Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division

AGFD Member News

 

 

Asia-Pacific International Chapters Conference  

The inaugural Asia-Pacific International Chapters Conference will be held Nov. 5-8 I Jeju, Korea.  Abstracts submission is now open.  For more information or to register please go to www.acskoreachapter.org.

AGFD, one of the sponsors of this conference, has provided funds to partially support the travel of two graduate students majoring in agricultural and food chemistry to present at this meeting.  Contact Agnes Rimando (arimando@olemiss.edu) for travel support application.  Cash award will also be given to a graduate student presenting work in agricultural and food chemistry who will be selected for the best presentation in the poster/oral competition. 

 

 

We would like to congratulate the following:

AGFD member Fred Jaeger, a scientist at Bayer CropScience is featured in a ACS short video that is part of the series called What Chemists Do.  Click here to access the video!

Congratulations to Agnes Rimando on receiving the 2016 Spencer Award (Click here)  

Congratulations to AGFD Members Lauren Jackson and Kim Morehouse on being named to the 2016 class of ACS Fellows! 

Congratulations to AGFD Member Gary List for being named the 2016 Carl R. Fellers Award recipient.  The Award is sponsored by the Phi Tau Sigma Food Science Honor Society.  It recognizes outstanding research in food science.

2016 AGFD Fellows!  Congratulations to Sue Ebeler (Univ. of California-Davis), Qingrong Huang (Rutgers Univ.), Peter Winterhalter (Institute of Food Chemistry, Braunschweig, Germany), and Wally Yokoyama (USDA, Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA) for being named AGFD Fellows for 2016.  

The winner of the AGFD Young Scientist competition was Assistant Professor Lili He from the University of Massachusetts-Amberst, Department of Food Science. 

Dr. Andrew Taylor PhD, FIFST is the winner of the 2015 Award for Advancement of Application of Agricultural & Food Chemistry 

Dr. Wally Yokoyama, USD-ARS, WRRC is the 2015 AGFD Distinguished Service Awardee.

Drs. Mike Appell, David J. McClements, Alyson Mitchell, and Kazuo Miyashita are the 2015 AGFD Fellow Awardees.

Lindsay Springer, Cornell University is the 2015 Graduate Student Research Awardee

Cansu Ekin Gamus, University of Massachusetts is  the 2015 Teranishi Fellowship

The 2015 Undergraduate Student Research Awards, determined by a competitive symposium at the Denver ACS Meeting in March are:

1st Place: Sebastiaan Groothuis, Hanze University of Applied Science (Groningen, The Netherlands), and  2nd Place: Santiago Bukovsky-Reyes, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. 

 

AGFD members elected to 2015 Class of ACS Fellows

Four ACS Members were elected to 2015 Class of ACS Fellows in 2015: Michael Appell, Rodney Morris Bennet, Bonnie Charpentier, and John J. Johnston

 

AGFD Member Gives Invited ACS Webinar

AGFD member and AGFD Fellow Agnes Rimando was invited by the ACS Fellows Office to give an ACS webinar on "Natural Product Chemistry: Benefits of Pterostilbene on Health, Memory, and Anxiety".  The live cast appeared on February 5.  The webinar is now archived and available:http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/events.html.

 

AGFD Member To Receive Honor From  American Oil Chemists Society

AGFD member and AGFD Fellow Dr. Gary List is to receive the AOCS/ Nicholas Pelick research award in May at the annual meeting in Orlando FL. This award is the most prestigious honor conferred on a lipid scientist and has three Noble lauerates as recipients. List was a research chemist at the Peoria Agricultural Lab from 1963 until his retirement in 2007. His research at the  Ag. lab focused on edible oils and oilseed processing.

 

AGFD Member gives ACS webinar on the Health Benefits of Pterosilbene

AGFD member Dr. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Agnes M. Rimando presented her research on pterostilbene in an ACS webinar, which is found in blue berries and other plants. The presentation covered the effects on lipid synthesis, memory, and anxiety as well as take your questions. (click here for additional details) 

 

AGFD and International Chemical Sciences Chapter in Thailand are awarded the first ACS Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award.

The first recipient ever for the ACS Partners for Progress and Prosperity (P3) Award was awarded was recently given to AGFD and International Chemical Sciences Chapter in Thailand for the 1st International Symposium on Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  The symposium was organized by Agnes Rimando, Kanjana Mahattanatawee, Lauren Jackson, Peter Scheiberle , and Michael Tunick.

  

Fall 250th ACS National Meeting

The 250th ACS National Meeting and Expo in Boston, MA was held August 16-20.   The program theme was Innovation from Discovery to Application.  AGFD symposium were in the Convention Center.  The AGFD program was packed with cutting edge scientific symposia and many other events offering numerous networking opportunities 

New Fall 2015 Cornucopia! 

AGFD Program Overview 

AGFD Program  

AGFD Abstracts  

 

We would like to congratulate the following:

Dr. Wally Yokoyama, USD-ARS, WRRC is the 2015 AGFD Distinguished Service Awardee.

Drs. Mike Appell, David J. McClements, Alyson Mitchell, and Kazuo Miyashita are the 2015 AGFD Fellow Awardees.

Dr. Andrew Taylor PhD, FIFST is the winner of the 2015 Award for Advancement of Application of Agricultural & Food Chemistry

Lindsay Springer, Cornell University is the 2015 Graduate Student Research Awardee

Cansu Ekin Gamus, University of Massachusetts is  the 2015 Teranishi Fellowship

The 2015 Undergraduate Student Research Awards, determined by a competitive symposium at the Denver ACS Meeting in March are:

1st Place: Sebastiaan Groothuis, Hanze University of Applied Science (Groningen, The Netherlands), and  2nd Place: Santiago Bukovsky-Reyes, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

 

Please join us in congratulating the four Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry members who were selected as 2015 ACS Fellows

Michael Appell, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service 

Rodney Morris Bennet, Critical Path Services, LLC

Bonnie Charpentier, Cytokinetics, Inc

John J. Johnston, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service

 

7th Annual Conference - American Council for Medicinally Active Plants June 29 - July 1, 2016.  acmap.org

 

Join AGFD members at the

INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR CONFERENCE XIV

23 – 27 MAY 2016 (flyer)

 

Check out over 135 presentations form the ACS National Meeting in Denver at the ACS Presentation on Demand website!  (click here) 

 

2014 Award for Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Prof. Thomas Hofmann, Technical University of Munich Germany is the recipient of the 2014 Award for Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. This prestigious award, consisting of $3000, a plaque and meeting travel expenses, is sponsored by International Flavors & Fragrances and administered by AGFD. It will be presented to Prof. Hofmann at the AGFD Awards Banquet in August during the 248th ACS Meeting. Prof. Hofmann is an internationally recognized leader in food, flavor and sensory research. Most recently he has done work regarding the psychometric & taste receptor response, in particular, steviol glycosides He studied food chemistry at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, received his PhD (1995) and habilitation (1998) from the Chemistry Dept. TU München (TUM). From 1999 to 2002, he was Deputy Director, German Research Center for Food Chemistry of the Leibnitz Society. In 2002, he was named Chair of Food Chemistry of the University of Münster. Since 2007 he holds the Chair of Food Chemistry and Molecular Sensory Science at TUM, is head of the Bioanalytics Unit. Center of Nutrition & Food Sciences, and since 2009 VP for research and innovation of TUM. He has published >270 papers and 40 patents, and has received prestigious awards: Kurt-Täufel Award of the Young Scientist, German Chemical Society (1999), Young Scientist Award of the AGFD, ACS (1999), the AGFD Fellow Award, ACS (2008) & the JAFC Research Article of the Year Award, ACS (2013). He is Co-Advisor of the ACS International Student Chapter sponsored by AGFD.

Prof. Thomas Hofmann

 

2014 AGFD Fellows

Five long-standing contributors to Agricultural and Food Chemistry and participants in AGFD activities will be presented at the ACS Fall Meeting with the prestidious Fellow of the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division Award. Attend the AGFD Award banquet at the Fall ACS National meeting and congratulate the newest AGFD Fellows: Dr. Agnes M. Rimando of the USDA – ARS at University, MS; Dr. Eric Decker of the University of Massachusetts Department of Food Science at Amherst; Dr. Michael C. Qian of the Oregon State University Dept of Food Science & Technology at Corvallis; Dr. Shridhar K. Sathe of the Florida State University Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences at Tallahassee; and Dr. Min-Hsiung Pan of the National Taiwan University Dept of Food Science & Technology at Taipei.

 

2014 Teranishi Fellowship Award

Geoffrey A. Dubrow, Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, University of Minnesota won the 2014 Teranishi Fellowship. His advisor is Prof. Devon Peterson. Dubrow proposes to work in the area of a Chemometric Approach to Characterize Aged Wine Flavor. This Fellowship, in honor of long time AGFD member, Dr. Roy Teranishi, is awarded to a promising student early in their academic career to foster their research progress and education.

 

2014 Graduate Student Research Award

The 2014 Graduate Student Research Awardee is Kim K. Hixson, Washington State University. She received a $1000 cash award and commemorative plaques along with reimbursement of her travel expenses to the Dallas ACS Meeting to deliver her presentation addressing strategies to create designer biomass plants capable of producing multiple biofuels/biochemicals. Participation in this Symposium is intended by AGFD to give national recognition to the excellent research being carried out by graduate students in the agricultural and Food Chemistry areas and designed to encourage continued research excellence and future careers in the field.

 

2014 Undergraduate Student Research Awards

The 2014 Undergraduate Student Research Awards were determined by a competition which culminated in a Symposium at the Dallas ACS Meeting in March. The 2015 Undergraduate Student Research Awardees are: 1st Place: Christopher A. Tollett, Biosciences Inst., Arkansas State University and 2nd Place: Matthew Amicucci, Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, University of California-Davis. They received $750 and $250 cash awards, respectively, and commemorative plaques along with reimbursement of their travel expenses to the Dallas ACS Meeting to deliver their presentations. Participation in this Symposium is intended by AGFD to give national recognition to the excellent research being carried out by undergraduate students in the Agricultural and Food Sciences and is designed to encourage continued research excellence and future careers in the field.

 

2014 Young Scientist Award

 
Dr. Silvana Martini, Utah State University was awarded the 2014 Young Scientist Award at the San Francisco ACS Meeting.  The six finalists gave presentations at the AGFD Young Scientist Award Symposium held on Sunday, August 10th.   Each received travel expenses covered up to $1,000 to attend and present their research. In addition Dr. Martini received a cash award of $1,000.
 
  
AGFD member wins 13th IUPAC Best Research Poster  
 
AGFD member Agnes Rimando won the 13th IUPAC Best Research Poster for “Synthesis of flavone analogs and activity against the fish bacterial species Flavobacterium columnare" by  C. Tan, K. K. Schrader, I. A. Khan, A. M. Rimando.  This presentation was selected from more that 800 research posters at the IUPAC International Congress on Pesticides.
 
 


Congratulations! 

We would like to congratulate the winners of the undergraduate student symposium Sebastian Groothuis (1st) and Santiago Bukovsky-Reyes (2nd) and the winner of our graduate student symposium, Lindsay Springer.   

 

PACIFICHEM 2015:

The abstract submission deadline for the Pacifichem Conference, DEC 15 –20th is April 15, 2015. For more information and abstract submission please go to http://www.pacifichem.org/. 

 

2015 AGFD AWARDS

Do you know a deserving scientist or  student?  The Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division (AGFD) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is proud to offer the following awards for 2014–2015:  The Undergraduate Student Research Symposium, The Withycombe-Charalambous Graduate Student Symposium, The Teranishi Graduate Fellowship, The Young Scientist Award Symposium, The Award for Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (AGFD Award).  Check out the awards page for more info.

 

Congratulations to the 2014 AGFD Award Winners!

  2014 Award for Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 

   Prof. Thomas Hofmann, Technical University of Munich Germany 

 

  2014 AGFD Fellows:

  Dr. Agnes M. Rimando, USDA – ARS at University, MS

  Dr. Eric Decker, University of Massachusetts, Department of Food Science at Amherst

  Dr. Michael C. Qian, Oregon State University , Department of Food Science & Technology  at Corvallis

  Dr. Shridhar K. Sathe, Florida State University, Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences at Tallahassee

  Dr. Min-Hsiung Pan, National Taiwan University, Department of Food Science & Technology at Taipei

 

  2014 Award for Distinguished Service to the Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry:

  Dr. Lauren Jackson, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Division of Food Processing Science & Technology

  Dr. Alyson Mitchell, University of California-Davis, Department of Food Science and Technology

 

  2014 Congratulations to the new ACS Fellows from AGFD!

  Jane V. Leland, Kraft Foods Group          

  Robert J. McGorrin, Oregon State University      

  Agnes M. Rimando, U.S. Department of Agriculture       

  Béla S. Buslig, Florida Department of Citrus (Retired)

  Kevin Hicks, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Emeritus)

  Eric Block, University at Albany, SUNY    

 

  2014 Young Scientist Award

   Silvana Martini, Utah State University

 

  2014 Graduate Student Research Award 

  Kim K. Hixson, Washington State University.

 

  2014 Teranishi Fellowship Award

  Geoffrey A. Dubrow

 

  2014 Undergraduate Student Research Awards 

  1st Place: Christopher A. Tollett, Biosciences Inst., Arkansas State University

  2nd Place: Matthew Amicucci, Dept. of Food Science & Nutrition, University of California-Davis.


AGFD congratulates all these awardees and looks forward to their continued successes and contributions. 

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SAN FRANCISCO NATIONAL MEETING

Did you miss the meeting in San Francisco or miss certain presentation:

Check out shorts and full presentation recording of AGFD presentation at the 2014 Fall ACS National Meeting held in San Francisco at:

http://presentations.acs.org/common/sessions.aspx/Fall2014/AGFD

 

ACS Webinar by AGFD member Dr. Eric Block:

Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science
Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 2-3pm ET

Discover the colorful history and science of garlic, onions and other alliums. 

(download event flyer)

 

Our division now has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/agandfood). Please stop by and “like” us!

 

2013 Spencer Award

“2013 Kenneth A SPENCER AWARD CEREMONY was held on September 20, 2013 (For video click here)”

Find thIs the first line in the September event announcement on the Section at  http://cas.umkc.edu/chemistry/kcacs , click and see and hear Attila Pavlath in Kansas City!!

  

Why We Eat More Potato Chips!
 

Enzymes from horse feces could hold secrets to streamlining biofuel production

 

'Seeing' the flavor of foods

 

 

 

243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

San Diego California Spring 2012

 

 

Popcorn-Shaped Gold Particles Gang Up On Salmonella

  

 

242nd ACS National Meeting & Exposition

Denver Colorado Fall 2011

 

ACS Theme: The Chemistry of Air, Space and Water

 

 241st ACS National Meeting - March 27-31, 2011

 Meeting Highlights:

Could Maple Syrup From Canada Be the Next Champion Food?

Cracking health tip - eat walnuts

 

“A perfect Bloody Mary?”

 

 

2010 Kenneth A. Spencer Award

 

240th ACS National Meeting - August 22-26, 2010

Online Meeting Content

 

Highlights from the 239th ACS National Meeting in San Francisco!

Brewing up a gentler java: Dark-roasted coffee contains stomach-friendly ingredient

Keeping queso fresco fresh

Bird brains? Not when it comes to selecting nutritious food

Nutritional Bonus of Maple Syrup

Detecting fake wine vintages: It’s an (atomic) blast

Fats for health and beauty: Giving soybean oil a new role in serving society 

 

Past National Meeting Highlights

Whole grain cereals, popcorn rich in antioxidants, not just fiber  

 

 

  


 

 


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