We cordially invite you to the “1st Cologne Conference on Food for Future” from 05.–07. September 2018 in Cologne. The general objective of the conference is to bring together scientists from academia and industry to discuss the future of food production, development of new products and processes and new research opportunities to ensure global food and nutrition security.
The conference focuses on Orphan Crops, Functional Food and Innovative Food Sources & Production Systems. We aim to provide an opportunity for a lively exchange among all stakeholders in the Food Security field.

Two public events are part of the Conference:

The public events are free of charge and open to all.

The conference is organised by the Competence Area “Food Security”, which is part of the institutional strategy of the University of Cologne. The main mission of the Competence Area is to embed the efforts of the Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences, CEPLAS, to improve plant productivity within a broader societal context and to promote efficient knowledge transfer between relevant disciplines. Additionally, the Competence Area contributes to training and teaching to raise awareness of the great challenges of food and nutrition security.

Organising Committee

  • Cordula Jörgens
    Coordinator Competence Area Food Security, University of Cologne
  • Stanislav Kopriva
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne
  • Andreas P.M. Weber
    Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Lars Niehaus
    Department of Philosophy, University of Cologne
  • Richard Jacoby
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne
  • Timothy Jobe
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne
  • Melanie Sapp
    Institute of Population Genetics, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Antonella Succurro
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne

Administrative Support

  • Elke Henn
    Botanical Institute, University of Cologne


Extended Registration Deadline: 15.08.2018


Poster abstracts: 31.07.18

Registration: 15.08.18


Competence Area Food Security
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50674 Köln

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