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Seafood Lab director honored by Institute of Food Technologists

Dr. David Green

Dr. David Green, professor and department extension leader in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Green, who directs the Seafood Laboratory at the North Carolina State University Center for Marine Sciences and Technology at Morehead City, will be formally recognized during the 2010 IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo July 17-20 in Chicago.

Fellow is a professional distinction conferred for outstanding contributions to advance seafood science and technology. Over the course of his career, Green has been awarded more than 60 contracts and grants valued at more than $3.4 million, published more than 200 research and extension articles and participated in more than 100 conferences, workshops and short courses.

He established the Trans-Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference, a three-year rotating meeting between the Atlantic Fisheries Technology Conference and the West European Fish Technologists Association. His research on molecular techniques to detect and quantify histamine-producing bacteria as a means of preventing scombrotoxin formation in marine fish has attracted international interest. In addition, Green’s commercial demonstration projects have resulted in the development of new techniques in cryogenic freezing and value-added products for the seafood industry.