Organisers

The conference is organised by Wageningen University & Research, with the support of Nottingham University. For all organisation-related questions, please contact Dr. Costas Nikiforidis at:
info@oilbodyconference2018.org

Dr. Costas Nikiforidis
Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Dr. Costas Nikiforidis

Dr. Costas Nikiforidis, has a background in Chemistry and a PhD on Chemistry and Physical Chemistry of Foods. He is currently Assistant Professor at the Biobased Chemistry and Technology Group at Wageningen University with a focus on “Bioderived and Bioinspired Functional Materials”.  His research involves fundamental understanding of the interactions in natural functional complexes in order to use them as such or mimic them. The properties of oil bodies/oleosomes is his main focus.

Dr. David Gray
University of Nottingham, UK

Dr. David Gray

Dr. David Gray’s research is summarised as follows: ‘A Biomaterials Approach to Sustainable Nutrition and Ingredients’; much of this work involves characterising the properties of selected lipid-rich organelles ex-vivo. For a number of years he, and his group, have established certain physico-chemical and properties of oil bodies/oleosomes from a range of seeds. Funding for this work has included BBSRC, EPSRC and collaborations with industry through LINK-type projects.