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Tuesday, April 13, 8:00 – 10:00 am US Eastern Time

Introduction to the 2021 ILSI Symposium by the ILSI Global Co-Chairs: Mike Doyle, PhD, University of Georgia, United States (retired) and Kerr Dow, PhD, Cargill Incorporated United States (retired). 

Dr. Michael P. Doyle is a retired Regent’s Professor at the University of Georgia. He has published more than 500 scientific papers on food microbiology and food safety topics and has received many awards for his research accomplishments, including the Nicholas Appert Award of the Institute of Food Technologists. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute of Food Technologists, the International Association for Food Protection, and the National Academy of Inventors, and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. Dr. Doyle is the Co-Chair of the Global Board of Trustees of the International Life Sciences Institute and has also served for many years on the ILSI North America Board of Trustees.

Dr. F. Kerr Dow is Co-Chair of the ILSI Global Board. He retired in 2020 as Vice President, Research and Development from Cargill Inc., where he led a scientific organization covering Technical Service, Research, Product & Process development, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Intellectual Asset Management and Food Applications, across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Before joining Cargill in January 2007, Kerr held the position of Vice President, Global Innovation and Quality and Chief Technical Officer of the H.J. Heinz Company.

Session 1 Food Systems Transformation

Session Co-Chair: Maha Tahiri, PhD, Nutrition Sustainability Strategies LLC, United States

Presenters and panelists include: 

Maha Tahiri

Maha Tahiri has 25 years of experience in the Food Sector with expertise in R&D, Health, and Nutrition. She is a food industry veteran, covering more than 25 categories of foods in 4 of the top 10 global food companies. Her career spans roles at the intersection of innovation, scientific research, regulatory and influencer communication. She has successfully launched food products in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia. Maha is the Founder of Nutrition Sustainability Strategies, a consulting firm supporting companies that are aiming at improving the healthfulness of the food supply and/or the environment and ultimately transforming our food system.

John Ingram
Karen Fabbri
Patricia Bubner
Simon Fabich
Shenggen Fan