Assistant Professor LI Dan

B.S., 2007, Food Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China; M.S., 2010, Food Science, Ocean University of China; Ph.D., 2012, Ghent University, Belgium; Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ghent University, Belgium.

Contact Information

Office: S14-06-07
Tel: (65)-6601-7500 | Fax: (65)-6779-1691


Research Interests

  • Detection and mitigation of foodborne viruses in food chains.
  • Microbial safety of leafy greens produced in emerging urban agriculture systems.
  • Rapid detection methods of foodborne pathogens.


Teaching Contributions  

  • FST5203 Advanced Food Microbiology and Safety
  • FST3101 Food Microbiology & Fermentation


Representative Publications  

  • Li, D.; Butot, S.; Zuber, S.; Uyttendaele, M., Monitoring of foodborne viruses in berries and considerations on the use of RT-PCR methods in surveillance. Food Control 2018, 89, 235-240.
  • Zhou, Z.; Zuber, S.; Cantergiani, F.; Butot, S.; Li, D.; Stroheker, T.; Devlieghere, F.; Lima, A.; Piantini, U.; Uyttendaele, M., Inactivation of viruses and bacteria on strawberries using a levulinic acid plus sodium dodecyl sulfate based sanitizer, taking sensorial and chemical food safety aspects into account. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 2017, 257, 176-182.
  • Bourdoux, S.; Li, D.; Rajkovic, A.; Devlieghere, F.; Uyttendaele, M., Performance of drying technologies to ensure microbial safety of dried fruits and vegetables. Compr. Rev. Food Sci. Food Saf. 2016, 15 (6), 1056-1066.
  • Li, D.; Breiman, A.; Le Pendu, J.; Uyttendaele, M., Anti-viral Effect of Bifidobacterium adolescentis against Noroviruses. Front. Microbiol. 2016, 7, 864.
  • Knight, A.; Haines, J.; Stals, A.; Li, D.; Uyttendaele, M.; Knight, A.; Jaykus, L.-A., A systematic review of human norovirus survival reveals a greater persistence of human norovirus RT-qPCR signals compared to those of cultivable surrogate viruses. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 2016, 216, 40-49.