Seminar Series

IFSH periodically conducts seminars focusing on food safety and health issues, and features speakers from both the FDA and IIT Research Staff.  Objectives of the Seminar Series will include the following:

  • Provide a way for presentations that have been made at conferences and meetings to be delivered to staff who could not attend
  • Establish a means to present relevant issues for increasing general knowledge and discussion among staff
  • Maintain and improve formal presentation skills among staff
  • Teach students how to make presentations, how to ask questions, establish dialogue, and interact with speakers at formal seminar
  • Showcase the work done at Moffett to external communities, including CFSAN, IIT, and perhaps IFSH industry members (eventually offered by webinar link)

Upcoming Seminar Series Presentations

To Be Announced

Past Seminar Series Presentations

September 6, 2017

“Next Generation Sequencing – From Unveiling the secrets of the Dinotom, to Unravelling the Mysteries of Foodborne Microorganisms” by Dr. Behzad Imanian. 

Februrary 22, 2017

 “In and (soon to be) Out of Europe –Compliance with Food Labelling Legislation in the UK” By Dr. Vitti Allender

November 7, 2016

“Utilization of Andes berry (Rubus glaucus Benth.) waste as a value-added beverage ingredient” by Dr. Astrid Garzón

October 17, 2016

"Application of FT-NIR Spectroscopy to Evaluate the Authenticity of Extra Virgin Olive Oil" by Dr. Magdi Mossoba

October 12, 2016

"Effect of Various Preparation Parameters on the Formation and Stability of Multilayer Emulsions" by Dr. Young-Hee Cho 

September 26, 2016

"Advances in Food Pathogen Detection: Increasing Assay Accuracy with Integrated Sample Preparation, Transcription Mediated Amplification, and Full Automation" by W. Evan Chaney, PhD.

November 5, 2015

“Survival and Thermal Inactivation of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli and Potential Surrogates in Wheat Flour” by Dr. Hossein Daryaei

October 16, 2015

“Research and Industrial Evolution of Non-thermal Processing Technologies in China” by Dr. XiaoJun Liao

September 3, 2015

“FSMA – Pathways to Compliance” by Dr. Nate Anderson

July 2, 2015

"Quantifying Sources of Error in Salmonella Thermal Inactivation Models for Meats and Low-Moisture Foods" by Dr. Ian Hildebrandt

June 5, 2015

“Development of a Dry Inoculation Method for Thermal Challenge Studies in Low‐Moisture Foods by Using Talc as a Carrier for Salmonella and a Surrogate (Enterococcus faecium)” by Dr. Elena Enache

May 14, 2015

“Utilizing Predictive Modeling in the Risk Assessment of Fresh Produce" by Dr. Joelle Salazar

April 2, 2015

"'No Metal in the Microwave' and More Microwave Myths andMisconceptions" by Dr. Greg Fleischman

March 26, 2015

“The Ordospora colligata genome; evolution of extreme reduction in microsporidia and host‐to‐parasite horizontal gene transfer” by Dr. Jean-François Pombert

March 18, 2015

“Fruit Juice: Authenticity Verification and Detection of Adulteration with Overview of InternationalGuidelines and Regulations” by Dr. David Hammond’

March 17, 2015

“The Search for Salmonella: Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of Environmental Sampling” and  “Salmonella – Tomato Plant Interaction and Move Toward Intervention” by Dr. Rebecca Bell and Dr. Jie Zheng

March 5, 2015

"Phytochemicals in Muscadine Grapes" by Dr. Aman Sandhu

Feburary 5, 2015

"Shedding Light on Food Safety, Quality and Nutrition: Applications of Pulsed Light Processing" presented by Dr. Kathiravan Krishnamurthy

December 4, 2014

"Inactivation Kinetics of Clostridium botulinum Spores by High Pressure Processing" presented by Dr. N. Rukma Reddy, and Dr. Guy Skinner

November 6, 2014

"Education Philosophy, Recent Research, and Future Research Visions"presented by Dr. Elizabeth Grasso

September 4, 2014

"Behavior of Shigatoxigenic Escherichia coli (STEC) Relevant to Lettuce Washing Processes" presented by Dr. Kaiping Deng


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