Amber Van Reepingen

Academic Assistant / PhD Student

Amber Van ReepingenAmber Van Reepingen is a teaching assistant in the domain of sustainable food packaging under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Frank Devlieghere, prof. dr. ir. Peter Ragaert and prof. dr. ir. Bruno De Meulenaer. For her educational activities, she focuses on Food Packaging Systems, Packaging Technology, Shelf Life of Packed Foods and Food Safety of Packaging Materials. In addition, she works on her PhD which combines sustainable food packaging and microbial food safety under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Frank Devlieghere and prof. dr. Stijn Luca.

Amber studied at Ghent University from 2017 to 2020 to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Bioscience Engineering (Main Subject Chemistry and Food Technology). In 2022, she received her Master’s degree in Bioscience Engineering: Food Science and Nutrition from Ghent University. Her Master dissertation focussed on the effect of different food components on the inactivation of STEC by non-thermal plasma. In September 2022, she joined the FMFP research unit as a teaching assistant and PhD student.

For her PhD under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Frank Devlieghere, she focuses on the effect of dynamic gas exchange in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) systems on microorganisms’ behaviour. The aim of her research is to develop a predictive model to be able to predict the growth of Listeria monocytogenes (vegetative cells) and Bacillus cereus (spores) in a food subjected to dynamic oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations. Prof. dr. Stijn Luca advises in the design of experiments (DoE), modelling and statistical data analysis during the PhD.

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