Nesli Sözer (DSc. Technology) is a research professor in smart and sustainable food production at VTT Ltd (Technical Research Centre of Finland) and a Docent from Helsinki University in Food Technology. She has more than 20 years expertise on food material science and food ingredient/product design. Nesli is passionate in immersing food science and technology into novel concepts. Currently, she is leading projects focusing on dietary fibre, plant proteins, meat alternatives and decentralized personalized food production. Nesli is the chair of Healthgrain Forum (https://healthgrain.org/) an association whose vision is to promote science based concepts fully unlocking the health promoting potential in the entire grain food production chain to obtain healthy, convenient and appealing foods.