Georges M Halpern
Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Sciences, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical technology
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Georges M. Halpern is an MD [Internal Medicine & Allergy/Immunology] and a PhD/DSc [Pharmaceutical Sciences & Nutrition]. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University [1981-1983], and is Past-Professor of Medicine, and Nutrition, University of California, Davis [1983-1997]. A French and US citizen, he has worked/lectured in 143 countries, and actively consults with/for government and industries (food, mineral water, wine, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology) on medical and public health issues. Currently, he is Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He has authored or edited 28 books, and hundreds of articles and chapters. He is a Commander in the French National Order of the Mérite Agricole for his original contributions to enology and French cuisine.
He focuses his current research on environmental public health issues, positive role of pleasure, and modern technologies applied to identification, purification, synthesis and manufacturing of substances of natural origin.