SQU Hosts 21st ISANH Redox Congress.
of the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health
(ISANH) began at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) today. The
congress is being organized by the College of Medicine and Health
Sciences at SQU, in association with the ISANH --ME commenced
under the patronage of Dr. Ahmed bin Mohammed al-Sa'eedi, Minister
The two-day Congress features 34 research papers and 15
posters presented by 39 presenters from 24 countries in the world.
Prof. Jumana Saleh from the College of Medicine of SQU and the
Vice-President of ISANH Middle East, said that this international
Congress was designed to present the latest research and technology
developments in the area of redox, which is the science of oxidative
stress and anti-oxidants in medicine and research. The congress
involves three themes, namely redox in disease and medicine, waste
valorization and the recently growing hot topic, the microbiota.
The first session of the conference "Redox, Health and Medicine"
discussed the impact of oxidative stress, antioxidants and natural
ingredients in diseases and in health. The second session "Bio-Waste
Valorization" will feature talks on antioxidants and bioactive molecules
from food waste. The aim of this session is to highlight the participants'
knowledge in the food waste valorization processes and to encourage
all stakeholders in the food waste management in the Middle East to
participate in order to put in place a regional taskforce for an innovative
initiative towards a reliable plan for better food waste and byproducts
management and valorization.
Food waste valorization practices have gained much attention
lately as a means of sustainable management, which can increase the
profit for local economies.
The third session "Microbiota and Metabolic Syndrome" will
analyze topics on the quality and diversity of human microbiota and the
influence of gut microbiota on the development and progression of
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prof. Marvin Edeas, President of
ISANH, stressed the importance of redox and microbiota domains in
health care and disease prevention. "The idea of the ISANH Redox
Congress is to bring a new level of thinking about the medicine of
tomorrow out of the classical existing point of view."
Prof. Richard G. Maroun, Chairman of ISANH-Middle East, in his
address said that antioxidants are compounds that can be found in
many products. "They can even be extracted from coproducts and
organic waste. Moreover, their added value is high and remarkable on
different levels, particularly on health. Valorizing these molecules on a
large scale helps the creation of a societal health, which highly
contributes to a sustainable food chain from an environmental and
economical point of view and to better understand the impact of
antioxidants on our cellular mechanisms especially in preventing
different types of diseases".
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|Date:||Mar 4, 2019|
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