Raphaelle Palau


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Epidemiology, genomics and antimicrobial resistance of bacteria

I am a Project Scientist in Alison Mather’s group at the Quadram. I am working on a project characterizing bacteria and antimicrobial resistance in the food chain, where I use various microbiology and molecular biology techniques to study microbial communities.

Prior to joining the Quadram, I worked as a Crop Analyst at The James Hutton Institute on a SG-funded research project ‘The Effect of Sustainable Farming Systems on Health Beneficial Components’, which exploits the Centre for Sustainable Cropping research platform at Balruddery Farm Dundee, to developing baseline data on the impacts of conventional & reduced input (sustainable) management practices on crop yield, crop composition, quality & nutrition.

In 2010 I was awarded a BSc in biology and physiology from the University of Mont Saint Aignan in Rouen, and in 2012 I completed a MSc in Bioengineering and plant biotechnologies at the University of Paul Sabatier in Toulouse where I developed my interest in food quality and in food safety.

Key Publications

Freitag, S.; Verrall, S.R.; Pont, S.D.A.; McRae, D.; Sungartas, J.A.; Palau, R.; Hawes, C.; Alexander, C.J.; Allwood, J.W.; Foito, A.; Stewart, D.; Shepherd, L.V.T., (2018) Impact of conventional and integrated management systems on the water-soluble vitamin content in potatoes, field beans and cereals., Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 66, 831-841.

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