Nathalie Gontard, Joint Research Unit IATE - Agro-polymers Engineering and Emerging Technologies, France
Nathalie Gontard is Research Director at INRA (National Institute for Agronomical Research), formerly Professor at the University of Montpellier II. She is co-author of more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has a strong international experience and was invited Professor at the Kyoto University in 2010. She is the promoter and leader of a team working on food packaging, safety and quality, with a focus on modeling and decision support tools (www.tailorpack.com), biodegradable, active, intelligent materials, nano-technologies and modified atmosphere packaging of fresh and perishable foods. She was involved in numerous international (EU and developing countries), national and industrial projects. Currently, she is the coordinator of the EcoBioCAP EU FP7 (www.ecobiocap.eu) and NextGenPack (www.nextgenpack.eu) projects and also expert at the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority).