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Past Conferences

  • The 2017 International Symposium on Carotenoids, Lucerne, Switzerland.The 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids was hosted and organized by : Dr. Manfred Eggersdorfer Professor for Healthy Ageing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and DSM Nutritional Products, Kaiseraugst Switzerland Email: manfred.eggersdorfer@dsm.com  Symposium Website: http://www.icslucerne2017.org/home.html

  • 8th International Congress on Pigments in Food 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, June 28th - July 1st 2016. The aim of the congress is to offer good opportunities for scientists to show their advances in scientific and technological topics, related to pigments in food, from their chemical characterization, to (bio)technological production and formulation, stability, metabolism and finally to focus on health effects and benefits. For more details please: http://pif2016.usamvcluj.ro
     
  • The 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids (see link) and its associated Gordon Research Seminar (see links: https://www.grc.org/grs.aspx and https://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=15522 ) occurred at Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, in Lucca (Barga), Italy located in the Tuscany region of Italy between May 21- 27, 2016 (GRS was held on May 21 and the GRC followed May 22-27). The popular GRS is specifically a one day event that focuses on the accomplishments and specific needs of students and young investigators.
     
  • 3rd International Macular Carotenoids Conference 8-10 July 2015, Downing College, Cambridge, United Kingdom. It was a conference for macular carotenoid researchers, exploring up-to-date and evidence-based hypotheses and the supporting research data into the role of the macular carotenoids in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), vision, and cognitive function. 
  • The 2014 international Symposium on Carotenoids, Park City Resort, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. This Symposium was hosted and organized by:
    Professor Paul S. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 84132
    Tel: 801-581-6078, Fax: 801-581-3357, e-mail: paul.bernstein@hsc.utah.edu
     
  • 2013 Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, California, January 6-11, 2013. Eleanore Wurtzel - Chair, Xiang-Dong Wang – Co-Chair, Johannes von Lintig - Vice Chair. A new Carotenoids Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for early career scientists was held at the same location on Jan 5-6, 2013. For details see: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=carot 

  • Macular Carotenoids & AMD, 2011. 
A conference for macular carotenoid researchers, exploring up-to-date and evidence-based hypotheses and the supporting research data into the role of the macular carotenoids in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Downing College, University of Cambridge, UK 12 – 15 July 2011. Click to visit the conference website: http://www.macularcarotenoids.org/
  • The 16th International Symposium on Carotenoids was held in July 2011 in the World Heritage city of Krakow, Poland. Professor Kazimierz Strzalka at the Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University hosted this Symposium.  www.carotenoid.pl
  • New Developments in Carotenoids Research an International Conference, March 11-12, 2011 The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University Boston, USA
  • The Conference on Food Pigments was held in Budapest, 20-24 June, 2010. For more information visit the conference website at: http://www.foodpigments2010.mke.org.hu/
  • First International Congress on Nutrition and Cancer, Antalya, Turkey, May 19-23, 2008. Omer Kucuk - Symposium Chair. For details see: http://www.nutritioncancer2008.org/.html.
  • The 15th International Symposium on Carotenoids, Hotel Moon Beach, Okinawa, Japan, June 22-27, 2008. Wataru Miki - Symposium Chair, Hideki Hashimoto - Symposium Editor & General Secretary. For details see: http://www.carotenoid.jp/ISC2008/toppage.html.
  • 2007 Gordon Research Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, California, January 7-12, 2007. John T. Landrum - Chair, Susan T. Mayne - Vice Chair. For details see: http://www.grc.org/programs/2007/carot.htm.
  • The 14th International Symposium on Carotenoids was held in Edinburgh, UK, Sunday 17th - Friday 22nd July 2005. George Britton - Program Chair. Click here for the delegates photo.
  • Gordon Research Conference on Plant Metabolic Engineering, was held July 10-15, 2005, at the Tilton School, Tilton, New Hampshire Organziers: Elli Wurtzel (CUNY) and Erich Grotewold (Ohio State U.). Details found at: http://www.grc.uri.edu/05sched.htm
  • 13th International Congress of Photosynthesis was held in Montréal, Québec, Canada. August 29 to September 3, 2004 at le Palais des congrès. Secretariat: Opus 3 inc. Tel: (514) 395-1808, Fax: (514) 395-1801 Email: info@opus3.com www.uqtr.ca/ps2004.
  • The Carotenoid Research Interactive Group (CARIG) Conference, Saturday, April 17, 2004, Renaissance Hotel, Washington, D.C. Co-Chairs: John Landrum (Florida International University), Julie Mares (University of Wisconsin), Sherry Tanumihardjo (University of Wisconsin). The topic for this meeting is: Supplementation – Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Lycopene. The programme of speakers can be downloaded as a Word file or pdf.
  • Pigments in Food, Quimper, France, June 14-17, 2004. This Conference was aimed at bringing together scientists, clinicians, physicians and food industry managers from all over the world currently working on different aspects of pigments in food. All topics regarding pigments in food will be considered. Important trends include production of natural food colourings, new processes for the recovery of natural pigments, formulation of synthetic pigments, Maillard products, pigments from microalgae, microbial production of pigments for food use (fermentation), health effects of pigments, bioactivities, nutraceutical or functional pigments, safety of colorants, analytical techniques applied to pigments, formulation, designing of food containing pigments, sensory analysis on colorants and coloured food, effect of food processes on pigments, regulatory requirements and marketing issues. Download flyer (pdf 132KB) Web site: http://www.iaa-cornouaille.net/pf2004/
  • The 5th Gordon Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, California, January 4-9, 2004. Harry A. Frank - Chair, John Landrum - Vice Chair. For details see: http://www.grc.org/programs/2004/carot.htm.
  • The Carotenoid Research Interactive Group (CARIG) Conference, San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina, April 12, 2003. Co-Chairs: Dale A. Cooper, Cheryl L. Rock, Wendy S. White. The programme of speakers can be downloaded as a Word file or pdf.
  • The 13th International Symposium on Carotenoids, Hawaii, USA, January 6-11, 2002. John Bertram - Program Chair. The meeting was held at the Renaissance Ilikai Hotel on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Full details can be found here.
  • Olson Memorial Symposium, Functions and Actions of Retinoids and Carotenoids: Building on the Visions of James Allen Olson, Ames, Iowa, USA, June 21-24, 2001.
  • The 4th Gordon Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura, California, January 14-19, 2001. Helmut Sies - Chair, Harry A. Frank - Vice Chair.
  • Southeast Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting on Carotenoids, Bangplad, Bangkok, Thailand, August 2-4, 2000.
  • The 3rd Gordon Conference on Carotenoids, Ventura, California, January, 1998
  • The 1st International Congress on Pigments in Food Technology, Seville, Spain, March, 1999
  • Latin American Congress on Food Carotenoids, Campinas, SP, Brazil, September, 1998
  • Second Central and Eastern European Workshop on Carotenoids, Pecs, Hungary, May, 1998
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