Call for abstracts

If you are an undergrad, graduate student or postdoc, you can indicate if you want your submission to be considered for a Travel Award or a Best Presentation/Poster Award during the submission process. Awards will be presented during the Award Banquet on Wednesday, August 8.


As part of the online submission process, you will be required to upload your abstract as Microsoft Word .doc or .docx. 


The submission deadline is July 13, 2018.


Deadline for Travel Award May 15th
Travel awardees will be notified by May 30th

Abstract Format


Presenter1, Author2, Author3

1Department, Institution/Company, Mailing Address, City State Postal Code, Country

2Department, Institution/Company, Mailing Address, City State Postal Code, Country

3Department, Institution/Company, Mailing Address, City State Postal Code, Country


Abstract text: 300 words or less, in Times New Roman text 11 point, left justified, no indent, single spaced.


Sample Abstract

Refining NIR Calibrations for Total Carbohydrate Composition and Isoflavones and Saponins in Ground Whole Soy Meal


M.A. Berhow1, M. Singh1, M. Bowman2, N. Price3, E. Bakota1


USDA, ARS, NCAUR, 1Functional Foods Research Unit, 2Bio-Energy Research Unit, 3Renewable Product Technology Research Unit, 1815 N. University Street, Peoria, IL 61604, USA


Although many near infrared (NIR) spectrometric calibrations exist for a variety of components in soy, current calibration methods are often limited by either a small sample size on which the calibrations are based or a wide variation in sample preparation and measurement methods, which yields unreliable results. Over the past two years our lab has used defined analytical methodology to measure 1) isoflavones and saponins in soy samples, and 2) the soluble carbohydrates (sucrose, raffinose, stachyose, verbicose, glucose and fructose) and "insoluble" carbohydrates (such as starch, cellulose, pectin and other structural carbohydrates) by hydrolysis to the monomer form and derivation to measure total insoluble monomers and total uronic acids. This analysis was done in triplicate on over 500 crop samples from the 2011 harvest and over 600 samples from the 2012 harvest. NIR calibrations have been developed from scans performed on the ground whole soy meal on three different NIR instruments using three different calibration development packages.


Poster Guidelines


The maximum size is 3-feet by 4-feet (90X120cm). Portrait is the typical orientation, but landscape is also acceptable as long as it isn't wider than 3-feet (90cm). The display boards will be numbered to indicate where to place your poster. Push pins will be provided to affix your poster to the board. Please stand by your poster during your designated poster session. Any posters remaining post conference will be discarded.

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