Workshop Title:

Dietary Nutrient Bioactive Compounds and Chronic Diseases


December 2, 2023


Wuhan University Food Nutrition Research Center


  • Nutritional supplements
  • Food science and nutrition
  • Functional foods

Workshop Chair:

Dr. Shuai Chen
Associate Professor in Wuhan University

Personal Bio:

Shuai Chen, the secretary of the Labor and Environmental Nutrition Toxicology Joint Party Branch of the School of Public Health at Wuhan University, and the deputy director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, the faculty organization committee of the school. The joint doctoral degree from China Agricultural University and the University of Massachusetts, and the selected young top talent in Hubei Province, a selected "Three Zone Talent" in Hubei Province, and an "Outstanding Talent in Wuhan" in the city of Wuhan. A member of the Hubei Province Nutrition and Health Expert Committee, a director of the Hubei Provincial Preventive Medicine Association, a director of the Wuhan Preventive Medicine Association, a member of the American Chemical Society, a member of the Chinese Nutrition Society, a member of the Chinese Society of Food Science and Technology, a member of the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association, and a member of the Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering.

Workshop Description:


The workshop aims to explore the latest research and advancements in understanding how bioactive compounds present in our diets can impact chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, diabetes, and cancer. Through insightful presentations and interactive discussions, we will delve into the mechanisms by which these bioactives exert their beneficial effects and discuss their potential role in preventive and therapeutic strategies. This seminar provides a unique platform for interdisciplinary exchange among researchers, industry professionals, and healthcare practitioners, fostering collaborations to address the growing burden of chronic diseases. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and contribute to the advancement of nutritional science.


In the workshop on "Dietary Nutrient Bioactives and Chronic Diseases," our objective is to address key issues at the intersection of nutrition, bioactive compounds, and chronic diseases. The following are the main questions we aim to tackle during this event:

  • What is the current scientific understanding of the role of dietary bioactive compounds in the prevention and management of chronic diseases?
  • What are the mechanisms by which these bioactives exert their beneficial effects on chronic disease development and progression?
  • How can we optimize the bioavailability and bioactivity of dietary bioactives through food processing, preparation, and storage techniques?
  • What are the future directions for research, intervention strategies, and policy development regarding dietary nutrient bioactives and chronic diseases?

By addressing these questions, we aim to advance scientific knowledge, promote evidence-based practices, and facilitate discussions that contribute to the prevention and management of chronic diseases through dietary interventions.

Scope and Information for Participants:

The research topics covered in the workshop on "Dietary Nutrient Bioactives and Chronic Diseases" will encompass a wide range of areas related to the theme, which will include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Identification and characterization of bioactive compounds in dietary sources.
  • Understanding the mechanisms by which dietary bioactives influence chronic disease development and progression.
  • Assessing the impact of bioactive-rich diets on the prevention and management of chronic diseases.
  • Exploring the role of dietary bioactives in modulating inflammation, oxidative stress, and immune function.
  • Investigating the interactions between bioactive compounds and genetic factors in chronic disease risk.

It will provide a comprehensive platform to explore these research areas and foster collaborations among experts in nutrition, food science, medicine, and related disciplines.


On December 2, 2023, the 4th International Conference on Chemistry of Materials and Environmental Engineering was held in Wuhan, China, in Room 602, 6th Floor, China Oil and Grease Museum, Wuhan, China. More than ten reporters in the conference reported colorful and full of content, deeply centered on the development of chemistry and materials, environment and engineering aspects to put forward different theoretical research. Attendees at the conference were attentive and focused on learning about the trends and directions of future development.

The presenters and experts shared many valuable insights and experiences from different perspectives. Among them, at the meeting, Ms. Siqi Zhou reported the latest research results of Chen Shuai's research group from Wuhan University, reported the research content of the co-encapsulation of curcumin and resveratrol with zein and chitosan. Ms. Guo Jingxuan reported the latest research progress of carrageenan matrix nanomembrane applied to food packaging. Ms. Yifei Huang reported the research progress on the preparation technology, stability, metabolic mechanism and physiological function of anthocyanins. They reported different insights on materials and detection, which provided valuable advice for the construction of materials chemistry environmental engineering.

Through active participation and cooperation, we were able to fully communicate and learn from each other, providing many new ideas and directions for future scientific and technological development.


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