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My research interest is in the development of strategies and models to improve agro-industry and sustainable food production, which can lead to successful businesses. In my PhD project, I am focusing on advanced traceability technologies to improve the supply chain of the multibillion cocoa and chocolate industry. For the last two years, I have worked in developing genomic based markers from plants, seeds and the microbiome involved in the fermentation of cocoa beans, to identify bio-markers and barcodes that could be associated with specific farms, postharvest locations and country of origin of cocoa beans.