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Dr Silvia Gratz

Annual variation of dietary deoxynivalenol exposure during years of different Fusarium prevalence: a pilot biomonitoring study

Dr Silvia Gratz

Silvia Gratz

 +44 (0)1224 438675

The Rowett Institute
Ashgrove Rd W
AB25 2ZD


I am a human nutritionist and food toxicologist and my research interests focus on diet, intestinal toxicity and the role of gut microbiota. My research looks at important food contaminants and I aim to assess human exposure and identify potential risks to human health. As these food contaminants derive from primary agricultural production I also work closely with producers as well as Food Standards Scotland to understand routes of contamination and identify strategies to minimize risk and produce safe and healthy food.

Case study: Mycotoxin contamination in cereal products and human exposure from the diet.

Current SEFARI projects: Evaluation and mitigation of mycotoxin contamination across the Scottish cereal supply chain to assess human exposure and inform risk analysis.

Previous SEFARI projects: Food Safety and Healthy Diets.


Research Papers (DOI)

Leading Ideas

  • Food Safety
  • Healthier Foods

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 3: Food, Health and Wellbeing
  • 3.1.3 Food safety
  • 3.2 - Healthy Diets and Dietary Choice
  • 3.1 - Improving Primary Produce
  • 3.2.2 Dietary components of healthy diets and their effects