Plenary Speaker

Hugo de Vries, INRA, France


Dr. Hugo de Vries is director of the Joint Research Centre IATE of INRA, CIRAD, Montpellier SupAgro and University of Montpellier focusing on transformation of renewable resources into food, bio-energy, biomaterials and bio-molecules. He is research director at INRA, Board member of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology, of the UNESCO CHAIR ‘World Food Systems’, of the INRA-CIRAD ‘Global Food Security’ meta-programme and the Hohenheim Research Centre for Bio-economy. Actually, he coordinates two taskforces focusing on bio-economic systems connected to agro-ecology concepts. Previously, he has been the Head of the Food Technology Research Centre of Wageningen UR and the Food Division Director for Strategy and Commercial Affairs of ATO-DLO, part of Wageningen UR. He has been coordinator of the European Integrated Project NovelQ and initiator of the Network of Excellence HighTech Europe. He obtained a PhD in physics and has held several positions around the globe.

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