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Dr. André Marette

Dr. Andre Marette

Dr. Andre Marette

Dr. André Marette graduated from Laval University in 1990 with a PhD in Physiology and Endocrinology. He his currently full professor in the department of Medicine and Scientific Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University, Québec, Canada. Dr. Marette is an international expert on the pathogenesis of inflammation, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in obesity. His research in the areas of insulin action and insulin resistance, and the mechanisms of inflammation, has advanced the understanding of the cellular/molecular defects leading to diabetes and opened new possibilities for nutritional and pharmacological therapeutic interventions.

He has published over 170 papers and reviews in high-impact journals and he received several national and international research grants. Dr. Marette has received several awards including the Charles Best Lectureship Award of the University of Toronto, in recognition for his outstanding contribution to diabetes research. Dr Marette has organized a number of national and international meetings and symposia and has been invited to speak at more than a 150 national and international meetings.

Dr. Alan Crozier

Alan Crozier

Alan Crozier

Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA

Alan Crozier’s research has focused on the occurrence of dietary flavonoids in berries, fruit, vegetables and beverages including teas and wines and the fate of these compounds within the body following ingestion as they proceed down the gastrointestinal tract and are absorbed and metabolized in both the small and large intestine. He has published over 300 papers, edited several books and is a 2014 Thomson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher.


Britt Burton Freeman NCFST, IIT, UCD

“Health Promoting Foods:The Strawberry”

Iris Erlund National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

“Berry Consumption in Humans: Bioavailability of Polyphenols and Effects on Cardiovascular Risk Factors”

Roger Corder William Harvey Research Institute of London

“Cardiovascular Actions of Procyanidin-rich Foods and Beverages”

Francisco Tomas-Barberan University of Murica, Spain

“Exploring the Biological Activity of Berry Ellagitannin Metabolites”

Alan Crozier University of Glasgow, Scotland

“Healthy Eating: Bioavailability of Dietary Flavonoids and Phenolics”

Paul Milbury Tufts University

“Xenobiotic Metabolism and Berry Flavonoid Transport Across the Blood Brain Barrier”

Ron Prior USDA-ARS at Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, U of Arkansas

“Anthocyanins and Other Factors in Berries that Affect Development of Obesity”

Tatiana Oberyszyn Ohio State University

“Topical Black Raspberry Extract and Skin Cancer”

Xiao-Ming Yin University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

“Anthocyanidins and Cancer Therapy, Different Routes to the Demise”

Gary Stoner Ohio State University

“Prevention of Aerodigestive Tract Cancers in Humans with Berries”

Peter Ferguson University of Western Ontario

“Cranberry Phytochemicals as Potential Anticancer Agents”

Martha Clare Morris Rush Institute for Healthy Aging

“Epidemiological Evidence of Antioxidant Nutrients and Brain Health”

Thomas B. Kuhn Universtiy of Fairbanks, Alaska

“Alaska Wild Blueberries and Neuroinflammatory Signaling:
Disrupting NADPH oxidase Assembly in Lipid Rafts”

Barbara Shukitt-Hale USDA-ARS at Tufts University

“Behavioral Effects of Berries in Aging and Aging Radiation Models”

Dr. Jim Joseph USDA-ARS at Tufts University

Quenching the “Fires” of Inflammatory and Oxidative Stress: “Food Parings for Healthy Brain Aging”

Robert Krikorian Universtiy of Cincinnati, College of Medicine

“Interventions in Cognitive Aging”

Jess Reed University of Wisconsin

“Berry Tannins and Gut Health”

Luke Howard University of Arkansas

“Effect of Jam Processing and Storage on Polyphenolics and Antioxidant Capacity of Blueberries”

Venket Rao University of Toronto

”Raspberries and Human Health:Time for Recognition”

Amy Howell Rutgers University

“Bacterial Anti-adhesion Activity of Cranberry Proanthocyanidins “

Wilhemina Kalt Agriculture and AgriFoods Canada

“Recent Research on Blueberries and Vision”

Mary Ann Lila North Carolina Research Campus at Kanapolis

“Berry Resources and Human Health Under the Cloud of Climate Change”