External Activities


  • DEFRA Advanced Food Manufacturing Programme Management Committee
  • DEFRA Food Quality and Innovation Programme Management Committee


  • Series Editor, RSC Monographs in Food Analysis.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Sciences Des Aliments
  • Member of Advisory Board Gracas et Acietes
  • Member of Editorial Advisory Board European Food Science and Technology Journal
  • Senior Visiting Fellow Chinees Academy of Sciences, Wuhan

Conference Activities


  • Invited Lecture “Applications of NMR to Food Science” Annual Meeting of the German Chemical Society, Wuerzburg, Germany


  • Invited Lecture “Role of High molecular Weight Subunits in Dough Rheology” ICC, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Member Scientific Committee and session Chair EU/ ICC Cereal Conference 2002: Implementation of the European Research Area. Vienna
  • Session chair and member of the organising committee 6th International Conference on the Applications of Magnetic Resonance to Food Science, Paris
  • Invited lectures “Applications of Spectroscopy to Biomaterials” and “Structure Function Relationships in High Molecular Weight Subunits” Royal Australian Chemical Institute meeting “From Grain to Gain”, Christchurch, New Zealand


  • Invited lecture, session Chair and Conference Chairman: The Proteins of Sorghum and Millets: Enhancing Nutritional and Functional Properties for Africa (AFRIPRO). Pretoria , South Africa.
  • Invited lecture “Enhancing the Nutritional and Functional Properties of the Proteins of Sorghum and Millets for Africa” International working meeting “Food Africa” Yaounde, Cameroon,
  • Invited Lecture “Spectroscopic Methods of Food Characterisation” Novel Food Evaluation Workshop, Olyszten, Poland
  • Invited lecture The Royal Society at the Africa Centre, UK “Africa Science - new ways with an old harvest”
  • Exhibit at the Royal Society’s Summer Exhibition “Sorghum Africa’s Sustainable Cereal”
  • Invited Lecture “What Makes a Good Theory of Gluten Viscoelasticity?” 6th Gluten Workshop, Viterbo, Italy
  • Invited Seminar “Applications of Magnetic Resonance to Food Science” The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Denmark
  • Member of faculty and lecturer “International Advanced Course on Industrial Proteins” Wageningen, Holland


  • Invited Lecture “In Search of Dityrosine” Eurospec conference, Paris
  • Invited Lecture “New Developments in Sorghum Proteins Including Biofilms” 12th International Cereals and Bread Congress, Harrogate, UK
  • Invited Lecture “Loops and Trains-Pros and Cons” American Association of Cereal Chemists’ Workshop Gluten Structure , Rheology, Function, Harrogate, UK
  • Session Chair, member scientific committee 7th International Conference on Applications of Magnetic Resonance to Food Science, Copenhagen


  • Invited Lecture “Relaxation Time Measurements in Sugar Glasses” The 4th Conference on Field Cycling NMR Relaxometry, Turin , Italy
  • Seminar “Bread and Sugar-Foods as Problems in Disordered Material” University of Halle, Department of Physics, Halle, Germany
  • Invited Lecture “Biomechanical Properties of Gluten, Dough and Bread” Rank Prize funds Symposium, Grasmere, UK


  • Member scientific committee, session chair, invited lecture “How Much Information is there in an NMR Spectrum?” 8th International Conference on Applications of Magnetic Resonance to Food Science, Nottingham.
  • Invited Lecture “The Molecular Basis of Gluten Rheology-Some Answers Some Questions” American Association of Cereal Chemists, World Grains Summit, San Francisco, USA


  • Invited Lecture “End Use Functionality of Cereal and Pseudocereal Components” IFS Workshop, Traditional Grains for Low Environmental Impact and Good Health, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Invited Lecture “Bread the Baked Enigma” Seminar organised by the French Scientific Attaché in London, London UK


  • Invited Lecture “Prolamin structure and Material Functionality” Novel Q meeting, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Invited Lecture “The Interactions of Water in Food” Moscow International Congress
  • Biotechnology: State of the Art and Prospects of Development and International Exhibition Biotech World, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Member scientific committee, session chair, invited lecture “How Much Information is there in an NMR Spectrum?” 9th International Conference on Applications of Magnetic Resonance to Food Science, Reykjavik, Iceland “Water/Biopolymer Interactions: Comparison of NMR with other Techniques”
  • Invited lecture “Spectroscopic Approaches to Understanding Water in Food - a Critical Appraisal” 14th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai, China.


  • Plenary lecture “Hydration of Food Biopolymers some Myths and Mysteries” III International Congress of Science and Food Technology. Córdoba, Argentina
  • Invited seminar “The Molecular Basis of Gluten Functionality” Universidad Nacional de Córdoba - Córdoba , Argentina


  • Invited lecture “Why is Gluten Elastic” 15th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Member scientific committee, Plenary lecture “Magnetic Resonance in Food: 20 Years Forward and 20 Years Back” 10th International Conference on Applications of Magnetic Resonance to Food Science, Clermont-Ferrand, France.


  • Invited Lecture “Structure Function Relationships in Food and Pharmaceutical Formulations - from Molecular Architecture to Macroscopic Properties” Food Matrix Microstructure and Gut Health workshop, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Invited Lecture “Labile Solid Drugs and Sugar Glasses” Lanzhou University, China
  • Invited Lecture “Hydration of Food Biopolymers” Guangzhou University, China
  • Invited Lecture “Protein/Water Interactions” University of Eindhoven, Holland


  • Invited Lecture Chinese Academy of Sciences Wuhan "Investigating drug carrying systems by relaxometry and diffusion"
  • Invited Lecture 15th BCEIA Conference. Beijing "“NMR Studies of Water:Protein Interactions: Some Myths and Mysteries”"


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