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Food Science and Technology News: October 2018 Highlights

  • Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores served as an organizer and participant in the recent 3rd Annual Forum of Milk and Health in Mexico City.
  • Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk was recently interviewed in an article about cell-based meat. Click here to read the article.
  • Dr. Jiyoung Lee is Co-PI of an award from the National Science Foundation for the proposal: Impacts of green infrastructure on the microbiome of urban stormwater.
  • Dr. Lynn Knipe was a guest on WOSU All Sides with Ann Fisher on the subject of Lab-Grown Meat. Click here to listen.
  • Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk was a guest speaker at a recent College of Public Health Farm to Table Lunch and Learn. She discussed the burden of foodborne disease, current food safety challenges and the need for an intergraded, risk-based food safety system that protects public health and prevents foodborne disease
  • Dr. Abby Snyder talks about food spoilage in this recent CFAES Chow Line.
  • During the recent salmonella outbreaks, Dr. Ahmed Yousef and Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk spoke about food safety with WSYX News.
  • Congratulations to PhD student Mackenzie Hannum on receiving the Elaine Skinner Student Award for Outstanding Presentation on an Applied Topic during the recent Society of Sensory Professionals Conference.
  • Congratulations to PhD student Geoff Dubrow on being named a finalist in the Withycombe-Charalamous Graduate Student Competition. As a finalist, he will present his research at the American Chemical Society National Spring Meeting in Orlando.
  • MS student Megan Kesler talks about fair trade in this recent IFTSA Science Meets Food blog.
  • PhD student Mackenzie Hannum and FST graduate Dr. Alex Pierce interview Mona Wolf of the Wolf Group in an IFTSA Science Meets Food blog.
  • The Food Industries Center held the Cleaning and Sanitation Basics + Advanced Clean in Place (CIP) Workshop on October 16 - 18, which included multiple hands-on sessions to increase technical knowledge through applied training. Instructors from the department included Dr. Valente Alvarez, Dr. Dennis Heldman, Dr. Rafael Jimenez-Flores, David Phinney, Dr. Abby Snyder, Gary Wenneker, and Dr. Ahmed Yousef  in addition to volunteer speakers from industry and government agencies.

Upcoming Events
November 7
      Harris Award Seminar 3:30 public reception in Parker Lobby and 4 pm seminar in Parker 118
   2018 recipient Dr. Robert Gravani
November 14     Department Seminar Series 4-5 pm, Parker 118
   Bhavik Bakshi, PhD., Professor, OSU Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering
November 14     OVIFT Event – Using High Pressure Processing to Keep Foods Fresh and Safe
   Registration and Information
November 28     Department Seminar Series 4-5 pm, Parker 118
   Xiaoying Zhao, PhD candidate and Geoff Dubrow, PhD candidate