Under the patronage of Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance of the UAE and President of Zayed University

Dr. Juan Antonio González

Head of the Ecology Institut – Fundación Miguel Lillo, Argentina.

Dr. Juan Antonio González received a Ph.D. in Biological Science in Argentina in 1992. He has been working on ecophysiological aspects of the high mountain plant of quinoa. In 1989 he published the first quinoa paper in Argentina on its nutritional value and since then Dr. González has published more than 50 papers in relation to quinoa morphology, effect of UVB, photosynthetic, protective pigments and photosynthesis parameters and participated in many congresses and symposiums all over the world. He leads the quinoa project in Egypt (South-South Project) where quinoa is a multipurpose species for marginal lands.