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Bradley Afanda

Project Title: Analysis of organic and inorganic nitrogen compounds in prepared consumer foods.

Overview: 

Bradley is a PhD researcher carrying out his work in analysis of both organic and inorganic nitrogen compounds in prepared consumer foods at Teagasc Food Research Centre in collaboration with Technical University of Dublin. Bradley graduated with a BSc in Analytical Science in 2018 from Dublin City University. After carrying out various projects involving using LC-MS/MS and other analytical techniques in food quality and safety as part of his undergraduate dissertation and experience after graduation, he developed a keen interest in both analytical chemistry and food safety. In October 2020, he commenced his PhD which will investigate the suitability of alternative curing approaches and the impact of different cooking approaches on the formation of nitrosamines in processed meat. In addition, analytical test methods will be established to accurately measure nitrate, nitrite and nitrosamine compounds because methods are not currently in place. As a result he will develop expertise in in the areas of LC-MS/MS, ion chromatography and meat processing in order to accomplish these challenges. Outside of the PhD, Bradley enjoys going to the gym, playing football, attending Toastmasters amongst other activities.

Programme Area: Food Safety

Professional platform: 

Orcid: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6488-2781

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13851242/

Email: bradley.afanda@teagasc.ie

Supervisors: Dr. Martin Danaher and Prof. Christine O’Connor

Location: Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15.

Funding Source: Teagasc