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Last update: May 2021


Improving Health Properties of Food by Sharing our Knowledge on the Digestive Process

Happy Birthday INFOGEST!

10 years
Ten years ago, on the 5th and 6th April 2011, the INFOGEST COST action was officially launched in Brussels. That first face to face meeting included 29 representatives from 19 countries who were there to discuss the objectives to be achieved during the 4 years that this adventure was supposed to last.

For 10 years now, INFOGEST has been developing research activities on the mechanisms of food digestion and its consequences for human health. We have succeeded in creating a real scientific community that actively works together and shares knowledge about the digestive process. Moreover, it is a group of friends who love to get together to talk about science, and the health crisis shows us every day how much we miss these always very convivial moments.

Ten years is a significant time to take stock. INFOGEST now brings together more than 550 researchers from 150 institutes in 45 countries. All the continents are now represented in our community which is growing day by day thanks to the YouTube channel, with >550 subscribers and to the LinkedIn account, with > 650 followers, both of which disseminate our activities. We have developed simple guides to enzyme assays and a range of gastrointestinal simulations including those focussed on specific groups such as infants or the elderly.

INFOGEST has organized 6 international conferences, 15 workshops, 7 webinars, 3 technical schools, 2 schools for young researchers and funded 44 staff exchanges between participating countries. The network was the source of several in vitro digestion models that are now considered the benchmarks in the field, which between them have received nearly 3,000 citations. We have achieved more than the 29 people who met in Brussels ever though possible.

Together, we want to celebrate the 10th anniversary of INFOGEST and meet with you from the 3rd to 5th May 2022 in Cork, Ireland for the 7th International Conference on Food Digestion.