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28 March 2018

Upcoming events
Upcoming events of the Action in September 2018

Joint WG & MC meeting - September, 24th 2018 (Lisboa, Portugal)


Vip Executive Art’s Hotel
Avenida D. Joao II, n°47
1998-028 Lisboa - Portugal


  • 14h00-17h30 : WG meetings : Joint and parallel
  • 17h30 -18h30 : 5th MC meeting


The local organizers have negotiated special prices for the hotel at Vip Executive Art’s Hotel.

More details available below in the practical section.


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


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

Program Overview - Final Conference

25th September (9h00-17h30)

- Main Findings from POSITIVe: Major determinants involved in interindividual variations in plant food bioactives ADME and cardiometabolic responses (Detailled session available soon)

  1. “Determinants of interindividual variability in absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of plant food bioactives” -Tom van de Wiele, Univ of Ghent, Belgium
  2. “β-Carotene in Humans – Metabolic Pathway and Bioactivation - from Digestion to Tissue Distribution and Excretion” - Torsten Bohn, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Strassen, Luxembourg
  3. “Microbiome variants in relation to bioavailability of plant food bioactives” - Kieran Tuohy, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy
  4. “Untargeted metabolomics for assessment of true exposure to plant food bioactives” - Claudine Manach, National Institute for Agricultural Research, Clermont Ferrand, France
  5. “How to report inter-individual variability in scientific publications” - Aleksandra Konic-Ristic, Univ of Belgrade, Serbia
  6. “Investigating variability in cardiometabolic response to plant food bioactives: approaches and main findings from POSITIVe” - Ana Rodriguez-Mateos, King’s College, London, UK
  7. “Evaluation of cell and molecular targets of plant food bioactives: implications for inter-individual variability” - Dragan Milenkovic, National Institute for Agricultural Research, Clermont Ferrand, France
  8. “Impact of gut microbial metabolism on cardiometabolic markers” - Francisco Tomas-Barberan, CEBAS-CESIC, Murcia, Spain
  9. “Beyond results - lessons learned from POSITIVe meta analyses” - Emilie Combet, University of Glasgow, UK

- Round Table "Future for plant food bioactives in precision nutrition" between WG leaders, chairs and the audience
In introduction: “POSITIve Roadmap”, Baukje de Roos, Univ of Aberdeen, UK

26th September (9h-17h00)

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

Confirmed invited speakers:

Pr Eileen Gibney (UC Dublin, Ireland) : « Main findings from Food 4Me - Next steps »
Pr Baukje de Roos (Rowett Institute, UK): « Personalized intervention: a precision approach for the next generation of intervention studies »
Pr Anne Marie Minihanne (East Anglia Univ, UK)  : “ Key determinants of flavonoids absorption and subsequent metabolism of a mixed dietary flavonoid source – COB Study”
Pr Ben van Ommen (TNO, NL) "The role of personalised nutrition in the prevention and treatment of metabolic disease"
Pr Paul Franks (Lund University- Diabete Center. Sweden) "Lifestyle in the context of precision medicine"
Pr Wim Verbeke (Univ Ghent, Belgium) "Personal determinants of consumers’ healthy and sustainable food choices"

- Round table (30 min) - Discussion on personalized nutrition and health with panel of stakeholders

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 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)