S (Seren) Yigitturk MScPromovendus
Seren Yigitturk's research interest in applying innovative biotechnologies in food science and nutrition is primarily focused on the Foodomics discipline to improve consumers' well-being, health, and confidence. She strongly believes that studies at the molecular level and integrations of advanced omics technologies will be responsible for delivering innovations in quality and environmentally sustainable food products.
Seren obtained her BSc in Nutrition & Dietetics at Hacettepe University, Turkey. She had placed in the mobility program and completed her internship/research assistant at Nutrition Innovation Center for Food and Health (NICHE) at Ulster University, Northern Ireland. Thereafter, she continued with her MSc in Biotechnologies for Food Science at the University of Padova, Italy.
For her PhD, she is involved in the European Union H2020-FNR-05 mEATquality research project with the overall aim to provide consumers with quality meat by developing scientific knowledge and novel solutions to address societal demands, economic needs and environmental concerns. The specific objective of her study is to develop integrative omics approaches (metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics, transcriptomics) to ensure the quality and authenticity of the broiler meat to support claims related to intrinsic meat characteristics and sustainable extrinsic factors.