The organising committee of the second International Phytase Summit welcome all invited delegates to Rome this December. The meeting promises to provide an excellent platform for discussions around the topic of phytate and phytase. Representing AB Vista, Massey University, the University of Maryland, the University of Sydney and Schothorst, the organising committee have set the agenda, and invited the speakers. Click on the links to find out more about the individuals and their role in shaping phytase research so far.