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· Veterinary pharmaceutical research, working for Coopers Animal Health.
· Senior Research Technologist with the New Zealand Dairy Research Institute and Fonterra, specialising in dairy microbiology.
Area of expertise
Food Microbiology, Dairy Technology, Rapid Microbiological Methods,Biofilms, Molecular Techniques for Food Analysis, Bacterial Spores, Thermophilic Bacteria, Foodborne Pathogens (especially Listeria), food processing, solving microbiological problems in food manufacturing plants, cleaning systems for food manufacture, traceback analysis for pathogen contamination.
Postgraduate supervision - Current Projects
Tianyang Wang – PhD – The mechanism for cations influencing the biofilm formation of thermophilc spore-forming bacteria
I came to Massey University after 20 years with Fonterra (New Zealand’s largest dairy manufacturer) as a food microbiologist. There I learned much about New Zealand's leading food industry, participating in problem solving and evaluating rapid methods for microbial analysis covering aspects of food safety and food spoilage. I have developed specialist research interests in biofilms, (which I studied for my PhD), spore formation, alternative methods for cleaning, sanitation and new processing technologies. I really enjoy teaching along with my passion for science.
Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems
Field of research codes
Bacteriology (060501): Biological Sciences (060000):
Bioprocessing, Bioproduction and Bioproducts (100302): Fermentation (100303): Industrial Biotechnology (100300): Industrial Microbiology (incl. Biofeedstocks) (100305):
Microbial Ecology (060504): Microbial Genetics (060503): Microbiology (060500):
Food Microbiology, Dairy Technology, Rapid Microbiologial Methods,Biofilms, Molecular Techniques for Food Analysis, Bacterial Spores, Thermophilic Bacteria, Foodborne Pathogens (especially Listeria), food processing, solving microbiological problems in food manufacturing plants, cleaning systems for food manufacture, traceback analysis for pathogen contamination.
Lecturing, labortory simulations for microbiology teaching, interactive teaching methods.
Lecturing, laboratory simulations for microbiology teaching, interactive teaching methods.
· 141.311 Food Microbiology and Safety
· 141.703 Food Chemistry and Physics
· 141.706 Food Process Engineering
· 141.708 Food Packaging, Preservation and Storage
· 141.709 Emerging Technologies for the Food Industry
141755 Added Value Processing
· 214.772 Advanced Topics in Food Quality
Massey-Singapore Institute of Technology Joint Programme Delivery of Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours, Singapore
FTE2022 Food Microbiology and Safety
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