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Richard Goodman

Keynote speaker
Dr. Goodman joined the Dept. of Food Science and Technology, in the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in August, 2004 as a Research Professor. He has published 37 peer reviewed papers, primarily on allergy and immunology. He received his Ph.D. in Dairy Science at The Ohio State University in 1990, focusing on molecular biology. His postdoctoral training included three years in immunology and parasitology at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY followed by four years as a Research Scientist in pulmonary immunology (T cells and antigen presenting cells in pulmonary fibrosis, defense against microbes and rejection of transplanted organs) at the University of Michigan from 1993-1997. He was the Allergy Program Manager for the safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) crops at Monsanto Company from 1997-2004. He currently directs the database project at UNL, funded by the top six international agricultural biotechnology companies. His laboratory performs research to identify allergenic proteins and evaluate the relative allergenicity of GM crops and processed food fractions and on methods improvements for the safety assessment of GM crops. He is a consultant for various biotechnology and food companies. He has been involved in training visiting scientists from Africa, China, India and the Philippines in methods for evaluating GM crop safety. He participated in the Codex Task Force Working group that developed the 2003 guidelines and is senior author of a number of peer reviewed articles on the overall process of the GM allergenicity assessment (e.g. Nature Biotechnology, 2008, 26(1):73-81) as well as IgE serum screening (Food Chem Toxicol, 2008, 46 Suppl 10:S24-34) and protein stability in pepsin (Reg Tox Pharma, 2008, 52(2):94-103). Current collaborations/consultations include evaluation of insect protected cowpea for Africa, Golden Rice for South Asia and human milk-protein expressing transgenic cows.
Richard E. Goodman, Ph.D.

Research Professor

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program

Dept. of Food Science & Technology

University of Nebraska – Lincoln


(402) 472-0452

Richard Goodman
University of Nebraska-Lincoln