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Thematic area I: Food and One Health 


Area coordinators: Bartolomeo Biolatti (University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, Italy), Ezio Ghigo (University of Turin, Italy).

Moderators: Ezio Ghigo (University of Turin, Italy), Gabriella Morini (University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, Italy) Francesco Chiesa (University of Turin, Italy), Simona Bo (University of Turin, Italy), Andrea Pezzana (University of Turin, Italy).

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9.00 - 10.00 – Introduction and keynote speech


Ezio Ghigo (University of Turin, Italy)

Keynote speech

Francesco Branca (Director of the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva)


10.00 - 10.55 – Panel: Chemosensation and health

Moderator: Gabriella Morini (University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, Italy)

10.00 - 10.15

Extraoral chemosensory: state of the art and future perspectives

Gabriella Morini (University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo, Italy)


10.15 - 10.30

Computational chemosensation: exploring the therapeutic potential of taste and odor-active molecules by navigating their chemical space

Antonella Di Pizio (Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology, Technical University of

Munich, Germany)


10.30 - 10.45

Gut feeling: intestinal sensing beyond taste receptors and its modulation by food

Giovanni Appendino (University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy)


10.45 - 10.55 Questions & Discussion


10.55 - 11.10 Coffee break

11.10 - 12.05 – Panel: Food, Animals and Humans 

Moderator: Francesco Chiesa (University of Turin, Italy)


11.10 - 11.25

Foodborne diseases in a changing environment 

Francesco Chiesa (University of Turin, Italy)


11.25 - 11.40

Climate change and foodborne parasites 

Stefania Zanet (University of Turin, Italy) 


11.40 – 11.55

Antimicrobial resistance, Food Safety and One Health 

Guerrino Macori (University College Dublin, Ireland)


11.55 – 12.05 Questions & Discussion


12.05 - 13.00 –  Panel: Human Nutrition and Health 

Moderator: Simona Bo (University of Turin, Italy)


12.05 - 12.20

Can a Hemp seed make a difference? 

Chiara Cattaneo (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy), Annalisa Givonetti (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy), Maria Cavaletto, (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy)


12.20 - 12.35

Exploring wild edible flowers for a healthy diet 

Valentina Scariot (University of Turin, Italy), Sonia Demasi (University of Turin, Italy)


12.35 – 12.50

Sustainability as managed by responsible chefs: the study case of Slow Food Chef’s Alliance 

Nicole Giuggioli (University of Turin, Italy), Francesco Sottile (University of Palermo, Italy), Chiara Caltagirone (University of Turin, Italy), Cristiana Peano (University of Turin, Italy)


12.50 – 13.00 Questions & Discussion 


13.00 - 14.30 – Lunch break & Poster Session


14.30 - 16.00 – Afternoon Session 

Moderator: Andrea Pezzana (University of Turin, Italy)


14.30 - 14.45

New Nutraceuticals derived from natural sources for improving gastrointestinal health in Animal Nutrition 

David Atuahene (University of Turin, Italy)


14.45 - 15.00

Improve adherence to the Mediterranean diet through an innovative app 

Andrea Devecchi (University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy), Francesco Novarese (Private Equity Professional, Italy)


15.00 - 15.15

Animal welfare, One Health and development of fragile areas. Reflections starting from the comparison between two different Apennine areas 

Enrico Ercole (University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy), Giacomo Balduzzi (University of Salerno, Italy)


15.15 - 15.30

The sheep’s route: from grazing to fork 

Raffaella Rossi (University of Milan, Italy), Carlo Corino (University of Milan, Italy), Vittorio Maria Moretti (University of Milan, Italy), Sabrina Ratti (Freelance Food Technologist), Federica Bellagamba (University of Milan, Italy), Annalaura Lopez (University of Milan, Italy), Ernesto Beretta (University of Milan, Italy)


15.30 - 15.45

The Mediterranean Diet: from the pyramid to the circular model 

Michela Zanardi (Department of Clinical Nutrition, ASL Città di Torino, Italy), Martina Tolomeo (Department of Clinical Nutrition, ASL Città di Torino, Italy)


15.45 -16.00

Piemunt Cheina: blockchain for traceability 

Boella Guido (University of Turin, Italy)


16.15 - 18:00 – Roundtable

Moderator: Francesco Chiesa (University of Turin, Italy)

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