Symposium in Memory of Professor Harry Nursten

Food and Flavour Research: Future Directions

Date: Monday 22 April 2013

Venue: University of Reading Conference Centre, Meadow Suite, Whiteknights Campus, Reading RG6 6UR

Time: 10.00 - 17.00 (registration from 09.30)

Symposium Dinner: 18.30 for 19.00



Professor Harry NurstenProfessor Harry Nursten, who died in December 2011, was one of the founders of flavour research in the UK. His outstanding contribution for over fifty years to research and teaching in food science is recognised throughout the world. This symposium will be a tribute to his long career in food and flavour science.

Flavour science has made enormous progress over the past 50 years. Through the practical application of chemical, biological and sensory research in flavour it has become possible to provide foods and food products that have the high quality expected by today's consumer. This one-day symposium brings together international speakers who will review past research and future requirements in taste, aroma, formation kinetics, sensory and consumer aspects of flavour.

The principal speakers are:

  • Professor Thomas Hofmann, Technical University of Munich
  • Dr Linda Farmer, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Belfast
  • Dr Jane Parker, University of Reading
  • Professor Andy Taylor, University of Nottingham
  • Professor David Thomson, MMR Research Worldwide
  • Professor Bronek Wedzicha, University of Leeds

Professor Harry Nursten - CartoonHarry Nursten is particularly remembered for the support and encouragement he gave to young researchers, many of whom now have international reputations. Therefore, the symposium will include some presentations by the new generation of young researchers, as well as a poster session.

A dinner celebrating the career of Harry Nursten will be held in the evening.

The symposium is supported by Royal Society of Chemistry, Society of Chemical Industry, British Society of Flavourists

Other Information

Cost (including coffee, buffet lunch and afternoon tea)

      • Registration: £100.00
      • Rate for PhD students: £25.00
      • Symposium Dinner £40.00


A limited number of rooms are available in the Cedars Hotel at the University Conference Centre for the nights of Sunday 21 April and Monday 22 April. Early reservation recommended.

Cost of for bed and breakfast: £65.50 per night

Further Information:

Don Mottram

Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

University of Reading

Reading RG6 6AP

Tel: 0118 378 8712



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