Organizing Committee
OCM Member
University of Surrey , United Kingdom
Biography :

Professor Anita Eves has taught and researched at the University of Surrey for 25 years, and has published extensively. Her research interests lie in consumer behaviour, both in relation to food choice (where the focus has often been around healthy choices) and also the behaviours of those handling food (in both domestic and foodservice settings). She is a founding member of the University’s Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Group (a multidisciplinary group comprising representatives from the health and social sciences). Her work in the area of food safety has included investigations of food safety training (and its effectiveness) amongst food handlers in the food service sector, food hygiene training more generally in the food sector, teaching of food safety practices in schools and systematic reviews of the literature to establish incidence and causes of food poisoning (related to food poisoning arising in the home and Listeria monocytogenes in foodservice settings). Much of her work has been funded by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), and as such has contributed to policy and the FSA research.

Research Interest :

University’s Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research

OCM Member
President
TriSguide Limited , Japan
Biography :

Masahiro Onuma has expertise in oxidative disease prevention to use non-medical product based on GSK’s experience of Allopurinol which is the strongest anti-oxidant efficacy in this world. He creates a new indication of Allopurinol for stomatitis induced by cancer treatment which was approved by the Japanese Cancer treatment committee to propose a new mechanism of Allopurinol for anti-oxidant. And now, there are so many new research papers of Allopurinol in the world.

Research Interest :

Diabetes and Oncology

OCM Member
Director
Food Control Consultants , Scotland
Biography :

Dr. Ólafur Oddgeirsson is the Managing Director of Food Control Consultants Ltd (FCC), a consulting company based in Edinburgh, which provides support to government, international organisations and industry on food safety and animal health. He has graduated from the Veterinary University in Hannover, Germany in 1977 and finished post graduate training in 1980 from the same university on food safety topics. He has worked as a Director of a dairy laboratory for ten years; then being a senior veterinary officer at the EFTA Surveillance Authority for seven years responsible for checking the implementation and application of the EU veterinary legislation in present and former EFTA States. Since 1999 he has worked as an international consultant, i.e. extensively for the TAIEX office of DG Enlargement in Brussels (now DG NEAR) providing assessments of veterinary systems in Candidate Countries, both official supervision and industry controls and later on numerous international food safety development projects. Dr. Oddgeirsson has carried out numerous assessments of food establishments, especially on processed fish, meat and milk and frequently delivered lectures on public health, animal health and zoonotic diseases. During his work he has gained an international recognition for his knowledge of EU legislation and SPS standards on animal health and food safety.

OCM Member
President, European Milk Bank Association
European Milk Bank Association , United Kingdom
Biography :

Gillian Weaver has specialised in the field of human milk banking and breastfeeding for thirty years. She managed the longest continually operating milk bank in the world at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital in West London and oversaw its growth in activity and influence between 1989 and 2015. In 1996 Gillian proposed and co-founded the UK Association for Milk Banking (UKAMB – www.ukamb.org) and ten years later was instrumental in the foundation of the European Milk Bank Association (EMBA – www.europeanmilkbanking.com). As the Chair / Forum Lead of UKAMB and the President (2012-2015) / Board Member of EMBA she led the organisation of many international conferences and was a key member in the development of internationally recognized guidelines, including the NICE Clinical Guideline 93 (Donor Milk Banks; Service Operation). Since January 2016, Gillian has combined two roles. As an international human milk banking consultant she provides advice and recommendations to aid the establishment of human milk banks globally including in Australia, India, Kenya and Vietnam. Together with Dr Natalie Shenker she is co-founder and director of the Hearts Milk Bank (HMB) providing assured supplies of donor human milk to hospital NNUs throughout the South and East of England and to babies at home. The HMB was recently recognized by NESTA and the Observer newspaper as one of 50 ‘New Radicals’ for 2018, described as changing the UK for the better by developing creative ways of tackling society’s biggest challenges. Gillian lectures widely, writes on human milk banking and actively contributes to projects of global importance related to the strengthening of human milk banking models. She was a member of the ICCBBA Technical Advisory Group that agreed the ISBT128 coding system for human milk to facilitate consistency in coding and recently acted as an expert panel member within the EU’s Horizon2020 programme.

OCM Member
President
Association Européenne pour l’Enseignement en Pédiatrie , France
Biography :

Claude Billeaud received his MD degree from the Medical University of Bordeaux ( France) in 1979 after a graduation in human cytogenetics (1976). He then studied pediatrics and has been the Clinical Assistant Director of Bordeaux University in the departments of Pediatrics, Neonatology and Intensive Care since 1983. He currently serves as a pediatrician in the neonatal unit at the Children’s Hospital of Bordeaux, as a scientific manager of Bordeaux-Marmande human milk bank, as a lecturer and head of research (HDR : Habilitation to direct research) in neonatal nutrition at the Medical University of Bordeaux. His particular interest in research led him to graduate in Biology and Health (1988, Bordeaux), be awarded a master in statistics applied to clinical research ( 1991, Montreal) and complete a PhD in nutrition and food science (2000, Bordeaux). Along his career he has often been invited as a guest professor specialised in nutrition and neonatology in various universities abroad ( Montreal, Corrientes in Argentina). Over the last 35 years, he has been an active member of different scientific organisations, either French, European or American, specialised in perinatal medicine (neonatology, pediatrics and nutrition). In this instance, he has served as the President of the Association for Pediatric Education in Europe (A.P.E.E) since 2008 and behalf APEE he is Member of European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP). He has also been very involved in the French human milk banking association (ADLF) for more than 10 years, sharing his academic knowledge focused in nutrition and his long clinical experience in neonatology. He is currently carrying out several researches on the composition of human milk. As an expert in nutrition and perinatal medicine, he is also the author and co-author of numerous scientific publications.

Research Interest :

University’s Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research

OCM Member
Founder and Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
First World Food Prize Winner MS Swaminathan Research Foundation , India
Biography :

Dr. M.S. Swaminathan is a renowned Indian geneticist and administrator, who made a stellar contribution in the success of India's Green Revolution program; the program went a long way in making India self-sufficient in wheat and rice production. He was deeply influenced by his father who was a surgeon and social reformer. After graduating in zoology, he enrolled in Madras Agricultural College and graduated with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Science. His choice of career as a geneticist was influenced by the great Bengal famine of 1943 during which scarcity of food resulted in many deaths. Philanthropic by nature, he wanted to help poor farmers increase their food production. He began his career by joining the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi and eventually played the lead role in India’s ‘Green Revolution’, an agenda under which high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice saplings were distributed to poor farmers. In the decades that followed, he held research and administrative positions in various offices of Government of India and introduced the Mexican semi dwarf wheat plants as well as modern farming methods in India. He has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the twentieth century. He has also been honoured with several national and international awards for his contribution to the field of agriculture and biodiversity.

Research Interest :

University’s Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research

OCM Member
Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Agricultural University of Athens , Greece
Biography :

Spiros Paramithiotis graduated from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition of the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, in 1996. In 1998 he received a scholarship for post-graduate studies from the State Scholarship Foundation of Greece and in 2002 he received the PhD degree in Food Microbiology from the Agricultural University of Athens. In 2003, he joined the Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Laboratory of Food Quality Control and Hygiene as a member of the scientific personnel where he works until today. His research interests lie mainly in the field of food fermentations, with emphasis on microbial taxonomy, metabolism, physiology, symbiotic patterns and the underlying molecular mechanisms. He has participated in several research projects funded by the EU, the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology as well as food industries. He has edited the book entitled ‘Lactic Acid Fermentation of Fruits and Vegetables’ published by CRC Press, co-authored 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 28 book chapters, over 100 publications in national and international conference proceedings and has received more than 900 citations.

Research Interest :

University’s Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research

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