Vanilla Tissue Culture for the Production of Vanillin, Old Research New Opportunities
Dr. Daphna Havkin-Frenkel
Bakto Flavors, LLC
Dr. Daphna Havkin-Frenkel has unique qualifications. She holds a BS and an MS in the area of Agriculture from Hebrew University, and a PhD. in Food Science and an MBA from Rutgers University. Dr. Havkin-Frenkel has 25 years experience in the area of flavors, mainly vanilla. She has published extensively in the area of vanilla biotechnology and has been invited to worldwide symposiums as a speaker on the subject. Daphna organized the first international congress on vanilla in Princeton, NJ in 2003, the second in Cannes, France in 2004, and has held biannual conferences on the subject ever since. She divides her time between Rutgers University, doing research on vanilla, and Bakto Flavors LLC, manufacturing and marketing a line of vanilla and other natural flavors, spices, sugars, and vinegars to the gourmet and food service industries.