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Waite Ag, Food, Wine Seminar Series
Jul 18, 10:30 am
Please come along to this campus-wide seminar series. One week we will hear from a group leader or a visitor to the campus and the following week from ECR/MCRs from the Waite Future Leaders cohort. Come and hear about great science going on across the campus, up the road or across the sea! Expand your network and find new collaborators!
Everyone is welcome to a shared morning tea (please bring your own coffee cup) following the seminar.
WHEN: Thursday 18th July. 10:30am Seminar, followed by morning tea
WHERE: Plant Research Centre Auditorium
SPEAKER: Professor Maria Saarela, SARDI and the University of Adelaide –
TITLE: Trends in functional foods – potential for SA
About the Speaker
Dr Maria Saarela was named Research Director, Food Sciences in May 2019, in a role jointly funded by PIRSA and the University of Adelaide. Dr Saarela has extensive scientific expertise in the areas of food technology, safety and innovation. She will be responsible for leading innovation in research, and for development and training in the food sector. Dr Saarela graduated from the University of Helsinki with a doctorate in food sciences and has 20 years’ experience in microbiological food safety and technology with VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, where she led research in specific areas of human microbiota. Dr Saarela has also worked with the European Food Safety Authority, has published more than 130 papers and contributed to numerous books related to her field.