Keynote Speakers

 keynote speakers

 Prof. Dr. Oscar Vicente

Oscar Vicente obtained his PhD in Sciences, from the Autonomous University of Madrid, in 1983. After a three-year postdoctoral period at the Friedrich-Miescher Institut, in Basel, Oscar Vicente moved in 1988 to the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics, University of Vienna, where he established a research group working on different aspects of pollen development and its biotechnological applications, and on the molecular characterisation of pollen allergens and plant MAP kinases. Oscar Vicente returned to Spain in 1996 to join the faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where he is presently Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biotechnology. He is teaching different subjects in this area to students of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering, supervising Bachelor, Master and Ph. D. Theses, and the work of Erasmus exchange students and visiting scientists. His research interest focuses on studying plant responses to abiotic stress and stress tolerance mechanisms in the context of climate change, using different crop and wild species, combining field and laboratory work, and physiological, biochemical and molecular approaches. Oscar Vicente has published about 150 indexed papers (Web of Science, core collection) and serves in the editorial boards of several scientific journals; e.g., of Plants (section 'Plant Response to Abiotic Stress and Climate Change') or as Associate Editor in Frontiers in Plant Science (section 'Plant Abiotic Stress'). Oscar Vicente is Vice-president of the European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association (EBTNA) and managing editor of EBTNA's official journal, The EuroBiotech Journal. In 2017, he was awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca (Romania).


Presentation title: Improving agricultural production and food security under climate change conditions


 keynote speakers

 Prof. Dr. Tomas Norton

Tomas Norton is specialist in Precision Livestock Farming (PLF). He is based in the Division of Animal and Human and Health Engineering (group of M3-BIORES) at the KU Leuven. He holds a PhD in Biosystems Engineering from University College Dublin (Ireland). His current research focus is on PLF applications, focussing on modelling and monitoring of animal responses to their environment. He is PI and co-PI on collaborative National and International projects funded by the Belgium government, H2020 and USA. He is author of 81 SCI publications, 53 conference proceedings, 10 book chapters and co-editor of one book. He has given over 20 keynotes/invited presentations on his research. Currently he is co-coordinator of courses on Measuring, Modelling and Managing Bio-responses and Sustainable PLF at the KU Leuven. Since 2018 he is Chair of Section 2 of International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR). He also acts as Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. He is a series editor for the upcoming Springer Nature Book Series: Smart Animal Production and Springer Nature Encyclopedia of Smart Agricultural Technologies.


Presentation title: Towards a Smart Sustainable Animal Farming – what does the future hold?


 keynote speakers

 Prof. Dr. Pierre-Louis Teissedre

Oenologist of the Faculty of Pharmacy of Montpellier and Doctor of the University of Montpellier 1, he was, in 1993 and 1994 Associate Doctor of the University of California at Davis - USA in the Department of Oenology and Viticulture. Assistant-Professor at the University of Montpellier 1 at the Training and Research Center in Oenology (Pharmacy Faculty) from 1994-2004.

Pierre-Louis TEISSEDRE is full Professor at the ISVV of the University of Bordeaux since 2005 and was Deputy Director of the UMR 1219 Oenology of the Faculty of Bordeaux Oenology where he heads the Laboratory of Applied Chemistry. Since 2010 he is responsible of the Oenologist National Diploma at the ISVV of the University of Bordeaux, as well as the Head of Foreign Office and Erasmus foreign students for the ISVV. He is also Responsible for the ISVV of the Bordeaux University of the Erasmus Mundus Wintour Master. He is also Director of the Oenoviti International network made up of 40 partners universities from the European Union and Non-European in the field of wine and viticulture and 20 associated industrial partners. He is coordinator of several EU projects Oenobio (organic vines and wines), as well as vWISE (Climate changes innovations for vines and wines) and partner in Vitaglobal program.

Member of UOEF (Union des Oenologues de France) since 1989, Pierre - Louis TEISSEDRE is also rector of the French Oenologists Union since 2013 and was elected 1st Vice President of UOEF in 2019. Pierre-Louis Teissedre is also Vice-Chair of Enologist International Union (UIOE) since 2021. He also served as Vice-President of the Scientific Council of the French Institute of Vine and Wine, in charge of the Wines and Markets sector (oenology, quality, economy, security, health) from 2007 to 2017. Pierre-Louis TEISSEDRE is an OIV expert in the -Wine Technology, - Food Safety, - Consumption, Nutrition and Health groups since 1996, and serves as Scientific Secretary of the Safety and Health Commission of the International Organization of Vine and Wine from 2001 to 2021 and is now the actual President of the Safety and Health OIV Commission. He is specialized in research areas of phenolic compounds in grapes and wine: qualitative, sensory and physiological aspects, the chemical analysis of grapes and wine, the qualitative improvement of wines during winemaking and ageing, food safety and health in the wine sciences.

He has developed numerous scientific collaborations at the academic and industrial level. He is Chief Editor of the Oeno one Journal (ex JISVV) and Associate Editor of an International Journal (Journal Science Food Agriculture), Member of IVES Board and of the Editorial Committees of 4 international newspapers in the vine and wine sector.


Presentation title: Climate Changes and future of vines, grapes and wine: threats and opportunities