Monique Lacroix has completed a B.Sc.A. and a M.Sc. in Food Sciences Technology in 1980 and 1982 respectively and a Ph.D. in Nutrition in 1986. She is full professor at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Canada and director of the Research Laboratories in Sciences Applied to Food and of the Canadian Irradiation Centre. Prof. Lacroix is Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) for her outstanding representatives of international food science and technology; she received 4 awards for her most cited publications in Food sciences and for the best 10 research partnership with industries for two partnerships. Professor Lacroix has served as an expert member of several United Nations research networks on food safety and on nano biopolymer using gamma irradiation. She is also member of three Canadian networks: Canadian food processing networks, Research network on dairy products in Québec and of the Institute of nutraceuticals and functional foods. Professor Lacroix is author of more than 264 publications, 10 patents and 21 book chapters. Until today, she has supervised 14 post-doct, 98 graduated students of 2nd and 3 th cycles and over than 315 trainees that come from all over the world. She has been invited to present over than 188 conferences in major congresses, including United Nations conferences as a member of expert committees.
Dr. Kyoungtae Kim is a professor at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Biological Science at Kyungpook National University in Taegu, Korea. He went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Biology at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and completed his post-doc at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, where he studied cell biology and physiology. He is now located at Missouri State University where his research focuses on diverse cellular processes, including endocytic pathway, intracellular trafficking of proteins and membranes, membrane organization, nanomaterial traffic, and nanomaterial-mediated global gene expression pattern changes.
Monique Bolotin-Fukuhara completed her Ph.D. in 1977 at University Paris-Sud-Orsay and worked as an assistant-professor in Genetics at the University of Paris up to 1984. She then entered the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique as Director of Research. During this period she went twice to the United States (in Chicago -Prs Esposito- and Madison- Pr M. Nomura) for training or sabbatical. From 2006 to 2010, she was Director of the Institute of Genetics and Microbiology at Orsay. She has served on different scientific committees such as the Science Academy of Finland or Scientific board of Institut de la Recherche Agronomique. She was editor of Yeast for many years and is now editor of FEMS Yeast Research while reviewing for many Journals. She has published about one hundred publications in international journals. She is now an Emeritus Research Director of CNRS.