22nd - 24th February 2017
New Zealand

9th International Workshop on Anthocyanins

The diversity of plant anthocyanins and their applications in plant defence, health and reproduction have fascinated scientists for many years.  They have been at the forefront of plant research at the chemical, physiological and molecular levels but the capacity for additional knowledge and understanding has not diminished.  For humans, anthocyanins represent a rich source of health promoting properties and only now are we truly beginning to understand how their absorption might relate to bioactivity.  Similarly, novel anthocyanin-enriching techniques are opening new opportunities for the further commercial applications in food, human health, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.   

Since the year 2000, the International Workshop on Anthocyanins (IWA) has been the major bi-annual focus for cutting edge anthocyanin research dissemination.  We are delighted to announce that for 2017 the meeting will be held in Auckland, New Zealand.  The city, popularly known as the ‘City of Sails’, is the largest city in New Zealand and lies between the beautiful Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the East and the Tasman Sea to the West.  With world-class restaurants, bars, galleries, beaches and nearby wineries, Auckland offers a great experience.  

IWA 2017 is an opportunity for plant scientists, chemists, nutritionists and health researchers, biotechnologists and industrialists to connect and share research in a welcoming forum.