IDF cheese symposium keynote speakers announced

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Quebec City in Canada will be the venue for the IDF Cheese Science and Technology Symposium in June, 2020. Pic: Getty Images/R.M. Nunes
Quebec City in Canada will be the venue for the IDF Cheese Science and Technology Symposium in June, 2020. Pic: Getty Images/R.M. Nunes

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The IDF Cheese Science and Technology Symposium will feature the most recent research, innovation and expertise in fields such as cheese microbial ecology, ripening, flavor, texture, functionality, cheese authenticity, nutrition, health, efficiency and innovation in processes.

It takes place in Quebec City, Canada, from June 1-5, 2020.

Keynote speakers have now been announced, and include Ylva Ardö, Emeritus Professor, Copenhagen University, Department of Food Science, who will speak on "Chemical characterisation of cheese varieties, a review."

Paul Cotter, from the Teagasc Food Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork in Ireland, will present, “Multomics to unravel microbe-flavour relationships in cheese,” while Valérie Gagnaire, UMR Science & Technologie du Lait et de l'Oeuf (STLO) Agrocampus Ouest, France, gives a presentation entitled, "Overview on new designer cheese - from specialized starters to personalized cheeses."

Eileen Gibney, University College Dublin, Institute of Food and Health, Ireland, will talk on "Dairy consumption and metabolic health: a focus on cheese," and John A Lucey, University of Wisconsin, Madison, US, will present "Using casein chemistry and rheological methods to both design and monitor cheese performance."

The Novalait Forum Techno will feature Sylvain Moineau, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, on “Phages in dairy products,” and       Steve Labrie, also from Laval, gives a presentation on “Searching the microflora of local milk and cheeses.”

Simon Dufour, University of Montreal, Quebec, will speak on “Recycled manure bedding; recommendations for safe use to protect milk quality.”       

The FIL-IDF Canada Dairy Outlook Seminar features Thomas Mulcair, University of Montreal, former leader of the Democratic Party of Canada, on “Dairy: a key part of a sustainable diet?”

There will also be an artisan cheesemakers workshop.

The early bird registration​ is available until March 1, 2020.

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