The Periodic Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is building a global ecosystem of partners to map food quality of the planet’s edible biodiversity. We are providing standardized tools, data, and training to map food quality based on biomolecular composition and associated meta-data on food system characteristics. Through its capacity strengthening arms, Food EDU and Good Food Fellows, we are training current and future researchers and leaders of the food system to enhance human and planetary health.

During this launch, streaming live from New York City, we will showcase PTFI and Food EDU’s suite of foundational resources to map food quality for the research community and inspire the next generation of food, agriculture, health, and nutrition leaders.

Speakers throughout the day include (in alphabetical order)

Selena Ahmed, Global Director, Periodic Table of Food Initiative / American Heart Association
Endale Amare, Senior Researcher, Food and Nutrition Sciences at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute
Reginald Annan, Lecturer/Public Health Nutritionist, Kwame Nkrumah University
Jackie Bertoldo, Senior Curriculum Manager, American Heart Association
Andres Jaramillo-Botero, Professor, Javeriana University and Director, Multiscale Science and Simulation, California Institute of Technology
Barbara Burlingame, Professor, Massey University, Riddet Institute, New Zealand
Chi-Ming Chien, Founder, Verso Biosciences.
Kevin Cody, Senior Program Manager, American Heart Association and Food EDU
Fabrice DeClerck, EAT Director of Science and Senior Scientist, Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT of the CGIAR
Ismahane Elouafi, Executive Managing Director, CGIAR
Naomi Fukagawa, Integration with National Food Composition Databases, USDA
J. Bruce German, Distinguished Professor and Chemist Emeritus, UC Davis and Chair, PTFI Scientific Advisory Committee
Carlos Faerron Guzman, Associate Professor and Program Director in Global Health, University of Maryland, Baltimore and Associate Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Robert Hall, Professor of Plant Metabolomics at Wageningen University, Laboratory of Plant Physiology
Bridget Holmes, Nutrition and Food Systems Officer, Food and Nutrition Division (ESN), Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Global INFOODS co-ordinator
Paul Kalil, Executive Vice President, Mission Advancement, American Heart Association
Gina Kennedy, Director of Research, PTFI, Alliance Bioversity and CIAT
Vincent Lal, Laboratory Manager, the Institute of Applied Sciences at The University of the South Pacific
Andrew Lowe, Director of the Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, the University of Adelaide
Greg Mandell, AHA Food is Medicine
Natalia Vazquez Manjarrez, Researcher in Medical Sciences, INCMNSZ
Daphne Miller, Family Physician and Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco, and Research Scientist at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health
Danielle Nierenberg, President, Food Tank
Melanie Odenkirk, Research Scientist, Colorado State University and the Periodic Table of Food Initiative
John de la Parra, Director, Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
Holly Picotte, Program Director, Data Solutions, American Heart Association
Jessica Prenni, Associate Professor in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Colorado State University
Maya Rajasekharan, Managing Director, Africa, Alliance Bioversity International and CIAT
Juan Sanchez, graphical facilitator
Tracy Shafizadeh, Director, Programs and Partnerships, Verso Biosciences
Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Roy Steiner, Senior Vice President for the Food Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation
Justin Siegel, Associate Professor Department: Biochemistry | Chemistry | Genome Center Davis Campus, UC-Davis
Warangkana (Nadine) Srichamnong, Deputy Director, Collaboration Networks and Academic Services, Mahidol University
Roy Steiner, Senior Vice President for the Food Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation
Steve Watkins, Founder, Verso Biosciences, and more.

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