Message from the President

Dear Members of the Groupe Polyphénols,

The last two years have been a challenge in the life of our Society due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Our last ICP2020 in Turku had to be postponed by one year and took place in July 2021 as a virtual conference. Despite this, the meeting attracted 250 attendees of 36 nationalities. The conference was a tremendous success, and the comments of the participants were very good, pointing out the perfect organization, the quality of the speakers and the very good interactions between colleagues. Warm thanks and congratulation to Prof. Juha-Pekka Salminen and all his Finnish colleagues for this big achievement for the Group and its ICP conference series.

Next ICP meeting will take place in Nantes, France, July 3-6, 2023. Please be sure you already book these dates in your calendars. The meeting will be organized by our INRAE colleague Dr. Sylvain Guyot.

Another key activity of the Groupe is the publication of the series of books “Recent Advances in Polyphenols Research”. Volume 7 related to the ICP2018 in Madison was published the 13th May 2021 and is now available to all ICP participants at 50% discount. The publication of volume 8, corresponding to the ICP2021 in Turku, is targeted this year.

This year the Groupe Polyphenols will take two major initiatives.

First the Groupe Polyphénols will extend its visibility beyond the Website, by creating accounts on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter.

Second, we are glad to announce the creation of a series of “Webinars in Polyphenols Research”. Each webinar will be centered on a specific topic in polyphenols science and shall include a confirmed and a young speaker. The first Webinar will take place Thursday 28th April 2022 on the topic of “Polyphenols in natural soil systems”, at 2 pm GMT. Prof Ann Hagerman will chair two oral communications, given by  Inderjit from University of Delhi and by Bridget McGivern from Colorado State University.

We are looking forward to these exciting events.

I hope this will give us the opportunity to keep contact and interact at these occasions before we all physically meet in Nantes in 2023.

With my best regards to you all,

Denis Barron