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Elena Poverenov

Elena Poverenov

Scientist
Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences
Agricultural Research Organization
The Volcani Center
Israel

Biography

Dr. Elena Poverenov has completed her PhD in Organic Chemistry from Weizmann Institute of Science at 2009 and postdoctoral studies in Polymers and Material Chemistry in Weizmann Institute of Science. Since 2011 she is Research Scientist in the Institute of Postharvest and Food Sciences at Agricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center. Her research group is implementing new advanced approaches from chemical science to improve quality and safety of food and agricultural products. Elena has published 30 papers in international journals including top journals, such as Nature and JACS and has been serving as an editorial board member.

Research Interest

1)Non-standard delivery systems for controlled release of antimicrobial or nutraceutic agents 2)Active edible coatings to enhance storability and quality of agricultural products 3)Active biodegradable packages for food storage 4)Development of safe "contact active" antimicrobial surfaces to prevent food cross-contamination and biofilm formation