Programme at a Glance

Monday  23 November 2015

18:00-21:00 : AfroSense - Opening function @ Stias, Stellenbosch University

18:00-19:30 : Opening lectures: Tormod Næs & 2 persons from the South African food and wine industry

19:30-21:00 : Cocktail

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Tuesday  24 November 2015

08:30-17:00 : AfroSense Conference  - Day 1 @ Stias, Stellenbosch University

08:30-09:00 : Early coffee

09:00-09:45 : Tormod Næs, Nofima, Norway: A review of methodologies for analyzing data from napping experiments

09:45-10:30 : Dominique Valentin, AgroSup, Dijon, France: Social psychology and sensory ethnography methods to understand consumers' motivations in a cross cultural perspective

10:30-11:00 : Tea break

11:00-13:00 : Oral presentations     

13:00-14:00 : Lunch

14:00-14:40 : Riette de Kock, University of Pretoria, SA: Sensory Science research challenges and opportunities for emerging markets in Africa

14:40-15:10 : Flash presentations by postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows

15:10-15:40 : Teabreak

15:40-17:00 : Oral presentations

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Wednesday 25 November 2015

08:30-17:00 : AfroSense Conference  - Day 2 @ Stias, Stellenbosch University

08:30-09:00 : Early coffee

09:00-09:45 : Paula Varela, Nofima, Norway: Alternative methods of product profiling, application in industrial research and new product development

09:45-10:30 : Erminio Monteleone, University of Florence, Italy: Understanding Food Preferences: the effect of individual differences in taste sensitivity

10:30-11:00 : Tea break

11:00-13:00 : Oral presentations

13:00-14:00 : Lunch

14:00-14:40 : Gastón Ares , Universidad de la República, Uruguay: Advances in dynamic sensory characterisation

14:40-15:10 : Flash presentations by postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows

15:10-15:40 : Teabreak

15:40-17:00 : Oral presentations

17:00-19:00 : Conference Function and Prizegiving

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Thursday 26 November 2015            

09:00-14:00 : 1/2 Day Workshop  @ Stias, Stellenbosch University

Presenter : Paula Varela & Gastón Ares

Title : Introduction to rapid methods of sensory characterization

08:30-09:00 : Early coffee

09:00-10:30 : New trends in sensory characterization (Classic Descriptive Analysis vs New trends in sensory characterization) - Paula Varela

Sensory characterization based on attributes: Focus on Check-all-that-apply (CATA) questions -Gastón Ares

10:30-11:00 : Tea break

11:00-13:00: Holistic methods based on global perception of similarities and differences: Focus on Projective Mapping/Napping - Paula Varela

Discussion and Recommendations - Paula Varela & Gastón Ares

13:00-14:00 : Lunch

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