THEY WERE THERE

Participants & companies

TETRA PAK; MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL; TNO-Pays Bas; NESTLÉ; DANONE; KRYSPY KERNELS; ITPSA; BIOVITA; DSM NUTRITIONAL ; NATURENVIE; SKJODT-BARRETT FOODS; QUADRA INGREDIENTS; CINTECH AGROALIMENTAIRE; AGROPUR; ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES PRODUITS NATURELS; PRO MEXICO; NATURAL PRODUCTS CANADA; GROUPE CLUSTER WAGRALIM; AG BIO CENTRE; SILICYCLE INC; EXTENSE PHARMA; BIOVELIA; LÉO DÉSILET/FACOTEK; CELABOR; PHARMAFRICANE; AMAZSTEV LIFESTLE BRANDS INC; PRODIGEST; YU LIFE;ABBOTT NUTRITION; DSM NUTRITIONAL; ACTUALITÉ ALIMENTAIRE/EDIKOM; SYNTBIOLAB; BIOK +; ATRIUM INNOVATIONS (GENESTRA & DOUGLAS LABORATORIES; BIOFOR-EXTRA;  PHARMA NATURE; DIANA FOODS ; ALIGO;VIT'ALL+; FEDÉRATION DES PRODUCTEURS ACERICOLES DU QUEBEC; BIOCÉAN; VALBIOTIS; GENOME QUEBEC; FRUIT D'OR; BIOFORTIS; CINTECH AGROALIMENATAIRE; KHLOROS; LABORATOIRES CLÉMASCIENCE; KSA AVOCATS; NUTRACANADA; ACTIV'INSIDE; LASSONDE; NUTRINOR; GROUPE PHARMANAGER; IDC DERMOCORRECTION;  ERGOGENIC; LESIEUR - GROUPE AVRIL; PHARMA LAB; KEFI PLANT; FSI; PHARMANAGER; ABBOTT NUTRITION; NUTRIKEO / CULTURE NUTRITION; PRODUCTEURS LAITIERS DU CANADA; GESTION SOVAR; BOTANIC CERT; LALLEMAND HEALTH SOLUTIONS; STENO DIABETES CENTER, DANEMARK; PRO CIRCUIT HIGH TECH NUTRITION; ENVIRONEX; INNOVACTIV; ALIMENT TRIGONE; 3M CANADA; PRO-AMINO INTERNATIONAL; PACHEM DISTRIBUTION; NUTRISIMPLE ;

Organizations-international delegations- services

VILLE DE QUÉBEC; QUÉBEC INTERNATIONAL; CRÉNEAU ALIMENTS SANTÉ; CRÉNEAU AGROBORÉAL; CRÉNEAU TRANSFORMACTION; CRÉNEAU RSTM; MAPAQ; AGRICULTURE CANADA; AISA - ASSOCIATION POUR LES INGRÉDIENTS SANTÉ EN ALIMENTATION; AQIA - ASSOCIATION QUÉBÉCOISE POUR L'INNOCUITÉ ALIMENTAIRE; ASQ-ALLIANCE SANTÉ QUEBEC; FONDACTION : CENTRE DE  RECHERCHE EN BIOTHECHNOLOGIE MARINE; CIATEJ -GUADALAJARA; CLUSTER AINS - INNOVATIVE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION ; NUTRITION-HEALTH; CTNS - THE TECHNOLOGICAL CENTRE OF NUTRITION AND HEALTH; PEI BIO ALLIANCE; REPRÉSENTATION DE L'ÉTAT DE BAVIÈRE AU QUÉBEC; REASEAU EURECAT/CTNS; INSPQ; GROUPE POLE DE COMPÉTITIVITÉ VITAGORA; CRSNG; POLE DE COMPETITIVITÉ FRANCAIS- NUTRITION SANTÉ LONGÉVITÉ; MITACS; CRIBIQ; CTAC - CONSEIL DE LA TRANSFORMATION ALIMENTAIRE DU QUEBEC; SANTÉ CANADA; PARI-CNRC; NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, ITALIE; MERINOV; TRANSBIOTECH

 

Canadian and international universities

UNIVERSITÉ LAVAL ; INAF- INSTITUT SUR LA NUTRITION ET ALIMENTS FONCTIONNELS, NUTRINEURO, INRA, BORDEAUX; UNIVERSITÉ DE BAYREUTH, ALLEMAGNE; DEAKIN UNIVERSITY, AUSTRALIA; WOMEN'S GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE, PURDUE UNIVERSITY, IN, USA; BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, TX, USA; STENO DIABETES CENTER, DANEMARK; UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON; DEPT PHARMACY & BIOTECHNOLOGY, BOLOGNA UNIVERSITY; DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF COPENHAGEN; UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA; UNIVERSITE DE LYON And many more!

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Renée Michaud

Renée Michaud 
• Co-president of BÉNÉFIQ 2016, INAF Université Laval

Renée Michaud holds a master’s degree in plant biology. Her work experience at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and for the Agri-Food Economy Research Centre (CREA) at Laval University led her to set up and manage several large scale research projects involving many partners. She helped found the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of Laval University in 2006 where she now acts as Executive and Development director. She sees to the Institute’s strategic development in close collaboration with academic and industrial partners, and supervises communication and transfer activities. The Institute collaborates with more than a hundred industrial and government partners. Mrs. Michaud also serves as vice-president of TransBiotech and of the INITIA Foundation. She serves on several other boards of directors and working committees, such as the Observatory on the Nutritional Quality of Food (Observatoire sur la qualité nutritionnelle des aliments) and the Quebec Health Alliance (Alliance Santé Québec). She is the co-founder of BENEFIQ, the International Rendez-vous on Health Ingredients.  

Sylvie Turgeon

Sylvie Turgeon
• Co-president of BÉNÉFIQ 2016, INAF Université Laval

Dr. Sylvie Turgeon obtained her Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology at Laval University in 1991. She is currently professor at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and interim Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) at Laval University. She was head of the STELA Dairy Research Centre for 9 years, until 2013. Dr. Turgeon teaches food formulation and the use of food additives to undergraduates and has supervised many graduate students in the last twenty years. Her research activities aim to a better understanding of the functionality of dairy proteins in mixture with polysaccharides in order to optimize their use. Her recent research looks at the intrinsic nutritional qualities of dairy products as related to their composition and the structural organization of nutrients.

André Marette

Dr. André Marette
• Program Committee Chair, INAF Université Laval

Dr. André Marette is a full professeur at the Faculty of Medicine in Université Laval. He is a cardiology research scientist at the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute (IUCPQ) and the scientific director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF). He is the holder of a Research Chair on Pathogenesis of insulin resistance and cardiovascular diseases. His research on the causes of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and their treatment were published in more than 170 articles and book chapters of which four articles were published in Nature Medicine. Dr. Marette received several prestigious prizes, namely the Charles Best Lectureship Award from the University of Toronto, an international prize recognizing the holder’s valuable contribution to research advancement on diabetes.

MEMBERS

Dr. Fred Brouns
• Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Prof. Fred Brouns obtained a PhD in Nutritional Physiology at the Maastricht University in The Netherlands. Dr. Brouns has more than 25 years’ experience in the field of life sciences and health nutrition. He headed international R&D functions in the area of nutrition and health at Wander Dietetics, Sandoz Nutrition, Novartis Nutrition, Eridania Beghin Say, Cerestar and Cargill Inc. Today he is professor of Health Food Innovation and program director of the international MSc program “Health Food Innovation Management” at Maastricht University. He is also Secretary of the Dutch Academy of Nutritional Sciences (NAV).

Philip_CALDERDr. Philip Calder
• Professor of Nutritional Immunology, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Dr. Philip Calder is Professor of Nutritional Immunology within the Human Development and Health Academic Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. He is interested in the interaction of nutrients, especially fatty acids, with immunity and inflammation. Dr. Calder has received several awards for his work, has over 400 research publications (excluding abstracts) and is listed on isiHighlyCited. Professor Calder has served on various committees and expert panels. He has recently retired as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition and is an Associate Editor of Clinical Science and of Lipids. He is a member of the several other Editorial Boards.

Dr. Frédéric Calon  
• Professor, INAF, Université Laval, Canada

Frédéric Calon is a professor at the School of Pharmacy at Laval University as well as a member of INAF and Quebec City’s university hospital system. His research focuses on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and essential tremor. His previous research confirmed the positive effects of an Omega-3 fatty acid on mice presenting symptoms of AD, PD, or stroke. His group demonstrated the effects of dietary Omega-3 on the electrophysiological health of neurons and neuroinflammation. Dr. Calon has co-authored 100 peer-reviewed publications, 154 conference abstracts, and numerous articles in professional journals or by invitation.

Patrice CaniDr. Patrice Cani
• Researcher, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Dr. Patrice D. Cani is a researcher at the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research and group leader in the Metabolism and Nutrition lab at the Louvain Drug Research Institute (UCL) in Brussels, Belgium. He is co-director of the European Associated Laboratory “NeuroMicrobiota” (INSERM, Toulouse, France/UCL, Brussels, Belgium). Dr. Cani’s main research interests are the investigation of interactions between the gut microbiota, host and specific biological systems such as the endocannabinoid system and the innate immune system in the context of obesity, type-2 diabetes and metabolic inflammation. He is author and co-author of more than 125 scientific research publications and a member of several international associations.

Lucile CapuronDr. Lucile Capuron
 Researcher, Université de Bordeaux, France

Dre Lucile Capuron is research director and co-director of the group Psychoneuroimmunology and Nutrition: Experimental and Clinical Approaches, inside the Integrated Nutrition and Neurobiology lab at the INRA at l’Université de Bordeaux. The general aim of this laboratory’s research is to est explain physiopathologic mechanisms involved in the development of mood and cognition disorders linked to consumption of food from the Western type diet. This diet is characterized by a high level of saturated fatty acids and a deficit in omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Sandra Hardy
Business Development Director – Health Food and Nutrition, ACCORD Sector Director

As Business Development Director, Sandra seeks to promote and develop the health food sector. Drawing on her 13 years of marketing and business management experience, including eight years in the food processing sector, she ensures that entrepreneurs derive full benefit from her skills and expertise. Sandra is also involved with implementing various multi-disciplinary projects aimed at developing new products, ensuring access to new markets and applying profitable strategies for the entire health food industry.

Émile LevyÉmile Levy
• Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Montreal

Dr. Emile Levy is the Research Director of the Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Unit and the Head of the Research Axis of Metabolic Health at the CHU Mère-Enfant Sainte-Justine where he leads an important research team. He is also a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Montreal.

Dr. Levy is known around the world for his work in the field of digestion, lipid absorption and metabolism and related diseases including intestinal malabsorption, development disorders, primary and secondary hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance as well as inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Levy also conducts research on infant development using nutrigenomic and proteomic approaches.

Dr Levy is holding the Research Chair J.A. DeSève in Nutrition which aims to define the regulatory role of functional foods, including polyphenols, in intestinal, hepatic and cardiovascular health using platforms of nutrigenomics, lipidomics, inflammation and oxidative stress.

 

Pr. Levy has published more than 350 scientific articles. He has been the recipient of many awards and honors for his numerous contributions, including the Borden Award for Nutrition, the Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research, the European Gastroenterology Association Award and several others. Pr. Levy is a member of Canadian Academy of Medicine and Health and a corresponding member to the Académie Nationale de Médecine in France and the Belgium.

 

Robin M. DalyDr. Robin M. Daly
• Professor, Deakin University, Australia

Professor Robin Daly has over 20 years of experience in conducting human clinical, public health and translational intervention trials to evaluate the role of exercise and nutrition for preventing and managing common chronic diseases such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia, falls, type 2 diabetes and prostate cancer as well as cognitive related disorders. He is also interested in health issues related to vitamin D deficiency (and treatment), dietary protein and chronic low-grade systemic inflammation, and the translation of evidence-based research into practice. He has been an active contributor nationally and internationally to clinical guidelines in the area of exercise, calcium and vitamin D for osteoporosis and fracture prevention. He is a fellow of Sports Medicine Australia, a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of Osteoporosis Australia and a council member of the Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society. He is also the founder of the ‘Osteo-cise: Strong Bones for Life’ community-based osteoporosis prevention exercise program.

Yves DesjardinsDr. Yves Desjardins
• Professor, INAF, Université Laval, Canada

Dr. Yves Desjardins obtained a Ph.D. in Plant Science at Université Laval. Since 2002, he is full professor at Université Laval and is responsible for the plant products interest group of INAF. After have being head of Université Laval Centre for Horticulture Research at the beginning of the years 2000, he became involved in the field of health effects of fruits and vegetables and was instrumental in the creation of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Food (INAF). As academic director of thiIHC2014s institute, he organized the first International Symposium on Health effects of Fruits and Vegetables (FAVHEALTH) in 2005 in Quebec City. Dr. Desjardins is now interested in the genetics of polyphenols production and accumulation in small fruits, their effect on diabetes, neurodegeneration and gut microbiota. His recent research focuses on the characterization and extraction of polyphenols and particularly proanthocyanidins found in blueberries and cranberries and their effects on cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and other chronic diseases. He has led many networks of excellence at the national level and is active in many international networks in France, Belgium, and Italy.

Dr. Claudia Gagnon
• Professor, INAF, Université Laval, Canada

Dr. Claudia Gagnon, MD, specializes in internal medicine, endocrinology and metabolism. She completed additional training on phosphate calcium metabolism and bone diseases at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Since 2011, she has served as assistant professor at the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval. She shares her time between research and practising specialized endocrinology medicine at the University Hospital Centre in Quebec City. Dr. Gagnon has expertise in research on vitamin D, more specifically on its potential role in preventing and treating type-2 diabetes. She also has research and clinical expertise on bone diseases and phosphate-calcium metabolism disorders. She is very interested in risk of fractures following bariatric surgery.

Dr. Samuel Godefroy
• Professor, INAF, Université Laval, Canada

Dr. Samuel Godefroy received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). He holds a degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from the same University and from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, France. Samuel Godefroy is actually a full Professor of Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems at Université Laval. Before joining Université Laval, Dr. Godefroy completed a secondment with the World Bank’s Global Food Safety Partnership where he was in charge of Strategic Development and Engagement. Prior to that, he assumed senior food regulatory positions at the executive level with Health Canada for over 10 years, including the position of Director General of Health Canada’s Food Directorate, the Federal food standard setting organization in Canada, from 2009 to 2015. Dr. Godefroy authored over 65 scientific publications and book chapters, serves on a number of international editorial boards of scientific journals related to food safety and nutrition.

Marc-André Sirard
• Professor, INAF, Université Laval, Canada

Marc-André Sirard DMV PhD started his carrier as a veterinarian. After graduated studies at University Laval on in vitro fertilization to generate the first clinical method to produce test-tubes calves in 1985, he went for a post-doctoral training to the laboratory of Neal First in Wisconsin to study in vitro maturation of oocytes.  He came back to Québec in 1987 and became a full professor in 1995. He has published over 265 scientific papers and has been invited to give over 60 invited lectures in international meetings. He founded the Centre de Recherche en Biologie de la Reproduction in 1995 which has grown to include more than 100 people today. He obtained a senior Canadian Research Chair in 2000 on genomics applied to reproduction and is leading an international effort to define the normal genomic program in early mammalian embryos which has become an NSERC strategic network in 2008. His current research activities are focus on the influence of the ovarian environment on oocyte quality including transcriptomic and epigenetic aspects. The new field or inter-generational effect of lifestyle is being developed through a mechanistic understanding of the embryo-foetus-newborn programming.  

Dr. Benoît Lamarche
• Professor, INAF, Université Laval, Canada

After having completed his undergraduate training in biochemistry, Dr. Benoît Lamarche graduated with a Ph.D. in Physiology at Laval University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He is currently a full professor at the Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition at Laval University. Dr. Lamarche’s research includes biomedical, clinical and epidemiological studies of the impact of diet and nutrition on cardio-metabolic risk factors associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. Most recently, he studied the impact of dairy trans fatty acids on the risks associated with metabolic syndrome. His research has led to numerous collaborations with renowned researchers around the world. He has published more than 200 articles in international scientific journals and has received several awards over the course of his career.

Dr. Martine Laville
• Professor, Université de Lille, France

Dr. Martine Laville, MD, specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and nutrition and holds a PhD in Human Biology. She is also a Professor of Nutrition at the Medical School at Lyon 1 University. She has served as head of the Human Nutrition Research Centre of Rhône-Alpes since 1996 (CRNH), and president of the scientific committee for the Institut Paul Bocuse research center in Lyon. Dr. Laville is currently president of CENS (Centre for European Nutrition and Health). She is co-leader of DO-IT (Dialogs in Obesity and Innovative Therapeutics) whose is to provide a high level of care to obese patients with chronic diseases using coordinated and innovative patient-centered approaches. She is also the director of FORCE (French Obesity Centre of Excellence), a network between Lyon-Paris and Toulouse for the development of trials for obesity treatment. Her major research interest concerns the mechanisms involved in obesity and diabetes when following different approaches that range from eating behaviour to molecular biology.

Renée MichaudRenée Michaud
• INAF Université Laval

Renée Michaud holds a master’s degree in plant biology. Her work experience at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and for the Agri-Food Economy Research Centre (CREA) at Laval University led her to set up and manage several large scale research projects involving many partners. She helped found the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of Laval University in 2006 where she now acts as Executive and Development director. She sees to the Institute’s strategic development in close collaboration with academic and industrial partners, and supervises communication and transfer activities. The Institute collaborates with more than a hundred industrial and government partners. Mrs. Michaud also serves as vice-president of TransBiotech and of the INITIA Foundation. She serves on several other boards of directors and working committees, such as the Observatory on the Nutritional Quality of Food (Observatoire sur la qualité nutritionnelle des aliments) and the Quebec Health Alliance (Alliance Santé Québec). She is the co-founder of BENEFIQ, the International Rendez-vous on Health Ingredients.  

Denis RoyDr. Denis Roy
• Professor, INAF, Université Laval, Canada

Dr. Denis Roy obtained a BSc and an MSc in Microbiology and a PhD in Food Science and Technology at Université Laval. He was chief scientist from 1986 to 2003 for the Dairy Section of the Food Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. He later joined the Dairy Research Centre (STELA) and became Industrial Research Chair in Cheese Technology and Typicity. Dr. Roy is currently Professor at the Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition at Université Laval and an INAF member. He also holds a Canada Research Chair in Lactic Cultures Biotechnology for Dairy and Probiotic Industries. Dr. Roy is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Health Ingredients in Food (AISA).

Sylvie TurgeonDr. Sylvie Turgeon
• INAF Université Laval

Dr. Sylvie Turgeon obtained her Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology at Laval University in 1991. She is currently professor at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and interim Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) at Laval University. She was head of the STELA Dairy Research Centre for 9 years, until 2013. Dr. Turgeon teaches food formulation and the use of food additives to undergraduates and has supervised many graduate students in the last twenty years. Her research activities aim to a better understanding of the functionality of dairy proteins in mixture with polysaccharides in order to optimize their use. Her recent research looks at the intrinsic nutritional qualities of dairy products as related to their composition and the structural organization of nutrients.

BÉNÉFIQ IS …
The International Rendez-vous on Health Ingredients that was held from October 4 to 6, 2016, at the Quebec City Convention Centre. BÉNÉFIQ is a unique, world-class event combining science with business. With a large socioeconomic scope, the event is a motor for innovation in its areas of excellence.

MAIN PARTNER

Ville de Québec

FINANCIAL PARTNERS

Québec International Aliments Santé Accord Capitale-NationaleRSTMTransformActionAgroboreal

 

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