Global Food Integrity
The development of global food supply systems has markedly altered how food is produced, distributed and sold
FOOD SCIENCE AT QUEEN'S - NO 1 IN THE UK (REF 2014)
UK TOP FIVE (SUNDAY TIMES, GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2019)
The global food and drink industry has brought about many positives in terms of affordability and availability. Yet it has also greatly increased the risk of disease, contamination and fraud.
The Institute for Global Food Security has established itself as a leading research provider to a range of stakeholders including regulators, governments and multinational industries to tackle food contamination/adulteration. Working across disciplines with colleagues at the University, we are engaged on a wide range of food integrity projects on the international stage, eg. EU China Safe and Food Integrity EU.
The development of food-fingerprinting techniques using the latest technologies to detect contamination and/or deliberate adulteration is being supported by a number of multinationals such as Waters Corporation. IP generation and spin-outs from this research is ongoing.
- The analytical laboratories such as ASSET and diagnostic techniques developed at IGFS to carry out this research are among the best in the world and have greatly reduced the time needed to detect contamination in foodstuffs. Examples of contamination we have detected are Arsenic in Rice; Adulteration of Herbs and Spices; while examples of diagnostics we have developed can be explored through our ongoing Food Fortress research
Researchers working under this theme:
Keywords (subject areas) in alphabetical order; click on a researcher's name to access their profile
|Name||Keywords (subject area)||Post-Doc/s?|
|Prof Niamh O'Connell||Niamh.email@example.com||Animal welfare & behaviour; animal health; environmental enrichment; lameness; biosecurity; broiler chickens; pigs; dairy cows||Dr Maeve Palmer, Dr Mary Baxter|
|Prof Peter Leavitt||P.Leavitt@qub.ac.uk||Aquatic biology; ecosystems biology; environmental sustainability; lake and river biology; biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorous, and water; paleoecology; environmental change and society; coupled human-biophysical systems|
|Prof Moira Deanfirstname.lastname@example.org||Behavioural sciences; obesity; consumer behaviour; food choice; risk perception; attitudes to food; behaviour change; risk communication||Dr Michelle Spence; Dr Tony Benson; Dr Fiona Lavelle; Dr Stephanie Brooks; Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Claire McKernan|
|Prof Rudolf Krskaemail@example.com||Bioanalytics & biotoxicology; mycotoxins; organic trace analysis; plant and microbial metabolites; LC-MS/MS; plant-fungi-metabolomics; urine biomarkers|
|Prof Helen Roche||Diet and nutrition; nutrigenomics; inflammation and metabolism; functional foods; metabolic-inflammation; dietary fatty acids; 'nutrition, obesity and diabetes’|
|Prof Chris Creeveyfirstname.lastname@example.org||Ecological/evolutionary genomics; microbiome; computational biology; evolution; ecology; environmental genomics; AMR; novel therapeutics; genomics||Dr Karen Siu Ting, Dr Benjamin Thomas|
|Dr Lisa Connollyemail@example.com||Endocrine disruptors; in vitro bioassays; toxicology; detection; environment; food; healti||Dr Stephen Drain|
|Prof Chris Elliott||Food integrity; food crime; food fraud; toxicology; food safety; food contamination; feed safety; feed contamination||Dr Simon Haughey; Dr Connor Black; Dr Julie Meneely; Dr Kevin Cooper; Dr Marcia Monteiro; Dr Maeve Shannon; Dr Magdalena Sliwinska-Bartel; Dr Terry McGrath; Dr Claire McVey; Dr Olivier Chevalier; Dr Annalisa Leone; Dr Leon Whiteman; Dr Olufunke Akiyode; Dr Ratnasekhar Ch; Dr Holly Montgomery; Dr Natasha Logan|
|Prof Paul Brereton||Food integrity; food value; food education; EIT Food; gamification; engagement; teachers; qualitative survey; schools; educators; social media||Dr Niamh O'Kane; Dr Stephanie Brooks|
|Dr Katrina Campbellfirstname.lastname@example.org||Food safety; biosensors; diagnostics; food supply chain; toxin analysis; biosecurity||Dr Jordi Nelis, Dr Tatiana Panov, Dr Chikere Nkwonta|
|Dr Tassos Koidisemail@example.com||Food safety/integrity/authenticity; food science; authenticity; olive oil; vegetable oil; spectroscopy; chemometrics; big data; analytical methods development; fraud detection; black tea; processing contro; bioactive ingredients; antioxidants; polyphenols|
|Dr Sarah Helyarfirstname.lastname@example.org||Marine & freshwater genomics; population genetics; eDNA; metagenomics; fish; amphibians||Dr Amanda Naaum|
|Prof Gary Hardiman||G.Hardiman@qub.ac.uk||Systems biology (food); climate change; Big Omics Data; endocrine disruptors & epigenetic alterations; plasticizers in the environment; bisphenol- A; genomics of marine species; vitamin D & prostate cancer; opioid & food addiction; cystic fibrosis; non-coding RNAs; nutrition & space travel|