Michele Suman
Michele Suman
Barilla SpA
Head of Food Chemistry & Safety Research Department within the Food Research Labs

Co-chair of Session 3 – Complex foods: tools for food authenticity assessment

Michele Suman’s educational background includes: Analytical Chemistry Degree, Summa Cum Laude (University of Ferrara,1997); National Prize for Young Researchers (Italian Chemistry Federation, 1998); Master in Science-Technology & Management working also at the Natta Research Center (Shell-Montell Polyolefins, Ferrara, Italy); PhD in Materials Science (University of Parma, 2005).

He is Vice-Chair of the ILSI Process Related Compounds & Natural Toxins Task Force and member of: Board of the European Technology Platform (Italian Section) “Food for Life”; Board of the Italian Chemistry Society – Mass Spectrometry Division,; Working Groups within European Committee for Standardization (CEN); Editorial Advisory Boards of Food Additives and Contaminants Journal and World Mycotoxin Journal, Scientific Committees of International Events (e.g. World Mycotoxin Forum (WMF), Rapid Methods Europe (RME), Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA). His scientific production is documented by 5 book chapters, 115 contributions at national and international conferences and 70 papers in international ISI journals.

Since 2006 he is the head of Food Chemistry & Safety Research Department within the Food Research Labs of Barilla SpA (Parma, Italy) working on research projects about food safety-quality-authenticity, food contact materials, sensors, mass spectrometry.

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