SAAFoST Northern Branch Specialist Lecture

Substantiation of the human health benefits of lupin consumption: current evidence and future studies

Speaker: Dr Stuart Johnson, Curtin University, Perth

Dear Members - advance warning of interesting visitors to South Africa is not always possible yet every opportunity to organise a fine speaker for members must be exploited. So, let's be grateful for the technology that makes short notice of these events possible, thankful for our colleagues at the University of Pretoria who bring this information to our attention and mindful of the value of the networking and educational value of these meetings. This meeting is being held in conjunction with CST-SA (Cereal Science and Technology SA) and IFNuW (The Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being). We look forward to seeing you there.

Northern Branch Committee

Dr Stuart Johnson is a Senior Research Fellow in Food Science and Technology in the School of Public Health at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He is a theme leader of the Curtin University International Institute of Agri-Food Security and currently a Chief Investigator on the Australian Research Council, the Indo-Australian Biotechnology Program, the Grains Research and Development Corporation, Horticulture Australia Ltd and industry funded projects. His current research focuses on grains suitable for sustainable agriculture, in particular sorghum and lupin as, (a) novel human foods and nutraceuticals for chronic disease risk reduction and (b) novel biomaterials for controlled-release delivery of bioactives, substantiating the role of vegetables in chronic disease risk reduction.
Stuart completed his PhD in Food Chemistry at Nottingham University in the UK and moved to Australia as a post-doctoral fellow with the CSIRO. He has subsequently had a varied career in food science; spanning industry, government and academic positions.


Thursday 10 April 2014 - just nine days away!


Dept of Food Science, Old Agriculture Building, University of Pretoria.
Parking at Food Science: may be limited, enter the campus via University Rd and use the parkade - see directions below
Gautrain: Hatfield station is a 10 minute walk from the Dept of Food Science


15:45 for 16:00 Arrival
16:00 -17:00: Welcome, presentation, discussion, closure
17:00 Coffee and Tea


Free of charge.


For catering purposes, please book through Irene Burke - not later than Wednesday 9 April:
By e-mail: or
By Fax: 086 698 4784 or
By Telephone: 012- 349 2788 (Not on Monday or Tuesday - out of town)


From Johannesburg / OR Tambo International Airport
From the M1 or the R21 to Pretoria, take the N1 North towards Polokwane until you reach the Lynnwood Road off-ramp.
Exit left into Lynnwood Rd and going in a westerly direction, pass several traffic lights. At the second set of traffic lights after Jan Shoba Street (previously Duncan Street) you will find UP's main entrance on your right.
To get to the parkade, pass the main UP entrance and turn first right into University Road.
The entrance to the University from University Road is on the right.
The parkade is straight ahead of the university entrance.
The entrance to the parkade is on the Lynnwood Rd or south side of the building.