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International Advisory Board  

Who are they?

They are a group of experts in the field of food consumer science.

All Open Calls proposals are subject to a peer reviewing process by IAB members. 

Nitish Nag

Senior AI Scientist, Zepp Health

Via the integration of bioscience and technology, I aim to catalyze each individual towards their highest potential in life. My focus is on keeping people at their best health through personalized methods that leverage the latest computational techniques encompassed within a holistic approach. At COMFOCUS, I work on advising regarding food computing research to improve personalized health.

Pilar Rico-Castro

PhD on Science and Technology Public Policies

Pilar Rico-Castro holds a PhD on Science and Technology Public Policies. She is the head of the Unit for Open Access, Repositories and Academic Journals at the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).
At the national level, she coordinates the National Scientific Journals Assessment process, the National digital platform for academic publishing RECYT, and the National Open Access Repositories Aggregator RECOLECTA. She is part of the National Open Science Committee (COS), and a national expert at the Programme Committee for Research Infrastructures of Horizon Europe. She represents FECYT at the EOSC Association, OpenAIRE, LA Referencia and COAR. She joined the COMFOCUS IAB in March 2021.

Sylvain Delplanque

Senior Researcher, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences

I studied human physiology and psychophysiology at the University of Lille1 (Lille, France), completed postgraduate studies in neuropsychology and cognitive neurosciences, and received a PhD in cognitive sciences from the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris, France) in 2004. I then joined the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva as a post doc. I am now a senior researcher at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences where I coordinate a scientific project EmOdor (Emotion & Odor) that results from a partnership between the University of Geneva and Firmenich S.A.

Laurette Dubé

Director at McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics

Dr Laurette Dubé is professor and also Director at McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Originally trained as a nutritionist with graduate degrees in finance (MBA), marketing (MPS), and behavioral decision making/consumer psychology (PhD), Laurette Dubé is Full Professor and holds the James McGill Chair of consumer and lifestyle psychology and marketing at the Desautels Faculty of Management of McGill University. She is also the founding chair and scientific director of the McGill Center for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE). Professor Dubé is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has received The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Roland Pieruschka

Senior Researcher, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Roland is plant ecophysiologist with experience in phenotyping, plant physiology, ecology, systematics and biogeochemistry. Expert in measuring plant traits on leaf, plant and canopy level. Additional scientific background includes interdisciplinary work with modellers, engineers and chemists. Roland received his PhD at the University of Düsseldorf in Germany in 2055. He did his Postdoc at the Carnegie Institution of Science in Stanford in the USA and works since then at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany as plant phenotyping scientists and research infrastructure manager. Roland has worked in and managed the national German (DPPN), European (EPPN, EPPN2020) Plant Phenotyping Networks, he is a co-founder of the International Plant Phenotyping Network (IPPN), and manager of the ESFRI research infrastructure project EMPHASIS that aims to build a pan-European infrastructure.

Wim Verbeke