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From July 9th to 14th it’s all about Carotenoids

July 04, 2017

18th International Symposium on Carotenoids

The 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids will take place July 9 - 14, 2017 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The aim of the symposium is to offer a well-organised arrangement of plenary talks by leaders in the key fields of carotenoid research, alongside parallel sessions dedicated to specific research areas. Plenary lectures and parallel sessions will comprise of insightful presentations. A poster display provides the opportunity to view and discuss latest research findings.

A number of DISCO researchers will actively contribute to the Symposium:

  • Professor Giovanni Giuliano (ENEA) will provide a keynote speech during the Young Investigators Forum on July 9th and additionally chair a session focusing on Plant Genetics on July 12th.

  • Professor Carmen Socaciu, Principal Investigator at the Rumanian DISCO partner Proplanta S.r.L. will present results from the DISCO project with a presentation entitled: “Carotenoid biorefinery - a green chemistry alternative to obtain stable formulas for food and biomedical applications”.

  • Last but not least, Professor Joseph Hirschberg of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will discuss “Novel Functions of Apocarotenoids in Plants” during his presentation on July 12th.

For further details visit the ICS website: http://www.icslucerne2017.org/