ILSI Europe News
Welcome to our new colleagues
Scientific Program Director – Dr Isabelle Guelinckx
ILSI Europe is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Isabelle Guelinckx, as the new Scientific Program Director, effective September 2nd 2019. Dr Guelinckx was part of Danone Research, France as scientific team manager. She received her MSc and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. To specialize in nutritional research, she completed a second Master of Science in Physical Activity and Health at the University Maastricht, the Netherlands and a professional Bachelor in Dietetics and Nutrition at the Catholic College Leuven, Belgium.
QUOTE: “The science produced under consensus by ILSI Europe, is of high quality and aims to become a robust reference. Together with the team, I commit to manage and deliver scientific outputs that are relevant for all stakeholders”.
Communication Manager – Ms Erin Vera
We are pleased to announce that Ms Erin Vera has just joined ILSI Europe’s team. She is taking the lead of ILSI Europe’s external and internal communications as the new Communication Manager.
Erin has a journalistic ground experience. She is a qualified professional with Degrees and Masters in Journalism and International and EU politics in renowned Universities in Spain and Belgium.
After working at print, radio and television media in Spain, she moved to Brussels as an EU correspondent. Soon, she started to work as media relations and communication strategist for the EU institutions and in the past few years, she specialized on EU health and nutrition working for non-profit organisations such as the European Federation of Allergies of Airways Diseases (EFA) and her latest experience at the International Diabetes Federation, Europe (IDFE).
“Science is one of the pillars of Europe and its society. However, the importance of science is not always within reach and comprehensible for everyone. I strongly believe that communications is a powerful tool to build the bridge to make policy makers, stakeholders, media and citizens understand the needs and the path currently travelled by the scientific community and the industry committed with it.