FAO Call for Experts

FAO Calls for Experts to Join Protein Quality Assessment Working Group 

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) seeks CVs from experts interested in joining a working group to determine protein quality using the Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) in follow-up formula for young children and ready-to-use therapeuticfoods. A 4-day working group session will be held at the FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy on November 6-9, 2017 (all expenses covered by FAO). Please send CVs to Dr. Warren T.K. Lee (warren.lee@fao.org), with cc to Cristiana Fusconi (cristiana.fusconi@fao.org), by September 15th. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Advanced degree in nutrition science, food science, or related fields;
  • Good knowledge of the English language, both written and oral;
  • Experience with in vitro/in vivo models/assays on the digestion and efficiency of utilization of protein and amino acids;
  • Experience in research and application of the PDCAAS method in assessing protein quality in foods;
  • Scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, in particular published in the past ten years;
  • Ability to prepare scientific documents and to work in an international environment with scientists from various disciplines;
  • Leadership, or invited participation, in national or international scientific bodies, committees and other expert advisory bodies pertinent to the scope of this work.

Detailed information is available here.