Kenza Drareni

PhD Student

Kenza Drareni


Neurosciences, Analyse sensorielle, Nutrition, Food Behaviors

Activities / CV

The aim of my PhD project is to understand the link between the modifications of taste and smell perceptions, and the variations of food preferences in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. For this, I try to make the peripheral and central mechanisms involved in this phenomenon clearer in order to develop and validate a culinary solutions that may improve the food enjoyment, and so the quality of life of patients during and after the chemotherapy treatment.MY PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • November 2016-today: PhD student at Center of Food and Hospitality Research
  • 2016: Physiology of perception and sensory evaluation (Master degree). Lyon 1 Claude Bernard University, Lyon (France)
  • 2011-2014: Teaching assistantship. University of Science and Technology, Algiers (Algeria)
  • 2011: Physiology, physiopathology: Cellular and Functional aspects of Neurobiology (Master degree). University of Science and Technology, Algiers (Algeria)
  • 2009: Nutrition and food behaviors (Bachelor degree). University of Science and Technology, Algiers (Algeria)

Additional information

Nutrition and health - Cancer - Olfaction - Gustation - Sensory analysis

+33 (0)4 72 18 54 66


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  • Altered taste Symposium
    A Symposium on altered taste organised by three partners : Flinders University (AU), Newcastle University (UK) and the Institut Paul Bocuse Research Center.

Institut Paul Bocuse

Château du Vivier - Ecully - France
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20, place Bellecour - Lyon - France
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