The journey of a Sensory and Consumer Scientist (Agronomist) in QAAFI-CNAFS
Abstract: During the last six years in QAAFI, Sandra has work for several projects co-funded by ARC, HIA, CRC and Innovation connections in partnership with national and international industry. In this seminar Sandra will provide a snapshot of the research work she has conducted in CNAFS. In addition, she will provide a more in-depth view of the work she conducted on consumers particle perception in semisolid foods and its relationships with oral physiology, tactile sensitivity, product experience and personality traits.

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Dr SANDRA Olarte Mantilla

Sandra is a Sensory & Consumer scientist working as a Research Officer at the University of Queensland in its institute Queensland Alliance of Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI). Sandra started her career as a Sensory & Consumer Scientist 13 years ago when she started her PhD in Wine science at the University of Adelaide. Sandra's role has been focused on providing her food and beverages Sensory & Consumer Science expertise in several multidisciplinary projects co-funded by The Australian Research Council and Food industry partners at QAAFI's Centre for Nutrition and Food Science (CNAFS). Sandra's most recent appointment at QAAFI-CNAFS involves providing her expertise in sensory and consumer science in the ARC Training Centre for Uniquely Australian Foods.

Dr SANDRA Olarte Mantilla, Research Officer, Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
E: s.olartemantilla@uq.edu.au

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Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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