ICC Academy Fellowships and Friedrich Schweitzer Medal 2024

The ICC has announced the recipients of its prestigious ICC Academy Fellowships and the Friedrich Schweitzer Medal at the ICBC24.

Dr. Luc Saulnier, Dr. Marta S. Izydorczyk, and Prof. Emanuele Maconi were awarded the ICC Academy Fellowships in recognition of their outstanding contributions to cereal science and technology. The Friedrich Schweitzer Medal, which honors the legacy of one of the ICC's founding figures, was presented to Prof. Peter Shewry and Dr. Valentina Narducci, the current ICC Technical Director.

-Dr. Valentina Narducci was recognized for her exceptional work in cereal and analytical assessments. With over 16 years of experience in cereal research and analytical assessment, Narducci has dedicated her career to this field.

-Prof. Peter Shewry, a renowned cereal scientist, was awarded the Friedrich Schweitzer Medal for his extensive research program at Rothamsted Research and the University of Reading, focusing on improving wheat grain quality for human health. Shewry has authored over 500 peer-reviewed papers and edited around 20 books, making a significant impact on the cereal science community.

The ICC Academy Fellowships were awarded to Dr. Luc Saulnier, a senior research scientist at the Nantes INRAE research center, specializing in cell wall polysaccharides in cereal grains and their techno-functional properties; DrMarta S. Izydorczyk, a research scientist and program manager at the Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission, focusing on the functionality and performance of barley and other grains during processing; and Prof. Emanuele Marconi, the Director of CREA Research Centre for Food and Nutrition in Rome, a prominent figure in cereal science and technology with over 100 peer-reviewed papers.

The awards recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of these individuals to the field of cereal science and technology, and their dedication to advancing the ICC's mission of promoting research, education, and standardization in the industry.