8TH E3S & SISS SYMPOSIUM “TASTING THE FUTURE IN SENSORY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE”, Milano, 27th-28th May 2019
Cristina Proserpio, postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences, University of Milan, Italy.
The Italian Sensory Science Society (SISS) and the European Sensory Science Society (E3S) in collaboration with Monica Laureati and Ella Pagliarini from the Sensory & Consumer Science research group of the University of Milan have organized the 8th E3S & SISS Symposium “Tasting the Future in Sensory and Consumer Science”, which was held in Milan from 27th to 28th of May.
Around 120 delegates attended, involving scientists from different countries from all over the world.
During the two-days event, an intense program with interesting oral and flash presentations was delivered. Different speakers from industry and academia have provided an overview on emerging directions in sensory and consumer science with a focus on cross-age and cross-gender issues. The level of presentations was really high, and a wide range of topics were covered across the sessions, moving for example through the role of oral microbiota composition on taste perception to the influence of older age on sensory perception and food development.
Young scientists and PhD students had the possibility during the event to give their contribute presenting oral presentations about their research findings. During the event Ervina (NOFIMA) has been awarded for the best student flash presentation.
The social event was held in a beautiful rooftop with a view on the skyline of Milan. A friendly atmosphere during the “aperi-cena” was really useful to do networking with scientists from all over the world. All the delegates enjoyed this event during which they tried both good food and drinks from the Italian cuisine!
This review was written by Cristina Proserpio, postdoctoral researcher (University of Milan)
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