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EuroDISH project final conference:
Proposal for a food and health research infrastructure in Europe

Friday 15th May, European Union pavilion of the EXPO Milano


10:00 – 10:30 Enter EXPO (security checks, potentially long queues)
10:30 – 11:00 Registration and coffee
11:00 – 11:05 Welcome
Dr Petra Goyens, DR Research & Innovation, European Commission, Belgium
11:05 – 11:15 Introduction to EuroDISH
Krijn Poppe, LEI Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
The EuroDISH project's coordinator will 'set the scene'. Why research infrastructures are important in Europe and what is the EuroDISH project.
11:15 – 11:45 EuroDISH conceptual design of DISH-RI: Research infrastructure on food related to nutrition & health
Professor Pieter van 't Veer, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
The EuroDISH project's scientific coordinator will present EuroDISH's proposal: What research infrastructure is needed to advance the study of food and health in Europe.
11:45 – 12:45 Perspectives from related initiatives
11:45 - 12:05 FoodManufuture: Views from a related FP7 project
Dr Lilia Ahrné, SP Technical Research Institute, Sweden
12:05 - 12:25 European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI): Views from the Chair of ESFRI Health and Food Strategic Working Group
Dr Gabriela Pastori, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BBSRC, UK
12:25 - 12:45 Joint Programming Initiative - A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL): Views from the Vice Chair of the JPI HDHL
Dr Martijntje Bakker, ZonMw the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development

12:45 – 13:05



Roadmap towards the Food and Health Research Infrastructure 2020
Karin Zimmermann, LEI Wageningen UR, The Netherlands
The EuroDISH project's manager will explain the next steps needed to develop the research infrastructure recommended by EuroDISH.
13:05 - 13:45 Panel discussion: EuroDISH and invited expert guests (including representatives from an established research infrastructure, industry, policy and science) answer questions with the audience.
Professor Pieter van't Veer (EuroDISH), Dr Gabriela Pastori (ESFRI), Andrew Smith (ELIXIR), Silvia Miret-Catalan (Unilever), moderated by Silvia Bencivelli (freelance science journalist)
Discussion will be focused on the conclusions of the project and moving forward – what are the benefits of developing the research infrastructure and how can it be achieved?
13:45 - 13:55

Wrap-up and conclusion

13:55 – 15:00

Networking lunch

Time to explore the EXPO (closes 23:00)


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