Dr. Sandra Mourinha Chaves

WeNou

The importance of testing traceability for food label compliance

The presence of increasingly complex food chains leaves brands vulnerable to the adulteration of their products at every stage of the manufacturing process. In this exclusive interview, Dr. Sandra Mourinha Chaves, CEO, Founder, and Head of R&D and Innovation at WeNou, explores the benefits of a DNA-based, untargeted food testing method, such as NGS, for ensuring the safety and quality of raw materials and final processed food products.



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Dr. Sandra Mourinha Chaves

WeNou

Dr. Sandra Mourinha Chaves is the CEO, founder, and Head of R&D and Innovation at WeNou and has a Ph.D. from Universidade de Lisboa, focused on Microbiology and Molecular Biology. In the last 6 years, Dr. Chaves has been coordinating the development and validation of DNA-based services for food and environmental analysis, mainly focused on NGS. She has also coordinated and developed NGS kits for species identification, currently being commercialized, and is also responsible for replicating NGS applications in market-leading laboratories, providing support and training. She is also actively involved as an expert in the standardization of molecular biology methods at ISO, CEN, and AOAC levels.