Andreja Rajkovic

Ghent University, Belgium and University of Belgrade, Serbia

Dr. Andreja Rajkovic is a professor at Ghent University, Belgium and University of Belgrade, Serbia, with the main research focus on food microbiology, food safety, bacterial toxins, mycotoxins, impact of food processing on food safety, host-pathogen interactions, and toxicological effects of toxins and contaminants (especially microplastics and nanoplastics and their bio/chemical cargo). He is a president International Committee of Food Microbiology and Hygiene, member of Scientific Committee of Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain in Belgium and is an expert in Superior Health Council in Belgium. He is a member of the Belgian Society for Food Microbiology and the Serbian Society of Microbiology. His personal interests also include research on ultra-processing, OMAD, gut microbiome, metabolic disorders and bioenergetic; all of them at the crossroad of food, health, and environment.

Prof. dr. Andreja Rajkovic graduated at Belgrade University-Faculty of Agriculture in 2001.  At Ghent University he currently teaches Food Microbiology and Analysis (and preservation), microbiomics and biochemical food analysis. He has been also teaching at Ghent University Global Campus in South Korea, Utrecht University, University of Padova and University of Belgrade.

He graduated as Engineer in food technology of food of animal origin and afterwards obtained his Master and PhD at Ghent university in 2002 and 2006, respectively, supported by the Special Research Fund of Ghent University. His subsequent postdoctoral research was funded by the European Commission, Federal Public Service Health, Food chain safety and Environment, and the Flanders Research Foundation.


Microbial food safety
Microbial toxins
(Mitochondrial) toxicity and bioenergetics
Food decontamination
OMICS in food analysis

Andreja Rajkovic