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Final Conference of POSITIVe

27 February 2018

Final Conference
Final Conference of POSITIVe

Final conference of the Action- September, 25-26th 2018 (Lisboa, Portugal)

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NOVA University rectory building

Campus de Campolide, Lisboa


Registration to the COST Conference is open to everybody and is available at
Registration fees: 50 euros (for everybody)- By bank transfer only


25th September, 2018

8.00 - 8.45: Welcome participants

26th September, 2018

8.45 - 17.30: Main Findings from POSITIVe: Major determinants involved in interindividual variations in plant food bioactives ADME and cardiometabolic responses

9.00 - 16.30: Recent advances in research on interindividual variability and interesting perspectives in the field of personalized nutrition

  • 8.45-9.00: Introduction of the COST Action POSITIVe - Final Conference -Christine Morand, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Clermont Ferrand, France
  • 9.00-9.35: Determinants of interindividual variability in absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of plant food bioactives - Tom van de Wiele, Univ of Ghent, Belgium
  • 9.35-10.10: β-Carotene in Humans – Metabolic Pathway and Bioactivation - from Digestion to Tissue Distribution and Excretion - Torsten Bohn, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Strassen, Luxembourg
  • 10.10-10.45: Key determinants of flavonoids metabolism following mixed dietary flavonoid source – COB Study  - Anne Marie Minihanne, Univ of East Anglia, UK

Break (30 min)

  • 11.15-11.50: Untargeted metabolomics for assessment of true exposure to plant food bioactives - Claudine Manach, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Clermont Ferrand, France
  • 11.50-12.25: Quality of reporting of clinical trials addressing the inter-individual variation in response to plant bioactives - Aleksandra Konic-Ristic, Univ of Belgrade, Serbia - University College Dublin, Ireland




  • 13.55-14.30: Investigating variability in cardiometabolic response to plant food bioactives: approaches and main findings from POSITIVe - Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, King’s College, London, UK
  • 14.30-15.05: Evaluation of cell and molecular targets of plant food bioactives: implications for inter-individual variability - Dragan Milenkovic, National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Clermont Ferrand, France
  • 15.05-15.40: Impact of gut microbial metabolism on cardiometabolic markers - Francisco Tomas-Barberan, CEBAS-CESIC, Murcia, Spain

Break (30min)

  • 16.10-16.45: Beyond results - lessons learned from POSITIVe meta analyses- Emilie Combet, University of Glasgow, UK
  • 9.00-9.30: Main findings from Food 4Me - Next steps- Eileen Gibney, University College of Dublin, Ireland
  • 9.30-10.00: Personalized intervention: a precision approach for the next generation of intervention studies- Baukje de Roos, University of Abeerden, UK
  • 10.00-10.30: Microbiome variants in relation to bioavailability of plant food bioactives- Kieran Tuohy, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy  

Break (30 min)

  • 11.00-11.30: New personalized strategies for optimal metabolic responses to fibre-rich foods. Prof.Rikard Landberg, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 11.30-12.00: Lifestyle in the context of precision medicine - Paul Franks, University of Lund, Sweden




  • 13.30-14.00: Personal determinants of consumers’ healthy and sustainable food choices- Wim Verbeke, Univ of Ghent, Belgium


The views of stakeholders

  • 14.00-14.15: Personalised or Precision Nutrition - what is the reality for the food industry? -Dr. Amelia Jarman,Science & Technology Director, Future Health & Wellness Platform, UNILEVER, UK
  • 14.15-14.30: From science to market: challenges of personalized nutrition with botanical-Dr. Pascale Fanca Berthon, Head of Nutrition & Health Science, Naturex, France
  • 14.30-14.45: Food innovation and personalized nutrition: What is (Spanish) industry demanding from scientists and technologists - Dr. Carlos Javier González Navarro, Director of Innovation, Centre for Nutrition Research, University of Navarra, Spain.
  • 14.45-15.00:  Technologies and knowledge for tailored, scientifically grounded products and services in personalized nutrition. Dr. Marjan van Erk (TNO; program manager public-private consortium on Personalised Nutrition & Health, NL)
  • 15.00-15.15: Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning and Precision Nutrition are transforming the way people eat and drink- Dr Adrian Hodgson, Nutrition Innovation Consultant, SPOON-GURU
16.45-17.30: Round Table "Future for plant food bioactives in precision nutrition"
  •  Moderated by chairs
  •  Particpants: WG leaders, speakers and the audience

Introductive talk: “POSITIVe Roadmap”, Baukje de Roos, Univ of Aberdeen, UK

15.15-16.00: Round table "Debate on personalized nutrition and health with a panel of stakeholders"

Moderator:  Maria Teresa Conesa, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain

16.00-16.30: Closing

Including time for group photos of POSITIVe attendees at the Final Conference

16h45 Opening Ceremony of FBH 

Opening Conference : "Diet, nutrients and inflammaging", Philip Calder (UK)

> Open for free to POSITIVe partners  

About 2nd FBH

The Final Conference of POSITIVe is organized as a satellite of the 2nd conference on Food Bioactives and Health (Website).
POSITIVe participants can submit their abstracts to FBHC until the 15 June at

One-day registration at FBH is possible for POSITIVe members :

  • students 100€
  • academic 200€
  • Industry 300€

For registration just for one day please contact FBHC organizing committee (

Practical Information for POSITIVe partners

For additionnal information, please contact the Local Organizers of these events:

Dr. Claudia Nunes-dos Santos ( (iBET, Oeiras, Portugal)
Dr. Maria Bronze (FFU Lisboa, Portugal)
Dr. Paula Pinto (IPS-ESA, Santarem, Portugal)