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Listed alphabetically. Sessions are preliminary and subject to change.

Symposia and Science Cafés: What's the Difference?

Traditional Symposia are aimed at optimal knowledge transfer through five regular 20-minute talks with room for topical questions. Science Cafés consist of two-hour sessions set up to combine shorter talks with more time for debate and discussion.

While Symposia sessions are meant to allow you to come and go between speakers and presentations, Science Cafés are meant for attendees to stay for the entire session to create discussion and debate around the topics presented.

Science CafeAgricultural Biotechnology: Considerations to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Tuesday, October 18, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Scientific Initiative: Biotechnology & Sustainability
Organizers: Tandace Scholdberg, USDA-GIPSA, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.; Brian Beecher, USDA-ARS, Pullman, WA, U.S.A.
Moderators: Tandace Scholdberg, USDA-GIPSA, Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.; Michael Giroux, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, U.S.A.
Sponsor: Biotechnology Division

Sustainability is a multifaceted concept in agriculture that refers to the ability of a field to produce crops and to maintain productivity, while accomplishing a variety of ecological, economic, and social goals. Environmental problems associated with industrial agriculture can be addressed through sustainable agriculture and more sustainable business practices. Goals for sustainability include increasing the resource use efficiency of natural resources, reducing pressure on habitat, increasing the productivity of farmlands, and sustaining the economic viability of farm operations. Sustainability is achieved when farmers make choices that are ecologically and economically beneficial and increase the long-term efficiency of operations. By increasing yields and making pest control more effective, genetically engineered crops contribute significantly to agricultural sustainability.

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42-S, CFW 56:A2. Evaluation of novel input/output traits in soybeans. T. E. CLEMENTE (1). (1) University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, U.S.A.
43-S, CFW 56:A2. Analysis of drought tolerance candidate genes in transgenic plants. R. D. ALLEN (1). (1) Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, U.S.A.
44-S, CFW 56:A2. The regulatory bottleneck for biotech crops. K. J. BRADFORD (1). (1) University of California, Davis, CA, U.S.A.
45-S, CFW 56:A2. Regulation of agbiotech: Science shows a better way. H. I. MILLER (1). (1) Hoover Institution/Stanford University, Stanford, CA, U.S.A.

Science CafeCarbohydrates and Colonic Health

Monday, October 17, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Scientific Initiatives: Cereal & Polymer Chemistry, Health & Nutrition
Organizers: Koushik Seetharaman, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada; Andy McPherson, Kraft Foods, Inc., Glenview, IL, U.S.A.
Moderators: Koushik Seetharaman, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada; Bruce Hamaker, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.
Sponsors: Carbohydrate Division, Nutrition Division
Financial Sponsor: Kraft Foods

The linkage between carbohydrates and colonic health is at the forefront of research and innovation in the food industry. In this session, the panel will lead the discussion on recent advances in carbohydrates as it relates to colonic health.

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21-S, CFW 56:A4. Recent advances in the area of carbohydrate function and colonic health. M. A. Guevara (1), G. C. FAHEY (1). (1) University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, U.S.A.
22-S, CFW 56:A4. Wheat bran-derived arabinoxylan oligosaccharides: A novel soluble dietary fibre with prebiotic properties. C. M. Courtin (1), J. A. DELCOUR (1), K. Verbeke (1), W. F. Broekaert (2), F. Arnaut (3). (1) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; (2) Fugeia, Heverlee, Belgium; (3) Puratos, Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium
23-S, CFW 56:A4. Constraints and work-arounds on the genetics of starches for beneficial colonic health. A. C. Wu (1), J. Hasjim (1), Z. A. Syahariza (1), S. Sar (1), R. G. GILBERT (1). (1) The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
24-S. Structural features of slow fermenting soluble fibers. B. R. HAMAKER (1). (1) Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.
25-S, CFW 56:A4. Carbohydrates and satiety. K. A. GREAVES (1). (1) Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, MI, U.S.A.

Science Cafe In Vitro Digestion Models for Cereals and Cereal-Based Ingredients

Wednesday, October 19, 2:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Scientific Initiatives: Cereal & Polymer Chemistry, Health & Nutrition
Organizers: Teri Paeschke, Cargill Inc., Wayzata, MN, U.S.A.; Susann Bellmann, TNO, Zeist, Netherlands
Moderators: Susann Bellmann, TNO, Zeist, Netherlands; Terry Finocchario, National Starch and Chemical, U.S.A.; Teri Paeschke, Cargill Inc., Wayzata, MN, U.S.A.; Brinda Govindarajan, McDonald's Corp., Oak Brook, IL, U.S.A.
Sponsors: Carbohydrate Division, Nutrition Division

The availability for absorption or the behavior of cereal-based foods and ingredients can be done in vivo, using animal studies or human intervention studies. However, this is expensive, laborious, and time consuming. To minimize efforts, reduce animal experiments, and also simplify procedures, many researches use in vitro digestion models. There is a need to interexchange information about the various approaches within the used and existing in vitro digestion models. This may help to work on standardization and minimum requirements those models should fulfill to appropriately study carbohydrate digestion and the availability for absorption of associated other macro- and micronutrients. Further, exchanging research results as obtained with various in vitro methods would strengthen the discussion on their relevance and/or importance.

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64-S, CFW 56:A7. Introduction: Physiological relevant in vitro digestion models. S. C. BELLMANN (1), R. Havenaar (1), M. Minekus (1). (1) TNO, Zeist, Netherlands
65-S, CFW 56:A7. Prospects and considerations of in vitro digestion models applied to cereal ingredients. A. AURA (1). (1) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, Finland
66-S, CFW 56:A7. How to simulate the physiological parameters of the colon using in vitro models. K. VENEMA (1). (1) TNO, Zeist, Netherlands
67-S, CFW 56:A7. Evaluating the effect of carbohydrate matrices on the bioaccessibility of antidiabetic botanical compounds using the TNO intestinal model. D. M. RIBNICKY (1), A. Poulev (2), P. Kuhn (2), D. Roopchand (2), A. Oren (2), M. Grace (3), G. Yousef (3), M. Lila (3), R. Havenaar (4), W. T. Cefalu (5), I. Raskin (2). (1) School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.; (2) Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.; (3) North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, U.S.A.; (4) TNO, Zeist, Netherlands; (5) Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.
68-S, CFW 56:A8. Small intestinal mucosal α-glucosidases: A missing feature of in vitro digestion models. A. LIN (1), B. Lee (1), B. Hamaker (1). (1) Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.
69-S, CFW 56:A8. Gut feelings: How can we construct good models for human digestion? T. PAESCHKE (1). (1) Cargill, Inc., Wayzata, MN, U.S.A.