Dr. Dalal Werner is a food industry engineer (Msc) and holds a PhD in food science (her doctoral thesis was on the effects of irradiation on the quality of fruit texture). She is working at Aerial since 1988. She is senior project manager in charge of the chemistry and nutrition laboratory and has expertise in the development of analytical methods for food control. She is involved in national and European research projects as well as in standardization working groups among them the working group “irradiated foodstuffs” of the European Committee for Standardization. She is carrying out Expert missions, training and technical support in the field of detection of irradiated food under the aegis of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Workshop 1 : “Around mangoes irradiation”: Francois Van der Stappen and Florent Kuntz will present the process and dosimetry aspects of X-ray treatment of mangoes for phytosanitary purposes. Dalal Werner and Marie Hélène Desmonts will present examples of methodologies that can be implemented in sensory analysis and physicochemistry for the study of these irradiated fruits.
Workshop 2 : “Around coriander treated with low energy electrons”: Mirjad Keka will present the low energy electron beam treatment (LEEB) of coriander for decontamination. Dalal Werner and Marie Hélène Desmonts will present examples of methodologies that can be implemented in sensory analysis and physicochemistry for the study of these irradiated seeds.