Agrobiotechnology Talk Series (11) Dietary Fiber as a Multifunctional Food Component for Human Health (17 September 2021)
Description: Dietary fiber (DF) research has drawn much attention recently, particularly in the growing functional food and nutraceutical industry. DF is defined as edible parts of plants or analogous carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the human small intestine. It has been demonstrated that sufficient DF intake has benefits for health maintenance and disease prevention including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and weight regulation. DF of different origins has different chemical composition and structure as well as physico-chemical properties that would affect its physiological benefits to humans. This talk will provide an overview based on current research on the chemical structure of DF and its relationship with the physiological functions that are beneficial to humans.
The target audience includes international scholars, researchers, agricultural industry as well as the general public.
– Centre for Soybean Research (CSR), State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (SKLA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
– RGC-AoE Center for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (AoE), CUHK
– Hong Kong Seed Technology and Education Center (SeedTEC), CUHK
Acknowledgement: Lo Kwee-Seong Foundation
Date: 17 September, 2021 (Friday)
18:00-19:30 (Hong Kong / Mainland China)
12:00-13:30 (South Africa / Europe Berlin)
06:00-07:30 (US New York / Canada Ottawa)
(1 hour talk and 30 mins Q&A)
– Room 297, Science Centre South, CUHK (Seat capacity: max 20, by first-come, first-served)
– Online via Zoom (Zoom link will be sent to registered participants by email on 15 September)
Speaker: Prof Peter C.K. Cheung, Professor, School of Life Sciences, and Director of Food Research Centre, CUHK
Host: Prof Hon Ming Lam, Professor, School of Life Sciences, and Director of SKLA, AoE and SeedTEC, CUHK
Registration deadline: 14 September
Free admission, all are welcome.