The programme for the IVC 2023.

19 September - Tuesday

Young Scientist Camp (student, post doc, PhD-grade <5 years)

14:00-15:00 Arrival of participants to DTU Food, Kemitorvet, Building 202, 1stfloor (area with red sofas) – drinks and cakes are served

15:00 Presentation round

15:15 Introduction to the DTU and National Food Institute (DTU Food) – Tine Rask Licht, Deputy Director DTU Food

15:25 Vitamin research conducted at DTU Food – Jette Jakobsen, Senior Researcher

16:05 Danish Food Databank – Anders Poulsen, Academic Officer

16:20 Accreditation – part of laboratory work – Mikael Pedersen, Chemist, Specialist Consultant

16:35 Tour of the laboratories and instruments – Marie Bagge Jensen, Postdoc

17:30 Departure to Copenhagen City/the venue for the get-together reception by public transport

19:00-21.30 - Pre-registration and get-together reception with light meal, drinks and “hygge” at IDA

20 September - Wednesday

09:00 – Registration and coffee and light breakfast

10:00 - Welcome by prof. Lise Arleth, Assoc. Dean of Research, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

SESSION 1: Sustainable food system for vitamin adequacy chaired by Susanne Bügel and Jayashree Arcot
10:15 - Co-benefits and trade-offs in transitioning to sustainable diets: examples for high and low income countries (streaming).
Speaker: Assistant Professor Sander Biesbroek, Wageningen University, the Netherlands – Abstract 1

10:45 - The role of aquatic food systems in alleviating vitamin deficiencies, in local and global perspectives
Speaker: Prof. Nanna Roos, University of Copenhagen, Denmark – Abstract 2

11:15 - Vitamin adequacy in the transition to healthy and sustainable diets.
Speaker: Senior Researcher Ellen Trolle, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark – Abstract 3

11:45 - The nutritional benefit of UV-treated mushrooms for the Dutch population: Modelling the addition of UV-treated mushrooms to the diet.
Speaker: Dr. Ellen van den Heuvel, Scelta Mushrooms B.V., The Netherlands – Abstract 4

12:00 - Niacin in legume ingredients and extrudates
Speaker: Aino Siitonen, University of Helsinki, Finland – Abstract 5

12:15 - Dietary climate impact in relation to micronutrient intake and status in a Swedish cohort
Speaker: Anna Stubbendorff, Lund University, Sweden - – Abstract 6

12:30 - Lunch

SESSION 2: Vitamin K – why still a mystery chaired by Jette Jakobsen and Vieno Piironen
13:30 - Latest news on vitamin K
Speaker: Prof. Leon Schurgers, Maastrict University, The Netherlands – Abstract 7

14:00 - Vitamin K requirements and meeting them: vitamin K1, vitamin K2 or total vitamin K

Speaker: Senior Scientific Officer Agnes De Sesmaison, European Food Safety Authority – Abstract 8

14:30 - Vitamin K – content and bioaccessibility

Speaker: Marie Bagge Jensen, PhD, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark – Abstract 9

15:00 - Coffee break

15:30 - Vitamin K1 intake and incident diabetes in the Danish Diet Cancer and Health Study
Speaker: Pratik Pokharel, Danish Cancer Society Research Centre, Denmark – Abstract 10

15:45 - Vitamin K pathway in breast cancer
Speaker: JoEllen Welsh, State University of New York at Albany, United States - – Abstract 11

16:00 – The effects of vitamin K2 on coronary artery disease - Platinum sponsored talk by Kappa Bioscience
Speaker: Selma Hasific, Odense University Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Denmark – Abstract 12

19:00 - Conference dinner

21 September - Thursday

08.00 - Registration and coffee and light breakfast

SESSION 3: The role of vitamins in mitochondrial ageing chaired by Jens Lykkesfelt and Jette Jakobsen

08:30 – Coenzyme Q10 - From Energy to Protection. Unveiling CoQ10 Dual Role in mitochondrial function and Anti-Ageing Mechanism.
Speaker: Prof. Luca Tiano, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy – Abstract 13

09:00 - Micronutrients and mitochondria
Speaker: Prof. Franscesco Visioli, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, Italy – Abstract 14

09:30 – Comparative efficacy of various NAD boosters in NAFLD/NASH
Speaker: Yasmine Liu, PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland – Abstract 15

10:00 - Regulation of lipid metabolism and homeostasis in human macrophages by α-13’-COOH, a vitamin E metabolite
Speaker: Sylvia Omage, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany – Abstract 16

10:15 - Multi-Compartment Nonlinear Metabolic Model Framework for Muscle Fiber Contractions
Speaker: Gerhard Nygaard, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway – Abstract 17

10:30 - Coffee break

SESSION 4: Vitamins in food – from measurement to bioavailability chaired by Vieno Piironen and Esther Campos Geminez

11:00 - Challenging use of labelled isotopes in MS/MS analyses
Speaker: Prof. Michael Rychlik, Technical University of Munich, Germany – Abstract 18

11:30 - Bioaccessbility – in vitro models
Speaker: Prof. Jayashree Arcot, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia – Abstract 19

12:00 - Lunch

13:00 - A Novel Approach for Determining Vitamin A Equivalency That May Be Useful for Assessing the Vitamin A Equivalency of Provitamin A Carotenoids from A Mixed Diet
Speaker: Tsitsi Chimhahsu, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands – Abstract 20

13:15 - Comparison of the effect of daily vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration (total 25(OH)D, 25(OH)D2 and 25(OHD3) and importance of body mass index: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Speaker: Ellen van den Heuvel, Scelta Mushrooms B.V., The Netherlands – Abstract 21

13:30 - An improved folate stable isotope dilution assay of underexploited food sources from Brazil
Speaker: Lisa Obermaier, TUM School of Life Sciences, Germany – Abstract 22

13:45 - Determination of vitamin B12 in foods using stable isotope dilution assays: findings of the cyanidation method
Speaker: Mengle Wang, Technical University of Munich, Germany – Abstract 23

14:00 - Should 11'-α-tocomonoenol be considered as the next official member of the vitamin E family?
Speaker: Alexander Montoya-Arroyo, University of Hohenheim, Germany – Abstract 24

14:15 - Micellization increases bioavailability and bioefficacy of fat-soluble vitamins in buccal and intestinal cells
Speaker: Stefanie Steinbauer, University of Applied Sciences Upper, Austria – Abstract 25

14:30 – Coffee break

15:00 - Increased total vitamin D activity in beef from grass finishing system compared to concentrate does not influence 25(OH)D3 concentration in healthy adults.
Speaker: Erika Rosbotham, Ulster Univeristy, Coleraine, UK, Northern Ireland – Abstract 26

15:15 - LC-ESI-MS/MS method for simultaneous determination of the B-vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6 in feed and food
Speaker: Eystein Oveland, Institute of Marine Research, Norway – Abstract 27

15:30 - Novel method for screening of vitamin B12-producing bacteria for the fermentation of foods
Speaker: Alexander Maxones, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany – Abstract 28

15:45 - Fermentation of faba bean and wheat bran by Propionibacterium freudenreichii for vitamin B12 fortification of plant-based food products
Speaker: Bhawani Chamlagain, University of Helsinki, Finland – Abstract 29

16:00 - Influence of culinary treatment on the vitamin D2 content in UV-B-treated mushrooms
Speaker: Lenka, Libenská, UCT Prague, Czech Republic – Abstract 30

18:00 - Poster session at conference facility incl. meal and beverages combined with poster presentations. 


18:40-19:20 - Poster session 1 chaired by Susanne Bügel and Jayashree Arcot


Critical assessment of emerging health benefits of vitamin K, and determination of potential healthcare cost savings for Europe. A new activity from the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) Europe

Speaker: Delphine Saulnier, Novozymes, Germany – Abstract 31


The association of vitamin K status with lung function and disease in a general population

Speaker: Allan Linneberg, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg Hospital, Denmark – Abstract 32


Association between dietary vitamin K1 intake and the incidence of aortic valve stenosis

Speaker: Nicola Bondonno, Danish Cancer Institute, Nutrition and Biomarkers, Denmark – Abstract 33


The vitamin E derivate trans-13ʹ-carboxy-δ-tocotrienol modulates the NLRP3 inflammasome and pyroptosis in murine macrophages

Speaker: Lisa Börmel, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany – Abstract 34


Use of Compartmental Modeling and Datasets for Theoretical Subjects to Optimize the Experimental Design for Community-Based Studies of Vitamin A Status and Retinol Kinetics

Speaker: Joanne Balmer Green, The Pennsylvania State University, United States – Abstract 35


Evaluating the association of vitamin B supplementation on fatigue symptoms in elite athletes

Speaker: Deborah Maier, Immundiagnostik AG, Germany – Abstract 36


Vitamin B12 status during pregnancy

Speaker: Monika Todorova, MU Varna, Bulgaria – Abstract 37


Legume proteins and arabinoxylans as emulsifiers to deliver vitamins at intestinal level   

Speaker: Ángela Bravo-Núñez , Aix-Marseille University, CardioVascular and Nutrition Center - C2VN, France – Abstract 38


19:30-20:10 - Poster session 2 chaired by Michael Rychlik and Esther Campos Gimenez


Enhancing B-group Vitamin UPLC-ESI-MS/MS Analysis by Hybrid Surface Technology

Speaker: Jinchuan Yang, Waters Corporation, United States – Abstract 39


Mineral stable, single ingredient embedded vitamin K2 (MenaQ7 Matrix) in functional foods

Speaker: Olav Gåserød, Lesaffre, Norway – Abstract 40


Stable isotope dilution assay to determine vitamin E and its metabolites

Speaker: Alexander Maxones, Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany – Abstract 41


Improvement and Validation of a commercial LC-MS/MS Assay for the sensitive, robust, automatable and rapid measurement of 1,25-(OH)2-vitamin D2/D3

Speaker: Markus Bösche, Immundiagnostik AG, LC-MS, Germany – Abstract 42


Novel SIDA LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of six B6-vitamers in beer and monitoring of vitamin B6 and folates during a model brewing process

Speaker: Simone Jahner, Technical University of Munich (TUM School of Life Sciences), Germany – Abstract 43


Development of a SIDA-LC-MS/MS method for the analysis of natural vitamin B12 forms in milk

Speaker: Carina Hagenauer, Technical University of Munich (TUM School of Life Sciences), Germany – Abstract 44


Development of an urinary vitamin D metabolite assay by LC-MS/MS and relationship between vitamin D metabolites in blood and urine.

Speaker: Masaki Takiwaki, JEOL Ltd., Japan – Abstract 45


Is Meso-Zeaxanthin Occurring Naturally in the Human Food Chain?

Speaker: Alexandra Schattner, DSM-Firmenich, Switzerland – Abstract 46


20:20-21:00 - Poster session 3 chaired by Jens Lykkesfeldt and Alida Melse


Phospholipid-based formulations for sustained release of vitamin C

Speaker: Andre Duesterloh, DSM-Firmenich, Switzerland – Abstract 47 (Presented by Marina Kostesic)


Micellated bioenhancers improve the uptake of thiamin and pyridoxin in the Caco-2 cell model

Speaker: Verena Preinfalk, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria & FFoQSI GmbH, Austria – Abstract 48


Vitamin density of the diet and relationship to BMI

Speaker: Julia Bird, Wageningen University, Netherlands – Abstract 49


Multivitamin-mineral supplement use among young Danish children: 2011-2022

Speaker: Camilla Christensen, Technical University of Denmark, Research Group for Nutrition, Sustainability and Health Promotion, Denmark – Abstract 50


Effect of a 12-Week Micronutrient Supplementation on INFLA Score in Elderly Subjects

Speaker: Felix Kerlikowsky, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Germany – Abstract 52


Sufficient Status of Vitamin D, Cobalamin and Folate in Healthy and Active German Home-Dwelling People Over 70 Years of Age

Speaker: Felix Kerlikowsky, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Germany – Abstract 53


Is vitamin C when given as part of a whole fruit easier absorbed than when given as a synthetic version bought in a drugstore?

Speaker: Kaj Winther, University of Copenhagen, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Denmark – Abstract 54

22 September - Friday

08.30 - Registration and coffee and light breakfast

SESSION 5: Potential of vitamins in pharmacological doses as disease therapy chaired by Manfred Eggersdorfer and Jens Lykkesfelt

09:00 - Overview of vitamins as disease therapies
Speaker: Hon. Mette M. Berger, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland – Abstract 55

09:30 - High dose vitamin application in critically ill patients
Speaker: Angelique de Mans, DR. University Amsterdam – Abstract 56

10:00 - Vitamin C deficiency may delay recovery of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in adult guinea pigs
Speaker: Josephine Skat-Rørdam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark – Abstract 57

10:15 - Consensus on vitamin D - Platinum sponsored talk by dsm-firmenich
Speaker: Roger Bouillon, Bouillon Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology, Department of Chronic Diseases and Metabolism, Leuven, Belgium – Abstract 58

10:40 - Coffee break

SESSION 6: New advances in vitamin research chaired by Alida Melse and Manfred Eggersdorfer
11:10 - Compartmental modelling for studying (pro-)vitamin A absorption and kinetics
Speaker: Prof. Michael Green, Penn State University, USA – Abstract 59

11:40 - Maintaining nutritional balance in space
Speaker: Sara Zwart, NASA, US (streaming) – Abstract 60

12:10 - Lunch

13:10 - Vitamin E metabolites as bioactive molecules: Reviving of vitamin E as therapeutic agent?
Speaker: Maria Wallert, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany – Abstract 61

13:25 - The effect of low vitamin C in a guinea pig model of pediatric non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Speaker: Kamilla Pedersen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark – Abstract 62

14:00 - Ceremony for the host for 8th International Vitamin Conference in 2025

15:00: Coffee at the end of conference