Venue: Dr. Kalingnar M. Karunanidhi Auditorium

Location: Salem, Tamilnadu, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 20, 2011 End Date/Time: Jan 22, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 31, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 31, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Nov 15, 2010
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The Periyar University was established by the Act 45 of Government of Tamil Nadu in 1997. The University is named after a renowned social reformer popularly called "Thanthai Periyar". The University Grants Commissions, New Delhi bestowed the 2f status on 09.10.1998 and 12(B) status on 17.05.2005 to the Periyar University. The university is accredited with B+ by NAAC. "Wisdom maketh world" is the vision of Periyar University, as enshrined in the logo. About 18 departments are functioning with the research centers catering the needs of the people across the world. The university is keen to bridge the gap between the academic, industrial and social activities. The University is situated on the Bangalore National Highways (NH - 47), 10 kms from the Salem city that easily connected by road. The University campus extends to about 100 acres accommodating the administrative and department buildings.
Salem : The name Salem is derived from a Sanskrit word “SAILAM” denoting an area surrounded by hills. The town is surrounded by an amphitheatre of hills, the Nagaramalai in the North, the Jarugumalai in the South, the Kanjamalai on the West and Goudamalai in the East. Salem is very famous for its mangoes, stainless steel, silver works, sago etc. Salem is situated at the base of the renowned tourist destination of Yercaud hills. Hogenakkal falls, Kolli hills,
Tharamangalam Temple and Metturdam are the other important tourist centers around Salem. Salem is well connected with the cities of Bangalore and Chennai and rest of India by road and also by railways. The nearby domestic airport is in Kamalapuram (6 Km) and International airports are Bangalore (200 Km), Coimbatore (160 Km), Trichy (170 Km) and Chennai (340 Km).
The Department of Food Science has been instituted in the year 2005. The department is armed with well qualified, dedicated and experienced faculty members and fosters research and development activities in major thrust areas like Food Processing, Clinical and Community Nutrition. The department offers M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D programmes in Food Science and Nutrition. The department engages various innovative projects funded by National agencies like UGC, DST, MFPI and private agencies.

Food is one of the essential constituents for living beings. It provides energy for various day to day activities of the living system. India is a major producer of almost all food grains, accounting for about 14% of world food grain production. It is the world's second largest producer of food
next to China, and has the potentials to become the first. It has abundant availability of a wide variety of crops, fruits, vegetables, flowers, live-stock and seafood. Diverse climatic conditions and a long coastline have contributed to India's position as a leading food producer. While India has an abundant supply of food, the food processing industry is still nascent: only a meager, under 5% is the total produce are processed. The total food production in India is likely to
double in the next ten years on the other hand; huge losses, inadequate food supply and distribution in the domestic markets, unsafe foods for consumption, low processing rates,
and phenomenally low expert shares are the characteristics of food processing sector in the country. Great opportunities exist for large investments in food processing sectors. Since
India is one of the major food producers worldwide, with new reforms, it presents exciting opportunities for commercial openings for a wide range of investor's across the globe.
The world's top most priority in the 21st century is in health care. In the recent years the use of alternative and integrated therapies especially natural dietary supplements, health promoters etc. are gaining wide acceptance. The pharma industry is exploring the possibilities of developing
newer formulations viz. nutraceuticals/ functional foods as an alternative to modern medicine. Dr. Stephens De. Felice (1979) coined the term nutraceuticals and defined it as “Food or parts of food that provide medical or health benefits including the prevention and treatment of disease". These include nutrients, herbals and dietary supplements. With this background the international conference is organized with the objective to deliberate the valuable advanced technologies in food processing, nutraceuticals for health and nutrition.
The international conference on “Food and Nutraceuticals for Nutrition and Health: Technology & Delivery” will pave the way and means of exploring the possibility of “Technology as a hope for welfare of mankind”. The sessions will include keynote, plenary and invited lectures by eminent speakers from India and Abroad. Poster sessions have been arranged during the conference on major themes. The conference will cover the following major themes.
Ø Food processing and preservation technologies
Ø Value addition and waste utilization
Ø Food safety and quality control
Ø Recent trends in food packaging and post-harvest technology
Ø Biotechnological and Nanotechnological approaches in food processing
Ø Food engineering and application
Ø Food microbiology
Ø Nutritional biochemistry
Ø Advances in clinical nutrition
Ø Therapeutic role of nutraceuticals and functional foods
Ø Herbal nutraceutical and health care technologies
Ø Community health nutrition
Ø Lifestyle related health problems and nutrition
Ø Nutrition for people with special needs
The conference will be organized for three days on 20 - 22nd Jan 2011 at Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India.
Participation is open to Academicians, Scientists, Industrial Persons, Research Scholars and Students in Food Science and Nutrition, Food Engineering, Food Biotechnology, Microbiology, Nutritional Biochemistry, Nursing and related disciplines.
Abstracts for oral and poster presentation not exceeding 200 words with PASSPORT SIZE photograph are invited in CD/Email ( The text should be typed in English in a single paragraph In Times New Roman font 12 points. Abstract should be submitted latest by 31-10-2010.
Technical session will be comprised of invited lectures from eminent scientists and contributory papers from academicians, scientists, students and professionals. Original
research articles alone are considered for oral presentation. The selection of the research article for oral/poster presentation will be decided by the Scientific Advisory committee. The selection of papers will be intimated through e-mail by 15-11-2010. The conference proceedings will be published. There will be poster session to display your poster of size 100cm x 100cm in the relevant themes.
Delegates will be accommodated in the Star Hotels of Salem Town. Accommodation can be booked on request. Requirements for accommodation may please be indicated through email to

Category Fee

 Indian Delegates : INR 1000
 Accompanying person (Indian) : INR 750
 Foreign Delegates : US$ 400
 Accompanying person (Foreign) : US$ 350
 Foreign Students : US$ 150
 Students/Research Fellow : INR 450
 Corporate/ Private sectors/Scientist : INR 1500

*Foreign delegate's registration fee includes boarding and lodging.
The payment should be made through bank transfer. Please contact for payment.

Dr. M. Reza Mozafari, Malaysia
Dr. Latifah M. Al-Oboudi, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Devarajan sankar, Japan
Dr. Dewan S. Alam, Bangaladesh
Dr. Rubina Sabir, Pakistan
Dr. Ignatius Onimawo, Nigeria
Dr. Ray-Yu Yang, Taiwan
Dr. Patricia Moreira-Cali, USA
Dr. Ravinder Singh, New Delhi
Dr. M. Amirthaveni, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Kailas D. Sonawane, Maharashtra
Dr. V. Rajisukumar, Pudhucherry
Dr. D.S. Sogi, Punjab
Dr. M. Muniraj, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Anooja Thomas, Kerala
Dr. R. Seema Puri, New Delhi
Dr. N. Selvan, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Kamal G. Nath, Karnataka
Dr. Santanu Kumar Sharma, Assam
Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Ojha, UP
Dr. P.S.Paneer Selvam, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Chandra Venkatasubramanian, T.Nadu
Dr. K.V.Pugalendi, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Abul Hasan, Tamil Nadu
Dr. Prema B.Patil, Karnataka
Dr. R. Kumar, Karnataka


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Additional Information

SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT DATES Submission of Abstract : 31st October , 2010 Notification of abstract acceptance : 15th November, 2010 Regular Registrations Deadline : 31st October , 2010