The 38th EFFoST International Conference: Future Food Systems: Innovation through Progress at Scientific Interfaces will be hosted by KU Leuven and UGent and supported by an independent scientific committee. The works at EFFoST2024 which will be held in the city of Bruges, Belgium from 12-14 November 2024.

EFFoST2024 will explore the theme ‘Future Food Systems: Innovation through Progress at Scientific Interfaces. Abstracts are welcome in any of the topics that are clustered by the following five main conference sub-themes:

Sub-theme 1: Human interface

  • Food –nutrition–health
  • Food for target groups
  • Simulation of food human interactions (in vivo, in vitro, in silico)
  • Sensory and consumer science
  • Food allergens and contaminants

Sub-theme 2: Raw material interface 

  • New food processing strategies
  • Innovative food sources
  • Food (ingredient) interactions
  • From farm to factory

Sub-theme 3:  Micro-organism interface

  • Predictive power of the food microbiome
  • Food fermentations
  • Microbial safety and spoilage
  • Hygienic design

Sub-theme 4:  Sustainability interface

  • Water and energy use
  • Food packaging
  • Reducing food loss and waste
  • Side-stream valorization

Sub-theme 5:  Computer science interface

  • Sensors
  • Modelling, simulation and prediction
  • Foodomics, big data and AI

Abstracts are now invited on the conference topics, for consideration for oral and poster presentations. This is a great opportunity to share and discuss your work with the food science and technology community, so make sure to submit your abstract by 30 April 2024!

You can now register for the EFFoST2024! Please check the website for more information.