Expert, Group Leader Proteins
Nestlé Research, Switzerland
Dr. Christophe Schmitt is Expert Scientist leading Plant Protein Strategic Network at Nestlé Research & Development (Switzerland). He was previously managing the Proteins team at Nestlé Research in Lausanne for 7 years and the Nestlé R&D Protein Knowledge Network from 2012 to 2021 (50 members worldwide), developing sourcing strategy and supporting research and product applications using animal and plant proteins. He owns a PhD in Biotechnology and Food Processing from Nancy University (France). His main research interests are related to phase separation phenomena in protein/polysaccharide mixtures as well as protein aggregation upon physical treatments in dairy and plant matrices. In particular, he is trying to understand the link between the multi-scale structure in these systems and their functional/nutritional properties in food applications. He has published more than 80 reviews, research papers and book chapters in collaboration with numerous academic researchers worldwide. He is co-inventor of 60 patent applications supporting several Nestlé product launches and contributed to oral lectures in more than 50 international scientific conferences. He is member of the American Chemical Society, division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. He also serves the editorial board of the Food Hydrocolloids scientific journal and the advisory board of the Bridge2Food Protein Summits and Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT (Chicago, USA; UTC-5)