Naam MM Bertotto

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OrganisatieWageningen Food & Biobased Research
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After finishing my bachelor degree in Food Science and Technology, I completed a Doctoral Research in Food Engineering at University of Buenos Aires. My thesis gave me thorough knowledge and experience related to the effects of processing on product properties, analytical and statistical techniques. Furthermore, I worked as a Professor of "Chemometrics Tools" from 2019 until 2022.

Moreover, I have worked for the National Service for Agrifood Health and Quality (SENASA), in Argentina. This agency is an international reference laboratory,  responsible for implementing national policies on animal health, plant protection and food safety. I have worked in the Residues Department in CG-MS area for the first 3 years. Then, I have worked in the Food Science department as a Researcher in Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics, for the following 9 years. 

I have always worked hard to accomplish my goals and gain more insight into chemical and data sciences. I have worked in a software development company (SoftLab) as a freelance consultant in NIR/chemometrics. Moreover, I have attended several national and international conferences, presenting posters and oral talks with great success. 




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Conferences, International

• Poster: “Detection of Adulterants in Honey (HFCS) by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics”. International Conference of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS). Queensland, Australia. September 15-20, 2019.

• Poster: “Detection of High Fructose Corn Syrup in Honey (HFCS) by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics”. ScandinavianSymposium on Chemometrics (SSC). Oslo, Norway June 17-20, 2019.

• Oral presentations: “Detection of adulterants in honey by Near Infrared microscopy and Chemometrics”, “Use of infrared microscopy for the detection of particles of animal origin in bone ashes”. 8th World Congress on Spectroscopy and Analytical Techniques. Stockholm, Sweden. September 10-11, 2018.

• Poster: “Detection of particles of animal origin by near infrared microscopy”.M.Bertotto,M.Bello, M. Agnese, S. Binotti, D. Dedo. 18th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy. Copenhagen, Denmark. June,2017.

• Poster: “Determination of glass transition temperature of two Argentinian rice varieties”. M. Bertotto et al. VI International Congress of Food Science and Technology. Córdoba, Argentina. November, 2016.

• Poster: “Effect of drying conditions on rice quality”. M. Bertotto, A. Gaston, J. Batiller. VI InternationalCongressofFoodScienceand Technology. Córdoba,Argentina. November 2016. • First Argentine Congress of Mass Spectrometry, Córdoba. November 2012.

• Poster: ”Viscoelastic behavior of rice flours obtained by wet milling of rice”. M. Bertotto et al. VI ArgentinianCongressof Chemical Engineering. June, 2010.

Awards, International

• SENASA First Prize. Project: Detection of Adulteration in Food by Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics.Score:93.7.December2019.

• Recipient of the "John Shenk Travel Award" to attend the International Congress of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (ICNIRS). Copenhagen, Denmark, from June 10 to 16, 2017.


Doctor of Engineering. University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Engineering, Buenos Aires. November 2013 — April 2019.  "Modelling of the drying and tempering processes of rice variety IRGA 424". Score: Outstanding (10/10).

Food Quality and Logistics. Universidad Nacional Tres de Febrero. 2012. Postgraduate course.

Food Science and Technology, MCs, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Buenos Aires. April 2004 — June 2010

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