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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 (2014-2017) Officers and Council Members of the Society are:



President,  John T. Landrum (July 2011-June 2014 as President-elect), July 2011-June 2017
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 
Undergraduate Research ECS 482

Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida, USA 33199

Tel: 305-348-3091, Fax: 305-348-3772,
Past-President,  Hideki Hashimoto (July 2011-June 2014 as President), July 2011-June 2017
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,
President-elect ,  Bruno Robert, (2014-2017) July 2008-June 2014

Institute de Biologie et de Technologie de Saclay,
CEA and CNRS, CEA Saclay, 91191 Gif sur Yvette, Cedex, France

Tel: 33-169-089-015, e-mail:
Treasurer,  Elizabeth Johnson (July 2011-June 2017 as Treasurer), July 2011-June 2017
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,
Secretary, Kevin Gellenbeck, July 2014-June 2020
Amway Corporation – Nutrilite Research Institute , 5600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, California 90622-5940, USA
Tel: 714-562-4875, e-mail:
Chair ICS 2017 Organizing Committee,  Manfred Eggersdorfer (2014-2020)
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:
Paul S. Bernstein, (Symposium Organizer 2014) July 2011-June 2017
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, 65 Mario Capecchi Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 84132
Tel: 801-581-6078, Fax: 801-581-3357, e-mail:
Richard Bone, July 2011-June 2017
Department of Physics, Florida International University,
11200 SW 8th St, Miami, Florida, USA 33199
Georg Lietz, July 2011-June 2017
Newcastle University, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Human Nutrition Research Centre, Kings Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 6893, e-mail:
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,

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
Xiang-Dong Wang, July 2011-June 2017
Nutrition and Cancer Biology Laboratory, Jean Myers USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA 02111
Tel: 617-556-3130, Fax: 617-556-3344, e-mail:
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:
Eiji Yamashita (July 2011-June 2014 as Secretary), July 2011-June 2017
Gloval R&D Manager
Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
2-6-3-12F Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan