion models to food - Comparison in vitro/in vivo - Identification of digestion products
  • Evaluation of the healthy effects
      - Immunomodulatory properties of food  - Regulation of appetite and satiety - Effect of food on gut microbiota

Invited speakers:

  • Alessio Fasano, Massachusetts General Hospital East, Charlestown, USA
    How nutrition influences gut microbiome and metabolomic profiles in health and disease
  • Andreas Steingötter, ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the assessment of gastrointestinal function and fat digestion
  • Daniela Barile, University of California, Davis, USA
    Food digestion : what milk can teach us from the infant's perspective
  • Gabriele Riccardi, University Federico II, Naples, Italy
    Metabolic effects of dietary carbohydrates: the importance of food digestion

This event is supported by:

Fresenius Kabi
TNO Triskelion

L'action COST INFOGEST organise la 4ème édition de ICFD à Naples du 17 au 19 mars 2015. Cette édition sera la conférence finale de l'action qui prend fin début avril 2015. Pour en savoir plus sur Infogest