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Murad Holy


Clinical Nutrition Department
University of Hail
Saudi Arabia

Biography

Dr. Murad Holy graduated my bachelor and master degrees in Nutrition and Food Technology from the University of Jordan, and got my PhD from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition from Washington State University-WA-USA in 2003. Currently an associate professor and Department Head of the Department of Clinical Nutrition-College of Applied Medical Sciences-University of Hail. I have published about 40 articles in renowned international Journals and also have four published book chapters. I have got several awards and scholarships, most importantly, the Fulbright scholarship and Abdulhameed Shuman foundation award for the distinguished researcher in the Arab world.

Research Interest

Dr. Murad HolyResearch interests includes Food Science/Food Microbiology, Determine the thermal inactivation kinetics of pathogenic foodborne microorganism in different food systems, Develop pasteurization protocols for high value seafood products using conventional thermal processes, Establish pasteurization protocols for high value seafood products using novel heating technologies (radio frequency and microwave dielectric heating), Examine the efficiency of electrolyzed oxidizing (EO) water to inactive food-borne pathogens in fresh produce, meat, fish and poultry. • Usine combinations of antimicrobial treatment with mild heat treatment to process heat-sensitive food products ,Develop methods to quantify and identify pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in food systems using Short Wavelength and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy • Study the growth, survival, recovery and inactivation of Enterobacter sakazakii (Cronobacter spp) in infant formula and baby foods,Developing new media for recovery of intact and injured foodborne pathogens ,Providing expert consulting services for food safety and extension of shelf life of different food products, especially chilled meat products.

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