FDSN Seminar Series: Cocoa Flavanols – The Journey from Flavor Inhibitor to Potent Nutraceutical and Beyond

Join the Department of Food Science and Nutrition for this seminar series event online Thursday, March 31 at 1 p.m. featuring guest speaker John Hammerstone to speak about a flavor research program looking at the differences in flavor potential of few cocoa varieties morphed into a biomedical research program for cancer therapies and vascular health.

John Hammerstone

Thursday, March 31, 2022 – 1:00 PM Central Time

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Title: Cocoa Flavanols – The Journey from Flavor Inhibitor to Potent Nutraceutical and Beyond

Abstract: A flavor research program looking at the differences in flavor potential of few cocoa varieties morphed into a biomedical research program for cancer therapies and vascular health. The talk will follow the journey of this research program, the biomedical discoveries, and how this knowledge can be leveraged for creation of new products.

FDSN Seminar Series

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition hosts a number of virtual events through its Seminar Series and its Virtual Food Industry Friday series.

The FDSN Seminar Series features guest lectures by invited speakers that broaden understanding and knowledge of various scientific topics and original research in food science and nutrition. Speakers include experts from academia, federal government agencies, and the food industry. These seminars are held every Thursday at 1 p.m. Central Time.

Our Virtual Food Industry Friday events showcase food industry professionals, board members, and alumni who are available to meet with students, providing career path insights to the broad and important field of food, science, and technology. Speakers represent a wide range of experience and roles in the food industry such as quality, product development, packaging, regulations, research and development, and more, providing a broad perspective on the food industry. Virtual Food Industry Friday events are held every third Friday of the month during the spring and fall semester from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CST. The open seminar forum lasts approximately 45 minutes with a 10-15 minute Q&A session included.