IHC 2012 ‘Biofunctionality and Technofunctionality of Hydrocolloids’ Whistler Center Conference

Dates: May 14 - 18, 2012

Whistler Center is proud to announce the hosting of the 11th International Hydrocolloids Conference May 14-17, 2012 at Purdue University West Lafayette Indiana USA. The theme will be "Biofunctionality and Technofunctionality of Hydrocolloids".

This prestigious, long-running conference series will highlight the latest advances in the hydrocolloid field. The focus of the conference will be on fundamental and applied hydrocolloid research in biological systems related to nutrition, health and bioactivity
(e.g. immune system) and technology-based systems.

This is a significant opportunity for you to join academic and commercial scientists from around the world to exchange and discuss new ideas and findings in the study and application of hydrocolloids and to present your work as a poster or oral presentation.

We welcome poster and abstract submissions on the following topics:

  • Hydrocolloid characterization
  • Hydrocolloids for delivery, controlled release, and matrix retention
  • Mixed hydrocolloid systems and component interactions
  • Nutritive hydrocolloids - structure, function and physiologic effect
  • Bioactive polysaccharides
  • Protein-based hydrocolloids
  • Hydrocolloid nanostructures and technology
  • Hydrocolloids and processing
  • Rheology of hydrocolloids
  • Physicochemical properties - emulsions, encapsulation, gels
  • Carbohydrate biomaterials
  • Starch, including hydrocolloid interactions

The early bird registration deadline has been exteded to March 9, 2012. Please visit the conference website for more information at: http://www.international-hydrocolloids-conference.com/.