Oluwatobi is a recent MSc. Advanced food safety graduate from Queens University Belfast. Previously, he obtained a diploma in animal health and production technology, and B.Tech degree in microbiology from Federal University of Technology, Nigeria.
Science-related Work Experience:
He carried out a mini-project on the health effects of mycotoxin on broiler chickens as part of the requirement for his B.Tech programme. Also, during his internship and research assistantship at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), he participated in the development of a fungus-based biocontol agent (Aflasafe™) to protect feed and food from the deadly aflatoxin. After the completion of his bachelors degree in 2015, Oluwatobi was awarded a fully funded commonwealth scholarship to study a masters course in advanced food safety at Queens University Belfast (2016-2017). He is currently undertaking a PhD funded by MSCA-ITN at the same university under the supervision of Prof. Chris Elliott, which focuses on the determination of farm animal exposure to a large number of mycotoxins and the assessment of novel mycotoxin binders
Other Professional Points-of-Interest:
Oluwatobi is a member of Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM), and an intending member of Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and Institute of Food Science Technology (IFST). He loves teaching and mentoring.
Area of science:
Lisa’s research focuses on endocrine disrupting environmental and food based toxins resulting from modern day industrial, agricultural or natural sources. Utilising innovative and emerging in vitro bioassays for the assessment of endocrine disruptors (ED’s) in food, feed and the environment, this work aims to identify ED mechanism of action, horizon scan for emerging ED’s and assess the mixture effects related to health.
Currently a Reader of Toxin Food Safety within the Institute for Global Food Security and the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). Previously Lisa obtained her BSc in Biological Sciences at The University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, in 1994. In 1999 she was awarded a PhD in Biological Sciences specialising in cancer research at Dublin City University, Ireland. As a postdoctoral scientist, Lisa was involved in projects developing and applying new technologies for the detection of harmful contaminants in food.
The PROTECTED ITN Coordinator and supervisor of ESR 13 (Emerging High Content Analysis technology for the investigation of ED’s and their mixtures).
Area of science:
Chris’ main research interests are in the development of innovative techniques to provide early warning of toxin threats across complex food supply systems. Protecting the integrity of the food supply chain from fraud is also a key research topic and Chris led the independent review of Britain’s food system following the 2013 horsemeat scandal.
Chris is currently Professor of Food Safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. He serves as Pro Vice Chancellor for the university and is responsible for the Medical and Life Sciences Faculty. He has published more than 350 peer review articles, many relate to the detection and control of agriculture, food and environmental related contaminants.
Chris has developed a high level network of collaborators across Europe, the United States and Asia. He is a visiting Professor at the China Agriculture University in Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Biology and the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Chris is the supervisor of ESR 4 (Mycotoxins, mass spectrometry, farm animals, and health effects).