The 63rd Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference
Australasian Grain Science Association Conference
25th – 28th August 2013 @ The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle WA Australia
Early Bird Registration Closes July 1st 2013
Abstracts Due May 15th 2013
Conference Update from Larisa Cato
2013 Chair of the ICC Conference in Association with the 63rd Cereal Chemistry Conference
Registration and abstract submission is now open, read on for information on this year's international speakers, key note speakers, special sessions, workshops, conference topics and social functions. Abstracts close 15th May, 2013.
Themes for this year's conference include:
Cereals, pulses, new grains
- Properties, processes, products
- Proteins, starch & lipids
- Genetics, environment, practices
- Testing technology, functionality, applications
- Health & nutrition
- Emerging markets
Grains Nutrition and Health
(Session chair Michelle Broom – Nutrition Programme Manager Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council TM).
Latest Trends in Durum Wheat
(Session co-chairs Dr. Mike Sissons - NSW Department of Primary Industries and and Dr. Joel Abecassis – INRA, France)
Wheat Genetics and Wheat Quality
(Session co-chairs Dr. Marcus Newberry – CSIRO Plant Industries and Dr. Larisa Cato – Australian Export Grain Innovation
Centre – AEGIC).
'OMICS' Approaches and Grain Quality
(Session co-chairs Professor Rudi Appels – Murdoch University and Dr. Wujun Ma - Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre – AEGIC).
Oats: Breeding Objective and Market Needs
(Session chair Dr. Pamela Zwer – SARDI).
Plenary & Invited Speakers
Confirmed International Speakers
Dr. Gary G. Hou – Technical Director & Wheat Foods Specialist - Wheat Marketing Centre, Inc. Portland, USA. Gary Hou
has worked at the Wheat Marketing Centre since 1995. During this period, he has served as the Program Manager of the Asian Products Collaborative (APC) project from 1996 to 2008. The APC project was a joint program of U.S. Wheat Associates and Wheat Marketing Centre, and involved technical teams from 5 or 6 countries from Asia each year. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Program Manager of End Products Collaborative (EPC).
Prof Zhonghu He – Distinguished Scientist and Country Liaison Officer in China for CIMMYT, adjunct Professor of Murdoch University, and Research Professor of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science and Director of China National Wheat
Dr. Xinzhong Hu – Associate Professor with Shaanxi Normal University, Xian, China. His expertises include oat chemistry and technology, oat functionality components assessment, and animal test of oat food.
Mr. Aaron MacLeod – Barley Chemist from the Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission Winnipeg, Manitoba. His expertise include evaluation of the quality of malting barley including annual new crop survey, evaluation of plant breeder's lines, cargo monitoring, and collaborative research.
Mr. Yosuke Shinkai – Wheat quality and noodle expert with Nippon Flour Milling Company, Japan.
Dr. Joel Abecassis – Scientist with the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, (INRA) France. ICC President 2013-2014. Over the last 40 years, his research focused on cereal quality and cereal processing. He has published over 100 technical papers in International journals on durum wheat and pasta, soft wheat and biscuit, corn products and has 5 exploited patents.
Prof. Domenico Lafiandra – Professor and Head of the Department of Agrobiology and Agrochemistry at the University of Tuscia, Italy. Domenico's scientific activities have mainly been dedicated to the following: genetic, biochemical, and molecular characterization of wheat storage proteins; the relationship between protein composition and quality characteristics of durum and bread wheat; and manipulation of starch composition.
Mr. Stan Cauvain - is the Director and Vice President of Research & Development at BakeTran, UK. He is a leading authority in the bread and baking industry and was President of the ICC between 2004 and 2006.
Prof John Taylor from University of Pretoria, South Africa is a renowned expert in the science, technology and nutritional quality of grain-based foods, specialising in the African grains sorghum and the millets and their role in food security in Africa.
Confirmed Key Note and Invited Speakers
Professor Jennie Brand-Miller - Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Sydney. Her research focuses on carbohydrates and human health. In 2011 Jennie received an Order of Australia (AM), for her research into human nutrition.
Dr. Matthew Morell - an expert in starch synthesis and leads the Food Futures Flagship's Future Grains, Grain Based Foods and Feed research program.
Dr. David Stephens - climate and modelling expert with the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC).
Dr. Wujun Ma - an expert on cereal genetics with the Department of Agriculture & Food WA (DAFWA).
Professor Rudi Appels - an expert on wheat genome sequencing with Murdoch University.
***New: Two nights to interact with the Exhibitors.
Monday Night: Cheese & Wine evening with the Exhibitors
Tuesday Night: BBQ with the Exhibitors
***New: Best five poster presentations (as selected by the panel of expert judges) will be invited to give a 5 minute poster talk (Tuesday night at the evening with 'Exhibitors')
***New: Student competition: More than 30 abstracts have been received for the student competition. Winners of the
Student Award will be announced shortly. Awarded students will receive free registration and AUS $ 500 prize money. Awarded students will be required to give an oral presentation of their research.
***New: GIWA Breakfast and Grain Growers Session: Tuesday morning. More information will follow shortly. Ten growers will be awarded with free registration to attend the conference.
Student Dinner – All students are welcome and are encouraged to attend the student dinner on Monday 26th August at
Chopin Technologies – "Chopin BMW workshop – Beer, Mixolab and Wine" (Workshop presented by Mr. Arnaud Dubat - Chopin Technologies, France). The workshop will be held on Sunday August 25th 2013 – from 1 – 5pm at Curtin
University. Bus transport from the Esplanade tot the Curtin University will be provided. This workshop is free of charge – Thanks to Chopin Technologies. However, places are limited – and registration essential (see registration form).
The objective of this workshop is to improve users and potential new users understanding of the MixoLab measurements
generated, their interpretation and application in the range of industries from breeding, routine testing, factory processing to research. The workshop will include presentations, practical demonstrations and an open forum BMW session – This Beer MixoLab and Wine Session will allow attendees to address their specific requirements and applications and network with colleagues from other industries.
Essentials of good scientific writing (presented by Dr. Les Copeland). This workshop will be held on Sunday August 25th 2013 3 – 5pm at Curtin University. Bus transport from the Esplanade tot the Curtin University will be provided. To attend you must register (please see registration form). The ability to write well is an essential skill in all aspects of professional life and is an important criterion used to select between applicants for employment. This workshop will cover general writing skills, how constraints to writing can be overcome, and how a first draft and polished text are developed. Journal articles, theses, poster presentations and CVs will be considered, as will and issues relating to plagiarism.
The Cracker's Cup - Will be held on Sunday afternoon (August 25th 2013). The Cracker's Cup is a 9 hole paired ambrose
Kings Park Visit & Tour of the Swan Valley vineries* - Thursday August 29th 2013.