University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati
Aura Daraba is Associate professor at Food Science, Food Engineering and Applied Biotechnology Department, University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania and Research Associate at Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, Iowa State University, USA. She holds a PhD and MSc from University “Dunarea de Jos” of Galati, Romania. Dr. Daraba was a Norman Bourlaug/USAID Fellow at University of Kentucky, USA, and a postdoctoral fellow at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki funded by the Greek Government. She authored and co-authored nine books and book chapters, forty-three 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. Aura 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). 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).
Aura Daraba’s research interests are related to 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 (High pressure processing) to control pathogens, Implementation of HACCP in food industry and in food service units.