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Belgrade, SERBIA

Hosted by SG Isotech

      Hosted by SG Isotech


May 23th - 25th


09:00 - 16:30


9.00 – 9.10 Welcoming by Host

9.10 – 9.30 Introduction by the Coordinator

9.30-9.50 PO’s Message 

9.50-11.00 General status of the project and the WP implementation (Coordinator and WP leaders)

  • Main research objectives of the network
  • Scientific progress of the action
  • Deliverables and Milestones
  • Deviations from the initial work plan

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.00 Training, Transfer of Knowledge & Networking and Dissemination (Coordinator)

  • Secondment implementation and Gantt chart planning
  • Secondments – new knowledge acquisition, training activities, new soft skills acquisition and Career development opportunities
  • Built-in return mechanism (return phase) for knowledge sharing and long-term collaboration
  • Dissemination & Communication activities by Eren Basdemir & Zikrullah Bolukkaya

13.00-13.30 Management Aspects (Coordinator)

  • Financial Aspects
  • Any proposed re-orientations of the networks’ activities
  • Open access requirements
  • Ethics
  • IP or any other issue related to the management and the implementation of the

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Meeting between seconded staff members and the PO

14.30-16.30 Round Table Discussion on Dissemination & Impact

  • How can we increase the impact of our project?
  • Presentations by teams


Scientific Section I

Moderator: Dr. Mecit Oztop, METU

9:00-9:30 Dr. Hussnain Janjua (NUST)

  • Interaction of taste receptors with sugars through computational biology approaches
  • Using molecular biology and synthetic biology approaches for application of Algae in the confectionery

9:30-10:00 Dr. Rob Morris (NTU)

10:00-10:30 Dr. Margarita Smajlovic

  • What has SG-Isotech done with SuChAQuality?

10:30-11:00 Dr. Danuta Kruk (UWM)

  • NMR relaxometry – overview of methodological approaches

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break


Scientific Section II

Moderator: Dr. Marena Manley, SU

11:30-12:00 Dr. Muhammad Qasım Hayat, NUST

  • Applications of Medicinal Plants in Sugar, Chocolate, and other Confectionary Products and their Quality Assurance Methods

12:00-12:30 Hilmi Eriklioglu/Esmanur Ilhan (ESRs of METU)

  • Is there a possibility to differentiate beet vs cane sugar by spectrophotometric methods?

12:30-12:50 Aylin Özgür/Hatice Gül Solmaz (ER and ESR of KS)

  • What has Kayseri Sugar done with SuChAQuality ?

12:50-13:10 Ozan Tas (ESR of METU)

  • Investigation on the Hydration Behavior of Different Sugars by Time Domain-NMR

13:10-13:30 Shafia Maryam (ESR of NUST)

  • Use of Algae Biomass in the Formation of Hard Candies

13:30-14:30 Lunch


Scientific Section III

Moderator: Dr. Leonid Grunin, RS

14:30-14:50 Jana Van Rooyen (ESR of SU)

  • Dry thermal modified wheat starch in soft candies

14:50-15:10 Sirvan Sultan Uguz (ESR of METU)

  • A closer look at the quality of hard candies

15:10-15:30 Macarena Rojas Rioseco (ESR of UdeC)

  • First secondment – Focus on sugar beets and molasses

15:30-15:50 Cristian Andres Fuentes Zepeda (ESR of UdeC)

  • Sugar Beet and the use of chemometrics on NMR spectroscopy

15:50-16:10 Imran Fakhar (ESR of NUST)

  • Exploring the Differences of Beet and Cane Sugar through Multiple Approaches

16:10-16:30 Hilmi Eriklioglu (ESR of METU)

  • Possibility of Using Thz Spectroscopy to Investigate Quality Parameters of Chocolate


9.00-11.00 Random gathering of ESRs and ERs to talk about secondments and future works

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-13.30 Presentations by Project Board Members on future potential research and activities

13.30-14.30 Lunch

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