Message from the President

Dear Members of the Groupe Polyphénols,

Last year has been a very productive one for the Group.

Our new series of Webinars in Polyphenols Research has been implemented. The first webinar took place in April 2022 on the topic of “Polyphenols in Natural Soil Systems”. The second webinar was organized in October 2022 on the topic of “Polyphenols Characterization in Complex Mixtures”. We had the pleasure to welcome two outstanding scientists, Inderjit (University of Dehli) and Prof. Jean-Luc Wolfender (University of Geneva). At this occasion we also gave to two of our young scientists, Bridget McGivern (Colorado State University) and Delphine Winstel (University of Bordeaux), the opportunity to communicate about their latest results. These webinars succeeded in maintaining the scientific exchange inside the Group with up to 505 registrations and 276 attendees from 51 countries. The series will continue in 2023 with a third session this winter on “Polyphenols and Food and Beverages Quality”.

Accounts have been created on YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter, adding more visibility for the Groupe Polyphenols beyond its website. Our Webinar series has been largely advertised and the video records of the presentations can be viewed on these accounts. We are also pleased to announce that a job offer section has been created in the Website under the News section and the Instagram and Twitter accounts of the Groupe. Please visit these new sections and do not hesitate to send us your own job adverts.

Concerning the publications of the Group, the eighth and last Volume of Recent Advances in Polyphenols Research, related to ICP 2021 in Turku, is now in its final form and its publication is targeted for spring this year.

The major event of 2023 will be the holding of the ICP 2023 in Nantes from July 3rd to 6th in Nantes, France. We are glad to announce that this meeting will be face to face, the first one after the difficult times of the Covid crisis. The scientific program shall include 14 plenary lectures and over 70 selected talks together with poster sessions. Several young scientist sessions will be organized specifically for PhD students and postdocs. Registration is open with the possibility to benefit of a reduced rate until 24th April. You are encouraged to submit your abstract by the 3rd of February at the latest. Related to this, we are pleased to announce that the abstract submission has been simplified to a single step procedure. The accepted one-page abstracts shall be compiled as an e-volume of “Polyphenols Communications” (e-ISSN 2957-4056). As usual, the plenary lectures and a selection of accepted article will be assembled in a special issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

I hope I shall have the opportunity to meet you physically in Nantes this summer and exchange with you.


Denis Barron