Help Guide Future Efforts by Participating in a Half-Day Workshop
Join us on March 9, 2021 (10 am – 2 pm, Eastern Time) for a virtual half-day workshop aimed at informing and guiding the future of facilities to support food and nutrition security. We encourage attendees from all disciplines including plant science, genetics, policy, economics, risk assessment, law, engineering, biology, etc.
More meeting information, including a link to the virtual meeting, will be provided to registrants closer to the event date.
We will kick off the workshop with talks from two experts in the field.
National Program Leader
Bioprocess Engineering and Nanotechnology at National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA
Opportunities and Challenges of Nanotechnology towards Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security
Professor and Director
Institute of Analytical Chemistry, Chemo- and Biosensors
University of Regensburg
Can distributed nanotechnology as evidenced in new sensor developments enable the advancements required for a sustainable Farm-to-Fork process?
Attendees will meet in small groups to discuss a variety of topics. Potential discussion topics include:
|Pest management||Nutrient management||Sensors|
|Packaging||Precision agriculture||Pest detection|
|Enhanced food products||Climate-change-resilient food||Water treatment/quality|
|Pathogen management||Animal disease||And more!|
After the breakout sessions all attendees will reconvene to discuss major themes, main ideas, and issues raised in the small groups. The findings will be organized and formalized to produce a workshop report that will be disseminated broadly. This report will help to guide the future of nanotechnology core facilities and, potentially, nanotechnology research in these areas.
- 10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome by Jacob Jones
- 10:10 – 10:40 – Presentation by Antje Bäumner, followed by Q&A: Can distributed nanotechnology as evidenced in new sensor developments enable the advancements required for a sustainable Farm-to-Fork process?
- 10:40 – 11:10 – Presentation by Hongda Chen, followed by Q&A: Opportunities and Challenges of Nanotechnology towards Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security
- 11:15 – 11:50 – Breakout Session 1: Scoping Research Needs and Limitations (Breakout rooms on different topics will be offered)
- 12:20 – 1:05 – Breakout Session 2: Scoping Instrumentation/Facility Needs of Today/Tomorrow (Breakout rooms on different topics will be offered)
- 1:10 – 1:50 – Report Outs from Breakout Groups
- 1:50 – 2:00 – Final Discussion and Wrap-up
For more information about how to join the breakout rooms, please visit this page.
Any and all questions can be directed to Maude Cuchiara (email@example.com).