Aeren Pauwels

Academic assistant, PhD candidate

Reserach Field: protein oxidation and its interaction with other food components

Aeren studied at the Bioscience engineering faculty of Ghent University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in agronomy followed by a master’s degree in food science. His master thesis was about improving quality aspects of Vietnamese cocoa beans during post-harvest processing, and was carried out in Vietnam with an ASEM-DUO scholarship.

His current research aims to better understand protein oxidation in foods and its interaction with other food components. Throug the research he hopes to identify relevant oxidation markers and in a next phase determine whether they pose any nutritional or broader health risks. This proteomics research is largely LC-MS/MS driven and aims to identify, characterise and quantify degradation products in food model systems.