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Agricultural and Food Chemistry

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AGFD News and upcoming events

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!

o   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. 

·        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.

o   When: 6:30 PM*, March 18th

o   Where: Urban South Brewery     

o   1645 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA

o   (504) 267-4852

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

o   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

o   *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.

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. ​


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ACS Council News

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.

AGFD Resources

Complete document of AGFD resources, including current officers, symposium organizer guide, symposium request form, and subdivision officers guide.

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