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22–23 March
Sustainable and Healthy Life –
Symposium organised at the
University of Oulu (registration opens soon!)

We are very glad to invite you to participate in Finland-China Food and Health Network Symposium on the topic of Sustainable and Healthy Life! which will be held at University of Oulu, Kontinkangas campus, F101, Aapistie 7, Oulu 90220 Finland, on 22nd and 23rd March 2023.

The symposium is part of the FCFH network program and focuses on food sciences and food-related health science, especially in sustainability, quality, and health technology related to food as well as nutrition and health effects. The FCFH network connects Finnish Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences and encourages research cooperation with relevant Chinese counterpart.

Meanwhile, Oulu city is capital of Northern Scandinavia and is especially known as a technology city. It has the longest and dedicated bicycle path and one of the most scenic cities in Finland, and it has become a popular tourist destination. In addition to the amazing symposium, we believe that you will have a memorable experience with local culture. Please take a look on the symposium program, and the Symposium is organised on Hybrid mode. You can also take part via Zoom link upon registration to the symposium. We are absolutely sure that you will find some interesting topics that match your scientific interests. We invite you to an unforgettable FCFH networking! Come to Oulu, participate in Symposium, feel the spirit of FCFH symposium and become a member of the FCFH family!

> Sign up here by 17 March

> FCFH Program updated on 9 March 

> FCFH Abstract Book (9 March)

>FCFH Symposium Flyer updated on  27 February 27

5 June
Sustainable Food System,
webinar organised by the
University of Helsinki

15–16 August
General Meeting in Turku
Organised by the University of


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Past events in 2022

  • October 5th (9-12 am Finnish time): From berry research to market, responsible organiser University of Oulu. Please find the programme here.

The webinar provided a platform for knowledge sharing between scientists and companies working on berries in Finland and China. The webinar included 7 presentations with topics ranging from berry processing to commercialisation of berry oils and from molecular mechanisms of cancer prevention with berries to berry wine production. It provided an overview of the interesting work done on berries from an academic as well as industrial perspective. Over 60 participants registered for the berry webinar, both from Finland and China, thereby providing an excellent networking platform.

The three-hour webinar included a keynote lecture by Prof. Remko Boom from Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands, and five presentations by established researchers from Finland and China. The presentations addressed valorisation of side-streams for food and non-food applications, discussing aspects of gentle food processing, bioactive compounds, safety assessment, packaging, smart side-stream utilization, and anaerobic digestion of biomass. During the webinar, around 80 participants had also opportunities for networking with each other and experts in side-stream valorisation.

  • May 10th (Finland time, EETS 13 – 17): Omics applications in food and nutrition researchJoint Seminar with Raisio Foundation.

The seminar was jointly organised by FCFH, University of Turku and the Raisio Research Foundation. The Rector of the University of Turku, Professor Jukka Kola and the Dr. Ingmar Wester the Research Director of the Raisio plc Research Foundation opened the seminar. Researchers from University of Turku and University of Eastern Finland shared their most recent research using omics technologies in gut microbiota, anti-diabetic effects of anthocyanin-rich food, and plant proteins in cereal grains. Two companies Nightingale Health and Afecta presented the commercial application of omics technologies in personalised health and development of healthy foods. The seminar was in hybrid form with on site and online participants from Finland and China.

  • FCFH Webinar on Nutrition, April 8th, please see the progamme here, Responsible organiser: University of Eastern Finland.

The webinar included presentations from 6 esteemed researchers from Finland and China. The presentations covered a range of topics from polyphenols to gut microbiota, protein sources, muscle loss prevention in the elderly, and provided an up-to-date overview of the research scenario in the field of nutrition science in these two countries. Over 90 participants registered for the webinar thereby providing an excellent opportunity for scientific networking.

Kick-off event on November 1, 2021 (research)

Read more about the event and research topics here:

Kick-off programme-29-10-2021

Kick-off presentations (updated 11.11):

Pitching sessions programme and schedule of individual speakers:

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FCFH kick off invitation – 05-10-2021

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