15th International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference 2015 (INDC) Prague

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  • INDC 2015 – The International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2015 is an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding the relationship and connections between nutrition and clinical diagnostics. The event will commence on October 5 – 8, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic at the DAP Hotel.

    The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to bridge the gaps between the specialists and fields of science as diverse as nutrition, clinical biochemistry, food technology, analytical chemistry and medicine.

    INDC is a traditional meeting point for people who are interested in understanding how food influences our health, working performance, feelings and aging. It is a meeting where people with expertise in the fields of medicine, chemical analysis and food technology gather to discuss what to eat or what to drink to keep fit.

    There is a need for sensitive and reliable analytical methods which would help us to determine what bioactive chemical compounds are found in our food, as well as for trace analysis methods in complex biological matrices to follow the bioactive compounds and their metabolites in the human body. We need to understand how food technology alters the bioactive compounds and how human body metabolizes the chemical substances from food.

    It is evident that enormous progress has been made in instrumental analytical methods over the last thirty years. Today the main application and use of the techniques is analysis of biological samples: tissues, blood and urine.

    Many people are not able to adjust their eating habits based on sedentary lifestyle including working with computers, watching television, and driving a car. It seems that this easy way of life that the generations before us used to dream of is now damaging our health and possibly even having a worse effect on the younger generation.

    This presents a new challenge for scientists to develop analytical technologies that would allow us to understand our personal metabolism, feelings, physical and mental performance in connection with specific biomarkers, with the overall aim to personalize medicine as generalized recommendations have proven to be of limited value.

    We see food as an integrated part of the environment we live in and the one that affects us the most. Therefore, it is understanding the food that can be used and should be used to maintain the balance in the human metabolism.


    • Joseph Michael Betz, Analytical Methods and Reference Materials Program Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    • Igor Bondarenko, North West Research Centre for Hygiene and Public Health, St. Petersburg, Russia
    • Aleš Horna, Institute of Nutrition and Diagnostics, Pardubice, Czech Republic
    • Eugene Jansen, Centre for Health Protection, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    • Emilio Jirillo, Department of Basic Medical Sciences Neuroscience and Sensory Organs, University Bari, Italy
    • Omry Koren, Bar-​Ilan University, Israel
    • Mirek Macka, School of Chemistry and Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia
    • Jiri Mestecky, Department of Microbiology and Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    • Michael Russell, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Oral Biology, Witebsky Center for Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, University at Buffalo, USA
    • Helena Tlaskalová-​Hogenová, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Pavel Vodička, Department of the Molecular Biology of Cancer, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
    • Jianbo Xiao, University of Würzburg, Germany and Shanghai Normal University, China

    Conference Topics

    • Novel trends in food processing and diagnostics (nanotechnology, etc.)
    • Food safety
    • Food microbiology (including antibiotic resistance)
    • Functional foods
    • Food supplements
    • Phytochemicals and natural antioxidants
    • Nutrition and health
    • Foodborne diseases
    • Food chain and gut ecology
    • Nutrients in detoxification and their mechanisms of action
    • Nutrition and development of immunity
    • Nutrition and microbiota
    • Nutrition related diseases
    • Nutrition and clinical diagnostics
    • Bringing together Biochemistry and Diagnostics
    • Targeted Nutritional Therapy (nutrition for sportsmen, nutrition supplements)
    • To drink or not to drink wine
    • Beer and Health – Beer in a healthy diet, Why to drink Czech beer
    • Polyphenols and health (including flavonoids and polyphenolics, their natural occurrence and use in enriched foods, electrochemically active substances in beer, wine, tea, coffee, spices, cereal products, bee products, honey, and their possible positive effect on human health)
    • Chemistry in the human body (recommended doses of vitamins and supliments, vitamin abuse, health hazards, special foods for special people, histamine intolerance, lactose intolerance)
    • Oxidative metabolism (markers of oxidative damage to DNA, the role of Vitamins C, E, A, D, carotenoids and coenzyme Q10, homocysteine, folic acid, vitamins B2, B6, B12, measurement of nitric oxide and hydroxyl radicals in vivo, protection against free radicals)
    • Phytoestrogens, isoflavones (hormonal therapy risks, the use in cosmetics, protective mechanisms)
    • Probiotics, prebiotics and human health (the role of probiotics, prebiotics and biofoods)
    • What to eat or not to eat to prevent cancer
    • What to eat for weight control
    • Analytical methods for analysis of biological materials (separation and detection of bioactive compounds: state of the art of HPLC detectors: MS, Charged Aerosol Detector, electrochemical detectors, coulometric electrochemistry, metabolomics, compound stability, toxicity and metabolism ADME/​Tox profiling)
    • Pediatric aspects of nutrition
    • Vitamin D
    • Fertility


    International Scientific Committee

    • I. Acworth (USA)
    • I. Bondarenko (Russia)
    • J. Ehrenbergerová (Czech Republic)
    • A. Horna (Czech Republic)
    • P. Jandera (Czech Republic)
    • E. Jansen (The Netherlands)
    • R. Mabrouk (Egypt)
    • M. Macka (Australia)
    • M. Šamánek (Czech Republic)
    • H. Tlaskalová-​Hogenová (Czech Republic)
    • J. Xiao (China)
    • Z. Zadák (Czech Republic)
    • T. Zima (Czech Republic)

    Local Organising Committee

    • J. Blattná
    • A. Horna
    • J. Hornová
    • M. Hornová
    • J. Vávrová
    • Š. Voborníková
    • C. Garnica Ortiz
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