University of Massachusetts, Amherst

October 8th to 10th 2007

 Conference Overview

Health and happiness are two of the most important elements of a good life.  The food we eat plays a major role in both - impacting our health and our daily enjoyment of life. The purpose of this conference is to gather together a diverse group of scientists who can integrate their knowledge of the fundamental principles of physics, chemistry and biology to efficiently create higher quality and more healthful foods.  The particular emphasis of this conference will be on the rational design and fabrication of foods from a scientific perspective, focusing on understanding and utilizing the basic principles of the directed assembly of elementary food components, such as macromolecules, supramolecular structures and colloidal particles.