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 At the inauguration of the Society in August, 1996, a Committee was appointed to take responsibility for establishing and operating the activities of the Society until the 12th International Symposium on Carotenoids held July, 1999, in Cairns, Australia. At that time, the Society approved a Council with new members and associated positions to care for the Society operations. The Council consists of individuals with long experience in the carotenoid field, representing different geographical locations and covering all aspects of the field, both academic and commercial. The first official Society election was held in 2002 when new Councilors and a President-elect were instilled in office. Elections will be held triennially. At the business meeting of the 13th International Symposium on Carotenoids held January, 2002, in Waikiki, Hawaii, it was approved that the specialized and important positions of Secretary and Treasurer of the Society be appointed by the Council from within its own ranks.

The current (2017-2020) Officers and Council Members of the Society are:

President, Bruno Robert, (2014-2017) July 2008-June 2014
Institute of Integrative Biology of the Cell, Univ Paris Sud,CEA and CNRS, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, Cedex, France
Tel: 33-643-076-096, e-mail:
Past-President, John T. Landrum (July 2014-June 2017 as President),
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Undergraduate Research ECS 482
Florida International University11200 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida, USA 33199
Tel: 305-348-3091, Fax: 305-348-3772,e-mail:
President-elect, Johannes Von Lintig, July 2008-June 2014, re-elected 2014-2020
Case Western Reserve University
Pharmacology Department
Wood Building RT 100-10,
2109 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, Ohio, USA 44106
Tel: 216-368-3528, FAX: 216-368-1300,e-mail:
Treasurer, Elizabeth Johnson (July 2011-June 2020 as Treasurer), July 2011-June 2023
Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Carotenoids and Health Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111 USA
Tel: 617-556-3204, Fax: 617-556-3344,e-mail:
Secretary, Kevin Gellenbeck, July 2014-June 2020
Amway Corporation – Nutrilite Health Institute, 5600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California 90622-5940, USA
Tel: 714-562-4875, e-mail:
Chair ICS 2020 Organizing Committee, Hideki Hashimoto (July 2011-June 2014 as President),
The OCU Advanced Research Institute for Natural Science and Technology (OCARINA), Osaka City University, 3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 558-8585, Japan
Tel & Fax +81-(0)6-6605-2526,e-mail:
Past-Chair ICS 2017 Organizing Committee), Manfred Eggersdorfer (July 2014-June 2020)
Professor for Healthy Ageing, University of Groningen
The Netherlands and DSM Nutritional Products
Wurmisweg 576, 4303 Kaiseraugst, Switzerland
Tel: 0041 61 815 8196, Fax: 0041 61 815 8490, e-mail:
Councilors in alphabetical order:
Daniele Giuffrida, July 2017- July 2023
Dipartimento BIOMORF, Università degli Studi di Messina, Polo Annunziata, c/o PanLab, Viale Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy.
Tel. +39-090-3503996
Adriana Z. Mercadante, July 2014-2020
Department of Food Science, Faculty of Food Engineering, University of Campinas (UNICAMP)
Rua Monteiro Lobato, 80, Campinas, Brazil, 13083862
Tel: +55 19 35212163, email:;
Antonio J. Meléndez Martínez, July 2014-2020
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Pharmacy
Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Calle P. Garcia González 2
41012, Seville, Spain
Loredana Quadro, July 2017-2023
Dept. of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Rutgers University, 65 Dudley road, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
Tel: 848-932-5491
Manuel Rodriguez-Concepcion, July 2017-2023
Centre for Research in Agricultural Genomics, UC Barcelona
Ampus UAB – Edifici CRAG, 08193 Cerdanyola, Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 935636600 ext 3222
Adrian Wyss, July 2014-2020
DSM Nutritional Products Ltd., NIC R&D, Human Nutrition
Building 205/219B
Wurmisweg 576
CH-4303 Kaiseraugst
Tel: +41 61 815 86 82 Fax: +41 61 815 88 40, e-mail: