Relevance of nanomaterials in shaping toxic dietary exposome (présentation en anglais)
Dr Saji George is an Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry at McGill University and holder of Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Nanotechnology for Food and Agriculture. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science & Quality Control and a Master’s in Biotechnology from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. After obtaining a PhD from the National University of Singapore, Dr. George completed a postdoctoral training in nanotoxicology from University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Prior to his joining at McGill in January 2017, Dr George was spearheading Centre for Sustainable Nanotechnology at Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore from where he completed several research projects addressing the health risks of nanomaterials and environmental contaminants. His research is aimed at understanding the relationship between nanomaterial properties and their hazardous and beneficial biological outcomes with the ultimate goal of developing sustainable nanotechnology applications for current and future challenges in food safety and security. He has authored 58 peer reviewed articles; five patents and he has served as a technical committee member in ISO/TC 229 (dealing with Environmental Safety and Health of Nanomaterials). His excellences in teaching and research have been recognized by Ministry of Education, Singapore through the best mentor award and PS21 ExCEL Gold/Silver Awards in 2015 and 2016.
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