12th Mini Summit on
Global Food Systems

Greetings from Auburn University’s College of Agriculture!


Date:
October 27-29, 2019

 

Location:

 

The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center

241 S College St, Auburn AL 36830, USA

 

HOTEL BOOKING

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:

According to the Global Food Systems Research Consortium Join Letter of Intent, Auburn University will be covering the cost of lodging for up to five (5) faculty from each of the other participating institutions. The College of Agriculture Office of Global Programs (OGP) will utilize the event registration report to identity the five (5) faculty from each participating institution and secure rooms on their behalf.

All additional participants (faculty and/or students) will be emailed and directed to a web link where they can reservation hotel rooms online one their own.

PARTICIPATING INSTITUITIONS

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
NATIONAL TAIWAN OCEAN UNIVERSITY
SHANGHAI ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
SHANGHAI OCEAN UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

AGENDA

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2019

17:30-20:00
Welcome Dinner – by Dr. Paul Patterson, Dean of the college of Agriculture (guests and CoAg, leaders only)
Terrace Room, AU Hotel Conference Center

MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH, 2019
Legacy Ballroom (for all sessions), Oak Room (for lunch & dinner) and Boardroom (Executive Meeting)

08:00-08:30
Registration

08:30-09:15

Opening Ceremony (Moderator: Dr. Henry Fadamiro)

  • Vice President for Research, Dr. James Wevhenmever (AU)
  • Dean of Graduate School, Dr. George Flowers (AU)
  • Assistant Dean & Director of Global Programs, Dr. Amrit Bart (UGA)
  • Professor, Zwe-Ling Kong (NTOU)
  • Dean, Dr. Jing Xie (SHOU)
  • Director, Dr. Cheng-I Wei (UMD)
  • Professor, Dr. Changsuo Yang (SAAS)

09:15-09:30
Group Photo

09:30-10:00
Break

Food Safety/Risk Assessment
Moderator: Dr. Amrit Bart – UGA

10:00-10:15
Dr. Yen-Con Hung (UGA): Efficacy of Activated Persulfate for Inactivating Pathogenic Bacteria

10:15-10:30
Dr. Zhiqi Zhang (SAAS): A Systematic Review of Plant-Conjugated Masked Mycotoxins: Occurrence, Toxicology, and Metabolism

10:30-10:45
Dr. Alexander M. Stelzleni (UGA): Efficacy of Antimicrobial Interventions on Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia Coli (STEC) Surrogate Populations Inoculated on Beef Striploins Prior to Blade Tenderization

10:45-11:00
Dr. Surabhi Rani (UMD): Assessing Uncertainty and Variability for Survival of Toxoplasma Gondii during Cooking and Low Temperature Storage of Fresh Cut Meats

11:00-11:15
Dr. Tai-Yuan Chen (NTOU): Proteomic Analysis on Bactericidal Mechanism Treated by Slightly Acidic Electrolyzed Water

11:15-11:30
Dr. Zwe-Ling Kong (NTOU): Antimicrobials Loaded ĸ-Carrageenan Oligosaccharides Grafted Cellulose Nanofibers as a Versatile Vehicle against Periodontal Pathogens

11:30-11:45
Dr. Abani K. Pradhan (UMD): Evaluation of Public Health Risk for Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Cilantro

11:45-12:00
Dr. Rohan V. Tikekar (UMD): Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens Based on Synergistic Effects of Ultrasound and Natural Compounds during Fresh Produce Washing

12:00-13:30
Lunch & Graduate Students Poster Competition

12:00-13:30
Leadership Lunch and a Brainstorm: Facilitating Multi-Institutional Collaborations through Seed and External Funding Opportunities

Sustainability/Food Safety
Moderator: Dr. Yong Zhao – SHOU

13:30-13:45
Dr. Qijun Jiang (SHOU): Analysis on Food Enterprise Implementation of Quality Assurance Programs Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior

13:45-14:00
Dr. Tinggui Chen (SHOU): Impact of Outward FDI on Improvement of Resource Allocation Efficiency–Evidences from Agricultural Processing Firms

14:00-14:15
Dr. Emefa A. Monu (AU): Antimicrobial Activity of Indigenous Plants of West Africa Against Common Foodborne Pathogens

14:15-14:30
Dr. Jacek Wower (AU): An Opportunity for Developing New Powerful Antimicrobial Weapons against Food-Borne Pathogens

14:30-14:45
Dr. Hsin-I Hsiao (NTOU): Impact of Climate Change on Microbial Safety of Seafood

14:45-15:00
Dr. Jeff-Agboola Yemisi Adefunke (AU): The Role of Women in Food Safety Management in Africa

15:00-15:30
Break

Nutrition/Agriculture
Moderator: Dr.Abani Pradhan – UMD

15:30-15:45
Dr. Weiguo Song (SAAS): Discrimination of Geographical Origins of Vegetables from Shanghai Market using Stable Isotopes

15:45-16:00
Dr. Junfeng Yao (SAAS): Study of Carcass Characteristics and Meat Quality of Xinyang Black-Feather Layers in Different Housing System

16:00-16:15
Dr. Hong-Xiang Liu (UGA): On the Feeding of Chickens: A Higher than Previously Appreciated Impact of Taste Sensation

16:15-16:30
Dr. Sanjiv Kumar (AU): The GLACE-Hydrology Experiment: Effects of Land-Atmosphere Coupling on Soil Moisture Variability and Drought Predictability

16:30-16:45
Dr. Courtney P. Leisner (AU): Potential Impacts Climate Change Projection Potato Physiology and Storage

16:45-17:45
Roundtable Discussion
Moderator – TBA

17:45-19:30
Dinner

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH, 2019
Legacy Ballroom (for all sessions) and Oak Room (for lunch)

Food Technology
Moderator: Dr. Weiguo Song – SAAS

08:30-08:45
Dr. Kevin E. Mis Solval (UGA): Developing Gelatin Powders from Cannonball Jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris)

08:45-09:00
Dr. John Michael Gonzalez (UGA): Utilizing Nicotinamide Riboside for Agricultural Applications

09:00-09:15
Dr. Xu Wang (AU): Rapid and Accurate Detection of Meat Adulteration of Livestock and Poultry Species

09:15-09:30
Dr. Jinbin Wang (SAAS): Rapid Detection of P-35S and T-nos DNA Elements in Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) by Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Combined with a Lateral Flow Strip

09:30-09:45
Dr. Yongheng Zhu (SHOU): Mesoporous Tungsten Oxides with Crystalline Framework for Highly Sensitive and Selective Detection of Foodborne Pathogens

09:45-10:00
Dr. Yufeng Li (SHOU): Do You Still Eat the Food Though the Food Scandals? –Research on Consumers’ Purchase Intention Fluctuation under the TMT Distal Defense Mode

10:00-10:20
Break

Aquaculture
Moderator: Dr. Hsin-I Hsiao – NTOU

10:20-10:35
Dr. Xin-Yun Wang (SHOU): Evaluation of Water Dynamics and Protein Changes in Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) During Cold Storage

10:35-10:50
Dr. Henry W. Kinnucan (AU): Some Economic Aspects of Aquaculture R&D

10:50-11:05
Dr. Terry Hanson (AU): Economic Assessment of Decoupled Semi-Commercial Aquaponic System

11:05-11:20
Dr. Yong Zhao (SHOU): Fundamental Research on Risk Assessment and Risk Control of Antimicrobial Resistant (AMR) Bacteria in Aquatic Products

11:20-11:40
Roundtable Discussion
Moderator – TBA

11:40-12:00
Closing Remarks & Poster Award Ceremony
Moderator: Dr. Henry Fadamiro

12:00-13:30
Lunch

13:30-17:00
Tours

17:30-19:30
Dinner

DIRECTIONS

Participants can fly to either Atlanta, Birmingham or Montgomery to come to Auburn. However, we suggest flying into ATL and either renting a vehicle or taking a shuttle. Shuttles are available only from Atlanta airport and run almost every hour. The detailed schedule can be found at Groome Transportation. Below is the information for those who wants to drive to Auburn.

FROM ATLANTA & ATLANTA HARTSFIELD JACKSON AIRPORT:

Take I-85 South towards Montgomery. Travel approximately 103 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, bear right onto College Street. Travel another 3.5 miles. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the right side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.

Please keep in mind Auburn University is in Central time zone and Atlanta is in Eastern Time zone so you want to factor that while purchasing airlines ticket.

FROM MONTGOMERY:

Take I-85 North towards Auburn. Travel approximately 49 miles, and take Exit 51 (Auburn). At the end of the ramp, make a left onto College Street. Go approximately 3.5 miles. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the right-hand side of the street, directly across from Draughon Library.

FROM BIRMINGHAM:

Take US Highway 280 East approximately 110 miles. Make a right onto Highway 147, and follow it five miles to Auburn. The Hotel and Conference Center is located on the left, directly across from Draughon Library.