Main Topics

The Conference will cover the following main topics on lactoferrin and its peptides.

Structure and biochemical properties

  • Characterization and quality control
  • Recombinant and transgenic lactoferrins
  • Natural and synthetic peptides
  • Bioavailability and bioequivalence

Biological functions

  • Receptors and localization
  • Lactoferrin-bacterial interactions
  • Gene expression
  • Immunomodulation
  • Cell proliferation and differentiation
  • Iron and inflammatory homeostasis
  • CNS development


  • Special symposium: Clinical studies in neonates
  • Breast milk and infant formula
  • Infectious diseases
  • Anemia
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Other applications in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, dentistry, oncology
  • Novel uses