Seagriculture EU

21 - 22 June 2023

Trondheim, Norway

Keynote presentation

Dr. Pi Nyvall Collén, Scientific Director, Olmix Group, France

About the speaker: 

Pi Nyvall Collén, integrated the OLMIX group, a French company providing natural solutions for agriculture and agribusiness based on seaweed, clays and trace elements, in 2012 as R&D manager to coordinate research and development on the use of seaweed, from processing, production and stabilization of extracts and identification of the potential applications for plant, animal and human care applications. She was promoted to Scientific Director in 2018.

Pi has 30 years’ experience in research on seaweed, from genomics, biochemistry, enzymology and physiology. Her research have taken her to different parts of the world: a one year internship at University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, her PhD thesis in Plant Physiology at Stockholm University, Sweden, in collaboration with the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundée, UK, a Post-doctorate period at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and from 2001 the Roscoff Biological Station in France. Her scientific production includes over 40 research articles, 8 patents and the co-tutoring of seven thesis students to date. She is corresponding member of the French Academy of Agriculture, member of the Board of EABA, and the advisory committee of SSC.

Company info:


A desire to provide natural alternatives to agricultural additives led to the creation of Olmix Group in Bréhan, at the heart of Brittany, in 1995. In 20 years, the company has become one of the major global specialists of seaweed-based products for agricultural applications. The company aims to accompany its clients in the agroecological transition.