The ILSI Europe Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) has appointed 2 new members. From January 2021, Dr David Vauzour (University of East Anglia, UK), and Dr Francoise Le Vacon (Merieux NutriSciences*, FR ) will contribute to ILSI Europe’s scientific integrity and excellence.

In ILSI Europe we appreciate and welcome the new SAC members, who on a voluntary basis have committed to support ILSI Europe’s programme by reviewing and endorsing our scientific activities with respect to their validity, feasibility and urgency of the issue.

ILSI Europe’s SAC is now composed of 17 members.

*From July 2021, Dr Le Vacon no longer works at Merieux NutriSciences.

What is the SAC for?
The SAC is composed of a maximum of 20 experts with more than 50% coming from the non-industry sector. Every year, in turn, one third of the members are up for election to create industry and academic vacancies. The SAC members serve in principle a maximum of 6 years.

The SAC is currently chaired by the President of ILSI Europe, Prof. Philip Calder (University of Southampton) and vice-chaired by the Vice-President, Prof. Louise Dye (University of Leeds).

Dr David Vauzour, University of East Anglia (UK), Senior Research Fellow at University of East Anglia.
His research has involved the fields of oxidative stress, free radical biochemistry, neurodegeneration and the health effects of dietary polyphenols, such as flavonoids. Concurrently, Dr Vauzour’s major research interests centre on two functionally associated fields of biomedical sciences: 1) The elucidation of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the toxicity exerted by endogenously formed compounds, as well as exogenous agents, believed to be involved in various degenerative diseases; 2) The cellular and molecular principles involved in the protective effects evoked by potentially beneficial natural compounds.
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Dr Francoise Le Vacon (FR), Chief Scientific Officer at BIOFORTIS.
Dr Françoise Le Vacon is an expert in Molecular Biology. In 1996, she founded Atlangene Applications, which is now integrated within Biofortis.
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Read more about the previous appointments of the SAC here

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