Dr Valeri Natanelov

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Areas of interest: Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Agriculture and Food Systems, Policy, Supply Chains, Commodities, Futures and Options

Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences (Ghent University)

Dr Valeri Natanelov is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the BeefLedger research team in the QUT Design Lab, School of Design in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

His education includes: a Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering: Cell- and Gene Biotechnology,  2007 (Antwerp University, Belgium); a Master of Bioscience Engineering: Agricultural Economics and Management, 2009 (Ghent University, Belgium); and Doctor of Applied Biological Sciences, 2014 (Ghent University, Belgium) with a research focus on Commodity futures markets: dynamic interrelationships between financial asset markets, energy markets and traditional agricultural commodity markets. Dr Natanelov is the author of multiple publications in international peer-reviewed journals and is an associate editor with the International Economics and Finance Journal. For over seven years, he directed a business innovation firm in Digital Technologies and has extensive expertise in Design Thinking and Knowledge Brokering practices. In addition, he consulted and collaborated on several blockchain projects. His current research focuses on blockchain based food provenance.