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Speaker Profile

Gayatri Mehta currently serves as a Research Assistant at VLB Berlin, a renowned institute in the brewing industry. Her involvement spans research, training, education, and service provision. In the Department of Bioprocess Engineering and Applied Microbiology (BEAM), Gayatri focuses on advancing fermented beverages like Kombucha through pioneering research to enhance quality and flavour. With a brewing journey that began at the Barking Deer Brew Pub and Restaurant in Mumbai (2013-2014), Gayatri managed the entire production process, from ingredient sourcing to quality control. She handled various tasks, including CIP, malt milling, brew house operation, yeast pitching, and sensory evaluation. At the Research Institute of Beer and Beverage Analysis (FIBGA) at VLB Berlin (2018-2022), Gayatri significantly contributed to commercial turbidity analysis, shelf-life research, and stability studies. Her expertise extended to the Research Institute for Spirits, Analytical Technology, and Sensory Analysis (FISAS), where she led protein analysis and innovative projects, including a rapid forced aging test for beer. Active in sensory panels, she demonstrated her nuanced sensory evaluation skills. Gayatri holds a Master's degree in Biological Sciences from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (2010-2013). Her dedication to professional growth led her to become a certified Brewmaster from VLB Berlin in 2015.