Our Team provides world class training, support, capacity building and mentoring to improve food safety primarily in the areas of food analysis, regulatory support and the development of underpinning research.
Dr. Hamide Senyuva – Director has a food safety research background, using sophisticated analytical instrumentation which has been strengthened with experience in project management. This experience together with skills in strategic development and marketing are used to support businesses operating in the food safety arena. Working internationally Hamide provides training and mentoring in laboratory management, and support to companies and public sector organisations in raising their scientific profiles.
Dr. John Gilbert – Director has considerable experience in food safety having operated at a senior level in Government and academia and has developed strong international links with stakeholders across the food chain. He has hands-on experience of risk assessment gained from many years serving on two EFSA Panels, and a strong background in scientific publishing in both authorship and editorial roles. International experience has been gained in EU funded activities as project manager in a number of capacity-building projects with food control authorities.
Levent Ünal – Finance provides accountancy and other financial support in maintaining FoodlIfe finance records and ensuring compliance with European Commission and other funding authorities. Strong financial systems and sound audit trails are critical in delivering projects to public bodies such as the EU, as well as tracking costs and time committed to various projects.
Gülce Zorlu – FoodLife intern is a METU chemistry undergraduate who is undergoing training during vacations and when opportunities arise to provide support to FoodLife projects. FoodLife is committed to expanding links and collaborations with METU and employs graduate and post-graduate students wherever possible, and provides all necessary training to work in an SME in food safety
Mehmet Caner Çakıcı – Information systems has considerable private sector experince in web-design and in supporting systems, and provides invaluable support in developing FoodLIfe specialist IT-based products. FoodLife is not only reliant on strong IT systems for everyday working, but frequently also requires customised web-based solutions to deliver products to customers.