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Nanotechnology and Food Fraud – Emerging Topics in Food Safety

  • 06 May 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Shadbolt Centre 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 2J3


  • Early Bird - Register before or on Friday May 4th 2015

    BCFPA Member $40
  • Early Bird Non-Member Ticket.

  • Early Bird Ticket - Student or Retired BCFPA Member. - $20.00

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BCFPA Spring Event 2015

Wednesday May 6, 2015 - Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

Nanotechnology and Food Fraud – Emerging topics in food safety

5:30-6:00 PM Registration

6:00-6:15 PM Welcome

6:15-7:00 PM First Speaker Dr. Hanner

7:00-7:30 PM Nutrition Break

7:30-8:15 PM Second Speaker Dr. Yada

8:15-8:30 PM Door Prizes and Closing

Title: The Role of DNA-based Species Authentication in Detecting and Deterring Food Fraud

BIO: Dr. Robert (Bob) Hanner is an Associate Professor at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario & Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Michigan University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Oregon in 1997. He held a Kalbfleisch Postdoctoral Fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) from 1998 to 1999 and then served as Curatorial Associate for the Ambrose Monell Collection for Molecular and Microbial Research at the AMNH, where he spearheaded development of the Museum’s genomic resource collections (2000-2003). He then joined the faculty of the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, where he served as Scientific Program Director of the Coriell Cell Repositoires from 2003-2005. He also served as President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) from 2003-2004. He is an Associate Editor of Mitochondrial DNA and also serves on the editorial boards of Biopreservation and Biobanking and GigaScience. He has authored over 70 scientific publications and exposed widespread seafood fraud using molecular techniques. His work has been featured in the New York Times and CBC Marketplace, among many other media outlets.

An Overview of Nanotechnology in Food Science and Technology

Rickey Yada is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, and Professor of Food Science at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia (Oct. 2014), Canada. Prior to his appointment at UBC, he was a Professor in the Department of Food Science, Chair of the Department of Food Science, Assistant Vice President Research, a Canada Research Chair in Food Protein Structure and the Scientific Director of the Food Institute at the University of Guelph (1984-2014). Among other activities, he is presently the Scientific Director of the Advanced Foods and Materials Canada Network, the Vice Chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes, the President of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), is the North American Editor for Trends in Food Science and Technology and is on the editorial boards for several journals. He is the author of over 190 refereed journal publications and several book chapters. Dr. Yada is a Past President and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology, as well as being a Fellow of the International Academy of IUFoST and the Institute of Food Technologists.

Event posters are available here:

2015 May Speaker's Evening Agenda

2015 May Speaker's Evening Speaker's Poster

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