Zsuzsa Farkas PhD

Deputy head of department

Zsuzsa Farkas is a biologist, nutritionist, has a PhD in food sciences. She worked for the National Food Chain Safety Office of Hungary (NÉBIH) for 7 years. From 2013 to 2017 she did research related to chemical contaminants in food at Directorate for Food Safety Risk Assessment. Meanwhile, she attended Faculty of Food Science, Szent István University and received PhD degree with the dissertation topic of sampling and measurement uncertainty and sampling plan optimization of chemical contaminants in food.

From 2017 to 2020 she worked at System Management ad Supervision Directorate as food data analyst. Her main tasks were the development of methodology for emerging risk identification and the supporting data analysing and data mining algorithms and epidemiological modelling. Besides, she took part in the preparation of strategic planning and analysing materials and food safety risk assessment. She took part in several national and international research projects. She is a guest lecturer at Faculty of Food Science, Szent István University.

At FAO-WHO Codex Committee of Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS), she is the national leader of the work related to sampling standards from 2018 and the vice chair of the international Committee since 2020. Since 2019, she is the substitute member of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Emerging Risk Exchange Network.

Her main tasks at DFI are the coordination of emerging risk identification and the supporting data analysis research and development and the epidemiological modelling of infectious diseases.

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