Course Description

Trend and Development of Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods Short Course


The Texas A&M University System

Presents the

5th Annual Short Course

Functional Beverages:

Sources, Identification, Extraction, Separation and Purification


Separation Sciences Program
Food Protein Research & Development Center
Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
The Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-2476

August 24 - 26, 2014
College Station, TX


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Sunday, August 24, 2014
5:00 PM

Registration, CS Hilton Hotel Lobby

  Welcome and Announcements
Monday, August 25, 2014
7:50 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:10 AM Introduction - Welcome and announcements - YongJae Lee
8:40 AM Refreshments
9:00 AM "Fruit and Protein in Functional Beverages " - Ronda Russell
10:00 AM Refreshments and Group Photo
10:20 AM "Tea: The Original Functional Beverage " - TBA
11:20 AM "New and Novel Applications to Beverages Industries for Tubular Membranes" - Peter Allan
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "Whole Food & Beverage Based Nutrition is Complete" - Lorraine E. McKinney
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM "Bringing a Natural Beverage to Market: Development, Vendor Chain, Manufacturing and Compliance" - Jennie Ripps
3:40 PM Demonstrations
  • Review Examples of Membrane Filtration Types, Modules & Systems - YongJae Lee
  • Spiral Membrane Filtration - Peter Allan
  • Tubular Membrane Filtration System - Peter Allan
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
7:50 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:10 AM "Aloe Vera and The Beverage Industry" - Jorge L. Castillo
9:00 AM Refreshments
9:20 AM "Beverage Application with a Special Emphasis on Probiotics" - Alexander Davis
10:00 AM "Tea'N'A: How Tea Influences Gene Expression " - Eric Latham
10:50 AM Refreshments
11:10 AM "Health Promoting Potential of Bioactive Compounds in our Food Supply " - Nancy D. Turner
12:00 PM Graduation Lunch @ Texas A&M Rudder Tower - University Club
1:30 PM "Energy Metabolism - Side Effects and Solutions " - Steffi England
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM "A New Beverage Trend Emerges: Oral Care by the Bottle" - Andrew Coulton
3:50 PM Wrap Up - YongJae Lee



All lectures will be held at TIPS (Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies) on the Texas A&M University Campus.



Reservations for lodging should be made directly by the attendee. A block of rooms has been reserved at the College Station Hilton and Conference Center for the short course participants at the special rate of $115/night plus tax for single or double occupancy. Ask for the rate specifically and mention group code: NUTRA14. Hotel reservations must be recieved before August 3, 2014 in order to get the special rates. You can make your reservations by telephone, fax, or internet. Check in time is 4:00 PM. Shuttle service is provided from Easterwood Airport to and from the Hilton Hotel. Shuttle service can be arranged by calling the Hilton (979) 693-7500.

Hilton College Station & Conference Center
801 University Dr. East, College Station, Texas 77840, USA
Tel: 979-693-7500
Fax: 979-260-1931



The registration fee for the short course includes daily lunch, graduation lunch, refreshments at breaks, local transportation, a short course eBook manual, and certificate of completion. Registration fee is $550 if paid in full by August 10, 2014. After this date, registration fee is $650. A black&white paper manual/binder is available for an additional $150 fee.

There is a 10% registration discount if three or more individuals from the same organization register for the short course. Academic discount available for TAMU students. Please contact our office for more information.

Make checks payable to TEES (Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station) and mail to TEES Fiscal Office, 3124 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3124. Or you may pay the fee by credit card (American Express, Visa, or Master Card) online. Registration fees are not refundable, but substitute personnel may be sent by the same firm.

Mail the registration form and a copy of your check to Marcy Bundick, Short Course Coordinator (See address on registration application form). Space is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.


For additional information, write, call, fax or email:

Dr. YongJae Lee                                      Marcy Bundick

Program Head, Separation Sciences         Short Course Coordinator

Food Protein R&D Center                          Food Protein R&D Center

Phone : (979) 845-2758                           Phone: (979) 845-2741

Fax: (979) 845-2744                                 Fax: (979) 845-2744

E-mail:        E-mail:



Peter Allan, Managing Partner, Membrane Specialists LLC

Jorge L. Castillo, President & CEO, Aloe Direct INC.

Andrew Coulton, Founder & CEO, Aquation LLC

Alexander Davis, Founder/Creative Director, Adventure Tea, LLC

Steffi England, Owner & CEO, Celiac Shack

Eric Latham, Founder, InteGREATive WholeHEALTH Wellness

YongJae Lee , Program Head, Separation Sciences Program - Food Protein R&D Center, Texas A&M University

Lorraine E. McKinney, Podiatrist, Nutrition & Wellness Advocate

Jennie Ripps, Founder & CEO, Owl's Brew INC

Ronda Russell, Product & Application Development Specialist, DSM Food Specialties USA INC

Nancy D. Turner, Associate Professor and Director, TAMU Space Life Sciences Training Grant, Texas A&M University