Dr Roberta Re
The World Sugar Research Organisation (WSRO)

Roberta graduated in 1995 from the University of Palermo Italy, where she completed a Doctorate in Pharmacy. She then moved to the University of California Berkeley researching role of active compounds at molecular and cellular level. In 1998 Roberta moved to the Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases at King's College London where she registered for a PhD in Biochemistry. In 2001 she joined the MRC-HNR as a Survey co-ordinator of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS).

Roberta then spent several years in the research environment, where her interests focused on the design of clinical trials to investigate ADME of functional compounds and their relationship to a number of health related issues. In 2007 Roberta moved to Leatherhead Food Research to manage the Nutrition Research Unit which performs clinical intervention studies for efficacy and regulatory substantiations both for the pharma and the food Industries. Having studied part-time she was awarded an MBA from the University of Sussex at the beginning of 2015. In May 2015 she became Director General of the World Sugar Research Organisation (WSRO).