SAAFoST Northern Branch:
Are preferences for sweet taste inherited or learned?
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Dear Northern Branch members,

With the implementation of taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages, this presentation by a Sensory Science leader should be of great relevance and interest to all food and related science professionals. Join us and learn from the experience and knowledge of a visiting professor from Finland.


Ingrid Woodrow
Chair: SAAFoST Northern Branch (2017-2019)

Presentation title: Are preferences for sweet taste inherited or learned?

Presenter: Professor Hely Tuorila (Sensory Food Science), University of Helsinki

Hely Tuorila is professor emerita at the University of Helsinki, Finland, where she also received MSc and PhD degrees. During her post-doctoral and sabbatical visits at the University of California, Davis (1986-87), US Army Natick laboratories, Natick (1993 and later) and the University of Florence, Italy (2008), she worked on consumer responses to nutritionally modified and unfamiliar foods. She had long-term collaboration with Finnish medical researchers on genetics of chemosensory perception and preferences. With her colleagues and graduate students, Hely has published about 150 refereed papers and three textbooks. She belongs to the editorial boards of Food Quality and Preference, Journal of Sensory Studies, Food Science and Technology (LWT), Chemosensory Perception, and dissemination newsletter Food Today (EUFIC).

Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 from 16:00
Venue: Auditorium in Grain Building, SAGL, 477 Witherite Rd, The Willows, Pretoria 0184
16:00 - 16:30 Arrival and registration
16:30 - 17:30 Welcome, presentations, discussions & questions
17:30 - 18:00 Networking and refreshments
Cost: The lecture is free, but booking is essential.
Booking: Book through Irene Burke by Monday 12:00 on 19 November latest
Book by e-mail: saafost.irene@telkomsa.net or
Book by Telephone: 012 349 2788

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