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Call for 2024 Division Award Nominations:

Nominations for the AGFD Awards listed below are due by February 1, 2024. 

Available Awards:

Advancement of Application of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Award

Sponsored by International Flavors and Fragrances


  • To recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to pure and/or applied agricultural and food chemistry.

AGFD Young Scientist:


  • To recognize outstanding scientific contributions of scientists early in their careers to the field of agricultural and food chemistry.


  • Candidates must have earned their last degree within twelve years of October 1 of the year of the presentation

  • Nominees are required to have been active members of the AGFD for a minimum of three (3) years

Young Industrial Scientist Achievement Award


  • Recognize the significant scientific - development contributions of junior industrial scientists to commercial fields of agricultural and food chemistry


  • Must have made significant scientific and/ or commercial contributions, including technical publications, patents and patent application fillings, product-ingredient development, analysis methodology

  • Must have <10 years of industrial service (age < 40).

  • Must be full member of the division (> 5 years)

  • Must be active in the division, for example: presentations/posters in AGFD technical programs, attendance at AGFD technical programs, service as a symposium organizer, or subdivision officer

Roy Teranishi Graduate Fellowship in Food Chemistry


  • To fund original graduate school research.


  • Graduate students. 

  • Outstanding graduate grade point average (GPA)

  • Promise of an excellent graduate research career.

AGFD Fellow Award


  • To recognize outstanding scientific contributions to the field of agricultural and food chemistry.


  • Nomination by an AGFD Fellow

  • Membership in ACS and AGFD for at least the preceding five (5) years


AGFD Strategic Planning:

A strategic planning retreat for our division, facilitated by ACS, was held on the first weekend of October at ACS HQ in Washington, DC. Several senior AGFD officers and councilors participated in this highly productive weekend to discuss and plan new initiatives and directions for the division in the coming and future years. We especially thank Councilor Lauren Jackson for coordinating this event and securing financial support from ACS. Further details on outcomes of the retreat will be communicated in the next AGFD newsletter.

Upcoming Spring 2024 Meeting in New Orleans:

Please join us for the upcoming ACS Spring 2024 Meeting in New Orleans, LA & Hybrid, March 17-21, 2024. The theme of this meeting is the Many Flavors of Chemistry, which aligns perfectly with our division and the meeting location; in addition to the Kavli Lectures taking on a flavorsome theme, there are some special events planned for the meeting:

  • AGFD C4 Competition: The sizzle is back in the Big Easy! The AGFD Communicating Culinary Chemistry Competition is making its comeback during the ACS Spring 2024 National Meeting. This time, it's all about "Coastal Cuisine," set to take the stage on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Student teams will whip up mouthwatering dishes inspired by local flavors, unraveling the science behind them. It's a unique fusion of science and flavor in the lively atmosphere of New Orleans. Don't miss this chance to witness the chemistry of coastal cuisine come alive!

    • Undergraduate and graduate student teams, with up to four members each, are welcome to participate. The competition involves a 10-minute presentation exploring a food science concept in coastal cuisine and an interactive portion for attendees to savor bites while learning about the science behind them. To enter, teams submit a concise written report and a creative video presentation. Finalist teams get complimentary registration for the event, a travel grant of $600 per member, and a shot at impressing a panel of renowned judges. The deadline for entries is December 15, 2023, at noon EST. Secure your spot at

  • Urban South will be providing a brewery tour where participants will have the opportunity to learn more about how a brewery is set up and sample some fine beers from Urban South.

    • When: 6:30 PM*, March 18th

    • Where: Urban South Brewery     

    • 1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA

    • (504) 267-4852

    • How: $25 registration through registration link Urban South Brewery Tour & Tasting

    • Please note that YCC is also sponsoring a separately ticketed Homebrew Workshop that will immediately follow the Brewery Tour. Ticketing for the Homebrew Workshop will be done through ACS registration. For more information contact Dr. Nick Flynn at 806-651-2542 or via email at

    • *Event is 21 and over!

Upcoming Meetings:

  • The 4th International Flavor and Fragrance Conference will take place November 4-7, 2024 in Auckland, New Zealand. For more information contact Michael Qian at:


  • We would like to remind you of the excellent value that AGFD brings, including excellent technical programs, social events, student and young scientist awards, a quarterly newsletter, AGFD Facebook page ( and so much more.  We hope you value this membership and will encourage students, colleagues, and perhaps yourself (has your membership lapsed?) to join or renew your membership in the Agricultural and Food Chemistry Division.

  • Applications can be found at our Division website (  We appreciate your membership and look forward to your help in growing our outstanding division

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Passing of Dr. G. K Jayaprakasha

Dr. Guddadarangavvanahally K Jayaprakasha (Jay), 59, Research Professor, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center (VFIC), Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University (TAMU), College Station, TX, USA, died on October 25, 2020 of brain cancer. 

Jay is survived by his wife Savitha, two children Shreyas and Swathi, father Krishnareddy Kommein, four
siblings and in-laws Vasudevareddy and Savitramma.

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