2017 Presentation Title – The Missing Pink? Could Enterohepatic Circulation of Anthocyanins Help to Explain Their Health Benefits?
Wilhelmina Kalt obtained her PhD from North Carolina State University and is currently employed with the Canadian federal agriculture department, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in the province of Nova Scotia.
Dr. Kalt’s research on berry health benefits has focused on the anthocyanins of blueberry species. Her early work characterized the impact of horticulture and food factors on the antioxidant polyphenolics in berries. Dr. Kalt’s work also included large-scale fractionation of blueberry fruit polyphenolics for bioactivity assessment in vitro and in vivo.
Dr. Kalt has conducted clinical and animal research on blueberries in the topic areas of visual function and anthocyanin bioavailability. Her recent findings on anthocyanin abundance and persistence in humans will support and inform clinical research using berry anthocyanins.
Willy works with industry groups and in particular the blueberry industries, to support the development of their health sector. She is very pleased to attend the 2017 BHBS.