Seed Production and Sales Manager at Bergerac Seed & Breeding, France
Catherine has a PhD in plant biology and physiology from the University of Angers (France)
She was Head of the Bergerac Tobacco Institute Bioprocess and Testing Field teams in charge of plant experimentation, seed production and plant protection products, including abroad missions for the improvement of leaf tobacco production from seedlings to curing.
After the closing of the Institute, she continues this expertise with Bergerac Seed & Breeding.
Carlos Eduardo Pulcinelli
Full Professor at Federal University of Lavras, Department of Biology. Teaching Genetics, Plant Breeding, and Quantitative Genetics, Brazil
Carlos has a PhD in Agronomy – Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of São Paulo, and Post-Doctoral in Genetics and Plant Breeding at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil).
He was Head of Tobacco Breeding Centre at British American Tobacco in charge of tobacco breeding and seeds production plant for may years, including the variety development for the BAT leaf growing operations around world.
After leaving BAT he transferred to the Federal University of Lavras, Department of Biology, where he has been developing teaching activities in the field of genetics and plant breeding as well as being responsible for the soybean breeding program.
Applied Genetics Specialist for Imperial Tobacco in Bergerac, France.
“Emilie holds a PhD in Plant Biotechnologies from INP (Institut National Polytechnique) Toulouse, France. Her current position is Applied Genetics Specialist for Imperial Tobacco in Bergerac, France.
She has been working on tobacco since 1999 and has been engaged in
2005 in Bergerac by Altadis, then Imperial Tobacco, to manage projects related to the development of molecular markers for tobacco breeding.
She is involved in Omics and Alkaloids Taskforces of the CORESTA.”
Professor, British historian affiliated to the Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, where she co-directs the Commodities of Empire British Academy Research Project, United Kingdom.
Professor Jean Stubbs is a founder member of the Commodity Frontiers initiative; Associate Fellow at the Institute of Latin American Studies (School of Advanced Study, University of London), and the Institute for the Americas (University College London); and Professor Emerita of London Metropolitan University, where she directed the Caribbean Studies Centre (2002-2009). She is a member of the Academy of History of Cuba, and, since her early monograph Tobacco on the Periphery: A Case Study in Cuban Labour History, 1860-1958 (Cambridge University Press, 1985), she has published widely on Cuba, her specialist interests spanning tobacco, labour, gender, race and migration. Her foundational work on Cuban tobacco, and especially the Havana cigar, has led her to trace cultivation, trade, manufacture, labour and consumption on a global scale, linking commodity and migration histories. Spanning the late-eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, her work draws on sociological, anthopological and agronomic approaches, as well as archival and oral history. Her work on contemporary Cuban migration builds on this to explore how commodity and nation-branding have shaped the new Cuban diasporic mobilities.