Ronit is heading the chemical research and development at DouxMatok ltd., a startup company whose vision is to allow the perception of greater sweetness upon the intake of sugars, making sugars taste sweeter than already are.  Before that, Ms. Romm was Head of Chemistry at Watergen ltd., a start-up company developing machines that can produce water from air.Amongst others, Ronit’s experience is in scientific research, multistep synthesis, coordination chemistry, chemical analysis and water technologies.  Ronit holds an M.Sc. in organic and orgnometallic chemistry from the Hebrew University.  In 2016, Ronit graduated the Merage Institute Leadership Program for Food-Tech innovation.

I graduated from the University of Southampton in 1993 with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, and from the University of Leeds in 1998 with a PhD in Biological Psychology / Nutrition. Since, I have worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Leeds (1999), University of Surrey (2000-2002), University of Bristol (2002-2005) and as a lecturer at Queen’s Unviersity Belfast (2005-2012). I joined Bournemouth Unviersity in Sept. 2012, following a year long sabbatical at the University of Iowa, US. I am a Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society, 2001) and a Registered Nutritionist (Nutrition Society, 2001).

Research Interests:

Eating Behaviour, Health, Well-being:

My research interests are based in human eating behaviour, with particular focus on the optimisation of human health and well-being in the normal population. My research includes aspects of: healthy eating and the use of different strategies to promote fruit and vegetable consumption; appetite and weight control, primarily with the aim of understanding and improving weight gain and weight management; nutrition and under-nutrition, and their effects on health, well-being and cognitive performance; taste and consumption; eating style, including dieting, restrained eating and emotional eating and the effects of these behaviours on health and well-being; and includes aspects of physical activity, physical fitness and energy expenditure, and the importance of energy balance.

Kim-Anne Lê, PhD, is a nutrition scientist with expertise in sugars and carbohydrates. She completed her PhD at the Department of Physiology of Lausanne University and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Childhood Obesity Research Center at USC in Los Angeles. For the past 15 years, Dr. Lê’s work has focused on the effects of sugars on cardiometabolic risk markers. Her research experience on this topic goes from human physiology to population studies. She is now a senior scientist at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, and dedicates her work to find novel approaches to improve the nutritional quality of products. She has published numerous professional peer-reviewed articles and reviews, and is the co-editor of the textbook “Dietary Sugars and Health” published in 2014.

Lucy Dahlgren, is the CEO of Bayn Europe AB, an independent developer for sugar reduction. Lucy holds master degree in project management from Henley management college in England. Lucy has extensive experiences in managing large complex project management and project financing both in Sweden and abroad for Scandinavian leading project management consultancy company Hifab. Lucy has been engaged with Stevia since 2006 and worked with Stevia refinery establishment both in China and Paraguay. Lucy founded Bayn Europe AB in 2009 and introduced Bayn Europe AB to a public offering on Nasdaq First North Stockholm in 2014.