Speakers

Opening Ceremony:

Navindra Seerman Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Bioactive Botanical Research Laboratory, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Science
College of Pharmacy, The University of Rhode Island, USA

GP Award Ceremony:

Kevin Davies
Science Leader, New Cultivar Innovation
Plant and Food Research, New Zealand

Topic 1: Chemistry and Physical Chemistry

Keisuke Suzuki
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Fernando Pina
Full Professor – Requimte, Chemistry Department
Faculdade De Ciencias E Tecnologia, Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Portugal

Topic 2: Biosynthesis, Genetics and Metabolic Engineering

David Gang
Institute of Biological Chemistry Director, Tissue Imaging and Proteomics Laboratory
Washington State University, USA

Chiara Tonelli
Professor of Genetics, Vice-Rector for Research
Universita Statale di Milano, Italy

Topic 3: Roles in Plants and Ecosystems

Massimiliano Tattini
Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences, National Research Council of Italy
Institute for Sustainable Plant, protection, Florence, Italy

Rick Lindroth, Ph.D
Vilas Distinguished Achievement & Sorenson Professor, Department of Entomology
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Topic 4: Human and Animal Nutrition and Health

Irene Mueller-Harvey
Professor of Applied Plant Chemistry
School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, 
UK

Mary Ann Lila Ph.D.
Director, Plants for Human Health Institute
North Carolina State University, USA

Topic 5: Applied Polyphenolics

Chris Krueger
Director of Operations Reed Research Group, Cardiovascular,  Mucosal Immunology, and Phytochemistry Research Cores
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

José Carlos del Rio
Department Plant Biotechnology
Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia de Sevilla, Spain

Topic 6: Tannin Conference

Stéphane Quideau
Professor
Universite de Bordeaux, Institut des Sciences Moleculaires, France

James Kennedy
Vice President and General Manager
Polyphenolics and Mission Bell Winery, USA