IUNS 15-20 October Argentina 2017:

Travel grants for early career researchers (<10 years of graduation). More info

7th Annual BNS symposium. Carbohydrates and artificial sweeteners in human nutrition

pdf version of the program  

Welcome session

8.30 – 9.10: Registration and welcome coffee

9.10 – 9.20: Introduction by BNS - N. Delzenne (UCL- President BNS) pdf

9.20 – 9.30: Presentation of the scientific program – J. Van Camp (UGent– Chair of the Organizing Committee)


Session 1: Chair N. Delzenne

9:30-10:00 Keynote 1: The position of sugar and artificial sweeteners in human nutrition and health

Prof. Luc Tappy (University of Lausanne, Switserland) pdf

Selected oral presentations

10:00-10:15 Katrien Corbeels (KULeuven) How is calcium homeostasis affected by Sleeve Gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass? pdf

10:15-10:30 Julie-Anne Nazare (University of Lyon) Modulation of starch breakfast cereals digestibility in subjects with metabolic risk: impact on fasting and postprandial oxidative stress and inflammatory markers


Session 2: Chair K. Verbeke

10:30 – 11:00 Keynote 2: Divergent effects of fructose and fat on the gut barrier - role of the intestinal microbiota

Prof. Stephan Bishoff (Universität Hohenheim, Germany) pdf

Selected oral presentations

11:00-11:15 Nathalie Michels (UGent) Children´s psychosocial stress and gut health in a pathway to inflammation and obesity: gut barrier, fecal short-chain fatty acids and gut bacteria pdf

11:15-11:30 Francesco Suriano (UCL) Effects of fibers derived from cereals in the modulation of the inflammatory state induced by an over-consumption of fructose: implication of the gut microbiota pdf

11:30-13:00 Lunch and Poster presentations


Session 3: Chair S. De Henauw

13:00-13:30 Keynote 3: Is food addiction a useful explanation for the impact of sweetness and sugars on appetite?

Prof. Graham Finlayson (University of Leeds, UK) pdf

Selected oral presentations

13:30-13:45 Jolie Iven (KULeuven) The effect of intragastric fructose infusion on homeostatic and hedonic brain regions interacts with the effect of emotional state pdf

13:45-14:00 Chen Yang (UGent)  Essential study characteristics for quality appraisal of data from nutritional epidemiological studies pdf

14:00-14:45 Coffee break 3


Session 4: Chair J. Van Camp

14:45-15:15 Keynote 4: Towards development of new carbohydrates for future use in human nutrition

Prof. Tom Desmet (Ghent University, Belgium) pdf

Selected oral presentations

15:15-15:30 Nele Steenackers (KULeuven) Are iron supplements equally useful for the treatment of iron deficiency? pdf

15:30-15:45 Sophia Jiyuan Zhang (VUB) Coffee with or without sugar, a complex production process encompassing both fermentation and endogenous bean metabolism


Closing session

15.45 – 16.00: Presentation of the BNS prizes for best communication (oral and poster) -

(Nathalie Delzenne UCL- President BNS)

16.00 – 16.15: Conclusions of the symposium – John Van Camp (UGent Belgium –

Chair of the Organizing Committee)




Membership fees are 35€ for full members and 15€ for student members and are for an entire calendar year.