The Australian and New Zealand Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium is a forum designed to provide new inspiration and knowledge for sensory and consumer professionals. The main objectives of this small format symposium is to gather sensory and consumer science researchers and professionals mainly based in Australia and New Zealand but not excluding other countries to: interact with international science leaders in this field, learn about the latest developments in research methods and network and exchange ideas. This symposium is also attended by wine industry sensory scientists from Australia and other countries that attend to share their research outcomes and learn from the new methodologies and applications in the food and beverage industry.
As part of this trip it was planned to visit several groups of food science and wine science academics to exchange ideas and work towards build up collaborations. Visits and seminars were delivered at the University of Otago, Lincoln University and Food & Plant research in Lincoln. These institutions are recognized worldwide by their excellence in food and/or wine research.
Sandra Olarte travelled to Dunedin New Zealand to attend and deliver an oral presentation at the 13th Australian and New Zealand (ANZ) Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium entitled “Understanding the relationships between consumer astringency ratings and oral physiology measures”. The symposium was held at the University of Otago Campus and was attended by students, scientist and members of the food industry conducting sensory and consumer science research.
After the 13th ANZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium Sandra Olarte travelled to Lincoln to visit Lincoln University and to deliver a seminar and interact with scientist from Lincoln University. She delivered and oral presentation entitled “Understanding the relationships between consumer astringency ratings and oral physiology measures”. During her visit at Lincoln she had the opportunity to interact with Scientist of Lincoln University and Plant & Food Research Institute and discuss some of the outcomes of her research of Astringency and oral physiology measures.
A highlight from the 13th ANZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium were the seminars of Dr Linda Flammer former sensory & consumer research manager at PepsiCo who identified the areas that are being neglected in sensory and consumer science studies.