Digital Public Lecture “Opuntia: Bioactivity, Chemistry and Industrial Applications”

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The DAAD Regional Office Cairo invites you to attend the digital Public Lecture “Opuntia: Bioactivity, Chemistry and Industrial Applications” in the framework of its project “Clusters for Scientific Innovation in the Middle East and North Africa” (COSIMENA).

Key information about the event 

Date: Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Time: 5 p.m. till 6.30 p.m. (Cairo Local Time)

Location: Virtual event conducted in English via MS Teams


The event aims to discuss the following questions:

  • Opuntia fruits and their nutritive value and health-promoting benefits, including antioxidant, antiulcerogenic and antiatherogenic traits
  • creating a multidisciplinary forum of discussion on Opuntia cactus with special emphasis on its horticulture, postharvest, marketability, chemistry, functionality, health-promoting properties, technology and processing.

Target Group:

Researchers and Scientists working in the field of biochemistry, agriculture, food science, nutrition and higher education from Germany, Egypt and the MENA region.


To participate in the event, please register here:

After your registration you will receive a confirmation email with all necessary information a few days before the event.

For further information about the COSIMENA project, please click here:  

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Final Agenda Opuntia

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