About Helen Brown
Helen Brown is the Biochemistry Section Manager at Campden BRI. The Biochemistry Section comprises a Biochemistry Group and a Molecular Biology Group working in the areas of food safety, the impact of processing and storage chemistry on food quality and food authenticity testing.
Selected key areas of interest/ongoing work include:
Optimisation of enzyme systems for use in time temperature integrators for process validation.
Role of enzymes in food quality.
Food allergens: assessment and comparison of available methods of analysis and the application of allergen testing methods to assist the food industry in allergen management and the validation of cleaning to remove allergens.
Antioxidants: measurement methods (ORAC and total phenols) and approaches to maximising and maintaining levels in foods to enhance product shelf life.