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UNM Academic Presenting at Webinar on Recent Trends in Food Processing Technologies


Professor Asgar Ali from School of Bioscience at the University of Nottingham Malaysia was recently invited by the Bihar Agricultural University in India to be a guest speaker on a webinar. The webinar, which will be held via Zoom on 20 July 2020, will discuss the Recent Trends in Processing Technologies for Food Quality and Safety.

The objective of the webinar is to impart knowledge on recent trends in food processing and technologies, broaden the understanding on food safety and nutritional security, and facilitate the interaction with experts to discuss possible solutions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some of the thematic areas that will be discussed during the webinar include the challenges and opportunities of the food industry during the pandemic, cold plasma processing for food quality and safety, the role of pulsed electric field processing technology in food preservation, innovative post-harvest technologies to improve shelf life of fresh produce, and nanotechnology and its application for food processing.

Alongside Professor Asgar, a number of prominent speakers have also been invited to be part of the webinar including Dr Sanu Jacob, Food and Safety Standards, Authority of India; Dr Vasundha Bansai, Punjab university; Dr N.N. Misra, Dalhousie University; and Dr Khalid Gul, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

To register for this webinar, please visit here


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

Posted on 6th July 2020

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