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Workshop on Plant Pigments and Human Health, near Gerona, Spain, 24-26 May 2011

Join the EPSO Working Group that resulted from this workshop by contacting Cathie Martin or Karin Metzlaff

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Programme & Abstract Book

Organising committee

  • Roger Hellens, Allan White (Institute for Plant and Food Research, NZ)
  • Karin Metzlaff (European Plant Science Organisation, BE)
  • Cathie Martin (John Innes Centre, UK)
  • Chiara Tonelli (University of Milan, IT)
  • Manuel Rodriguez-Conception (CSIC Barcelona, ES)

Venue:  Hotel Parador Aiguablava, Costa Brava near Gerona, Spain

Outline of the workshop: The workshop brought together the latest developments in the science of plant pigments and their potential benefits for human health. The primary intention was to identify the gaps between functional plant genomics and human health research and measures required to overcome them. Participants came from academia as well as from private enterprises.

The outcome of the workshop is a white paper describing the current state of the area and suggestions for new directions in research within Europe at European and National Levels. It was proposed that an international network be established amongst attendees to provide a platform for collaboration across the areas of pigment chemistry, functional plant genomics, food science, and health research that will achieve the recommendations in the white paper.  

Sponsors: Ministry of Science and Innovation (NZ), Institute for Plant and Food Research (NZ), GlaxoSmithKlein (UK), Nestlé (FR), and The Scottish Government (UK) 

 


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