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NZIFST 2020 JC Andrews Address - Phil Bremer

  • 17 Mar 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
  • The Remuera Club, Auckland


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"The Rewards and Challenges of Industry Focussed Research"


NZIFST’s 2020 JC Andrews Award recipient, Phil Bremer, will present this entertaining talk in which he says “It will be a bit about me, a bit about some of the industry relevant research I have carried out and hopefully contain some sage take home messages”.

About the JC Andrews Award
This Award is presented annually in memory of Massey University’s first Chancellor, Dr Jack Clark Andrews, who proposed that a food technology degree course be established at Massey University. The award recognises Institute members who have made a substantial contribution to science and technology in the food industry.

As the 2020 JCA recipient, Phil is acknowledged as making outstanding contributions in food science and technology in New Zealand and internationally and provided exemplary leadership to the New Zealand food industry. The breadth and depth of his impact is staggering in both academia and for the industry. He has also had significant service with and made a major contribution to NZIFST - he has been a member since 1997 and was elected Fellow in 2008.

About Phil
Phil Bremer is currently a Professor at the University of Otago in the Department of Food Science, lecturing on food regulations, food microbiology, preservation and safety. He completed all his study at the University of Otago - a MSc (Marine Science) in 1984 and a PhD in Microbiology in 1988. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1989, he completed postdoctoral fellowships at California State University and Montana State University. By 1992 he was Microbiological Programme Manager at the New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research and in 1997 began transitioning to an academic role at the University of Otago where he started fulltime in 2002. He was Head of the Department of Food Science from 2007 to 2014 and was promoted to Professor in 2010.

His research interests include the tracking and controlling of foodborne pathogens, understanding the role of micro-organisms in flavour development and exploring consumer’s knowledge and perceptions of a range of food safety and sustainability related topics. He has worked with a wide range of companies on projects in the dairy, vegetable, seafood, meat, brewing and wine industries and has published over 220 scientific papers including 22 book chapters.

Phil is Chair of the Science Leadership Team of the New Zealand Food Safety Science Research Centre, the Vice-President of the  New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology and a former President of both the New Zealand Microbiological Society and the New Zealand Association of Food Protection.

17th of March at the Remuera Club
Registration from 6pm
Sit down dinner

Cost = $39 members, $49 non members

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