Sahnur Irmak has a PhD degree in Food Chemistry Science. Since 2000 he worked as Researcher in the Department of Food Technology, Olive Research Institute (ORI), İzmir, TÜRKİYE. He is an accredited by COI International olive oil taster since 2015. He is a member of the jury in national and international olive oil and table olive tasting competitions. He is an expert on organoleptic assessment, nutritional characteristics, table olive and olive oil processing technology. He is the panelist of Olive Research Institute which IOC recognized tasting panel of olive oil. Nowadays, Also, he starts to study PRIMA PROJECT 2022 about “Microbial resources for a sustainable olive oil system and a healthier Mediterranean food: from by-products to functional food”.