HVN Science of Food Webinar Series: Immune Enhancing Foods in the face of Covid-19

December 9, 2020 12:00 pm
Online - Please register to attend

Do you work in food innovation? The Riddet Institute and High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge invites you to join us for a series of free online seminars to support high-value nutrition export success.


Please register here to book your free place and receive the Zoom link.


The Riddet Institute-led Science of Food programme invites you to a one hour free session to learn about immune-enhancing food innovation opportunities through HVN.


Our three speakers will provide a brief overview of the immune system, IP developments and some new product launches to help paint the picture of possibilities.  This lunchtime session will also allow time for Q&A, so please bring your questions with you!




Our experts

Dr Peter Brown
Consultant – IP Synergy

Peter provides strategic (and easy to understand!) patent analytic reports to his clients including the HVN community across its four health research platforms. The valuable insights and knowledge help steer and align the science approach and commercialisation goals of R&D programmes.

Dr Olivier Gasser

Immunologist – Malaghan Institute

Dr Olivier is the Translational Immunology Group Leader at the Malaghan Institute in Wellington and principal investigator of the Challenge Immune Health programme. His research interests lie in the bidirectional communication between the immune system and host metabolism, with a strong emphasis on the gut and its resident microbes.




Michelle Cubitt
Regulatory Consultant – Smart Regulatory Solutions

Michelle is a regulatory consultant with experience in the cosmetic, natural health, food, and pharmaceutical industries. She provides strategic advice to navigate complexities of regulatory requirements to enable successful product commercialisation/export across the world. Michelle aims to deliver simple, smart solutions to the regulatory problems facing businesses trying to reach their target consumers across the world.

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