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ICATS Director Dr Ali Green presents observations from a number of industry events and considers 'What is sustainability and what does it look like in the Aroma Trades?Download
In a departure from his book reviews, ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews some of the excellent resource websites you should know about
ICATS Director Dr Ali Green reports on the IFEAT conference with the theme 'Keeping the Industry Together'.Download
ICATS Director Dr Ali Green presents a discussion on Green Chemistry provided by the Green Chemistry Masterclass by John Warner at IFRA 2021Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells by Harold McGee '...654 pages packed with interesting thoughts...very useful table,...wide coverage and international orientation...'
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews MOUTHFEEL: How Texture Makes Taste by Ole G. Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbæk 'Do buy; it will make a much welcomed and loved addition to your library'.
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Delicious: The Evolution of Flavour And How It Makes Use Human, by Rob Dunn & Monica Sanchez. 'Just when you think that everything that can be written about food and flavours has been written, along comes a book with a completely new take on the subject.'
ICATS Director Dr Ali Green reports on two events that dig deeper into the technology that is enabling future developments in the world of flavour and aroma.Download
ICATS Director Dr Ali Green reports on a webinar presented jointly by the British Society of Perfumers and the Society of Cosmetic Science entitles 'The Science Between Scents and Emotion'. 'Firmenich’s work here shows how the very newest research in neuroscience can be used to create successful products for various global markets...'Download
ICATS Director Dr Ali Green reports on an inclusive and free online event run by IFRA. The event was far-reaching in scope with understandably '...a good deal of focus on how COVID has had an
impact on the social, economic and political environment and their effects on the fragrance industry.'
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis congratulates Chanel No 5 on its centenary, a truly remarkable fragrance offering reassurance in uncertain timesDownload
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and on Us (2020) George Zaidan. 'By page two I was hooked!... It is deeply challenging and should make you think more profoundly about how we collect, interpret and extract information from data.'Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Discovering Cosmetic Science, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry and edited by Steve Barton, Allan Eastham, Amanda Isom,
Denise McLaverty and Yi Ling Soong. 'It is of course a ‘must have’ for all serious students and professionals in the industry.'
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews The Chemical Story of Olive Oil: From Grove to Table by Richard Blatchly, Zeynep Delen Nircan and Patricia O’Hara, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. 'The Royal Society produces these books at an affordable price. Do get and read a copy. There is something in it for everybody.Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Olfaction: A Journey (Celebrating a decade of the IFRA UK Fragrance Forum) edited by Lisa Hipgrave, Director of IFRA UK. 'This anniversary
retrospective makes stimulating and provocative reading.'
ICATS Director Dr Ali Green and Deirdre Makepeace report on IFEAT 2021 virtual conference. Read some of the key conference reports on science and business matters from the world of flavour and aroma trades.Download
Dr Peter Greenhalgh, shares his career story from diamonds to flavours and fragrance and highlights the topics that are likely to affect the sector in the future.Download
ICATS Deirdre Makepeace and Mandy Burns with highlights of the 2020 FlavourTalk conferences and exhibition held in Amsterdam in March 2020. Natural Flavours: Innovations,Technologies and Authenticity.Download
Industry expert Penny Williams has joined the ICATS academic team and is updating the Module 6: Safety, regulatory and environmental issues, to cover significant changes in this area over the last few years.Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews The Art of Statistics: Learning from Data (2020). David Spiegelhalter. Review first published in ICATS News Autumn 2020.Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis takes 'the long view' of the current Covid-19 crisis, considering lessons from historic pandemics and unheeded scientific predictions. The flavour and aroma sector will need to continue to take sustainable approaches, adapting with agility to meet future challenges.Download
Meet Claudine de Vogel, Senior Perfumer in the CPL Aromas GmbH office in Bielefeld, Germany. 'It is great to have such a varied, challenging job! I never get bored!'Download
Fragrance Chemist, Charles Sell reflects on a career that included 36 years with Givaudan where his work covered all aspects of synthetic organic chemistry as applied to the fragrance industry, from discovery of novel materials to improvement of established manufacturing processes.Download
ICATS Deirdre Makepeace with highlights of the 2019 IFEAT conference held in Nusa Dua, Bali. The theme 'Naturals of Asia' linked sessions featuring the science and production systems of a wide range of natural essential oils from cloves to sandalwood.Download
ICATS Deirdre Makepeace with highlights of the IFRA UK Fragrance Forum held at the Wellcome Collection, London in October 2019. Artificial intelligence is opening up new opportunities in fragrance creation, and both current and potential future uses for tech in perfumery were discussed as the panel considered the ‘quiet revolution’ of new technologies and how they can enhance the fragrance creation process.Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Perfume in the Bible (2019) by Charles Sell. Review first published in ICATS News Spring 2020.Download
Professor Steven Rowland explores the history and science of ambergris in an article first published in the ICATS Spring 2020 newsletter.Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Gastrophysics: The New Science of Eating (2017) by Professor Charles Spence. Review from ICATS News Spring 2020.Download
ICATS Director, Dr Tony Curtis, reviews Fundamentals of Fragrance Chemisty (2019) by Charles S.Sell. Review first published in ICATS News Autumn 2019.Download
Dr Tony Curtis reviews John Wright's 'Flavour Creation'. This review first appeared in the ICATS Autumn 2019 newsletter.Download
Michael Edwards’ ‘Fragrances of the World’ guidebooks have been described as ‘the only comprehensive, historically accurate, factually reliable and artistically consistent database of fragrances in existence.’ ICATS Mandy Burns reports on his fascinating presentation to the BSP 2019 Symposium taking delegates in a journey through the history of the iconic ‘legends’ of French perfumes.
ICATS Director Dr Tony Curtis explore the latest science that considerrs how odour and flavour can contribute to well being in diverse settings from the Arctic to Mars as well as in the more traditional medical settings of nutritional advice.
Royal Chemistry Society's Chemistry World Magazine discusses careers and qualifications for the aroma and flavour trades.Download