Co-chair of Session 2 – « Hot » Topics
Prof. Dr Diána Bánáti. Following her graduation in Food Science and Technology (MSc) in Budapest, HU, Prof. Bánáti earned in rapid succession further university degrees (MA in Law, MA in Teaching, CSc, PhD). She became the youngest ever Director General of the internationally recognised Central Food Research Institute. In addition, she acted as a Ministerial Commissioner for food safety and international scientific research cooperation. In her impressively distinguished career, a particularly important landmark was her election to the prestigious functions of Vice-Chair and ‒ with her re-election ‒ of Chair of the Management Board of EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority (2006-2012). Currently, she is the Executive and Scientific Director of the International Life Sciences Institute, Europe (ILSI Europe) and Professor of the University of Debrecen, Hungary.
Currently, she is elected Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) and a member of Academia Europaea. She is also member of several Scientific Advisory Committees. Prof. Bánáti has also organised and chaired countless national and international conferences and was extensively involved in national and international R&D programmes and EU research projects (FP6, FP7, H2020).