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Visiting professor George Britton from the University of Liverpool

Grant number: 12/02588-2
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: April 29, 2012 - May 16, 2012
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Food Science and Technology - Food Science
Principal Investigator:Adriana Zerlotti Mercadante
Grantee:Adriana Zerlotti Mercadante
Visiting researcher: George Britton
Visiting researcher institution: University of Liverpool, England
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia de Alimentos (FEA). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


Dr. George Britton, a Emeritus retired professor from the School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool (UK), has shown over the years, high scientific contribution with respect to the broad study of the chemical, biochemical and biological properties of carotenoids. It has over 200 publications (and over 3000 citations), including original and review articles in international journals of high scientific impact, among them Nature, has also authored and / or editor 16 books, the most recent ones entitled Carotenoids Volume 4: Natural Functions from 2008 and Carotenoids Volume 5: Nutrition and Health from 2009. Furthermore, he was past president of the "International Carotenoid Society" (1996-2002). Considering the scientific expertise of Professor. George Britton, this visit will bring numerous benefits to the development and dynamics of projects that are underway in the research group led by prof. Dr. Adriana Z. Mercadante (DCA / FEA / UNICAMP) through discussing of relevant aspects of specific projects funded by FAPESP. He will also give a plenary lecture at a National Brazilian Congress, give talks at both UNICAMP and USP, among other activities. (AU)

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