Dr. Guangtao Zhang

China Head of Research The Mars Global Food Safety Center

Guangtao Zhang received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He holds a master’s degree and a PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Washington. He undertook his post-doctoral training at Cornell University. Prior to joining Mars, he was a faculty at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, undertaking research on structure-based small molecule drug discovery. He is currently Head of Research at Mars Global Food Safety Center. His research interests include mycotoxin risk management, microbial risk management in food, allergen management, food fraud detection and prevention, and applied and operational food safety.

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