An introduction to several major groups of microorganisms necessary for food fermentations and to provide insight on current research examining the diversity and functionality of these microbes in foods. This talk will cover the basics of mold fermentations and the production of fermented proteins.
Dr. Josephine Wee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). She obtained a BS in Food Science and dual PhD in Food Science and Environmental Toxicology from Michigan State University. Dr. Wee conducted her postdoctoral fellowship in yeast evolutionary biology at Cornell University. Her research team at Penn State uses genomics and molecular biology to understand the role of fungi in food safety, quality, and sustainability.