On May 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM CEST HGF organised a free webinar for all its members on Sourdough – many thanks to our presenters as well as to all participants!

Charlotte de Montalembert, in charge of the marketing on the sourdough range at Puratos, talked about sourdough and more specifically consumer trends around sourdough bread. She is actually very happy that this lock down finally allows her to feed properly her own sourdough and practice her baking skills at home. The title of her talk has been “The Future of Bread Lies in it’s past: an overview of sourdough market trends”

Suvi Virtanen, research professor at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland and (part-time) professor of epidemiology at Tampere University, Finland, is one of the pioneers in nutritional epidemiologic research on the aetiology of type 1 diabetes in children and responsible for nutrition in several large-scale epidemiologic studies such as DIPP, TEDDY and DIABIMMUNE birth cohorts, and TRIGR randomized trial. Her talk was about “Association of Cereal, Gluten, and Dietary Fiber Intake With Islet Autoimmunity and Type 1 Diabetes”.

Paula Jouhten, Academy of Finland Research Fellow, and Research Team Leader of Bioanalytics and Biological Data Science at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, has her core background in computational biology and metabolic modelling solution towards industrial biotechnology strain improvement. During her postdoc in Dr. Kiran Patil’s group at EMBL Heidelberg she started to work towards improving GMO strains to designing strategies for improving microbial fermentations also without resorting to genetic engineering. At this webinar she presented a  “Model-guided view on Sourdough Species in Interaction”.

All HGF Members can find their presentations in the Member Area (under HGF_Meetings/HGF_Webinars) when loged in! In case you do have any questions you can send them to the HGF Secretariat and we’ll forward them and submitt you the answer provided by the presenter(s).

We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to our next HGF Webinar in June 2020!