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Foods Webinar | Recent Trends and Applications of Metabolomics in Food Analysis, Process Monitoring, and Gut Interaction

18 Jan 2023, 10:00 (CET)

Food, Metabolomics, Quality Control, Processing, Gut Microbiota, Analysis
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Welcome from the Chair

3rd Foods Webinar

Recent Trends and Applications of Metabolomics in Food Analysis, Process Monitoring, and Gut Interaction

We are glad to announce for our joint webinar organized by food MDPI for academics interested in metabolomics emerging application in food sciences and to advertise for our special issue on food metabolomics handled by Foods MDPI . Metabolomics is a unique tool in modern system biology that has been recently employed for fingerprinting and/or profiling the overall chemical makeup of food products. Different analytical approaches are followed in non-targeted metabolomics to include “metabolic profiling” in which analysis of a class of metabolites versus “metabolic fingerprinting” that refers to analysis of the total set of metabolites, avoiding biases against certain classes of compounds. Both metabolic approaches are used in the search for new biomarkers of quality and authenticity, and, certainly, to contribute to biochemical knowledge of foods and understanding of the mechanisms of action in food-production processes.

Applications of metabolomics shall be presented through this workshop by three experienced researchers in the field of MS and NMR applications including Dr. Milen Georgiev, Dr. Mohamed Farag and Dr. Ahmed Mediani. It is our true hope that this webinar will be joined by all those who are working in that field and more those who would like to venture more in that emerging technology application in food sciences.

Date: 18 January 2023

Time: 10:00 am CET | 4:00 am EST | 5:00 pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 813 1304 3544

Webinar Secretariat:


Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt

Short bio: Specializing in metabolomics, natural products chemistry, and plant biochemistry, Mohamed A. Farag completed his PhD at Texas Tech University, USA, in 2003. In 2005, after spending time as a postdoctoral fellow at The Samuel Noble Foundation, USA, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center, USA, he became assistant professor in 2005 at the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University, Egypt. Since 2009, Dr Farag has been working as a part time visiting professor at the Technical University of Munich, Germany, to participate in teaching plant metabolomics and chemomterics modelling for master students, and in 2009–2010 he held the Alexander von Humboldt fellowship at the Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry, Germany. Dr Farag now works full time as a professor at the Pharmacognosy Department within the Faculty of Pharmacy, Cairo University where his research work focuses primarily around applying innovative biochemical technologies (metabolomics) to help answer complex biological questions in medicine, herbal drugs analysis and agriculture.

Invited Speakers

Laboratory of Metabolomics, Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Milen I. Georgiev is heading a Lab of Metabolomics at the Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He has 20 years of experience in natural products fields and has published in excess of 180 papers (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Genome Biology, Trends in Biotechnology and Plant Biotechnology Journal, among others). He has delivered 60+ invited lectures in 25 different countries. His current research focuses on 1) biosynthesis of fine molecules and development of biotech tools for their sustainable mass production, 2) metabolomics and comprehensive metabolite profiling and 3) molecular pharmacology (with particular focus on obesity, photoaging and longevity).

Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor Malaysia

Ahmed Mediani received his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Nutrition from Algeria. He obtained his master and PhD degrees in Food Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is currently serving as University Lecturer and researcher in Institute of Systems Biology (INBIOSIS) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). His research area is Food Science, Metabolomics and Food chemistry. The overall aim of his research is to investigate the biological activities and medicinal properties of plants by both in vitro and in vivo analyses using metabolomics approach. Solutions to real-world natural resource problems typically require an understanding of replacing synthetic drugs, which have many adverse effects.

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Time in CET

Chair Dr. Mohamed Farag

Chair Introduction

10:00 - 10:10 am

Dr. Mohamed Farag

Metabolomics Gateway for Milestone Discoveries in the Post Genomic Era

10:10 - 10:30 am

Prof. Dr. Milen Georgiev

NMR-Based Metabolomics and Lead Finding: Perfect Holistic Match?

10:30 - 10:50 am

Dr. Ahmed Mediani

Metabolomics: From Snapshots to Reality

10:50 - 11:10 am


11:10 - 11:25 am

Closing of Webinar

Chair Dr. Mohamed Farag

11:25 - 11:30 am

Relevant SI

Recent Trends and Applications of Metabolomics in Food Analysis, Process Monitoring, and Gut Interaction
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Mohamed A. Farag
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023

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