Invited speakers

Jill J. McCluskey

Jill J. McCluskey is Distinguished Professor of Sustainability and Associate Director of the School of Economic Sciences and an affiliated faculty member in the Program in Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University (WSU) and an Associate of the Center for Wine Economics at the Univ. of California Davis. She received her Ph.D. in 1998 from the Univ. of California Berkeley and joined the faculty at WSU upon graduation. Her research focuses on product quality and reputation, economics of sustainable labeling, consumer preferences for new technology, including food and sustainable energy. She has published more than 100 academic journal articles, many of which are highly cited. Her research has been funded by private foundations, NSF, and USDA. She served President of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) in 2015-16 and has served in other leadership positions in the AAEA and other professional associations.
 

Jean E. Masson

Jean E. Masson is currently research director at INRA, Colmar. He graduated from the University of Paris XI in 1989, in plant somatic cells genetics, did post-docs in ETH Zurich and FMI research foundation Basel, Switzerland, on plant genome repair and homologous recombination in Arabidopsis thaliana and tobacco 1990-1999. Since then, he hold a President position of INRA-Colmar Center (2003-2011). His research has focused on grapevine biotechnology (1999-2012) and vine defenses mainly silencing (2013- until now). After university trainings in human sciences (2011-2012), he developed research action projects with stakeholders groups aiming to imagine and conceive of environmental friendly viticulture
Veronika Somoza

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 Veronika Somoza is currently serving as vize dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna /A, where she is chairing the Department of Nutritional and Physiological Chemistry and the Christian Doppler Laboratory of Bioactive Aroma Compounds. She graduated from the University of Vienna / Austria in 1996, hold a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Kiel / Germany from 1996 – 2002, and accepted a position as Vice Director of the German Research Center for Food Chemistry, a Leibniz Institute in Garching D in 2003. In 2007, she left Germany to accept a tenured faculty position (Assoc. Prof.) at the University of Madison / Wisconsin and returned to Europe in 2009, when she was offered a full professorship at the University of Vienna / A. Her research is focused on the identification of bioactive food compounds that are involved in regulatory processes of digestion and satiety.
Nicholas Bokulich

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Nicholas Bokulich is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Caporaso group at Northern Arizona University. He graduated from University of California, Davis, in 2014, and performed postdoctoral research in the Blaser laboratory at New York University Medical Center prior to NAU. His research spans the topics of the microbiology of grapes, wine, beer, and food fermentations, and the role of the microbiome in human health.

 

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