Make plans to join the UF Flavor Summit, February 22-24, held Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, Florida to learn about the science behind flavor.

The University of Florida’s (UF) Flavor Summit—Industry Perspectives is back virtually for it’s second iteration this February 22-24, giving attendees the opportunity to hear from scientists from around the world on “the science behind flavor.” The event is co-hosted by The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) and the UF Center for Smell and Taste, according to a UF/IFAS Blog. See the details below.

Details of The UF Flavor Summit

For the event, “UF is bringing together global leaders in industry and science to teach and learn the latest about what makes food and drink taste great,” according to the blog.

Yu Wang, a UF/IFAS associate professor of food science and human nutrition and CREC faculty member, said in the blog, “We will pass this new knowledge along to our stakeholders, who include food and beverage companies, growers and other scientists so we can give consumers the tastiest and most aromatic foods and drinks on the market…” The topics of presentations from industry experts and representatives from government and academic institutions include:

  • flavor generation and flavor precursors,
  • chemosensory perception and psychophysics,
  • consumer preferences, and
  • natural products as sources of novel flavor compounds


Find more information on the UF Flavor Summit website. Registration is open up to the date of the Summit itself; register here.

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