35th EFFoST International Conference 2021 | Healthy individuals, resilient communities, and global food security
Open Science Taster | FNS-Cloud workshop
3rd November 2021, 16:20 CET
This workshop introduced the pillars of Open Science, while focusing on open data and open access publishing for food and nutrition scientists. It was lead by: Katherine Flynn (ISEKI-Food Association, AT) and Edward Sliwinski (EFFoST, NL).
Topics included: (i) why open science is important, (ii) components making up open science, (iii) how research can be made more open and FAIR, (iv) practical advantages of open science for scientific careers, funding opportunities, and society, and (v) EOSC and the FNS-Cloud activities.
All participants agreed their basic knowledge about open science was satisfactory after the workshop; before the workshop only one participant claimed satisfactory understanding open science. The strong interactive character of the workshop was highly appreciated with participants saying, “role play and debate“, “discussions and roundtables” and “interactive sessions” were their favourite parts. Nine delegates attended the workshop, seven of whom completed the evaluation and earned FNS-Cloud certification
We are now preparing for the 2022 workshops, starting at the EuroFIR Food Forum (06.04.2022) in Brussels (BE).
ISEKI-Food 2021 | Sustainable development goals in foods systems: Challenges and opportunities for the future
Making existing and emerging food nutrition security data and tools findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable
21st June 2021, 13:00-17:30 CEST
This symposium introduced FNS-Cloud and explored some of the first outputs, focusing on existing (use cases) and emerging (field trials) data, and how FNS-Cloud plans to launch three demonstrators, facilitating better research and exploitation of knowledge as well as delivering training and support to boost confidence and build capacity amongst user communities to improve the sustainability of European food systems and further enhance existing strengths in FNS research.
Introduction to FNS-Cloud
Siân Astley, EuroFIR (BE)
Generating a search engine for food products: Olive oil, milk, and fish
Claudia Zoani, ENEA (IT)
Food labelling: Crowd sourcing information for research
Maša Hribar, NUTRIS (SI)
Dietary intake assessment techniques
Michelle Weech, UoR (UK)
Dietary intake data analysis
Laura Bardon, UCD (IE)
Microbiome Study: Covid-19-safe protocols for dietary intervention studies
Kathryn Murray, QIB (UK)
Understanding food bioactive compounds in disease: Food-drug interactions
Ana Ramírez de Molina & Enrique Carrillo de Santa Pau, IMDEA Food Institute (ES)
FNS-Cloud Next Steps: Demonstrators for FNS researchers
Paul Finglas, QIB (UK)
34th EFFoST International Conference | Bridging high-tech, food-tech and health: Consumer-oriented innovations
Food & Health Digitalisation
12th November 2020, 11.00-12:30 CET
This session considered outputs from several EU- and otherwise-funded projects and is suitable for food scientist, engineers, and technologists, whether academia or industrial, as well as developers and those working consumer services. Whilst each of the projects consider different aspects of the wider food and health research landscapes, and their outputs are diverse in purpose, nonetheless they reflect a drive to make existing and emerging food, diet and health resources more readily findable, accessible and reusable. In achieving this goal, outputs such as those developed by these projects, for consumers including vulnerable populations (e.g. young people, pregnant women, older adults) or the industry (e.g. blue economy, app developers, diet and health services), will be more relevant and offer added-value for funding bodies as well as citizens.