Didier Pesoni, FRANCE

Antiviral and virucidal properties of essential oils: a systematic review

After obtaining his doctorate in biological and pharmaceutical science at the University of Nancy (France), Didier Pesoni left to live on the Reunion island fifteen years ago.
He first worked as a pharmacist then he quickly discovered and became passionate about essential oils whose traditional use was very strong.
For the past 8 years, Didier has been a consultant for one of the leading aromatherapy laboratories in France.

In 2006, he created his own training organisation OT formations which is one of the French leaders in the teaching of aromatherapy for health professionals.
Didier is the author of 2 books, the last of which : "Essential oils: handbook" has enjoyed enormous success in France and is now translated into English. The English version, prefaced by Rhiannon Lewis, is presented for the first time at Botanica2020.

Together with Marco VALUSSI (Italy) and Pascale FRENNET (Belgium), Didier will be presenting on their international collaboration: conducting a systematic review of the antiviral and virucidal properties of essential oils.