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Dr Sima Saeidy joined PPIC team in October 2022 as a postdoctoral associate. She graduated from Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran with a Ph.D degree. Her research focused on extraction of Ferula assa-foetida gum (an endemic gum exudates) and chemical characterization of its polysaccharide and protein. During her PhD, she enrolled to GePEB group of Université Clermont-Auvergne, France working on several methods of structural elucidation of the gum including NMR, HPLC, GC-Mass/Mass, etc. Also, she has expertise in characterization and improvement of functional properties of hydrocolloids as emulsifying, foaming and thickening agents. She continued working as a postdoctoral researcher in IUT on technology development for extraction of value-added components from sugar beet by-products. She conducted several industrial projects, advised numbers of graduate students and worked as a university teacher as well. As a researcher in FSCN, she will be working with Professor Pam Ismail attending optimization of protein extractions from different plant sources, as well as novel functionalization technologies to improve textural, nutritional, as well as flavor properties of protein ingredients and products. In her free time and special occasions she enjoys baking and decorating cakes!