Meet our leaders #13

Dr. Naim Deniz AYAZ

ECI Coordinator and Professor of the Department of Food Hygiene & Technology at Kırıkkale University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Turkey

Bacteriophages can be an effective tool for combating antimicrobial resistance

He received his Ph.D. in Food Hygiene & Technology from Ankara University in 2008. He is a member of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry COVID-19 Commission; Scientific Committee Member of the Turkish Veterinary Medical Association; an Executive Board Member of the Association Mediterranean Network of Establishments for Veterinary Education (REEV-Med); a regional associate for the region of the Middle East and North Africa of Association of American Veterinary Colleges – The Council on International Veterinary Medical Education (AAVMC – CIVME); a vice president of Risk Assessment Commission of Contaminants; an expert of the Association for Evaluation & Accreditation of Education Institutions & Programs of Veterinary Medicine (VEDEK); and editorial and/or advisory board member of various international scientific journals.  He was a member of the Advisory Board of the National Red Meat Council (UKON). Between 2011 and 2016, he served as Vice Dean of Kırıkkale University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

His main research interests are food microbiology, characterization of food-borne pathogens, bacteriophages, biocontrol of pathogens, bacterial antibiotic resistance and molecular methods.


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