This associate applied research group focuses on research into the safety, quality and integrity of food throughout the supply chain, from cultivation to processing, distribution and consumption. The fate of the materials in the (circular) food chain is examined and possible health risks, and risk mitigation strategies are identified. Furthermore, research is done on the product integrity of food (food fraud). State-of-the-art techniques are employed and further developed in the research studies, including analytical chemical and chemometric techniques, physiologically based kinetic models (PBP), and in vitro technologies (kinetics and toxicity testing). The research done in this associate applied research group is multidisciplinary and thus contributes to a sustainable future for humans and the environment. In cooperation with knowledge institutes and the business community (Multinationals and Small to Medium Enterprises), and with the help of students from Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (HVHL), research questions are converted into applied scientific research by the associate applied research group.
All publications of the associate applied research group Safety in the Food Chain can be found on Greeni, the online library of the green HBO.
Dr. Marije Strikwold ERT is associate professor at Safety in the Food Chain within HVHL's Applied Research Center. Marije studied environmental science and biomedical sciences and received her PhD from the toxicology department of Wageningen University. She studies the fate and risks of chemical compounds in the food chain and conducts research on food integrity. In her research, she also works to develop alternatives to animal testing assessing risks from chemicals. Marije is a lecturer at the Forensic Laboratory Research programme at HVHL where she, among other things, coordinates the Food Forensics & Toxicology minor. She has experience in developing and applying exposure and physiologically based kinetic (PBK) models, in vitro toxicity and ADME testing, and analytical chemical techniques. She received 3 awards from the Society of Toxicology for her scientific publications on alternatives to animal testing. Marije is a EUROTOX registered toxicologist.
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