Mehrnoosh Babaahmadifooladi

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Dr. Mehrnoosh Babaahmadifooladi is a Postdoc staff member of UGent. She is currently working on two European project namely FNS cloud (EU-Horizon 2020) and FYTORISK project (funded by FOD). Her domain of expertise is dealing with chemical analysis as well as risk assessment of the chemicals in foods. She was also involved in coordination/project management activities for EU projects. Besides, she is participating in training programs through lecturing on risk assessment of chemicals in foods. It is good to mention that she was involved in the data preparation/management activities as well.

Mehrnoosh babaahmadifooladi obtained her PhD degree on 2020. She was doing a research in the exposure assessment of the trace elements in foods. She was involved in all process of the exposure assessment research from the chemical analysis to the consumption data extraction and the exposure calculations.

She received her first MSc degree in Inorganic chemistry in 2008 from Kashan University in Iran. She obtained her second MSc degree in Human Nutrition in 2015 from Gent University. Since, 2015 she has started her PhD degree at Gent University.

As an MSc student, she was working in the Vandemoortele Centre for Lipid Science and Technology at Gent University in 2012-2014 for synthesis and characterization of the strong oleogels to be used as the oleogelator in food industry.
AS a PhD researcher, her research focuses on exposure assessment of the population to the trace elements, e.g. nickel, using the consumption data and elemental occurrence data in foods. This interdisciplinary research, involving the chemical analysis of the food samples, e.g. ICP-MS analysis, extracting the relevant consumption data from the Belgian Food Consumption data 2014 and exposure calculations. She is also conducting the bioaccessibility assessments in different type of the foods to see how much from the total nickel in the food will be released during the digestion in human body to take these releasing coefficients in to account at the time of exposure calculations. This will be done using the simulated human digestive system in the CMET laboratory of the Gent University.


Mehrnoosh Babaahmadifooladi