Mathis Vermeersch

PhD Student

Mathis VermeerschMathis Vermeersch is a PhD researcher at the Food Microbiology and Food Preservation Research Unit working in the field of Food Microbiology and Food Safety Management, specifically on emerging microbiological food safety hazards.

In 2022, Mathis graduated from Ghent University as a Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: Food science and Nutrition. His research interests lie in the field of food safety and food-borne pathogens. During his Bachelor’s thesis, he studied “Smart Techniques for the Rapid Detection of Pathogens in Drinks”. His Master’s thesis assessed the interaction between indigenous microbiota and Listeria monocytogenes on modified atmosphere packaged fresh-cut Romaine lettuce using a model system approach.

During his PhD, he studies emerging microbiological food safety hazards with associated risks, contributing to the Horizon Europe funded FoodSafeR project. The focus is on alternative food networks, with case studies in the framework of urban agriculture on the input side of the food system, and fuzzy food distribution networks on the output side.

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Mathis Vermeersch