Biomedical, Health Beneficial, and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants

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Division C09 is a division of the Crop Science Society of America. C09 focuses on plants as food or feed, and on the development and evaluation of novel characteristics and compositional quality traits in crops that are important to the health, well being, and nutritional requirements of humans.

Areas of disciplinary focus in C09 include: conventional breeding; transgenic modification; germplasm evaluation; clinical, animal, or cell culture studies that evaluate crop plant products.  Areas of health or nutrition focus might include: essential nutrients (e.g., vitamins, minerals, protein, lipids, and energy components); health-beneficial phytochemicals; anti-nutrients; bioactive compounds; or nutraceuticals.  Possible targets of improvement for the harvested crop product could include: contribution of the food crop to meeting the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Daily Reference Intake (DRI) of a given nutrient; improving anti-oxidant status; prevention of cancer; reducing disease risk; or as a possible therapy in disease treatment.


View the C9 Biomedical, Health Beneficial, and Nutritionally Enhanced Division Officers

2017 Announcements:

Please join us for the October 22-25 Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL.
The theme for the 2017 meeting is "MANAGING GLOBAL RESOURCES FOR A SECURE FUTURE"

Program for C09 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

8:30 AM-9:35 AM

Oral Session
Organizer: Henry T. Nguyen
Moderator: Henry T. Nguyen

1:30 PM-3:35 PM

Oral Session
Organizers: Raymond P. Glahn and Mary Guttieri
Moderator: Mary Guttieri

3:45 PM-4:20 PM

4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

9:15 AM-11:05 AM

Oral Session
Organizers: Zach P. Stewart , Mary Guttieri and Uttam K. Saha
Moderator: Adam L. Heuberger

10:10 AM-12:10 PM

Oral Session
Organizer: Seth C. Murray
Moderator: Seth C Murray

1:30 PM-2:25 PM

Oral Session
Organizer: Mary Guttieri
Moderator: Davina Rhodes

2:40 PM-3:40 PM


Division Minutes

October 2008, Houston, TX

November 2009, Pittsburgh, PA

November 2010, Long Beach, CA

November 2013, Tampa, FL

November 2014, Long Beach, CA

November 2015, Minneapolis, MN