National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology
Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
Inge Baselier - Consumer Scientist, Bega Foods
Cecilia Ngo, Research & Development Food Technologist, Custom Foods
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
National Science Week is an opportunity for everyone to talk science, see science and do science.
Date: Thursday 20th August
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm (AEST)
About the Presenters:
Inge Baselier is a Consumer Scientist at Bega Cheese Ltd. working to ensure that consumer needs are translated into tangible wining products. Having transitioned from a career in academia to the food industry, Inga understands the necessity and challenges of leveraging the latest sensory research and innovation to develop and implement best practice consumer centric designs within a rapidly evolving commercial environment. She has a passion for travel and food culture, with a typical overseas holiday generally involving an exploratory trip to the local supermarket to peruse the different products. Inga has studied at both Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Deakin University (Australia) and holds a bachelor’s degree with honours in Food Science & Nutrition.
Cecilia Ngo graduated from UQ in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Food Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She is now a Research and Development Food Technologist at Custom Foods, creating bespoke powder blends for the health and fitness industry, hospitals, celebrities, and major supermarkets. She loves an excellent brew (be it coffee or beer), sunshine and figuring out how to make food in clever ways.
Some of her Food Science journey highlights are:
- · A very deep dive into the science behind macarons.
- · A $3000 scholarship to do cutting edge research on food crops.
- · Directing the social media relaunch of a student society and increasing profits by over 6000%. We provided networking opportunities, study support and food industry connections to over 150 members.
- · Hands-on experience in establishing a R&D documentation system from the ground up.
- · Mentoring UQ industry placement students and helping them kickstart their careers in the food industry.