Joint Symposium on Food Science & Technology between NUS FST and Kasetsart University
The Joint Symposium on Food Science and Technology between the National University of Singapore Food Science & Technology (NUS FST) programme and Kasetsart University (KU), the largest university in Thailand, was held at NUS on 23 February.
This inaugural joint symposium was a platform for both institutions to exchange views and share on their research activities and outcomes. It also facilitated regional cooperation and encouraged future partnerships between the two institutions on new research collaborations.
The symposium commenced with welcome addresses by Professor ZHOU Weibiao, Director of NUS’ FST programme and Dr Sasitorn TONGCHITPAKDEE, Vice Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry in KU. There were 11 oral and 19 poster presentations on various topics such as food processing, food safety, fermentation, functional foods and food chemistry. The topics covered major research and development trends and issues in Southeast Asia’s food industry.
Close to 60 participants from NUS, KU, the polytechnics and local food industry representatives attended the symposium.
The presentations and topics received excellent feedback. YU Peigen, an FST Ph.D. student said, “The symposium was a good opportunity for us to interact with our peers from KU and to present our research at a regional setting. It also provided a chance for us to be exposed to novel research topics that are not conducted at NUS FST.”
Prof Zhou Weibiao, Director of NUS’ FST Programme and Dr Sasitorn Tongchitpakdee, Vice Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry in KU exchanged souvenirs
A group photo of speakers and staff from NUS and KU