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Diversity in Biology Speaker Series: Application of ‘Omics Tools for the Analysis of Food Integrity
March 3 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
The Diversity in Biology Speaker Series invites you to attend a talk by Dr. Yaxi Hu.
To safeguard consumers’ health and rights, food professionals have committed to ensuring the integrity of food products along the supply chain as it travels from the farm to the fork.
Analytical tools can help identify defective food products and serve as the last barrier to prevent those products from contaminating supply chain. Omics tools, originally developed to analyze collection(s) of chemicals in biological samples, have attracted attentions of food researchers due to their excellent performance in analyzing complex sample matrices.
This presentation will focus on how Dr. Hu has applied omics tools to solve a variety of food integrity-related challenges.
About the Speaker
Dr. Yaxi Hu is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at Health Canada and will join the Department of Chemistry, Carleton University as an Assistant Professor in the coming July. Dr. Hu received her PhD degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in 2018, majoring in Food Science. Her research has focused on the development of innovative analytical methods using spectroscopic, metabolomic and genomic tools, as well as microfluidic “lab-on-a-chip” platform for the detection of food safety, quality and authenticity issues. She has published 26 peer-reviewed articles in top journals.