MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE BOARD

The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR NUTRACEUTICALS AND FUNCTIONAL FOODS (ISNFF) is a non-profit international society established by the principal founder Professor Fereidoon Shahidi. ISNFF is Disciplinary Interest Group of INTERNATIOAL UNION OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (IUFoST; approved 2008 in Shanghai).  
 
ISNFF provides platforms to foster communication among professionals in academia, industry and governments. To promote Technology transfer and facilitate communications among inventors, investors and other interested parties are also available. To assist the development of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Curricula around the globe.  
 
We are pleased to announce appropriate annual meeting and exhibition, Journal (Journal of Functional Foods) and newsletter publication and sponsorship opportunities. Welcome to join us.  
 
 
THE CHAIR (2016-2018)  
Dr. Alasalvar is the Director of the Food Institute at TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center in Turkey and is also an Associate Professor of Food Science and Engineering. His research interests focus mainly on bioactives, natural health products, and functional foods. Dr. Alasalvar has been active in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) programs for many years and served as a past chair of the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division. He also served as a local chair of 2014 Annual Congress of the International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF). In addition, Dr. Alasalvar serves as an editorial board member of Journal of Functional Foods and as an associate editor of Food Chemistry. He has also received a number of international prestigious awards; including the IFT-Fellow Award (2012), the TÜBİTAK MAM - Most Successful Researcher Award (2012), the ISNFF Merit Award (2014), and Sabri Ülker Science and Innovation Award (2015), in recognition of his pioneering scientific achievements.  
 
ADDRESS:TÜBİTAK Marmara Research Center, Food Institute, P.O. Box 21, 41470, Gebze-Kocaeli, TURKEY  
TELEPHONE:+90 262 677 3200  
FAX: +90 262 641 2309  
E MAIL:cesarettin.alasalvar@tubitak.gov.tr  
 
 
 
THE PAST CHAIR (2014-2016)  
Dr. Chin-Kun Wang is a distinguished professor in Chung Shan Medical University, President of International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, honorary president of Nutrition Society of Taiwan, council member of FANS, director for International Life Science Institute, Taiwan. He got his Ph.D. degree from National Taiwan University and worked at Chung Shan Medical University in 1993. In 1996, he promoted as a full professor, and then took the positions of the chair, dean, vice president and president in Chung Shan Medical University. His research work is focused on human clinical trials and human metabolism of medicine, nutritional supplement, nutraceuticals, herbs, and functional foods. He got the National Award of Biomedicine for his great contribution to the medical education in 2008. He was also honored as 2012-15 Who’s who in the world, Who’s who in Asia, and 2009-2010, 2011-12 Who’s who in Medicine and Healthcare.  
 
ADDRESS:110, Sec.1, Jianguo North Rd., Taichung, Taiwan  
TELEPHONE:+886424730022 ext. 12206  
E MAIL:wck@csmu.edu.tw  
 
 
 
PRINCIPAL FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR  
Dr. Fereidoon Shahidi is a University Research Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). He is also cross-appointed to the department of Biology, Department of Ocean Sciences and serves on the board of the Aquaculture Program.  
Dr. Shahidi is a Visiting, Distinguished Visiting or Honorary Professor in several universities in Canada, China and Taiwan, among others Dr. Shahidi has published over 750 peer reviewed research papers and book chapters in different areas related to functional foods and nutraceuticals, antioxidants and oxidation control, food phenolics, proteins and bioactive peptides, lipids and omega-3 oils and aquaculture, among others. He has also authored, edited or co-edited 64 books and has secured 10 patents. He is the Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Functional Foods and an Editor of Food Chemistry.He also serves as editorial board or editorial advisory board member for several journals, including the Journal of Food Science, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, and half a dozen other journals. He has trained many graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, visiting professors and other highly qualified personnel that now serve in key positions in over a dozen countries around the globe. He is also the Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Food Technologists, American Chemical Society, Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division of the American Chemical Society, Canadian Institute of Chemistry, and Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology. He is also serving on selection and review committee member chair for many societies, universities and granting agencies. His research findings have also led to several industrial developments around the globe.   
 
POSITION:  
University Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry  
(Cross appointed with Aquaculture Program, Biology Department and Ocean Sciences Centre)  
 
ADDRESS:  
Department of Biochemistry  
Memorial University of Newfoundland  
St. John's, NL, Canada  
A1B 3X9  
 
TELEPHONE:(709) 864 8552  
FAX:(709) 864 2422  
E MAIL:fshahidi@mun.ca