Nexus Webinar

Arequipa Nexus Institute - EN
April 9, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Plan to join us for the Nexus webinar this Friday, April 9 from 12-1 PM .

Dr. Diana Vanessa Sarria-Zuniga, Arequipa Nexus Associate Researcher, will discuss the current agriculture practices and the impact of the Food Safety Program in the Arequipa Region.

Dr. Sarria-Zuniga is part of the Nexus project: "Development of Good Agricultural and Manufacturing Practices Trainings for Growers and Food Processors in Arequipa, Peru" led by Dr. Amanda Deering (Purdue) and MSc. Mariel Álvarez Rodríguez (UNSA).

Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Diana Vanessa Sarria-Zuniga obtained her PhD in Botany and Plant Pathology from Purdue University in 2020, focusing on the characterization of bacterial communities in leafy greens associated with foodborne disease outbreaks such as romaine lettuce. Her doctoral research thesis focused on the understanding of how environmental conditions, leaf properties of romaine lettuce and bacterial communities play a role in the growth of the human pathogen E. coli O157:H7 on this leafy green. 

She is currently working in Nexus Institute as a postdoctoral researcher with Amanda Deering and Haley Oliver in the Department of Food Science at Purdue University, she is working on the development of a training program to educate growers in Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), as well as the evaluation of the microbiological and chemical quality of irrigation water, and commercially valuable fruits and vegetables in Arequipa, Peru. 

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Meeting ID: 935 4262 0589

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