Iowa State University
Dr. Aura Daraba is Associate professor at University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania and Research Associate at Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Iowa State University, USA. She authored and co-authored nine books and book chapters, forty-four peer reviewed research publications, and twenty-six scientific presentations in the area of food safety and quality, foodborne pathogens control using non-thermal technologies and natural antimicrobials, and HACCP. Dr. Daraba works extensively in reviewing for scientific journals and national interest projects (Meat Science journal-USA; Graduate Women in Science Fellowships-USA; Action “Cooperation 2011”- Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning & Religious Affairs – Greece). She was a Norman Bourlaug/USAID Fellow, University of Kentucky, USA, and a postdoctoral fellow at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Daraba organized several international conferences, workshops and webinars in the area of food safety and HACCP held in the USA, Romania, and Haiti (USAID/FAVACA/PADF project). In 2016, she was Member of Organizing Committee of Global Food Safety-2016 which was held San Antonio, TX.
Food safety and Food quality, Use of natural antimicrobials on meat, meat products, fruits and vegetables to control pathogens, Use of non-thermal food processing technologies (HPP) to control pathogens, Implementation of HACCP in food industry and in food service units.