Keynote Speakers

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.



Prof. Raquel de Pinho Ferreira Guiné

Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal

Raquel P. F. Guiné is a Coordinating Professor with habilitation in Food Science, Head of the Food Industry Department, Agrarian School of Polytechnic Institute of Viseu - IPV (Portugal).
Career: University Teacher since 1994, has been President of the Scientific Board; President of the Assembly of Representatives; Director of Licence Course in Food Engineering; Director of MsC Course in Food Quality and Technology; Director of Research Groups at Research Centres: CI&DETS and CERNAS.
Studies: License degree in Chemical Engineering (1991), MsC in Engineering Science (1997), PhD in Chemical Engineering (2005), all at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra (Portugal). Teaching Habilitation in Food Science (2015) from the University of Algarve (Portugal). Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE, 1986) by the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).
Scientific achievements: Author/co-author of about 20 books, 50 chapters, 200 research papers and 250 conference proceedings. Has authored about 160 oral communications and 120 posters presented at scientific conferences. [Scopus ID: 6603138390; H-index 17, 856 citations)] [Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Raquel_Guine]
Global leader of a team of 76 researchers working under the International Project “EATMOT” involving 18 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Romania and United States of America [website of the project: https://raquelguine.wixsite.com/eatmot]
Large experience in supervision of Master thesis (30 finished, 4 in progress). Organization of 20 conferences/meetings and Scientific Board for 34 conferences. [More details at webpage: raquelguine@esav.ipv.pt]


 
Prof. Jose Luis Araus Ortega


University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Full Professor of Plant Physiology, at the University of Barcelona (1993) and Professor ICREA Academia (in 2013 and 2018). Research stages at the University of Georgia (US), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (Syria), the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (UAE), the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama), the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, Mexico), etc. He was National Seconded Expert at the Directorate General for Research of the EU (Brussels), Principal Scientist at the Global Maize CIMMYT and currently coordinator for Agriculture, Research Evaluation Agency of the Andalusian Government (Spain). He is and has been PI of several international projects and co-author on near 250 publications in SCI and SSCI Journals, with h-index (Google Scholar) of 69, and recipient (2008) of the Friendship Award (China). Responsibilities in international and national research evaluation agencies.