Spain Polyphenols Applications is postponed to 2021

Dear Colleagues,


In response to the critical situation and evolution of the COVID-19, the Organizing Committee of Polyphenols Applications 2020 decided to postpone the congress to next year.


The new date is September 23-24, 2021.
We will announce the details as soon as the planning of the 2021 meeting has been completed.


We will keep your registration, you don’t need to do anything.  In case of cancellation, the Organizing Committee will fully refund you.
Thank you for your understanding of this exceptional situation.


We will keep our optimism and wish rapidly to overcome these moments.


All our warm regards,


Prof. Dr. Andreas Schieber                      
President of Polyphenols Applications 2020
University of Bonn, Germany 


Why biotransformation matters: species differences in isoflavone metabolism and biological implications


Dr. Sebastian Soukup from the Max Rubner-Institut, Germany will discuss the topic "Why biotransformation matters: species differences in isoflavone metabolism and biological implicationsduring the 12th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications: Bonn Polyphenols 2018 which will be held at the University of Bonn, Germany in September 25-28, 2018.

Summary of talk: "Isoflavones are associated with beneficial health effects such as the alleviation of menopausal symptoms and the prevention of osteoporosis, but are also discussed to have proliferative effects on ER-sensitive breast cancer.
To investigate physiological effects of bioactive compounds, animals models are widely used. Since species differences in metabolism can lead to changes in bioactivity and biokinetic behaviour of the compounds investigated, they have to be considered when extrapolating results to the human situation. In this presentation, analytical aspects of biotransformation studies as well as recent findings about isoflavone metabolism in different animal models and humans will be outlined and their biological implications discussed."

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