On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend the Fourth International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine and Food (4-ISPMF) to be held in Northwest University, Xi’an, China on Nov.30-Dec.04, 2020. 4-ISPMF is organized by the International Association of Dietetic Nutrition and Safety (IADNS), and the Phytochemical Society of Asia (PSA). We very much look forward to welcoming you at Northwest University which resides in Xi’an. Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi Province, China and it is one of the oldest cities in China. It has held the position under several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history, including Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui, and Tang. Xi'an is the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. The Symposium aims to explore the recent advances in the area of phytochemicals in medicine and food. We hope to bring together scientists of all ages to provide an excellent platform for exchanging ideas, discussing challenges, sharing success stories and setting up new research collaborations. Your active participation will certainly make 4-ISPMF symposium a great success. Welcome to beautiful Xi'an!
Zhang-Jin Zhang Xingbin Yang Yehua Shen Min-Hsiung Pan
University of Hong Kong Shaanxi Normal University Northwest University National Taiwan University
International Association of Food Nutrition and Safety Phytochemical Society of Europe
Phytochemical Society of Asia eFood Journal Food Frontiers
Food Chemistry (IF= 6.306): Call for papers
EES will be opened for submission beginning on September 1, 2019.
Pharmacological Research (IF= 5.893) will publish a special issue on “Pharmacological mechanisms and clinical application of bioactive phytochemicals” for 4-ISPMF. EES will be opened for submission beginning on August 1, 2019. (Invitation only)
Food and Chemical Toxicology (IF= 4.679)will publish a special issue on food toxicology.
The EES system has opened for submission.
Marine Drugs (IF= 4.073) editorial system has been opened for submission
Journal of Functional Foods (IF= 3.701) will publish a special issue on functional foods.
Select “S.I.: 4-ISPMF/3-ISFNH” when you reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
Molecules (IF= 3.267) editorial system has been opened for submission
Prof. Beiwei Zhu
Aline Priscilla Gomes da Silva, Brasil Amin Ismail, Malaysia Adam Matkowski, Poland
Anca Miron, Romania Bernhard Hennig, USA Carlos L. Cespedes Acuña, Chile
Celia Bertha Vargas de la Cruz, Perú Elwira Sieniawska, Poland Emilio Clementi, Italy Esra Capanoglu Guven, Turkey Efstathia Ioannou, Greece Francesca Giampieri, Italy
Hang Xiao, USA Didem Sohretoglu, Turkey Haroon Khan, Pakistan
Hye Kyung Na, South Korea Ipek Suntar, Turkey José L. Quiles, Spain
Jesus Simal-Gandara, Spain Li Shu Wang, USA Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Poland Luis Alexandre Pedro de Freitas, Brasil Liangli (Lucy) Yu, USA Marc Diederich, South Korea Maria Daglia, Italy Hesham El-Seedi, Sweden Maria Graça Campos, Portugal Maurizio Battino, Italy Milen I. Georgiev, Bulgaria Min-Hsiung Pan, Taiwan Mingfu Wang, Hong Kong Miroslav Strnad, Czech Mohammad Hosein Farzaei, Iran
Nataša Poklar Ulrih, Slovenia Randolph Arroo, UK Nilufar Z. Mamadalieva, Uzbekistan
Rosa Tundis, Italy Robert Verpoorte, Netherlands Salah Akkal, Algeria
Sevgi Gezici, Turkey Thomas Efferth, Germany Mohamed Ali Farag, Egpt
Yoshinori Asakawa, Japan Yoshinori Marunaka,Japan Young-Joon Surh, South Korea Tarun Belwal, China Dejian Huang, Singapore Kazuo Miyashita, Japan
Jianping Wu, Canada Vincenzo Fogliano, Netherlands Celine Riviere, France
Nazim SEKEROGLU, Turkey Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Saudi Arabia
Pharkphoom Panichayupakaranant, Thailand
Local Organizing Committees
Zhongfu Wang, Northwest University Min-Hsiung Pan, National Taiwan University
Baiyi Lu, Zhejiang University Baodong Zheng, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University
Bin Li, Huazhong Agricultural University Chongde Sun, Zhejiang University
Congfa Li, Hainan University Chengbi Cui, Yanbian University
Defang Li, China Academy of Agricultural Sciences Qinglin Sheng, Northwest University
Fang Chen, China Agricultural University Fang Wang, Nanjing University of Finance & Economics
Fang Zhang, Ocean University of China Guoyin Kai, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Jianjun Deng, Northwest University Jianxin Cao, Kunming University of Science & Technology
Jingming Gao, Northwest Agriculture & Forestry University Haijin Mou, Ocean University of China
Haixia Yang, Xi'an Jiaotong University Haiyan Gao, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Science
Hetong Lin, Fujian Agriculture & Forestry University Hongtao Lei, South China Agricultural University
Hui Ni, Jimei University, Northwest University Lijun You, South China University of Technology
Ming Miao, Jiangnan University Ming Du, Dalian Polytechnic University
Mingwei Zhang, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Science Rong Shao, Yancheng Institute of Technology
Shaoping Nie, Nanchang University Shaoyun Wang, Fuzhou University
Tiehua Zhang, Jilin University Wei Cao, Northwest University
Weibin Bai, Jinan University Wenyan Zhang, Northwest University
Wenzhong Hu, Dalian Minzu University Xiaozhong Liu, Northwest University
Xiaobo Zou, Jiangsu University Xinyu Wang, Shaanxi Normal University
Yaxing Sang, Hebei Agricultural University Yongfeng Liu, Shaanxi Normal University
Yan-E Luo, Northwest University Zaojun Wei, Hefei University of Technology
Xingang Lv, Northwest University
Yanbo Zhang, Hong Kong (Chairman) Adam Matkowski, Poland Amin Ismail, Malaysia Amir Reza Jassbi, Iran
Anca Miron, Romania Bernhard Hennig, USA Carlos L. Cespedes Acuña, Chile Chwan-Li (Leslie) Shen, USA
Daniel Granato, Brazil Edward A. Bayer, Israel Emilio Clementi, Italy Elwira Sieniawska, Poland
Esra Capanoglu Guven, Turkey Francisco A. Macías, Spain Franz Bucar, Austria Gokhan Zengin, Turkey
Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Poland Haroon Khan, Pakistan Hye-Kyung Na, South Korea Jianbo Xiao, China
José Luis Domingo, Spain Laura Cornara, Italy Li-Shu Wang, USA Loizzo Monica Rosa, Italy
Maria Daglia, Italy Marc Diederich, South Korea Maria José U. Ferreira, Portugal Miroslav Strnad, Czech
Maurizio Battino, Italy Milen I. Georgiev, Bulgaria N. P. Makunga, South African Noureddine Djebli, Algeria
Young-Joon Surh, South Korea Paul Finglas, UK Petra Högger, Germany Randolph Arroo, UK
Robert Verpoorte, Netherlands Rosa Tundis, Italy Salah Akkal, Algeria Shivraj Nile, Korea Weibiao Zhou, Singapore Yoshinori Asakawa, Japan Yoshinori Marunaka, Japan P. Panichayupakaranant, Thailand
Aline Priscilla Gomes da Silva, Brasil Didem Sohretoglu, Turkey Maria Graça Campos, Portugal Ipek Suntar, Turkey
Simona Dragan, Romania
08:00 – 08:30
08:30 – 10:15
10:15 – 10:35
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:05
16:10 – 17:10
19:00 – 22:00
Plenary Session 1
Session 1: Polyphenols and Health (I)
Session 2: Leads finding from nature
Session 3: Bioactivity of natural products (I)
Session 4: Analytical techniques (I)
Graduate student forum (1)
Plenary Session 2
Welcome Reception and performance
08:00 – 09:45
10:20 – 10:40
10:25 – 12:45
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:10
15:45 – 16:45
16:45 – 18:35
18:40 - 20:55
19:40 – 22:30
Plenary Session 3
Session 5: Natural products delivery system Session 6: Downstream processing
Session 7: Natural antidiabetic agents Session 8: Natural anti-cancer agents
Session 9: Polyphenols and Health (II) Session 10: Metabolism of natural products
Graduate student forum (2) Graduate student forum (3)
Plenary Session 4
Session 11: Polyphenols and Health (III) Session 12: Food Function and Nutrition
Session 13: Analytical techniques (II) Section 14: Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Session 15: Bioactivity of natural products (II) Section 16: Bioactivity of natural products (III)
Workshop: How to publish
Graduate student forum (4)
08:00 – 10:40
10:20 – 10:40
10:40 – 12:30
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 16:35
16:10 – 16:30
16:30 – 18:25
18:40 - 20:00
19:40 – 22:30
Gala dinner/Awards and Grants/Bonfire party/Folk dance
08:00 – 18:00
18:30 – 22:00
Call for papers
Oral and poster presentations on the mentioned topics are welcome. All participants are invited to submit abstracts which will be published in a conference proceeding.All abstracts will be reviewed by the scientific committees and the decision on the way of contribution will be announced no later than 2 weeks after the abstract submission deadline. Registration is mandatory for acceptance.
Abstract submission for oral presentation deadline 30th September, 2020
Abstract submission for poster presentation deadline 30th October, 2020
Abstract preparation guidelines
Word is the main software we will use, but if this is unavailable, please provide a compatible file of your paper (compatible for Word 97 and following versions). The abstract should contain the aim of the work, the applied methods, the main results and a conclusion. Statistical evaluation for pharmacological and clinical data is obligatory.
The abstract must be written in English and the standard font should be Times New Roman 12 pt except for the title (16 pt), affiliations (10 pt, italic) and references (10 pt). The name of the author presenting the contribution must be underlined. A standard length of one page is obligatory. Figures (of good quality) and Tables must be included in the text.
The page size is A4 and the following margins should be used: left 2.5 cm, right 2.5 cm, top page 2.5 cm, bottom 2.5 cm. The text must be typed using single space with full justification, page numbers should be omitted.
References must be noted as numbers in square brackets  and continuously numbered in the text in the order in which they are cited. At the end of the abstract, the reference list should be given in the style presented below .
1. Torronen R, Kolehmainen M, Sarkkinen E, et al. Am J Clin Nutr, 2012,96, 527-533
2. Mane C, Loonis M, Juhel C, Dufour C, et al. J Agric Food Chem,2011,59, 3330-3339.
Standard registration (The registration covers admission to the conference, printed materials, lunch and dinner, welcome party and gala dinner, coffee breaks during the sessions).
We use both onsite and online meeting models.
You are welcome to submit your abstracts.
We provide free registration fees for foreigners.
Xi'an Xianyang International Airport (XIY) (Xi’an, China) directly connects many international airports such as Paris, Seoul, Osaka, Taipei, Tokyo, Sydney, Helsinki, Prague, London, Bangkok, Macau, Hong Kong, Shizuoka, Nepal, Samui, and Singapore.
The conference will take place in Grand Park Xian Hotel, (12 Xi Duan, Huan Cheng South Road, Xi’an 710068, Shaanxi, China) https://www.parkhotelgroup.com/en/xian
When you book Grand Park Xian Hotel, please mention 4-ISPMF; then you can get a woderful price.
Standard room with one bed OR twin bed, RMB 480.00/night (about Euro 60.00) or RMB 580.00/night (about Euro 72.50) including free breakfast.
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