Academics & Research

Indo Uzbek Meet & the International Conference on Trends & Innovations in Food Technology (TIFT- 2022)

Integral Unversity Event

A two-day Indo-Uzbek meet and International Conference on Trends & Innovation in Food Technology from farm to fork TIFT-2022 was jointly organized by Department of Bioengineering, Integral University, Lucknow and Tashkent Chemical Technological Institute, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This conference with the theme of “Serving Present to secure the Future” discussed challenges for achieving the better prospects in food processing for sustainable development. The International Conference was a two-day (Online/Offline) event that hosted some of the most influential figures in the food sector including researchers, scientists, food technologists, botanists, healthcare professionals, policymakers, government representatives and industry key players to stimulate debate, foster collaborations and expand knowledge base. Developments in the food sector was the key to achieve the sustainable development goals laid down by the United Nations. The International Conference commenced with welcome address by Dr. Alvina Farooqui, Head, Department of Bioengineering, Integral university, Lucknow, who elaborately emphasized on holistic development of researchers, student teacher along with the exploration for new avenues of joint work for food innovation and technology. She quoted the main aim of this conference “Serving present to secure future”. Moreover, she also sensitized the importance of sustainability to serve the cause of humanity. Dr. Syed Nadeem Akhtar, Hon’ble Pro Chancellor, Chief Patron welcomed the esteemed guests and highlighted that this kind of programs should be continued in future. Moreover, he also shared his experiences. Prof. Javed Musarrat, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, gave captivating information related to growing demands for food and agriculture start-ups, and highlighted national and international issues of food safety and security. Mr Sanjay Dave, former chairman Codex Alimentarius Commission and former adviser to FSSAI, focused on food laws, food quality and safety, commercialization in the food processing industry and harmonization of domestic food standard. Prof. Botir Usmonov, Rector, TCTI, Uzbekistan laid emphasis on building a good foundation and exchange of ideas between the two universities and establishing scientific collaboration. Prof. Nortoji Ho’jamshukurov, Professor,Tashkent Chemical Technology Institute, Uzbekistan acknowledged Hon’ble Prof. S.W. Akhtar by presenting the memento. Prof. Ashwani Pareek, Executive Director, National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute, Mohali, Punjab discussed about the problems associated with crop production. Dr. Shridevi Annapurna Singh, Director, CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore highlighted the global concern related to food wastage, packaging of food and accentuated the importance of food for wellbeing. Prof G.N Singh, Advisor to CM, talked about innovations in food that would become driving force for cooperation and coordination with countries abroad. Chief Guest of the event, Dr. Chindi Vasudevappa, Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM, Haryana briefed about food supply chain management, sustainable food system approach, personalized food, therapeutics food and food enrichment and fortification. He also enlightened about food safety and quality that responsible for the health and wellness of India. The session was concluded by the blessings and a beautiful quote by Prof. S.W Akhtar, Founder and Honorable Chancellor, Integral University, “Mai akela hi chala tha janibe manzil magar,log sath aate gaye aur karwa banta gaya”.At the end of session the conference abstract book was released followed by presentation of conference memento and university memento to the dignitaries. A special vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Iffat Zareen Ahmad who thanked the speakers for their valuable time and sharing their views related to food technology innovation and advancements.

Technical Sessions: A total of Four oral session were held along with four poster sessions. This was followed by the industry-Academia Panel Discussion.

Poster Sessions: The poster sessions in the Indo-Uzbek Meet & International Conference on Trends & Innovations in Food Technology, from farm to fork was successfully conducted on all four themes on second day,25 Nov 2022

TIFT EXPO-2022: An expo, TIFT EXPO-2022 was organised as the part of the conference which was inaugurated after the inaugural function of the conference by the dignitaries. A total of 25 stalls from various government and private organisations showcased their products and technology. The Students of Food Technology course displayed various products which were developed by them in the departmental labs. The products developed were based on the various themes of like new product development, food waste valorisations and new innovation in food processing. These products were the eye catchers of the event. Besides various organisations like CSIR-IITR, various food start-ups like Nutty village, Flavin Labs, Academic Monk also showcased their products. This Expo was open to the students and the general public for two days of the conference.

CULTURAL EVENING: Day one of the conference ended with a cultural evening embraced by the performances of the High Note Music Society, and the Ghazals by Ustad Ilyas Khan. All the dignitaries and the participants enjoyed the evening with real zeal and fervour. This was followed by the Gala Dinner.

Winners of Poster Presentation

Theme 1: Food Engineering, Processing & Packaging

  1. Nuzhat Bashir (Integral University, Lucknow)
  2. Gaurav Yadav (Integral University, Lucknow)

Theme 2: Bioactive Constituents, Micronutrients, Food Additives & Ingredients

  1. Priyanka Sharma (CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Lucknow)
  2. Swati Saxena (Integral University, Lucknow)

Theme 3: Food Innovation Technology & Waste Valorization

  1. Sharfa Naaz (University of Lucknow, Lucknow)
  2. Altaaf Shah (Integral University, Lucknow)

Theme 4: Food Toxicology, Safety, Security and Hygiene

  1. Sana Sarkar (CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicological Research, Lucknow)
  2. Mohd. Afzal Khan (CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow)

Oral Presentation Winners

Theme 1: Food Engineering, Processing & Packaging

  1. Alisha Ahman (Integral University, Lucknow)
  2. Fayzullaev AZ (TCTI, Uzbekistan)

Theme 2: Boactive Constituents, Micronutrients, Food Additives & Ingredients

  1. Sadiyah Samreen (Integral University, Lucknow)
  2. Dr. Mohd. Ashfaque (Integral University, Lucknow)

Theme 3: Food Innovation Technology & Waste Valorization

  1. Kulsum Jan (Jamia Hamdard, Delhi)
  2. Sukhvinder Singh (Chandigarh University, Chandigarh)

Theme 4: Food Toxicology, Safety, Security and Hygiene

  1. Gayendra Tripathi (Integral University, Lucknow)
  2. Rushna Jamal (Integral University, Lucknow)