Section Editors

Section Board for 'Food Quality and Safety' (38)

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Prof. Dr. Susana Casal
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Section Editor-in-Chief
REQUIMTE, Laboratory of Bromatology and Hydrology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Porto, Rua de Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228, 4050-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: analytical methods; food lipids; food technology; food authenticity; food safety; food waste
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Dr. Jagger Harvey
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Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for the Reduction of Post-Harvest Loss;
Research Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology; Kansas State University
Interests: global food security partnerships; mycotoxins; molecular plant pathology; post-harvest loss; crop improvement
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Dr. Andreas Kimon Karatzas
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Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Reading, PO Box 226, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AP, UK
Interests: listeria monocytogenes; Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus; high hydrostatic pressure; bacterial acid resistance; glutamate decarboxylase system; food safety; antimicrobials
Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen

Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE); Ulster University; Northern-Ireland
Interests: food safety; nutrition; novel foods; health claims; risk-benefit assessment
Prof. Dr. Giuseppina Marilia Tantillo
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy
Interests: food safety; food hygiene; food microbiology; chemical risk in foods; commercial fraud
Prof. Dr. Barbara Cardazzo
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Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: food safety; food microbiota; shelf-life of food products; food spoilage
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Dr. Alessandra Bendini
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: food technology; food analysis; food chemistry; olive oil quality and authenticity; sensory analysis; lipid oxidation; antioxidants; flavour
Dr. Qin Wang
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Nutrition and Food Science Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: biopolymer biophysics; food nanotechnology; micro- and nano-encapsulation for controlled release; functional foods; nutrient delivery; biodegradable packaging materials; microgreen; antimicrobial agents and antioxidants; biosensor; biopolymer coatings
Prof. Dr. Reza Ovissipour
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Virginia Tech, Food Sci and Technol, Seafood AREC. Virginia Seafood AREC, 102 S. King Street, Hampton, VA 23669, USA
Interests: seafood processing; value-added products; alternative proteins including algae, insects, plants, food, and agricultural wastes; microbiology; rapid detection technology; novel sanitizers; cellular agriculture
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Dr. Ting Zhou
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Government of Canada, Guelph Research and Development Center, Guelph, ON, Canada
Interests: mycotoxin in food/feed; mycotoxin detoxification; food chemical safety; biological control; fungal spoilage
Dr. Joaquín Gómez Estaca
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Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN, CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: valorization; encapsulation; edible films; active packaging; seafood products
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Prof. Dr. Robert L. Buchanan
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Department of Nutrition and Food Science & Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 07042, USA
Interests: food safety microbiology; food toxicology; predictive microbiology modeling; microbiological risk assessment; mycotoxin; food safety regulations
Prof. Dr. Liguang Xu
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State Key Lab of Food Science and Technology, International Joint Research Laboratory for Biointerface and Biodetection, School of Food Science and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, Jiangsu 214122, China
Interests: food safety; fast detection; biosensor; bioimaging
Prof. Maria Martuscelli
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Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture and Environment, University of the studies of Teramo, via Balzarini 1, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: biogenic amines; food quality
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Dr. Enrico Valli

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL), Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna, 47521 Cesena, Italy
Interests: olive oil; food quality; food authenticity; chromatography; sensory analysis
Prof. Dr. Julie Garden-Robinson
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Nutrition & Food Safety, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA
Interests: food science; food safety; applied nutrition for all ages
Prof. Luca Chiesa
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University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Interests: food safety; food inspection; high-resolution mass spectrometry; metabolomics, gas chromatography
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Prof. Dr. Alessandra Guidi
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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, Via Delle Piagge 2, 56124, Pisa, Italy
Interests: food safety; food safety management systems; HACCP; food certification; food quality; food and feed contaminants; food process; smart technologies; dematerialization
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Dr. Francesca Venturi
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: food technology; food quality; novel foods; sensory analysis; shelf life; storage; wine; olive oil; bread; sourdough
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Prof. Dr. Matteo Alessandro Del Nobile
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, Food and Environment, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
Interests: food packaging; food shelf life; food processing; functional food; food by-product valorization
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Prof. Dr. Jean-Paul Vernoux
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Normandie University, UNICAEN, Unité de Recherche Aliments Bioprocédés Toxicologie Environnements (ABTE) EA 4651, 14000 Caen, France
Interests: food toxicology; marine products; food safety; risk analysis; microalgae; phycotoxins; ciguatera; functional food; cheese microbiology
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Prof. Dr. Cristina L. M. Silva
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Universidade Católica Portuguesa, CBQF - Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina - Laboratório Associado, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Rua Diogo Botelho 1327, 4169-005 Porto, Portugal
Interests: food processing; mathematical modeling; quality kinetics; predictive microbiology; non-thermal technologies; transport phenomena; design and optimization of the food chain; sustainable technology solutions
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Prof. Dr. Isabel Ferreira
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LAQV/REQUIMTE - Laboratório de Bromatologia e Hidrologia, Departamento de Ciências Químicas, Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto, 4099-313 Porto, Portugal
Interests: food quality/authenticity; impact of beneficial and harmful compounds on dietary patterns and sustainable foods; chemical contaminants; analytical methods; in vitro gastro-intestinal digestion; sensory analysis; bioactive food compounds
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Dr. Ana Teresa Sanches-Silva

National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research, Rua dos Lágidos, Lugar da Madalena, 4485- 655 Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal
Interests: food and food packaging analysis; food bioactives; food contaminants; mycotoxins; food packaging migration; development and validation of analytical methods for the determination of food components and food contaminants; mass spectrometry applied to food analysis; development of active packaging with antioxidant properties; edible packaging
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Dr. Marlene Cran
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Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities, Victoria University, PO Box 14428, Melbourne, Vic. 8001, Australia
Interests: active packaging; natural antimicrobial and antioxidant agents; food packaging; food authenticity; food shelf-life and storage; phytosterols
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Dr. Urszula Tylewicz
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Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna, Cesena, 47521, Italy
Interests: non-thermal technologies for fruit and vegetable processing (pulsed electric field, ultrasound, vacuum impregnation, osmotic dehydration, high pressure homogenization); waste and byproduct valorization; sustainable food production
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Prof. Dr. Richard E. Goodman

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program, Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1901 North 21St Street, Lincoln, NE 68588-6207, USA
Interests: allergenic proteins; food allergy; celiac disease; risk assessment
Dr. Pratik Banerjee
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1302 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: rapid detection; food safety; biosensor; pathogens; toxins; microbial genomics; metagenomics; microbiome; virulence; antibiotic resistance; probiotics
Prof. Dr. Ursula Andrea Gonzales-Barron
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CIMO Mountain Research Center, School of Agriculture, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Santa Apolónia Campus, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: predictive microbiology; quantitative risk assessment; meta-analysis; statistical quality control; Bayesian applications; experimental designs; shelf-life determination
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Dr. Dirk W. Lachenmeier
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Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Agency Karlsruhe, Weissenburger Strasse 3, 76187 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: food toxicology; regulatory toxicology; food safety; epidemiology; risk assessment; chemical contaminants; cancer; alcoholic beverages; ethanol; acetaldehyde; thujone; formaldehyde; furan
Dr. Mark Mooney
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Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
Interests: food safety; chemical residue monitoring; analytical method development; biosensor-based contaminant screening; veterinary drug detection; mass spectrometry analysis; metabolomic/proteomic profiling
Dr. Debabrata Biswas

Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: food safety; foodborne bacterial pathogens; colonization; zoonotic diseases; cynobiotics and prevention with natural antimicrobial
Dr. Marie Thérèse Charles
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research and Development Centre, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 3E6, Canada
Interests: fruit; vegetable; post-harvest physiology; quality; physical treatment; UV-C hormesis; conservation; antioxidant
Dr. Malik Altaf Hussain

1 Senior Technical Officer, NSW Food Authority, Department of Primary Industries, Sydney, Australia
2 Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Interests: food safety; microbiological risk assessment; foodborne pathogens; safe food supply; HACCP; food safety management; food security; microbial biotechnology
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Dr. Sara Panseri
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Dipartimento di Scienze Veterinarie per la Salute, la Produzione Animale e la Sicurezza Alimentare, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: food safety; food inspection; high-resolution mass spectrometry; metabolomics, gas chromatography
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Dr. Abani K. Pradhan

Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, University of Maryland, 0112 Skinner Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: food safety; risk analysis; quantitative risk assessment; food safety engineering; predictive microbiology; molecular epidemiology; food quality; HACCP; food process engineering
Prof. Dr. Saskia Van Ruth
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Food Quality and Design Group, Wageningen University and Research, P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
Interests: food identity; food authenticity and fraud; analytical chemistry
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