The JPI HDHL welcomes five new members in the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB):
Area 1: Professor Katarina Bälter from the Mälardalen University (SE). She is an expert in nutritional and cancer epidemiology, diet-related greenhouse emissions, sustainable diet, physical activity, and citizen science.
Area 1: Doctor Aida Turrini from the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (IT). Her research focuses on individual dietary surveys, nutritional database systems, epidemiology, research infrastructures, and the food system.
Area 2: Professor Mark Bücking from the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (DE). His research is centered on the fate of bioactive compounds during food processing and digestion, as well as on analytical chemistry (fast detection, human sensory analysis) and Food Chain Management.
Area 2: Professor Daniele Del Rio from the University of Parma (IT). His main expertise lies in dietary phytochemicals & human health, in plant polyphenols (bioavailability, metabolism, bioactivity), as well as the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of plant foods in disease prevention.
Area 3: Professor Dirk Haller from the Technical University of Munich (DE). His research is focused on inflammatory bowel diseases and colorectal cancer, microbe-host interactions in mouse models, microbiome analysis of human populations, and metabolic regulation of intestinal epithelial cell homeostasis.
We are very happy to have the five new members on board and are looking forward to working with them. We would also like to express our gratitude to the leaving members of the SAB:
Area 1: Professor Mark Conner from the University of Leeds (UK) and Professor Mario Mazzocchi from the University of Bologna (IT).
Area 2: Professor Marie Alminger from the Chalmers University of Technology (SE) and Professor Peter Eisner from the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (DE).
Area 3: Professor Stephan C. Bischoff from the University of Hohenheim (DE).
Their participation and contribution to the SAB have helped the JPI HDHL to provide an important impulse to innovate and bolster the position of research within the Food & Health domain. We wish the leaving members all the best for the future.