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


2016 Announcements:

Please join us for the November 6-9 2016 meeting in Phoenix, AZ.
The theme for the 2016 meeting will be "Resilience Emerging from Scarcity and Abundance"

Monday, November 7, 2016  

9:45 AM-12:30 PM:  Oral Session

2:30 PM-4:30 PM:  Oral Session

4:00 PM-6:00 PM:  Poster Session

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

8:30 AM-9:35 AM:  Oral Session

Organizer: Seth C. Murray
Moderator: Seth C. Murray

9:30 AM-11:35 AM:  Oral Session

11:40 AM-12:10 PM:  Oral Session



Past years meetings:

C9 Events at the 2015 Annual meeting:

Sympsoium 89 Ron Phillips Plant Genetics Lectureship

Monday, November 16, 2015: 1:00 PM-1:55 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, 101 I


Symposium 267 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants: I

Symposium 278 Div. C09 Business Meeting--Biomedical, Health-Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 1:15 PM-3:45 PM
Hilton Minneapolis, Marquette Ballroom IX


Symposium 309 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial & Nutritionally Enhanced Plants: II (includes student competition)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015: 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, Exhibit Hall BC



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