Dr. V. Prakash, Ph.D, FRSC, FIFT, FINAE, FIAFoST, FNAAS, FAFST(I), FINAS, FNAS
Distinguished Scientist of CSIR - India
Immediate Past Director, CSIR - CFTRI, Mysore, India
Hon. Director of Research, INNOVATION and Development, at JSS - MVP, JSS Technical Institution Campus, MYSORE 570 006, INDIA
Council Member, International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS)
Former Coordinator, United Nations University Programme at CFTRI, Mysore, India
Immediate Past President, Nutrition Society of India
President, International Society for Nutraceuticals , Nutritionals And Naturals (ISNNAN)
Past President, Academy Executive Committee Member of IAFoST
Council Member, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)
Task Force Chairman on Nutraceuticals in IUNS
Executive Council Member, Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI)
Chair, Panel on Regulatory of Nutraceuticals, Nutritionals, Functional Foods and Dietary Supplements, FSSAI, Govt. of India
Olga Martín-Belloso is Professor of Food Science and Technology at University of Lleida, Spain, and Head of the research unit Novel Technologies for Food Processing.
Her research interests are focussed on the development of ready-to-eat, safe and healthy products by combining the already existing processing technologies with novel techniques, as well as the valorization of wastes generated by the fruits and vegetables processing industries.
Pulsed electric fields, intense pulsed light and cold plasma treatments, modified atmosphere packaging, edible coatings, and nanostructured systems are among the key technologies developed by her research group. She led technology transfer to the industry in a center devoted to canned vegetables and supported the industrial implementation of HACCP and Quality management systems, while providing a boost to the innovative culture in the canned vegetables industry in Spain.
She has authored more than three hundred research papers, several books, book chapters and patents. In addition, she has been invited as speaker in numerous international meetings and courses. She also belongs to the editorial board of recognized Journals and is associate editor of two of them. Dr. Martin-Belloso is member of several executive committees of international scientific organizations as the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) and the Nonthermal Processing Division of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). She is the Ambassador of the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) in Spain.
Training and Communications Manager for EuroFIR AISBL supporting training within EU-funded research projects and networks and communication of research activities.
Siân has worked extensively with individuals and organisations throughout Europe from a variety of disciplines including research, food and biotech industries and the media.
Author of more than 300 popular science articles for magazines and trade publications as well as 25 peer-reviewed papers, and she was awarded her Diploma in Science Communication in 2009 (Birkbeck University of London). She is Editor of GHI Publications, including the GHI Newsletter.
Helena McMahon received a BSc in Biomedical Science from University College Cork Ireland, in 1999, an MSc in Molecular Medicine and PhD in Cellular Therapeutic from Trinity College Dublin in 2001 and 2007 respectively.
Following Post Doctoral roles at Trinity College Dublin and Teagasc the National Food Research Center in Ireland, Dr. McMahon joined the Institute of Technology Tralee 2009 where she is currently a Principle Investigator within Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre. Project protfolio an activities are focused in the fields of biotechnology, the bvio-economy and SME collaborative actions with a particular focus on innovation management and knowledge transfer.