Survey of Flavor Science Short Course
The Flavor Research and Education Center is proud to be partnering with the American Chemical Society - Department of Professional Education to offer a brand new flavor short course titled "Survey of Flavor Science". This first-time course blends the extensive experience of "application oriented" FREC instructors with ACS's expertise in course design to bring you a valuable course in flavor science.
Flavor is part of virtually every food product, not to mention a growing list of general consumer products outside the food/ag sector. The breadth of industry applications for flavors means two things: 1) the global market for food flavoring and the use of flavor in other products is an ever-growing sector ($24B+) and 2) in order to successfully develop specific flavor applications, it is crucial to have a firm understanding of flavor systems and flavor chemistry. This survey course provides a wonderful place to start or refresh your basic flavor knowledge. This 2-day course will cover a range of important flavor chemistry and technology topics. The main areas of focus will include basic flavor systems, off-flavors, flavor applications, flavor encapsulation, flavor characterization, flavor perception, and flavor generation/processing. Throughout all sections of the course the instructors will integrate discussion and examples of analytical methods, techniques, and tips that pertain to the topic of concern.
Who Should Attend:
This course will cover significant territory in flavor science and thus will be valuable for a wide range of professionals having varying backgrounds in food and flavor chemistry. It will serve as a good overview/introduction to many of industry's most pressing challenges, but will also provide a valuable refresher.