Dr. Nathalie Gontard

National Institute for Agronomical Research, France

Key Note Lecture: Environmental biotechnologies in the circular economy


Nathalie Gontard is Research Director at INRA (National Institute for Agronomical Research) formerly Professor at the University of Montpellier. She is co-author of more than 150 A level papers (h-index 31).

She is the leader of a team working on food packaging and food waste reduction with a focus on modeling and decision support tools, active and intelligent bio-materials, nano-technologies and agro-food wastes reduction and conversion. She is involved in numerous international, national and industrial projects. She is the coordinator of the H2020 NoAW (, EcoBioCAP FP7 and NextGenPack projects, European expert for the EC and the EFSA, promoter and editor in chief of the journal “Packaging Research”.