Organised by IFST
London event is by invitation only for members and guests. The invitations will be sent via email by IFST team prior to the Lecture.
The IFST Lecture is always one of the highlights of our year. As we normally do, we will host this in London, but we will also stream live to various regional receptions around the UK organised by our Branches. The list of regional events is:
- Eastern Branch: Quadram Institute of Bioscience
- Western Branch: Bath Spa University
- Northern Ireland: Ulster University
- Midlands Branch: Coventry University
- Wales: Cardiff Metropolitan University
We are delighted to have as our special guest speakers:
Professor Jeremy Hill, MNZM, Professor of Sustainable Nutrition, Riddet Institute, Massey University and Chief Science & Technology Officer, Fonterra Co-operative Group
Bestowed by HRH Queen Elizabeth II as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to science and industry in the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours, Professor Hill has worked for Fonterra for over 30 years, the last 15 as Fonterra’s Chief Science & Technology Officer. Between 2012-2016 he served as President and Chairman of the Board of the International Dairy Federation (IDF). He is currently Chairman of the Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium and sits on the Board of the NZ Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre. In 2018 he established the Sustainable Nutrition Initiative at the Riddet Institute, Massey University, where he holds an Adjunct Professorship in Sustainable Nutrition. Professor Hill has published over 100 scientific papers and is an inventor or co-inventor of over 20 patent families.
Dr Wayne Martindale, FIFST, Honorary Secretary and Trustee IFST, and Associate Professor, Food Insights and Sustainability, NCFM, University of Lincoln
Wayne holds the post of Associate Professor leading the Food Insights and Sustainability Group at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, UK where he directs a team of researchers delivering applied food system research. Following his Ph.D from the University of Sheffield in photosynthetic biochemistry his post-doctoral research was carried out at the Universities of Florida, Purdue and Rothamsted in biochemistry during the 1990’s. Wayne has since worked for the UK fertiliser industry building an applied research portfolio for global food security with an international group of researchers, and his CSIRO McMaster and OECD Cooperative Research Fellowships are recognition of this. This has led to him being a director of start-up companies delivering earth observation technologies that assess material security, a scientist mentor for the Social Mobility Foundation and he is a trustee and Honorary Secretary for the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
In 2019, a conference discussion between Wayne and Jeremy at the EFFOST Rotterdam meeting led to a partnership with the shared vision of creating an equitable global food system that is based on scientific evidence and practical to achieve. Through this vision, decisions about changes to the food system would be informed and influenced by innovative high-quality research in food science and creative communications from an international network centred on the Sustainable Nutrition Initiative or SNi (sustainablenutritioninitiative.com).
The vision from that 2019 conversation was not only about finding pathways to a survivable future but doing this through practices that are achievable and fair, and providing sustainable affordable nutrition for everyone. Both Wayne and Jeremy have helped to establish networks of researchers who can determine the material, nutritional and operational limits of our global food system, enabling evidence-based system-wide strategic thinking. Bringing sustainability and nutritional assessments together has demonstrated multidisciplinary research is necessary if we are to understand food system interactions, limits, and opportunities for improvement.
This IFST Lecture will showcase some of the tools that can be used to create this knowledge, without which we cannot have robust debate, decision-making or strategy and as scientists we must not let this happen.
|18.30||Registration and Refreshments|
|19.00||Welcome - Sterling Crew, President, IFST|
|19.10||IFST Lecture - Surviving in a Hostile World: The Need for Food Science|
|Professor Jeremy Hill, MNZM, Professor of Sustainable Nutrition, Riddet Institute, Massey University and Chief Science & Technology Officer, Fonterra Co-operative Group|
|Dr Wayne Martindale, FIFST, Honorary Secretary and Trustee IFST, and Associate Professor, Food Insights and Sustainability, NCFM, University of Lincoln|
|Followed by questions from the audience|
|20.30||Closing remarks - Tim McLachlan, Chief Executive, IFST. Transfer back to regional receptions - London event - drinks reception|
Dress code: Smart casual or business attire
Questions: We encourage guests from the live event and from the regions to post questions during the evening for Professor Jeremy Hill and Dr Wayne Martindale to answer live after the lecture.
Main Lecture Sponsor: Leatherhead Food Research
Refreshment Sponsor: MorePeople
Please note: IFST is a registered charity with the mission of ‘recognising and empowering food professionals by promoting excellence in science and its application throughout the food chain’. Each year, we are proud to run over 60 events, including webinars and workshops, which engage with thousands of food professionals worldwide from over 50 countries. IFST members attend all webinars free of charge. All non-members who would like to attend our events will be charged a small fee and all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.