International Symposium on Insects as Feed, Food and Non-Food

September 12, 2016 in Magdeburg

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Call for Papers

Submission of abstracts till June 24, 2016


Proposal submission



The conference aims to give an overview of the state-of-the-art of insect technology, the prospects and constraints of the use of insects as feed, food and non-food in Europe.
Technical, commercial, ecological, political and ethical issues will be discussed. Please classify your presentation into one of the following topics:

1 Insects production systems

  • Rearing substrate optimisation
  • Established production systems
  • Mass rearing systems, industrialization
  • Automation


2 Application of insects as feed

  • Nutrient composition
  • Use for pets, in aquaculture and for farm animals
  • Feed safety


3 Utilization of insects as food

  • Processing and fractionation
  • Use in gastronomy and food retailing
  • Food safety


4 Evaluation of the use of insects

  • Consumer acceptance
  • Ecologic and economic assessment
  • Status of legislation
  • Ethical issues


5 Non-food applications of insects

  • Insect biotechnology
  • Biopolymers
  • Waste management systems



Arnold van Huis / 050106-DSC_0692PROF. DR. IR. ARNOLD VAN HUIS
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Arnold van Huis is an emeritus Professor of Tropical Entomology at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. He is an advisor on edible insects for the United Nations’ Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO). Professor van Huis is a world-expert on the use of insects as food for human consumption and as feed for animals. He works with a number of national governments to advance insect farming and consumption.


LOEWE Center for Insect Biotechnology & Bioresources
Institute for Insect Biotechnology, Justus Liebig University Giessen

Andreas Vilcinskas has directed the LOEWE Center for Insect Biotechnology and Bioresources since 2014. From 2006 to 2013, he was the Executive Director of the Institute of Phytopathology and Applied Zoology at Justus Liebig University Giessen and he has been
the Executive Director of the newly-formed – and world‘s first – HE institution for insect biotechnology since 2015. From 2009, he headed the Fraunhofer Bioresources project group. Andreas Vilcinskas is a distinguished global pioneer in the field of insect biotechnology and has published the first three books addressing this new research field. His research interests focus on molecular, development and evolutionary biology, as well as immunology and the chemical ecology of insects.



Submission of abstracts: June 24, 2016
Acceptance notification: July 8, 2016
Full paper submission for conference proceedings: August 19, 2016


DURATION OF ORAL PRESENTATION: 20 minutes incl. discussion


CONFERENCE VENUE: Magdeburg, Germany, Cultural-Historical Museum

CONFERENCE FEES: Full registration fee: 290 €  // Presenters/speakers: 150 €

The conference fee includes: Attending the sessions, coffee breaks, lunch, conference beverages and conference proceedings, Get-together incl. dinner on September 11, 2016.


AWARD: It is intended to grant a “VDI Best Young Scientist´s Presentation Award”.VDI Logo



Pilot Pflanzenöltechnologie Magdeburg e.V. (PPM)
Berliner Chaussee 66, 39114 Magdeburg, Germany
Dr. Thomas Piofczyk, Franziska Ulrich
Phone: +49-391-8189-131/180

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering (ATB)
Max-Eyth-Allee 100, D-14469 Potsdam, Germany
Dr. Birgit Rumpold
Phone: +49-331-5699-627




We are looking forward to receive your contributions!


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