35th EFFoST International Conference

Healthy Individuals, Resilient Communities, and Global Food Security

Lausanne, Switzerland
1-4 November 2021

To protect the health and safety of all the 35th EFFoST International Conference 2021 attendees, Elsevier requires all attendees to have a COVID certificate to be eligible to attend (as per Swiss Federal Office of Public health - https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/covid-zertifikat.html). 

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The 35th EFFoST International Conference: Healthy Individuals, Resilient Communities, and Global Food Security will be hosted by Agroscope, Bühler Group, EPFL, ETH Zürich and Nestlé, and supported by an independent scientific committee. We would like to invite you to EFFoST2021 that will be held in the city of Lausanne, Switzerland in November 2021.

The acceleration of climate change and the outbreak of the COVID pandemic, shows the central role of food & nutrition to provide basic needs, wellbeing and resilience for individuals, families and societies around the world. We share FAO’s vision of a world free from hunger and malnutrition, where food and agriculture contribute to improving the living standards of all. Therefore, EFFoST2021 aims to be a catalyst for collaboration between industry, academia and governments to address challenges in food and nutrition.

Conference topics
The 35th EFFoST International Conference will explore the theme: Healthy Individuals, Resilient Communities, and Global Food Security. This is further examined in the below mentioned sub-themes that highlight the expertise of our conference host, Nestle.

Advancing Science for Shifting Consumer Trends

  • Food product design in times of uncertainties: technologies for affordable, shelf-stable products
  • Food & nutrition to enhance the resilience of individuals and societies

Shaping Robust and Flexible Supply Chains & Manufacturing Setups

  • Technologies for decentralized and modular food processing
  • Safety, Authenticity, Sanitation in innovative food processing
  • Towards Food Industry 4.0

Engineering Affordable and Sustainable Nutrition Solutions

  • Food technology for low cost & high nutritional value
  • Biodiversity for healthier diets: alternative proteins, ancient ingredients, minimum processing
  • Plant-based vs. animal-based protein: ingredients, processing, nutrition and liking

Our conference will be held in an environment where you can feel confident that your safety is our priority.  

“The SwissTech Convention Center is very pleased to host EFFoST2021 in November. The health and safety of all participants is of utmost importance to us and we will provide all the human support and technology needed to ensure a safe congress. We have organized several large events since the beginning of the pandemic following strict and thorough guidelines. The participants were very pleased and comfortable with the measures in place.” 
Julianne Jammers, Managing Director, SwissTech Convention Center

Every year the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) organises this prestigious academic food science and technology conference. Join world-renowned researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and students from multi-disciplinary food-related fields to share the latest developments and create new partnerships.

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Plenary Speakers

Podium Discussions

Conference Chair

  • Prof. Christoph Hartmann, Nestlé Research, Switzerland

Local Organising Committee

  • Prof. Erich Windhab, ETHZ, Switzerland
  • Prof. Francesco Stellacci, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Dr. Beatrice Conde-Petit, Bühler Group, Switzerland
  • Dr. Fabian Wahl, Agroscope, Switzerland
Organised by
  • research-and-development
  • buhler
  • epfl
  • agroscope
  • eth

  • adm
  • buhler
  • epfl
  • givaudan
  • Nestlé
  • vaud
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