Course Description

Trend and Development of Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods Short Course


The Texas A&M University System

Presents the

6th Annual Short Course

Functional Beverages:

Sources, Identification, Extraction, Separation and Purification


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

College Station, TX


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Sunday, August 23, 2015
5:00 PM

Registration, CS Hilton Hotel Lobby

  Welcome and Announcements
Monday, August 24, 2015
7:50 AM
Bus leaves Hotel for TIPS, Texas A&M University Campus
8:10 AM Welcome, Introduction 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 "Launching New Age Functional Beverages: Hype & Hurdles" - Marco Moran
11:20 AM "New and Novel Applications to Beverages Industries for Tubular Membranes" - Peter Allan
12:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM "Wine and Beer Industry" - TBA
2:30 PM Refreshments
2:50 PM "Wine: New Directions for the French Paradox" - Rosemary L. Walzem
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 25, 2015
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 "How New Hydtration Solutions Leverage Tech Innovations" - Andrew Coulton
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 "Safety and Efficacy of Energy Drinks: Implications on Health and Performance" - Richard B. Kreider
2:30 PM TAMU Excercise & Sport Nutrition Lab Tours - Christopher J. Rsamussen
4:30 PM Short Course Adjourns



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: BEV15. Hotel reservations must be recieved before August 2, 2015 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 2, 2015. 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                                       Cyndi Casanova

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

Richard B. Kreider, Professor & Head, Department of Health & Kinesiology, Texas A&M University

Eric Latham, Founder, InteGREATive WholeHEALTH Wellness

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

Marco Moran, CEO & President, Dewmar International BMC, INC.

Ronda Russell, Product & Application Specialist/ Global Fruit Coordinator, DSM Food Specialties USA INC

Nancy D. Turner, Associate Professor and Director, TAMU Space Life Sciences Mentored Research Program

Rosemary L. Walzem, Professor, TAMU Nutritional Biochemistry