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									                            CURRICULUM VITAE

                      Ursula Andrea Gonzales Barron
                             Food safety senior researcher
                         E-mail: ursula.gonzalesbarron@ucd.ie
                               Phone: + 353 1 7167450,
                                   + 353 86 1548633


I. Qualifications


Oct. 2001 – Apr. 2006:       PhD programme
                             Biosystems Engineering.
                             School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary
                             Medicine
                             University College Dublin
                             Dublin, Ireland.

Jan. 1999 – Nov. 1999:       Title of Engineer in Food Industries (Equivalent to
                             MEngSc)
                             Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
                             Lima, Peru.

Mar. 1994 – Dec 1998:        Bachelor in Science – Food Industries (Honours)
                             Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina
                             Lima, Peru.


II. Academic / Research Awards


1. Selected for outstanding research achievements by Marquis Who’s Who in the
World. Biography included in the 2009 Edition (N.J., USA).

2. “Methods for quantification of bread-crumb features by digital image analysis” was
awarded as the best oral presentation in the Seminar Day of the Department of
Agricultural and Food Engineering. University College Dublin. 2003.

3. Thesis for the title of Engineer in Food Industries: “Design of a methodology for
training a descriptive sensory panel specialised in textural quality evaluation of
pannettone”. Approved with the highest mention outstanding by the examiners. 1999.

4. Final mark of graduate studies: 17.2 / 20. First place among 226 Faculty graduates
and first place among over 1000 graduates of all Faculties in 1998.
III. Work experience


Dec. 2007 – present:     Scientific Officer of the Quantitative Microbial Risk
                         Assessment Network of Ireland (FIRM-funded project)
                         (http://www.ucd.ie/microbialrisknetwork).

                         Risk assessment, stochastic modelling and meta-analysis
                         for food safety applications.
                         Biosystems Engineering
                         School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary
                         Medicine
                         University College Dublin

Jan. 2007 – Oct. 2008:   Researcher of a FIRM-funded project for quantitative risk
                         assessment of Salmonella in pork production using
                         stochastic modelling and integration of meta-analysis
                         techniques.
                         Co-supervision of one Masters student.

Sep. 2007 – Feb. 2009:   Researcher of a FIRM-funded project for enhanced
                         traceability of the poultry meat chain using biometrics and
                         e-tracking technologies.
                         Co-supervision of two PhD students.

Sep. 2005 – May 2008:    Researcher and manager of a FIRM-funded project for
                         livestock identification using biometrics (retinal vascular
                         patterns, muzzle pattern, face recognition).
                         Co-Supervision of one Masters student and one PhD
                         student (http://www.ucd.ie/bioresources/biotrack).

Jan. 2005 – Aug. 2005:   Postdoctoral Research Associate
                         Satake Centre for Grain Process Engineering
                         School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
                         The University of Manchester, UK.

                         Responsible for the enhancement of a screening method
                         for density quantification of bread dough during proving
                         and first stages of baking. Software development.

Oct. 2001 – Jun. 2004:   Part-time Demonstrator (Practicals)
                         Biosystems Engineering.
                         School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary
                         Medicine
                         University College Dublin, Ireland.
Mar. 2000 – Aug. 2001:       Teaching Assistant
                             Department of Food Engineering
                             Faculty of Food Industries
                             Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Lima, Peru.
                             Subjects: Thermodynamics, Food Engineering I, Food
                             Engineering III, Food Chilling and Freezing, Food
                             Microbiology.

May. 1999 – Mar. 2000:       Quality Control Assistant
                             Molino El Triunfo, Lima, Peru.

                             Responsible for the development and implementation of
                             HACCP in production lines of wheat and maize flour,
                             production of cookies and production of pasta.


IV. Research Interests


   Food Safety:              quantitative risk assessment, meta-analysis, acceptance
                             sampling and statistical process control, predictive
                             microbiology, predictive statistical techniques
   Food Traceability:        livestock identification, meat traceability, electronic
                             identification


V. Affiliations and Contributions


   IAFP, International Association for Food Protection. Role: Member.

   EFFoST, European Federation of Food Science and Technology. Role: Member.

   Innovative Science. A platform website for the international research community to
   present their innovative discoveries to a wide audience (Contributor in food safety
   topics) http://www.innovative-science.com


VI. Peer-reviewed Publications


   1. Gonzales-Barron, U., Redmond, G., and Butler, F. (2010). A consumer-phase
      exposure assessment of Salmonella Typhimurium from Irish fresh pork sausages:
      II. Cooking and consumption modules. Food Control. Under review.
2. Gonzales-Barron, U., Redmond, G., and Butler, F. (2010). A consumer-phase
   exposure assessment of Salmonella Typhimurium from Irish fresh pork sausages:
   I. Transport and refrigeration modules. Food Control. Under review.

3. Gonzales-Barron, U., Redmond, G., and Butler, F. (2010). Modelling prevalence
   and counts of Salmonella Typhimurium in Irish fresh pork sausages at retail
   level. Journal of Food Protection. Under review.

4. Gonzales-Barron, U., and Butler, F. (2010). The use of meta-analytical tools in
   risk assessment for food safety. Food Microbiology, Sp. Issue Predictive
   Modelling in Foods. Under review.

5. Gonzales Barron, U., Kerr, M., Sheridan, J., and Butler, F. 2010. Count data
   distributions and their zero-modified equivalents as a framework for modeling
   microbial data with a relatively high occurrence of zero counts. International
   Journal of Food Microbiology, 136: 268–277.

6. Duggan, S., Mannion, C., Prendergast, D., Leonard, N., Fanning, S., Gonzales-
   Barron, U., and Duffy, G. 2009. Tracking the Salmonella status of pigs through
   the slaughter process in the Republic of Ireland. Journal of Food Protection.

7. Corkery, G., Gonzales Barron, U., Ayalew, G., Ward, S., and McDonnell, K.
   2009. A preliminary investigation of avian comb as a potential biometric
   marker for identification of poultry. Transactions of the ASABE, 52(3): 991-
   998.

8. Froschle, H., Gonzales Barron, U., Mc Donnell, K., and Ward, S. 2009.
   Investigation of the potential use of tracking and tracing of poultry using
   linear and 2D barcodes. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 66(2): 126-
   132.

9. Gonzales Barron, U., Soumpasis, I., and Butler, F. 2009. An appraisal of the use
   of meat juice serology monitoring data for estimating prevalence of caecal
   Salmonella carriage of pigs at slaughter by means of herd-level and animal-
   level simulation. Journal of Food Protection, 72(2): 286-294.

10. Gonzales Barron, U., Soumpasis, I., Butler, F., Duggan S., Prendergast, D., and
    Duffy, G. 2009. Estimation of prevalence of Salmonella spp. on pig carcasses
    and pork joints using a quantitative risk assessment model aided by meta-
    analysis. Journal of Food Protection, 72(2): 274-285.

11. Ktenioudaki, A., Butler, F., Gonzales Barron, U., Mc Carthy, U., and Gallagher,
    E. 2009. Monitoring the dynamic density of wheat dough during fermentation.
    Journal of Food Engineering, 95(2): 332-338.
12. Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S. 2009. The end of
    the identity crisis? Advances in biometrics markers for animal identification.
    Irish Veterinary Journal, 63(3): 204-208.

13. Prendergast, D., Duggan, S., Gonzales Barron, U., Fanning, S., Butler, F.,
    Cormican, M., and Duffy, G. 2009. Prevalence, numbers and characteristics of
    Salmonella spp. on Irish retail pork.       International Journal of Food
    Microbiology, 131(2-3): 233-239.

14. Barry, B., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S. 2008. A
    longitudinal study of the effect of time on the matching performance of a
    retinal recognition system for lambs. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture,
    64(2): 202-211.

15. Gonzales Barron, U., Bergin, D., Butler, F. 2008. A meta-analysis study of the
    effect of chilling on Salmonella prevalence on pork carcasses. Journal of Food
    Protection, 71(7): 1330-1337.

16. Prendergast, D., Duggan, S., Fanning, S., Cormican, M., Butler, F., Gonzales
    Barron, U., and Duffy, G. 2008. Prevalence and numbers of Salmonella spp.
    and Enterobacteriaceae on pork cuts in abattoirs in the Republic of Ireland.
    Journal of Applied Microbiology, 105(4):1209-1219.

17. Gonzales Barron, U., Corkery, G., Barry, B., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and
    Ward, S. 2008. Assessment of retinal recognition technology as a biometric
    method for sheep identification. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture,
    60(2): 156-166.

18. Gonzales Barron, U. and Butler, F. 2008. Discrimination of crumb grain visual
    appearance of organic and non-organic bread loaves by image texture
    analysis. Journal of Food Engineering, 84: 480-488.

19. Corkery, G, Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S. 2007.
    A preliminary investigation on face recognition as a biometric identifier of
    sheep. Transactions of the ASABE, 50(1): 313-320.

20. Barry, B., Gonzales Barron, U., Butler, F., McDonnell, K., and Ward, S. 2007.
    Using muzzle pattern recognition as a biometric approach for cattle
    identification. Transactions of the ASABE, 50(3): 1073-1080.

21. Gonzales Barron, U., and Butler, F. 2007. Fractal texture analysis of bread
    crumb digital images. European Food Research and Technology, 226(4): 721-
    729.                   Available                 online                  at:
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/h5716226166124w6/

22. Gonzales Barron, U., and Butler, F. 2007. Prediction of panellists’ perception of
    bread crumb appearance using fractal and visual textural features. European
       Food Research and Technology, 226(4): 779-785. Available online at:
       http://www.springerlink.com/content/gm2n0545npj6j511/

   23. Gonzales Barron, U., and Butler, F. 2006. Statistical and spectral texture
       analysis methods for discrimination of bread crumb images. In Proceedings of
       the IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology “Food is
       Life”, 17-21 September 2006, Nantes, France. 749-759 pp. DOI:
       10.1051/IUFoST:20060164.              Available         online           at:
       http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/IUFoST:20060164

   24. Gonzales Barron, U., and Butler, F. 2006. A comparison of seven thresholding
       techniques with the k-means clustering algorithm for measurement of bread
       crumb features by digital image analysis. Journal of Food Engineering, 74(2):
       268-278.

   25. Gonzales Barron, U., and Butler, F. 2004. A comparison of visual assessment
       and digital fractal analysis of bread crumb images. 395-400 p. In “Proceedings
       of the 12th International ICC Cereal and Bread Congress: Using Cereal Science
       and Technology for the Benefit of the Consumers”. Edited by Cauvain, S.,
       Salmon, S. and Young, L. CRC Press. Cambridge. England. ISBN 0-8493-3771-
       2

   26. Tarazona Rodriguez G., Ramos Villagarcía, C. and Gonzales Barron, U. 2001.
       Influence of ozoned water in bread dough. Anales Científicos, 49: 249-262
       (http://tumi.lamolina.edu.pe/resumen/anales/noviembre_diciembre_2001.pdf)


VII. Book Chapters / Published Reports


   1. AFRC. 2010. Salmonella in pork on the island of Ireland: A microbial risk
      assessment. Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc, Ashtown, Dublin. Ireland.
      52 pp. ISBN 978-1-84170-545-3

   2. Gonzales Barron, U., and Butler, F. 2008. Crumb Features Quantification by
      Cryo-Scanning Electron Microscopy Images. In “Bubbles in Food 2”. Edited by
      G. Campbell, M, Scanlon, L. Pyle, and K. Niranjan. AACC International.
      England. 439 pp. ISBN 1-891127-59-4.

   3. Gonzales Barron, U., and Butler, F. 2008. A comparison of four image texture
      analysis methods for classification of crumb grain appearance of organic and
      non-organic breads. In “Advances in Food Science and Food Technology in
      Developing Countries”. Asociación Mexicana de Ciencia de los Alimentos. In
      press.
VIII. Presentations and Plenary Lectures in Congresses and Conferences


24-26 Jun. 2010:     “Estimating the exposure to Salmonella Typhimurium from the
                     consumption of Irish fresh pork sausages” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, G. Redmond and F. Butler.
                     FOODSIM 2008 Food and Nutrition Simulation Conference.
                     Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO). Bragança, Portugal

24-25 Jun. 2010:     “Risk characterisation of Salmonella Typhimurium from
                     consumption of Irish fresh pork sausages” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, G. Redmond and F. Butler.
                     FOODSIM 2008 Food and Nutrition Simulation Conference.
                     Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO). Bragança, Portugal

7-9 Oct. 2009:       “Modeling the concentration of Salmonella in Irish fresh pork
                     sausage from most probable number (MPN) results” (poster
                     presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler
                     5th European Symposium on Food Safety. International
                     Association for Food Protection IAFP. Berlin, Germany

8-12 Sept. 2009:     “A preliminary consumer risk assessment model of Salmonella in
                     Irish pork sausages: Transport and home refrigeration modules”
                     (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, I. Soumpasis, G. Redmond and F. Butler.
                     6th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
                     (ICPMF): Fundamentals, State of the Art and New Horizons.
                     Washington, D. C., USA.

8-12 Sept. 2009:     “Introducing a zero-modified negative binomial regression for
                     estimating the effect of chilling on Escherichia coli counts from
                     Irish beef carcasses” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, J. Sheridan, and F. Butler.
                     6th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
                     (ICPMF): Fundamentals, State of the Art and New Horizons.
                     Washington, D. C., USA.

8-12 Sept. 2009:     “The use of meta-analytical tools in risk assessment modeling for
                     food safety” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler.
                     6th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods
                     (ICPMF): Fundamentals, State of the Art and New Horizons.
                     Washington, D. C., USA.
25-29 Aug. 2009:     “Modelling Salmonella numbers in Irish raw pork sausages
                     during transport and home refrigeration” (poster presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, I. Soumpasis, G. Redmond and F. Butler.
                     21st Conference on Environment, Food and Global Health (ISEE
                     2009). International Society of Environmental Epidemiology.
                     University College Dublin, Ireland

25-26 Mar. 2009:     “A novel application of count data distributions and their zero-
                     modified counterparts for modelling hygiene indicator organisms
                     of beef carcasses” (poster presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, J. Sheridan, and F. Butler.
                     International ProSafeBeef Safety Conference. Teagasc Ashtown
                     Food Research Centre. Dublin, Ireland.

24-28 Nov. 2008:     Plenary Lecture: “Risk analysis for food safety”. International
                     invited speaker.
                     VIII CONIA: National Congress of Food Engineering.
                     Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Lima, Peru.

24-28 Nov. 2008:     Plenary Lecture: “Food Chain Traceability: Latest developments
                     in Meat Traceability”. International invited speaker.
                     VIII CONIA: National Congress of Food Engineering.
                     Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina. Lima, Peru.

11-12 Nov. 2008:     “Applying zero-inflated regressions for modelling counts of
                     Escherichia coli” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, I. Soumpasis, and F. Butler.
                     Risk Assessment Workshop: The Risk of Salmonella in Pork –
                     Farm to Fork. University College Dublin, Ireland. (Workshop
                     presentation)

11-12 Nov. 2008:     “Estimating prevalence of Salmonella spp. on pork cuts using a
                     risk assessment model aided by meta-analysis” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, I. Soumpasis, F. Butler, S. Duggan, D.
                     Prendergast, and G. Duffy.
                     Risk Assessment Workshop: The Risk of Salmonella in Pork –
                     Farm to Fork. University College Dublin, Ireland. (Workshop
                     presentation)

04 – 09 Nov. 2008:   “An assessment of the use of meat juice serology monitoring data
                     for estimating prevalence of caecal Salmonella carriage of Irish
                     slaughter pigs” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, I. Soumpasis, F. Butler, and G. Duffy.
                     EFFoST, First European Food Congress: Food Production,
                     Nutrition and Healthy Consumers. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
04 – 09 Nov. 2008:   “Using meta-analysis to underpin a risk assessment model for
                     estimation of prevalence of Salmonella spp. on pork joints
                     produced in Irish slaughetrhouses” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, I. Soumpasis, F. Butler, and G. Duffy.
                     EFFoST, First European Food Congress: Food Production,
                     Nutrition and Healthy Consumers. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

31 Aug-04 Sep 2008: “Prevalence of Salmonella in caecal contents of slaughter pigs in
                    Ireland as estimated from meat juice serology data” (oral
                    presentation)
                    U. Gonzales Barron, I. Soumpasis, F. Butler, D. Prendergast and
                    G. Duffy.
                    CIGR Section VI – International Conference of Agricultural
                    Engineering “Technology for All”. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

31 Aug-04 Sep 2008: “An investigation of the robustness and accuracy of a retinal
                    recognition system for sheep identification” (oral presentation)
                    U. Gonzales Barron, B. Barry, G. Corkery, F. Butler, K.
                    McDonnell and S. Ward.
                    CIGR Section VI – International Conference of Agricultural
                    Engineering “Technology for All”. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

31 Aug-04 Sep 2008: “A preliminary investigation of the potential use of miniature bar
                    codes for individual animal identification” (poster presentation)
                    H. Froschle, U. Gonzales Barron, K. McDonnell and S. Ward.
                    CIGR Section VI – International Conference of Agricultural
                    Engineering “Technology for All”. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil.

26-28 Jun. 2008:     “A preliminary simulation model for the prevalence of Salmonella
                     spp. during pork processing in Ireland” (oral presentation)
                     U. Gonzales Barron, F. Butler, D. Bergin, D. Prendergast, S.
                     Duggan and G. Duffy.
                     FOODSIM 2008 Food and Nutrition Simulation Conference.
                     University College Dublin, Ireland.

26-28 Jun. 2008:     “A meta-analysis study of the effect of chilling on prevalence of
                     Salmonella spp. on pig carcasses” (oral presentation).
                     U. Gonzales Barron, D. Bergin and F. Butler.
                     FOODSIM 2008 Food and Nutrition Simulation Conference.
                     University College Dublin, Ireland.

20-24 Apr. 2008:     “A quantitative risk assessment model of prevalence of
                     Salmonella spp. during pork slaughter in the Republic of Ireland”
                     U. Gonzales Barron, D. Bergin, F. Butler, D. Prendergast, S.
                     Duggan and G. Duffy. (oral presentation)
                     ICEF10 International Congress on Engineering and Food. Viña
                     del Mar, Chile.
20-24 Apr. 2008:   “A meta-analysis study of the effect of chilling on prevalence of
                   Salmonella spp. on pig carcasses” (poster presentation)
                   U. Gonzales Barron, D. Bergin and F. Butler.
                   ICEF10 International Congress on Engineering and Food. Viña
                   del Mar, Chile.

24-26 Sep. 2007:   “Evaluation of retinal recognition technology as a biometric
                   marker for sheep identification” (poster presentation)
                   U. Gonzales Barron, G. Corkery, B. Barry, F. Butler, K.
                   McDonnell and S. Ward.
                   CIGR Section VI – 3rd International Symposium “Food and
                   Agricultural Products: Processing and Innovations”. Naples, Italy.

17-21 Sep. 2006:   “The use of muzzle pattern and face recognition as novel
                   biometric methods for livestock identification” (poster
                   presentation)
                   B. Barry, G. Corkery, U. Gonzales Barron and S. Ward.
                   IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology
                   “Food is Life”. Nantes, France.

17-21 Sep. 2006:   “Statistical and spectral texture analysis methods for
                   discrimination of bread crumb images” (oral presentation)
                   U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler.
                   IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology
                   “Food is Life”. Nantes, France.

11-13 Sep. 2006:   “Crumb features quantification by cryo-scanning electron
                   microscopy images” (poster presentation)
                   U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler
                   Bubbles in Food 2: “Novelty, Health and Luxury”. International
                   Conference. Windermere, UK.

25 May 2005:       “Effects of bakery ingredients on the stability of bubbles in dough
                   and the creation of texture in bakery products” (poster
                   presentation)
                   B. Dobraszczyk, G. Campbell, U. Gonzales-Barron
                   LINK Programme Launch “Food Quality and Innovation”.
                   Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. DEFRA.
                   London, UK.

15-16 Jul. 2004:   “Fractal and texture analysis of bread-crumb digital images”
                   U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler (oral presentation)
                   3rd European Young Cereal Scientists and Technologists
                   Workshop. National Food Centre, Teagasc, Ireland.
23-26 May. 2004:      “A comparison of visual and digital fractal analysis of bread-
                      crumb features” (oral presentation)
                      U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler
                      12th. ICC Cereal & Bread Congress, Harrogate. England, UK.

7-11 Mar. 2004:        “Thresholding techniques for measurement of bread-crumb
                      features by digital image analysis” (poster presentation)
                      U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler
                      ICEF9 International Congress on Engineering and Food.
                      Montpellier, France.

11-12 Sep. 2003:      “Thresholding techniques for measurement of bread-crumb
                      features by digital image analysis” (oral presentation)
                      U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler
                      33rd Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference.
                      Cork, Ireland.

12-13 Sep. 2002:      “Determination of bread loaf volume using digital image
                      analysis” (oral presentation)
                      U. Gonzales Barron and F. Butler
                      32nd Annual Food Science and Technology Research Conference.
                      Cork, Ireland.

04-09 Jun. 2001:      “Influence of ozoned water in bread dough” (oral presentation).
                      U. Gonzales Barron, C. Ramos and G. Tarazona
                      V Congreso Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia de Alimentos.
                      Universidad Nacional del Centro del Peru, Huancayo, Peru.

23-24 Nov. 1999:      “Quality assessment of pannettone” (oral presentation)
                      U. Gonzales Barron
                      1st Seminar on Breadmaking: Production of Pannetonne,
                      organised by Molino El Triunfo S.A. at Instituto de Desarrollo
                      Agroindustrial INDDA. Lima, Peru.


IX. International Courses


24-26 Feb 2010:       “Practical Bayesian Data Analysis”
                      Statistical Services Centre.
                      University of Reading, UK.

16-20 Nov 2009:       “Exposure Assessment I: Chemical Exposure Assessment
                      Analysis and Modelling”
                      Risk Assessment RA-Courses, Advanced International Training
                      Courses in Health Risk Assessment
                      Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
3-14 Sep 2007:       “Animal Agriculture and Food Safety Risk Analysis”
                     Vose Consulting. Belfast, UK.

12-23 Mar 2001:      “Pharmacological effects of the ancient Peruvian Maca root
                     (Lepidium meyenii)”
                     National Veterinary Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.


X. Other interests


Languages:           English (fluent)
                     Spanish / Castilian (mother tongue)
                     Portuguese / Galician (fluent)
                     Italian (intermediate)
                     Dutch (basic)

Programming applications: Matlab, WINBUGS, LabVIEW.

Hobbies:             World music; Portuguese philology; Latin studies; writing;
                     photography.

								
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