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Namedr.ir. MW den Besten
FirstnameHeidy
Emailheidy.denbesten@wur.nl

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DescriptionAssociate professor
OrganizationDepartment of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences
Organization UnitFood Microbiology
Phone+31 317 483 213
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Secretarial phone+31 317 482 887
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Visiting addressBornse Weilanden 9
6708WG, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room118/X2121
Postal addressPostbus 17
6700AA, WAGENINGEN
Courier117
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  • Occasional Scientific Advisor - Food Industry - Occasional Scientific Advisor - Food Industry
    Jan 2018 - Present

    Occasional Scientific Advisor: DSM


Biography

Heidy den Besten obtained a BSc in Food Technology and a BSc in Mathematics. She completed her MSc Food Technology cum laude specialising in Food Safety at Wageningen University, after which she started her PhD project entitled "Quantification of Bacillus cereus stress responses" in the Laboratory of Food Microbiology of Wageningen University. Her PhD research combined a mathematical modelling approach with single-cell analyses and molecular techniques for elucidating B. cereus’ adaptive stress responses. In 2011 she started as Assistant Professor in the Laboratory of Food Microbiology of Wageningen University. Her research domain focuses on quantitative pathogen ecology interlinking functional genomics and modelling of microbial behaviour. She supervises BSc, MSc and PhD projects and teaches in the MSc and BSc Food Microbiology programmes.


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  • CHL-23306 - Health Issues in Daily Life; a Bèta-Gamma Approach
  • FHM-20306 - Food Microbiology
  • FHM-30306 - Food Safety Risk Assessment
  • FHM-35303 - Advanced Food Microbiology - Minimal Processing, Preservation and Fermentation
  • FHM-35403 - Advanced Food Microbiology - Tools for Safety Management
  • FHM-35806 - Advanced Food Microbiology
  • FHM-70424 - MSc Internship Food Microbiology
  • FHM-79324 - MSc Research Practice Food Microbiology
  • FHM-80424 - MSc Thesis Food Microbiology
  • FHM-80436 - MSc Thesis Food Microbiology
  • FPH-10306 - Introduction to Food Technology
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