Dr. Gitte Barknowitz is Analytical scientist with over 10 years experience in food analysis for government organisations and industry, currently working for an instrument manufacturer in method development for food analysis. Background in toxicology & metabolism with focus on food. Work experience in Germany, Singapore and the UK.
Food contaminants, Food quality control, Chemical analysis, Mass spectrometry.
Dr. William Odoom is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Food and Postharvest Technology at the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) and also teaches some courses in the Department of Environmental Management and Technology. He holds Teachers Certificate ‘A’ from Wesley College of Education, Kumasi, a B.Sc. degree in Agriculture Technology (Irrigation & Mechanization option) from the University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana and a MSc. in Food and Postharvest Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He worked at the Ghana Education Service for 15 years where he rose to the rank of Assistant Director II and later became the Headmaster of A.M.E. Zion Junior High School, Kumasi before joining the University in 2012 as an Assistant Lecturer. He was the Examination officer for the Department, a member of the FAST Board and Academic Board. Currently, he is the Head of Department for Food and Postharvest Technology.
His research interest is to acquire a better understanding of the pre-harvest and postharvest factors affecting fresh produce, identify innovative technologies that can be used to solve problems related to the postharvest physiology, quality assessment and nutritional composition of foods, food safety and quality, grain processing, food product development, crop drying, handling and storage of perishables and durable crops for the benefit of produce growers, processors, marketers, consumers and other horticultural industry actors.