Plenary lecture "Multifunctional Fructans" by Wim Van den Ende
(Laboratory of Molecular Plant Physiology, Institute of Botany and Microbiology, KU Leuven, Belgium)
Session 1: Chemistry and Structures of Fructans
Keynote address "Separation and Identification of Fructooligomers: Combination of Preparative SEC and rpHPLC followed by GC/FID Analysis" By W. Praznik, R. Loeppert and A. Huber (Dep. of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Science, Vienna, Dep. of Pharmaceutical Technology and Bio pharmacy, University of Vienna, Inst. of Chemistry, CePol/MC, KF-University, Graz, respectfully)
Session 2 : Biochemistry and Enzymology of Fructans (in Plants and Microorganisms)
Keynote address "Enzymes concerning Synthesis and Degradation of beta-D-fructofuranosyl-(2,6)-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl linkage of plant fructan" by N. Shiomi, Dep. of Food and Nutrition Sciences, Graduate School of Dairy Science Research, Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu, Japan.
Session 3 : Roles and Functionalities of Fructans (in Plants and Microorganisms)
Keynote address by D.P. Livingston III, USDA/ARS Plant Science Research Unit, North Carolina, USA.
Session 4 : Physiology and Cellular Biology of Fructans (in Plants and Microorganisms)
Keynote address by J.A. Gallagher, Inst. of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth, UK.
Session 5 : Fructans and Nutrition : Human and Animal Health (Fructans, Food, Feed, Health)
Keynote address "Prebiotic and antioxydant effects: the two sides of fructans on human life" by L. De Gara, Scienze dell'Alimentazione e della Nutrizione Umana, Università Campus Bio-Medico, Roma, Italy.
Mid-term excursion to Mont Saint Michel
Croosing the bay by foot at low tide (2h)
Visit of Mont Saint Michel Abbey (1h30)
Session 6 : Biotechnology and Industry of Fructans
Keynote address "Biotechnology and Industry of Fructans" by M.G. Lopez, Departemento de Biotecnologia y Bioquimica, Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Campus Guanajuato, Irapuato, Mexico.