The North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), will host the 11th International Conference on “Fermented Foods, Health Status, and Social Well-being” on November 21 and 22.
The programme is a collaborative of the Department of Rural Development & Agricultural Production, NEHU, Tura Campus, and the Swedish South Asian Network on Fermented Foods (SASNET-FF) from Anand, Gujarat.
A statement from university said more than 200 researchers, academicians, scholars, physicians, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals from across the country are expected to attend the event.
The brain-storming sessions is themed on “Probiotic Food Products and Human Health” will delve into the present scenario, technological and scientific advancements, traditional practices, clinical validation, scope for innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship development in fermented foods and probiotics, thereby enhancing the nutritional and health status of society.
The list of speakers are Prof. Tej Pratap, Former President of the Association of Indian Universities & Former Vice-Chancellor GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar; Prof. Baboo M. Nair, Professor Emeritus, Lund University, Sweden; Prof. Chise Suzuki, Nihon University, Japan; Professor JP Tamang, Sikkim University, Sikkim; Dr. JB Prajapati, Coordinator, SASNET-FF; Dr Anil Kumar Anal, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Prof. P.S. Shukla, Vice-Chancellor, NEHU; Dr. Chandra Madhavi, BIRAC, Government of India; Jay MK, Chr. Hansen, Mumbai; SM Hussain, Manager Marketing, Purabi Dairy, Assam, among others.
The university said the event will not only confine to the academics but will also feature a road show to encourage state entrepreneurs to participate in the Global Bio-India (GBI), 2023 scheduled from December 4 to 6 in New Delhi.