5th International Conference on Food Oral Processing


The Food Oral Processing 2018 conference was the the fifth in a series of successful conferences, which have each attracted almost 200 participants from both industry and academia, and stimulated helpful scientific discussion and interdisciplinary research.


01/07/2018 - 04/07/2018


Conference opened with a drinks reception on the evening of Sunday July 1st, and closed with lunch from approximately 1.30pm on Wednesday July 4th 2018


East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham NG7 2QL


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The 2018 Conference

The conference covered the physical, physiological and psychological aspects of eating and oral processing. It brought together scientists from the disciplines of oral processing and biology, food science and technology, sensory science, dentistry, biophysics and biochemistry, and human nutrition to present and discuss their latest findings on all topics of eating, sensory perception, food breakdown in the mouth, and simulated, in-vitro oral processing among others.

Keynote speakers, included Joanne Hort, Jianshe Chen, Andries van der BiltNikolaos GiannakopoulosMartine HennequinElisabeth GuichardBryony JamesJeyakumar HenryMats Stading, Catriona Steele and Sue Francis. 

There were also sessions to present results and achievements.


About the Venue

The conference was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre on the University of Nottingham’s main campus. With a mix of stunning architecture, traditional features and modern facilities, it makes the perfect conference venue. Delegates can visit Wollaton Hall and Deer Park or Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre - both are easily accessible by foot – or visit Nottingham itself, with its fascinating historic sites, leading theatres and concert venues and top class sporting facilities.

Nottingham is ideally situated in the centre of the UK (East Midlands), with easy transport links via car, rail and air. East Midlands Airport is just 14 miles away, with direct flights to many European cities, whilst Birmingham airport is within an hour’s drive. There are over 30 direct trains linking London and Nottingham each day.





Student Travel Grants

We were keen to encourage PhD students to attend the conference and offered a number of grants to assist students with travel costs. Travel grants of up to £250 were available for students travelling from the UK/EU, and grants of up to £500 were available for students travelling from outside Europe.



Special Conference Publication

A special publication dedicated to research from the Conference will be sponsored by the Journal of Texture Studies, and will be available in early 2019.  All oral and poster presenters will be invited to submit manuscripts (either as a review, a research article, or a research note) by 30 September 2018 for peer review. Find out more about this special publication here.




Food Oral Processing 2018 was sponsored by:

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Jenny Drury
Division of Food Sciences
School of Biosciences
University of Nottingham
LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 6132