About the Author
Amanda Naaum completed her undergraduate studies in molecular biology at the University of Guelph, followed by a PhD focused on molecular diagnostics for food authenticity and traceability at the same institute. She has over seven years of experience in assay development for species identification and was awarded the IUFoST Young Scientist Award (2016). Dr. Naaum is currently the Lead Molecular Biologist at TRU-ID Ltd., developing tests for use in certification of food and natural health product authenticity. Head of Biodiversity Institute of Ontario at University of Guelph; Science Advisory Committee Member, Traceability Subcommittee, GS1 (Global Standards One); Coordinator Global Fish; leading expert in his field including: Molecular Biodiversity, DNA Barcoding, Forensics, Molecular Diagnostics; published author of books and in journals; invited speaker to more than 100 talks.