January 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting Notice

447th Business Meeting of The Society of Flavor Chemists, Inc.

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 3:30 -5:30 PM EST

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This is going to be a virtual business meeting. We need at least 30 certified members in attendance to officially hold this business meeting.

Please register to attend the Zoom Meeting via the invitation link above to verify your credentials to join.


  • 3:30 – Business Meeting
  • Presentation and voting of new members and upgradesAlexandra Nicoletti- Robertet – APPRENTICELee Bussinger- Pepsico  APPRENTICEAaron Kamimura- Blue California  APPRENTICE
    • SFC Board and Committee Updates
  • 4:00 – Speaker – Angelica Iobbi – May 2020 William F. Jaggard Memorial Scholarship Winner –  “The role of esters and thiols in white wine and their interaction in the formation of tropical fruit aroma”. Angelica Iobbi is pursuing her Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Tomasino at Oregon State University. She is a Food Scientist, and her work investigates the cause of fruity aromas in white wine. Her current studies involve the adaptation of a novel sensory methodology, identification of esters, monoterpenes and volatile thiols using the GC and HPLC, and the effects of specific aroma families to tropical fruit aroma causation. She has a passion for flavor chemistry and seeks to work as a food and flavor developer.
  • 4:45 – Speaker – Yara Benavides – May 2020 Jogue Inc. Scholarship Winner – “The characterization of off-aroma compounds inherent to the plant, through the isolation processes for pea protein.”

Yara is a PhD Candidate in Food Science under Dr. Gary Reineccius at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Her doctoral research is focused on the characterization of off-aroma compounds inherent to the plant, through the isolation processes (e.g. pH precipitation and salt solubilization) for pea protein.  Prior to joining the University of Minnesota, Yara served as an Instructor and Researcher at the Corporacion Universitaria Lasallista in Colombia and as a Project Manager in Food Application at Naturex S.A in France. Yara holds a Bachelor’s degree in Food Engineering from Corporacion Universitaria Lasallista and a Master’s degree in Food and Health from UniLasalle in France.


Meeting Registration: Online registration open now. Please register via the

link provided. Zoom link available on the SFC Website. https://flavorchemists.com

For questions or assistance, contact Bill Aslanides @ secretary@flavorchemist.org.

Deadline for online registration is January 27.