“This is a special event for N.C.’s scientific sector, resonating with the Plants for Human Health Institute’s mission to identify plants as powerful resources for components that protect and enhance human health,” said PHHI Director Dr. Mary Ann Lila.
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Cabarrus County, N.C. (Vocus) November 18, 2010
Top researchers from around the world will gather in Cabarrus County for the 2011 International Workshop on Anthocyanins, the conference’s first meeting in North America.
The International Workshop on Anthocyanins will be held September 11-14, 2011 at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, N.C. Great Wolf Lodge will be the host hotel of the conference. Planners expect approximately 160 participants, generating 300+ total room nights.
Anthocyanins are plant pigments contributing to the red, purple or blue color of many plants including blueberries, red peppers and black raspberries as well as flowers with purple or red pigmentation. Anthocyanins also act as powerful antioxidants with research showing links to significant health benefits.
“This is a special event for North Carolina’s scientific sector and one that resonates with the Plants for Human Health’s mission to identify plants as powerful resources for components that protect and enhance human health,” said Dr. Mary Ann Lila, director of the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.
The presence of the North Carolina Research Campus and the research conducted by North Carolina State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute make Cabarrus County an ideal location for the 2011 IWA Conference.
“The North Carolina Research Campus is an exceptional asset to this community and the innovative work done there will have a lasting impact on the way the world views nutrition,” said Donna Carpenter, president and chief executive officer of the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We look forward to welcoming these renowned scientists to Cabarrus County for the 2011 International Workshop on Anthocyanins.”
The four day conference will cover all aspects of the biosynthesis and function of anthocyanins in plants and their applications in agriculture, food products and human health. The conference program will include keynote remarks from top scientists, poster sessions, exhibits and even a banquet at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
“Participants and attendees will also enjoy the local color – and perhaps a turn around the racetrack,” said Lila.
For more information on the International Workshop on Anthocyanins 2011 or to register for the conference, please visit http://www.newbeginningsmanagement.com/iwa.
As a destination marketing organization, the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicated to promoting Cabarrus County as a visitor destination and enhancing the complete visitor experience. We also represent and support the interests of the local tourism industry and promote public awareness of the importance of tourism. Visit our website at http://www.visitcabarrus.com for more information.