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2021 DOF "Delivery of Functionality” is coming to the Far East for the first time!


2021 DOF "Delivery of Functionality” is coming to the Far East for the first time! The symposium will be held between June 16-19, 2021. DOF 2021 is an interdisciplinary symposium about different research areas (food science and engineering, biophysics, applied soft matter, food technology, applied human nutrition) with a diverse plethora of participants (such as academia, industry and young researchers) from diverse places around the World. This year the DOF will have a special emphasis on sustainability, health, and personalized food systems.

The conference will be hosted in Guangzhou International Bio-Island from June 16th -18th. As a spinoff of DoF 2021, a seminar will be hosted in the GTIIT on June 19th, which welcomes you all. The conference will take place in a hybrid mode – on site in China and online as well.

The conference will invite researchers and professors from overseas and Chinese universities to give presentations in Shantou and Guangzhou. Furthermore, we will also encourage graduate students and post-doctoral fellows from other Chinese universities and GTIIT to participate in our poster and short talk sessions.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the DOF!

Co-hosted by 

Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems Scientific Committee

Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Guangzhou International Bio-Island

Shantou Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone

Guangdong Institute of Food Science and Technology

Scientific Committee members

Alejandro Marangoni - University of Guelph, Canada

António Vicente - Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal

Erik van der Linden - Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Harjinder Singh - Riddet Institute, Massey University, New Zealand

Job Ubbink - California Polytechnic State University, USA

Julian McClements - University of Massachusetts-Amherst, USA

Mike Boland - Riddet Institute, Massey University, New Zealand

Monique Axelos - INRA/CEPIA, Nantes, France

Perla Relkin - AgroParisTech, France

Raffaele Mezzenga - ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Harold Corke - GTIIT, Shantou, China

Yoav Livney - Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

Local organizing committee members

Yigal Achmon - conference chair - GTIIT, Shantou, China

Dganit Danino - Technion, Haifa, Israel; GTIIT, Shantou, China

Harold Corke - GTIIT, Shantou, China

Fang Zhong - Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China

Fidel Toldrá - Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos (CSIC), Spain

Yuan Li - China Agricultural University

Call for Papers

Main sessions will address important aspects related to the "Delivery of Functionality":

  • Sustainability-focused food systems

Food design approaches based on plant-based innovation; food waste recycling (and up-cycling); and cellular agriculture

  • Health -forward food systems

Engineered delivery systems for health promoting bio actives; physical approaches for removal of negative nutrients; material science-based ingredient structuring, food structure design.

  • Personalized food systems

Delivering functionality by tailor-made foods; food-body interactions (sensory, oral processing, digestion, release, bioavailability, bioefficacy, genetics, and microbiome); customization of food for individual needs

It is the last week for abstract submission. Please submit your Abstract through the conference website before 1st June 2021.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission - 1st June 2021

Notification of Abstract Acceptance - 10th June 2021

Conference Date - 16th-19th June 2021

Conference website:

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