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The first and only conference dedicated to building the Internet of Food.
This year’s themes:
Collecting global generational food wisdom at scale.
Sustainability: Innovation: Discovery
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Jim Kaput

Vydiant
Chief Science Officer
Jim has contributed to the field of personalized nutrition for over 30 years. His most recent past position was Senior Expert at the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences from 2011 to 2017. From 2007 to 2011, Jim was Director of the Division of Personalized Nutrition and Medicine at the U.S. FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research (Jefferson, AR). He was a staff and Biochemistry faculty member at the University of Illinois College of Medicine for 11 years and Director of the Northwestern University Biotechnology Laboratory for 2 years. He was also coordinator of Science and Administrative Activities for the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Center of Excellence in Nutritional Genomics at the University of California, Davis, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). He received his PhD from Colorado State University in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and spent 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow and assistant professor at the Rockefeller University in the laboratory of GÜnter Blobel, the 1999 Nobel Laureate in Physiology and Medicine. He has managed or contributed to projects funded at about $20 million during his career. Find him on LinkedIn and ResearchGate.

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