Keynote Speakers

Prof. Anders Permin

National Food Institute of Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Educational background: MSc. in Veterinary Medicine (1990). The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark (KVL). PhD (1997) in Veterinary Microbiology KVL. Appointed Assistant Prof. (1997) with pedagogic exam (1998) Appointed Adjunct Associate Professor in April 2002. Diploma in management, coaching and project administration, (2004-2005). M-MBA (2012) Present employment: Chief Consultant, Innovation and Sector Development, DTU.
Previous: Deputy Director, National Food Institute, Danish Technical University.
Head of Department, Human Health and Safety, DHI covering areas related to toxicology and microbiology including disease control.



Prof. Martin A.J. Parry

Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YQ, UK

Martin is a Professor of Plant Science for Food Security providing strategic leadership of research to facilitate the development of globally relevant and accessible food systems. With 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050, Martin wants his research to have a real impact on food security by increasing the yields of major crops whilst also increasing the efficiency of production and end use quality. Hisresearch both encompasses the exploitation of natural diversity and also the creation of new characteristics through biotechnology. He is currently involved in a number of international projects (e.g. http://ripe.illinois.edu/; http://iwyp.org/). His research is widely recognized; in 2014 he was presented with China National Friendship Award and in 2015 was made an honorary member of the Association of Applied Biology. Martin is the Editor-in-Chief of Food and Energy Security, Senior-Editor for the Journal of Integrative Plant Biology and Associate Editor for Plant Biotechnology Journal.