First International Symposium on Elderberry to be Held June 2013
The First International Symposium on Elderberry (Sambucus) will be held in Columbia, Missouri, USA, June 9–14, 2013.
Held in conjunction with University of Missouri Center for Agroforestry Professor, Michael Gold's, NCR-SARE Research and Education grant, it will be the world’s first gathering of international scientists from multiple disciplines studying all aspects of the elderberry plant and fruit, and its use as a food and dietary supplement. Horticulturists, botanists, biochemists, food scientists, economists, and others will gather in Missouri during peak elderberry flowering season for several days of scientific exchange and fellowship.
The deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2013. Visit the Symposium website for the latest information and for abstract submission information.
Some key participants will include:
ELDERBERRY AND HUMAN HEALTH:
- Vivian Barak, Hadassah Medical Center, Israel
- Paula Brown, British Columbia Institute of Technology, Canada
- Lars Porskjær Christensen, University of Southern Denmark
- Sigrun Chrubasik, University of Freiberg, Germany
- Karl Kaack, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Denmark
- Irina Karpova and Valentine Lylo, Ukrainian National Academy of Science, Ukraine
- Bjarne F. Knudsen, EMPAS Consulting, Denmark
- Dennis Lubahn, University of Missouri, USA
- Angela Myracle, University of Maine, USA
- Shibu Poulose, US Dept. of Agriculture and Tufts University, Boston, USA
- Ângelo Salvador, University of Aveiro, Portugal
- Wendy Applequist, Missouri Botanical Garden, USA
- Cassandra Quave, Emory University, Georgia, USA
- ELDERBERRY HORTICULTURE:
- Patrick Byers, University of Missouri, USA
- Denis Charlebois, Agriculture and Agri-Food, Québec, Canada
- Ahmed Hammad, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Science, Egypt
- Jan Mills and Leslie Gallo, Artemis International, USA
The Symposium is being organized under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science, and research papers resulting from the Symposium will be published in a peer-reviewed stand-alone volume of Acta Horticulturae. More information, including registration details are forthcoming, so check the website often as the Symposium unfolds.
For more specific information, contact Andrew Thomas, University of Missouri (USA) at 417-466-0065 or ThomasAL@missouri.edu.
Want more information? See the related SARE grant(s) LNC10-324, Developing successful marketing strategies for elderberry growers and value added processors: a model for specialty crop development in the U.S. Midwest..