FIT4FOOD2030 Advisory Board


FIT4FOOD2030 seeks regular advice on relevant issues through its two advisory boards: the Scientific and the Stakeholder Advisory Boards. The Scientific Advisory Board provides strategic, expert advice on the scientific quality of the activities and deliverables, to ensure the project develops in accordance with the latest state-of-the-art in Food and Nutrition Security Research & Innovation. The Stakeholder Advisory Board provides advice on the quality of the activities and deliverables, ensuring the project accounts for the different perspectives and interests of stakeholders.

The members of the Advisory Board act as ethical advisors and are selected for their experience in scientific research, their prominent role in their respective (scientific) communities, and/or in advising committees of European/international research programming (initiatives), national and international policy making or their representation of a group which has been less involved in decision making, despite being relevant.

Advisory Board Members

Prof. Dr. Lorraine Brennan (F) (Ireland)

Lorraine Brennan (BA, PhD) is a Conway Fellow and a Principal Investigator in the University College Dublin Institute of Food and Health. Her research interests revolve around metabolism and altered metabolic pathways in health and disease. She leads a metabolomics research group in UCD and is instrumental in the development of metabolomics for nutritional research. Lorraine is a recipient of a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant. She has been involved in many EU projects such as NutriTech, Food4me, ENPADASI and FoodBall. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed publications including publications in leading journals such as Nature, Diabetes and Diabetalogia. Professor Brennan is actively involved in undergraduate teaching and delivers a range of lectures to Human Nutrition and Medical students. She is secretary of the Irish Section of the Nutrition Society. She is also the Director of the Nutrigenomics Organisation and a member of the FOOD2030 Expert Group.

Dr. Stef Bronzwaer (M) (Dutch)

Stef Bronzwaer graduated as a medical doctor at the University of Amsterdam (NL). Later he completed his International Master of Public Health, and his PhD in Medical Sciences at the University of Groningen (NL). As a medical doctor he worked shortly in a slum-area near Manila (the Philippines), and in 1997 he moved to the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Rome (IT), as project manager of an EU-project on communicable diseases. From 1998 to 2002 he worked in the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) in the Netherlands, where he helped establish the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS). From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the European Commission in Luxembourg, where he  was responsible for the proper functioning and coherence of a number of European surveillance networks on communicable diseases. Since February 2006, he has worked at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), currently as Research Coordinator, informing research agendas and promoting EFSA’s and national food safety research priorities. He facilitates access to research programmes by sharing information on calls and funding opportunities and coordinates EFSA’s research involvement and requests for research participation.

Prof. Dr. Tjard de Cock Buning (M) (the Netherlands)

Ethics expert in the Advisory Board

Prof Dr Tjard de Cock Bunning (FALW, Athena Institute) holds the special chair of Applied Ethics in Life Sciences and works in the Department of Biology & Society at the VU University Amsterdam.  He studied Biophysics (neurophysiology) and Philosophy. His Cum Laude PhD was in neurosciences. Before joining the Department of Biology & Society, he was the National Coordinator of the first interdisciplinary research program, ‘Policy & Ethics’ of the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO). He is an expert on value dependent drivers and barriers in science-society transitions. Within the department he focuses on areas where biological innovations raise ethical questions and demand adequate government policy. Prof. Dr. de Cock Buning was a member and chair of several governmental commissions (Commissie Biotechnologie bij Dieren-CBD, Comissie  Genetische  modificatie- COGEM, Centrale Commissie Dierproeven – CCD), advising on social issues dealing with innovation and societal impact such as the biotechnology, animal welfare, nature conservation and corporate social responsibility. In this position he contributed to the structure and content of  legislation related to new technologies. Currently, he promotes a Nuffic project on Climate change, food security policies and resilience of farmers in Ethiopia,  and the ACWFS project, Enhancing food security in vulnerable groups through development of allotment gardens via in and around the cities of Benin.

Dr. Katerina Moutou (F) (Greece)

Dr Katerina Moutou is Associate Professor of Vertebrate Biology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Thessaly. Her research focuses on the biological mechanisms that process dietary proteins and make them available for muscle growth in Mediterranean farmed fish species. Her research culminated in the development of in vitro assays for determining dietary protein digestibility and for assessing the action of plant bioactive compounds in fish feeds as antinutritional factors. This research formed the core of OptiFEED Services, which targets fish feed manufacturing and monitoring of the qualitative characteristics of fish feeds and their impact on farmed fish performance. She has participated in 12 projects. She was a member of the Experts’ Committee for the Evaluation of Impact Assessment of FP7 projects in the area of “Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology” and of H2020 projects in SC2 “Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy”. Currently, she coordinates the H2020 project PerformFISH aiming at improving the technical performance of the Mediterranean aquaculture.  She participates in the Expert Group for the Research, Innovation & Investment Strategy of the EC FOOD2030 Initiative.

Dr. Sébastien Treyer (M) (France)

Chair of the Advisory Board

Sébastien Treyer was appointed as the executive director of IDDRI (the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, Paris), a think tank specialised in policy research and international negotiations for global environmental public goods in January 2019. Dr. Treyer graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and AgroParisTech, and holds a PhD in environment management. He is a specialist in foresight for public policies and international negotiations on sustainable development. A civil servant of the French ministries of Agriculture and Environment, he has been in charge of foresight at the French ministry for the Environment, and has also coordinated the Agrimonde Foresight exercise (How to feed the world in 2050?), before joining IDDRI as Director of programmes in 2010. He has played an active role in the interface between science and policy and in scientific programming for the European Commission, the French National Research Agency, as well as for regional scale administrations such as the Seine Normandy Water Agency. He is currently Chairman of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the French Global Environment Facility (FFEM) and a member of the Lead Faculty of the Earth System Governance Network. He is co-author of the 3rd Foresight Expert Group Report for the Standing Committee for Agricultural Research (SCAR) of EU’s DG Research: “Sustainable food consumption and production in a resources constrained world”. Dr. Treyer is a member of the FOOD2030 Expert Group and the Chair of the FIT4FOOD2030 Advisory Board.

Dr. Bram Moeskops (M) (Belgium)

Vice Chair of the Advisory Board

Dr. Bram Moeskops is manager of the Research & Innovation Unit of IFOAM EU, the European umbrella organisation for organic food and farming and Senior Scientific Coordinator TP Organics – European Technology Platform (ETP) for Organic Food and Farming. Dr. Moeskops is a member of different advisory groups on EU agricultural innovation policy such as the EIP-AGRI Subgroup on Innovation for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability, as well as the SCAR-AKIS strategic working group. He is vice-chair of the Stakeholder Advisory Board of FACCE-JPI. Moeskops has worked at the Flemish Platform for Sustainable Development, and the umbrella organisation of the Flemish North-South movement. He holds a PhD in Soil Science, a Master in Bioscience Engineering, from Ghent University and a Master’s degree in International relations and diplomacy from Antwerp University.

Dr. Jabier Ruiz Mirazo (M) (Spain)

Dr. Jabier Ruiz Mirazo is Senior Policy Officer for Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems at WWF´s European Policy Office. As a green lobbyist in Brussels, he closely follows the Common Agricultural Policy and its implementation, encouraging decision makers to be bold and modernise this policy to address the environmental challenges of our time. Dr Ruiz Mirazo holds a PhD from the University of Granada, Spain. Before joining WWF in 2016, he worked as a consultant for several European and Global organizations, with a continued focus on the interactions between farming and environmental conservation.

Ana Granados (F) (Spain)

Ana Granados is the Director of the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB) as of 1st July, 2018. Along side this role, she is also the General Secretary of the Farm Animal Breeding & Reproduction Technology Platform (FABRE TP).  Granados was educated at the Polytechnic University of Madrid as an agronomist in zootechnics. After her degree she worked for the Belgium cattle breeding cooperative organisation AWE for 12 years, the first 4 years as a researcher and the last 8 years as head of the bovine semen production laboratory and quality manager. Since 2012, she has worked as an animal production advisor for the Walloon Farmers Union (FWA) on topics such as, animal health and welfare and sustainable food production and consumption.

Javier Garat Pérez (M) (Spain)

Javier Garat is the Secretary General of the Spanish Fishing Confederation Cepesca, the President of the Association of National Organizations of Fishing Enterprises in the European Union, the President of the European Fisheries Technology Platform (EFTP) and the Chairman of the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations. Furthermore, he was Fishery Advisor for the International Sustainability Unit’s Marine Programme of HRH The Prince of Wales until last year, when the program finished its activities. Additionally, he is a member of the board of directors of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation. Garat has been dealing with fisheries for almost 20 years, defending the interest of responsible fishing ship owners around the world. He holds a degree in Law and a is Graduate in European Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (CEU San Pablo) and holds a Master’s Degree in International and European Law by the Catholic University of Leuven (U.C.L. Belgium).

Camille Perrin (F) (France)

Camille Perrin is Senior Food Policy Officer at BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation, where she deals with a variety of issues pertaining to EU food law, including European legislation on food labelling, food hygiene and safety, food additives, food waste, etc. Before joining BEUC seven years ago, she worked as Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager for an agri-food trade association, following EU and international (Codex Alimentarius) regulatory developments relating to food and feed law. She holds a M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology from the National School of Agronomy of Nancy (France) and a M.Sc. in Nutrition from Montpellier University (France).

Prof. Dr. Mary Brennan (F) (UK)

Gender expert in the Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Mary Brennan completed her Bachelor of (Agricultural and Food) Engineering (BE) degree at University College Dublin (Ireland) in 1998, her MSc. in International Agricultural and Food Marketing from Newcastle University (UK) in 1999 and her PhD (by published work) from Newcastle University (UK) in 2011. From September 1999, she held a series of academic positions at Newcastle University before moving to University of Edinburgh Business School in Nov 2013. Since joining University of Edinburgh Business School she has taken on the role of Head of the Marketing Group (Aug 2015 – current), was promoted to Professor of Food Marketing and Society (August 2017) and had a 3 year term as Director of UG Programmes on 1 August 2017.  In September 2018, Prof. Dr. Mary Brennan was appointed as Chair of the Scottish Food Coalition, a coalition of NGO, academic and other organisations who are campaigning for a better and more just food system in Scotland. Since March 2016, she has been working on the 5 year EU H2020 funded project, Strength2Food on WP6 – Public Sector Food Procurement. She holds the gender expert role on the Strenght2Food project as well as in the FIT4FOOD2030 project.

Tomáš Ignác Fénix (Czech Republic)