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UCD Centre for Food Safety

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Dr Carol Iversen

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Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Address School of Agriculture, Food
Science & Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Science Centre
Belfield Dublin 4
Telephone: +353 1 7166268


After completing a first class honours degree in Applied Biology, Carol Iversen worked within the Department of Surgery at the University of Nottingham on the host response to breast cancer. On completing a PhD at Nottingham Trent University, Dr Iversen then worked for Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland, where she led an international collaboration to define the taxonomy of Enterobacter sakazakii and propose a new genus, Cronobacter. Dr Iversen then joined the research team at the Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, University of Zürich, to continue work on isolation methods and virulence characterisation of these organisms before moving to Ireland under an IRCSET postdoctoral fellowship in 2008. Dr Iversen is currently engaged in research on foodborne pathogens at the Centre for Food Safety, UCD. She is also a representative for the National Standards Authority of Ireland on the ISO and CEN committees for Microbiology and Microbial Contamination, and is co-project leader of the ad'hoc group for development of a horizontal EN ISO standard for the detection of Cronobacter (E. sakazakii).