Foodomics 2022: 8–9 September 2022

The Great Room, Cordis, Auckland

Foodomics 2022 will bring together experts, researchers and businesses across New Zealand’s Food & Beverage (F&B) industry.

 The conference will showcase multiple F&B research projects and highlight opportunities for industry to benefit from cutting-edge research.

 Industry experts and researchers will present how HVN-funded projects can pave the way to higher value and a competitive edge in international markets.

Foodomics programme

MC: Mark Buntzen, Founder of The Distillery

Day One: Thursday 8 September 2022 
TimeTitleSpeaker
8.30amBlessing of Kai
Tea and Coffee
9amMihi whakatau / Karakia TīmatangaKaumātua,
Whaea Dolly Paul
9.10amOpening RemarksProfessor Jim Metson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, University of Auckland
9.20amTaking High-Value Foods to the WorldWhaimutu Dewes
Board Co-Chair, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
9.30amHigh-Value Nutrition Ko Ngā Kai Whai Painga – The Story So Far Joanne Todd
Director, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
9.45amThe Origins of Health Claims and Their Future
(pre-recorded)
Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia; Chair of UK Nutrition and Health Claims Committee
10.30–11amMorning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 1: Translating Research to Market
11amLost in Translation: Challenges in Commercialisation of Functional FoodsDr Ali Rashidinejad
Research Scientist, Riddet Institute
11.20amAchieving a Return on Science Investment in the Digital Age – The Story of ĀrepaAngus Brown
Co-Founder of Ārepa
11.40amCommercialisation of IDP® Bioactive Milk Proteins – A Continual JourneyRod Claycomb
Founder and Director of Quantec Ltd
12pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen
Founder, The Distillery
12.10–1pmBlessing of Kai and Lunch
1pmSanford’s JourneyDr Sabrina Tian
Innovation Science Manager, Sanford Limited
Dr Matt Miller
Research Scientist, Cawthron Institute
1.20pmMetabolic Health Priority Research Programme – SYNERGY: NZ Diet for Diabetes PreventionDr Jennifer Miles-Chan
Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
1.40pmHe Rourou Whai Painga: A High-Quality Aotearoa New Zealand Diet for Health and Whānau WellbeingProfessor Jeremy Krebs
University of Otago
2pmAn Aotearoa New Zealand Diet for Metabolic Health and Family Wellbeing: Participant InsightsDr Denise Conroy
Senior Scientist, Plant & Food Research; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
2.20pmThe Pasture-Raised AdvantageDr Andrea Braakhuis
Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland
Kaylene Larking
Meat Industry Association
2.40pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen
Founder, The Distillery
2.50–3.20pmAfternoon Tea
Session 2: Research and Innovation
3.20pmThe HVN Immune Health Platform: Innovating for the Future of the New Zealand Food & Beverage IndustryDr Olivier Gasser
Translational Immunology Group Leader, Malaghan Institute of Medical Research; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
3.40pmAnagenix: Making Science and Innovation HappenDr Doug Rosendale
Chief Science Officer, Anagenix
4pmDigestive Health Priority Research ProgrammeProfessor Richard Gearry
University of Otago
Professor Nicole Roy
University of Otago; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
4.20pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen
Founder, The Distillery
4.30pmKeynote Speaker: Growing Next Gen Māori ResearchersNaomi Manu
Director, Pūhoro STEM Academy
5.10pmKarakiaKaumātua
Whaea Dolly Paul
5.20–6.30pmFoodomics 2022 Networking Function
Day Two: Friday 9 September 2022 
TimeTitleSpeaker
7.15amBlessing of Kai, Karakia, and WaiataKaumātua,
Whaea Dolly Paul
7.30am'Sprouting Ideas' – Graduate Student PresentationsHosted by David Downs, CEO New Zealand Story
Judging by Professor Frank Bloomfield, Director, Liggins Institute
8.30amTea and Coffee
8.45amOpening RemarksHon. Dr Ayesha Verrall
Associate Minister of Research, Science & Innovation (provisionally confirmed)
8.55amSilver Linings from the Long White Cloud – Stories of Innovation, Success and Global Ambition Post-CovidDavid Downs
CEO, New Zealand Story
9.35amWorking with taonga species – getting it right!Ms Lynell Tuffery-Huria
Kāhui Legal
Session 3: Development Grants
10amKaitahi's Level Up – How a Development Grant is Providing an Iwi Business with SupportArohaina Owen
Kaitahi As One
10.10amAtutahiReni Wereta-Gargiulo
Kiwi Kai Nelson Ltd
10.20amIdeas to Innovation: Exploring Bio Actives of Damson PlumsShayne and Rachael Walker
Foot Steps Ltd
10.30amTorere Macadamias for New ZealandVanessa Hayes
Torere Macadamias Ltd
10.40–11amMorning Tea and Poster Viewing
Session 4: Novel Foods and Food Ingredients
11amKarengo – A High-Value Food with Potential for CommercialisationDr Tom Wheeler
Cawthron Institute
11.20amTūhauora
(pre-recorded)
Chloe Van Dyke
Chia Sisters
Andy Elliot
AuOra
11.40amPāmu Deer Milk - Pioneering a new industryHamish Glendinning
Business Lead, Pāmu
12pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen
Founder, The Distillery
12.10–1pmBlessing of Kai and Lunch
1pmInfant Health Priority Research Programme – KūmaraProfessor Clare Wall
University of Auckland; High-Value Nutrition Science Leadership Team
1.20pmPlanning a Clinical Evaluation of Mussel-fucoidan Combination as a Functional FoodProfessor Jun Lu
AUT University
1.40pmHVN Research in the Global ContextProfessor Richard Mithen
Chief Scientist, High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge
2pmQ & AFacilitator: Mark Buntzen
Founder, The Distillery
2.10pmPoster Awards
2.20pmKeynote SpeakerShay Wright
Co-Founder, Te Whare Hukahuka & Nuku Ltd
3.15pmWhakarāpopoto me te karakia whakamutunga (Final Announcements and Closing Karakia and Waiata)Kaumātua,
Whaea Dolly Paul