Dr. Mansel Griffiths

Rapid Methods application for Dairy Industry

Dr. Mansel Griffiths
Director of Canadian Research Institute
for Food Safety.
Professor, Dept. Food Science, University of Guelph, Canada

 

Dr. Mansel Griffiths is Director of Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS) and full professor in Department of Food Science at University of Guelph (Canada).

DEGREES
Ph.D. Microbial Biochemistry, University of Leicester, U.K., 1975
B.Sc. Applied Biology, North East London Polytechnic, U.K., 1971

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
1999 - Director, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, University of Guelph
1998 Visiting Scientist, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France (June - September)
1990- Professor, Chair in Dairy Microbiology, University of Guelph
1987 Visiting Scientist, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, U.S.A. (August - October)
1980-1990 Senior Scientific Officer, Hannah Research Institute, Scotland
1974-1980 Higher Scientific Officer, Hannah Research Institute, Scotland

HONOURS
2002 International Association for Food Protection Laboratorian of the Year
1999 G. Malcolm Trout Visiting Fellow, Michigan State University

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2005 - Member, Editorial Board Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2005 - Member, Technical Review Board, International Sprout Growers Association
2004 Member, Ontario Meat Inspection Review, Expert Scientific Advisory Committee
2003 - 2005 External Examiner in Bachelor of Science and Food Technology, Universiti Putra, Malaysia
2003 - 2004 Member, Editorial Board Applied Biotechnology, Food Science and Policy
2003 - Member, Editorial Board Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
2003 - Member, College of Reviewers, Canada Research Chair Program
2003 - 2005 Member, Senate Research Board, University of Guelph
2003 - 2005 Member, Senate, University of Guelph
2001 - 2003 Member, Industry - Government working party on Performance Measurement Standards for the meat industry.
2000 Member of CIHR Workshop to set priorities for Food Safety Research in Canada
1999 - 2003 Member of Research Committee of Canadian Institute for Food Inspection and Regulation
2000 - Member IDF Working Group on Milkborne Pathogens
2000 - Associate Scientific Editor, Journal of Food Science
1999 - 2001 Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology
1999 - 2001 Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Encyclopedia of Dairy Sciences
2000 - Member, Executive Editorial Board, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
1997 - Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Food Protection
1995 - Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Food Microbiology
1994 - 1999 Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Dairy Science
1991 - Member, Editorial Board, Food Research International
1999 Member of Working Party on Academic Education in Food Microbiology of the IUMS
1998 - Member, Expert Scientific Advisory Committee, Dairy Farmers of Canada
1992 - Chair, Interdepartmental M.Sc. Program in Food Safety and Quality Assurance
1996 - 1997 Member, Health Canada Scientific Expert Advisory Committee on Safety of Raw Milk Soft Cheese
1996 - 1997 Member, Ontario Pork Quality Assurance Committee
1995 - Member, Food Science Graduate Committee
1994 - Reviewer for USDA CSREES NRI Small Business Initiative and Ensuring Food Safety competitive grants programs
1993 - 1994 Member of Review Board for Social Science and Environmental Research Council M.Sc. Grants program

Ad hoc reviewer for Food Microbiology, International Dairy Journal, Journal of Dairy Research, Journal of General and Applied Microbiology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Journal of Dairy Science, Journal of Molecular Microbiology, Water Research and AOAC International.

Reviewer for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grants, Strategic Grants and Collaborative Research and Development Programs.

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