Areas of expertise
- Agrifood Systems
Abimbola Oluwakayode is a researcher in Environment and Agrifood at the School of Water, Energy and Environment of Cranfield University, UK. Her research focuses on developing a novel and effective post harvest support system for stored cereals to minimise mould spoilage and mycotoxins in food funded by BBSRC FoodBioSystems DTP.
Abimbola had her Master's degree in Food Science and innovation at Manchester Metropolitan University UK developing a new product- prebiotic breakfast cereals using wheat flour as the base ingredient. She had B.TECH in Food Science and Technology at the University of technology Akure Nigeria where she major at reducing aflatoxins in raw goat milk and local cheese. She had her Internship in 2010 at the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration (NAFDAC) Nigeria where she analysed several food products for the presence of mycotoxins. Her hobbies are reading, sport and dancing.
Abimbola's PhD research within the School of Water, Energy and Environment of Cranfield University is investigating the mycoflora and mycotoxin profile of different cereals collected from different parts of the UK and Northern Ireland. This will be combined with CO2 measurement in cereals during storage linking them to biological models on boundary conditions for growth and mycotoxins production to develop a decision support system to improve cereal management post harvest and reduce waste streams.