ADPA is Proud to Announce the 2015 Keynote Speaker: Dr. MaryAnne Drake

12/31/2014 11:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
ADPA is proud to announce our keynote speaker, Dr. MaryAnne Drake of NC State University. As a specialist in sensory analysis and flavor chemistry, Dr. Drake will discuss her work and the impact it has made. We hope you will join us in Savannah, GA on March 19 - 21 to hear this esteemed member of the dairy products industry!

Below is a synopsis Dr. Drake has given about her work:

Research in my laboratory is focused in two different areas: sensory analysis and flavor chemistry.  Sensory analysis research is primarily focused on dairy products and how flavor varies with processing and storage and how this relates to consumer perception. Qualitative market research, descriptive analysis, consumer testing, and preference mapping are all used. Instrumental flavor analysis techniques including gas chromatography/olfactometry and gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy are also used to relate sensory properties to the chemical components of foods. Fundamental research on methods development is conducted as well as application of these techniques to solve industrially relevant problems.

To learn more about Dr. Drake, please click here. Or, to read an article that was published about her in NC State's The Magazine of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, please click here.

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