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Tuesday 16 - Friday 19 Nov 2021


Online virtual event
Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants

Food Structures, Digestion and Health 6th International Conference

Meet with international industry and academic leaders in food structure, digestion and health.

On behalf of its Organising and Scientific Committees, we are pleased to confirm that the Food Structures, Digestion & Health 6th International Conference 2021 will be going ahead as a completely virtual event on 16 - 19 November 2021.


  • Early bird registration

    Available until 30 September 2021


  • Standard registration

    Available 1 September to 8 November 2021


  • Student registration

    Available until 8 November 2021


Dates and Times

Event date: Nov 2021

16 November - 19 November 2021

Online virtual event

Webinar login details will be emailed to registrants


Cuong Tran

More information

The FSDH 2021 is going virtual. The safety of our community is a top priority. As such, we have made the decision to deliver the 2021 Conference as a digital event, in lieu of an in-person event. We are very much looking forward to delivering the event in an entirely new format for this forum and connect virtually with you all.

The Food Structures, Digestion and Health 6th International Conference is focused on increasing awareness that food format and food structure have a significant effect on the bio-availability of nutrients. The focus has shifted development of nutritional guidelines away from the more traditional approach of simply examining the nutrient composition of foods.

This important conference presents a unique opportunity to bring together food industry professionals, and world leading scientists – from diverse disciplines including food science, nutrition, digestive behaviour and medical science with a common interest in food design that delivers better nutrition and functionality and improves consumer wellbeing.

Conference sessions

16th November (AEST) 7:00am-9:30am - Master Class: Food & Health


Topic 1: Food, Nutrition & Sustainability

  • Dist. Professor Paul J. Moughan, Riddet Institute Fellow Laureate, Riddet Institute, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Professor Manny Noakes, Nutrition Consultant & Meat & Livestock Australia Board Director, Australia


Topic 2: in vitro/in vivo Models of Digestion

  • Dr Diddier Dupont, Deputy Director of STLO (Science & Technology of Milk & Egg), INRAE, France
  • Dr Simone Osborne, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Australia


Topic 3: Food Structure & Digestion

  • Professor Matt Golding, Professor in Food Colloids, Massey University, New Zealand
  • Professor Mike Gidley, Centre Director, Centre for Nutrition & Food Science, University of Queensland, Australia

8:55- 9:30am

Topic 4: Computational (in-silico) Models of Digestion

  • Dr Matt Sinnott, Senior Research Scientists, CSIRO Data61, Australia
  • Prof Leo Cheng, Bioengineering Institute ,The University of Auckland, New Zealand

17th November 7:00am-9:30am (AEST) - Session 2: Food Structures Design, Processing & Digestion


Welcome to country ceremony
Michael O'Brien, South Australian Indigenous Kaurna Elder
Opening remarks
Dr Leif Lunden, Research Director, Food Program, CSIRO Agriculture & Food, Australia


  • Dr Gail Bornhorst, University of California Davis, USA
  • Dr Cathrina Edwards, Quadram Institute Biosciences, UK


Free papers (x4)


Poster sessions (x6)

18th November 7:00am-9:30am (AEST) - Session 3: Food Microbiome and Health


Plenary Speaker: Professor Colin Hill, University College Cork, Ireland


Professor Sven Petterson, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Free papers (x4)


Poster session (x6)

19th November 7:00am-9:30am (AEST) - Session 4: Future Challenges and Research - Food Evolution vs Revolution


Plenary Speaker: Nick Hazel, CEO & Founder, v2food Pty Ltd, Australia


Company Creations Panel Discussion – Ideas to Commercialisation

  • Penny Brereton, CEO & Senior Consultant, TSM Advisory Pty Ltd, Board Member, NutriV Pty Ltd, Australia
  • Gabrielle Munzer, Deep Tech Venture Capital Investor, Main Sequence Ventures, Australia
  • Wayne Mulligan, Board Member NUKU ki te PukuTM, New Zealand


Free papers (x4)


Poster sessions (x6)


Closing Remarks and Finish
Dr Cuong Tran, Team Leader/Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Health & Biosecurity, Australia

The full program is available to view here.

Key dates for the conference

  • Call for abstracts open: 24 May 2021
  • Registration open: 24 May 2021
  • Deadline for receipt of Abstracts: 30 September 2021
  • Notification of acceptance of Abstracts: 15 October 2021
  • Early registration closes: 30 September 2021
  • Registration closes: 8 November 2021
  • Conference: 16-19 November 2021

Abstract submissions:

Abstract submissions have now opened for FSDH 2021 and we look forward to receiving your submissions. Abstract submissions will close on 30 September. Abstract submissions are to be forwarded to using the abstract template (Word, 45KB).

Submit your abstracts on the following topics.

  • Food Structure Design, Processing and Digestion
  • Food, Microbiome and Health
  • Pathways of Innovations in Food

Students and early career researchers who submit an abstract for a paper or poster presentation will also have the opportunity to be considered for the Most Innovative Student Poster and Best Student Poster awards. The chosen young scientists will receive $200 AUS and registration will be complimentary.

Early Bird Registration is now open:

We are pleased to announce that Early Bird registration for FSDH 2021 has now opened and we look forward to welcoming you to this online event. Early Bird rates close on 30 September 2021 so get in early and save!

Early bird registration (expires 30 September 2021): $100
Standard registration (closes 8 November 2021): $120
Student registration (closes 8 November 2021): $60

Looking for more information? Please feel free to contact Cuong Tran via at any time if you have any questions.

Conference Sponsorship packages

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