Advances in Nutrition and Food Technology: Open Access

Kwaku Tano-Debrah PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition and Food Science
University of Ghana
Address:Ghana
Biography

Prof. Kwaku Tano-Debrah is a Ghanaian by birth. He obtained his B.Sc. and M.Phil degrees from the University of Ghana and his Ph.D. from Hiroshima University (Japan). He joined the University of Ghana as a Food Science Lecturer in January 1999 and has since been at post, rising through the ranks of a Senior Lecturer in August 2003, an Associate Professor in February 2007 and then a Professor in August 2012. In 2005, he won a Marie Curie fellowship through the response to a call for research proposal in the European Union FP6 Mobility programme to pursue a research career at the University of Copenhagen, where he was appointed as an Associate Professor for a period of 1 year. He spent this period as a sabbatical leave from University of Ghana (UG). In August 2008, he assumed the position of the Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Ghana and served for a period of 3 years. Prof. Tano-Debrah has collaborated in a number of international research projects, including the USAID-sponsored CRSP-Cowpea Project and a GIZ-sponsored Safe food fair food project. He is currently the Project Director of a Joint Nutrition Improvement Project involving the University of Ghana, International Nutrition Foundation and Ajinomoto Co. Inc. Japan. He got many publications to his credit. Debrah is a member of the University of Ghana Academic Board and several other Academic and Institutional Governing Boards.

Research Interests

Debrah research interests are in food microbiology and safety, Microbial risk assessment, food fermentation, food commodity processing, product development, and oilseed chemistry.

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Yoshiyuki Mizushina PhD

Associate Professor
Food & Nutritional Sciencese
Kobe Gakuin University
Address:Japan
Biography

Yoshiyuki Mizushina (born in 1972, in Nagano, Japan) graduated from Tokyo University of Science, Noda-shi, Chiba, Japan, in 1998. He obtained a Ph.D. degree from Tokyo University of Science, Chiba, Japan, in 2000, under the direction of Professor Kengo Sakaguchi in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He became a Research Associate at Department of Applied Biological Science, Tokyo University of Science, Chiba, Japan (1998-2001). Mizushina served as an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Nutrition, Kobe Gakuin University, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan (2001-2004), and currently, he serves as an Associate Professor at Kobe Gakuin University since 2004. Also, he serves as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan, since 2010. Mizushina's major interests are screening of low-molecular weight selective inhibitors against DNA metabolic enzymes, such as DNA polymerases and topoisomerases from food components and nutrients, and development of the anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory foods based on the enzyme inhibition.

Research Interests

(1) Screening of bioactivities, such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammation, anti-allergy and anti-oxidant, from food materials.

(2) Biophysical function of food components and nutrients.

(3) Ingredient analysis of foods.

(4) Metabolism of food components in vivo.

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Prof. Marcello Nicoletti

Laboratory of Food & Nutritional Sciences
Dept. of Enviromental Biology University Sapienza
University Sapienza of Rome
Address:Italy
Biography

He was involved from the early studies in natural product chemistry. After a period post degree formation at the University of Cambridge (UK), we visited for several years many countries of South America and Africa, working of plants used in traditional medicine. Later, we was involved into the validation and analytic controls of commercial products derived from plants, including botanicals. Actually his research is mainly dedicated to the collaboration with related industry. His general interests concern the publication of several books for students of Biology and Pharmacognosy . He lives in small town near Rome, where he dedicate his activity to a little farm for production of food for his family. The idea is to be auto-sufficient and buy only the minimum quantity of industrially produced food.

Research Interests

He is authors of more than 200 papers in the most important scientific international journals, where also he works as a editor and referee, focusing on isolation, separation and structural determination of natural products, including analytical aspects and analysis of commercial products. He has been spent most of his life in developing countries for studying plants used in traditional medicine according to the project of WHO, focusing in particular on alkaloids in herbal remedies against malaria, on norlignans against prostatic hypertrophy, diterpenes from Chilean plants against patogenes.

Recently, the activity was focused on the control of quality of botanicals, mainly by HPTLC analysis.

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Farid MENAA

R&D Executive Director, Fluorotronics & Co. USA
International Consultant
Lecturer and PI in Medicine, Sciences & Technology
Address:Ghana
Biography
Research Interests

Dr. Farid Menaa (Bsc. Eng., Bsc. Bio., Msc. Genetics, Master Gerontology/Geriatry, PhD Radiation Oncology and Gerontology, three international post-doctoral terms, EMBA Entrepreneurship and MD candidate), is an experienced and skilled inter- and multi-disciplinary professional. Professor, Principal Investigator, Executive Director, Consultant, Advisor, Editor, Reviewer, Event Organizer and Entrepreneur, Dr. Menaa earned his degrees with high distinctions from prestigious universities and institutions.

During his career, Dr. Menaa followed complementary formations (e.g. Medecine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Food Sciences and Technology, Marine Biology, Nanobiotechnology, Bio-Computation, Biostatistics, Business Development and Management, Marketing, Technological Innovation and Quality, communication/linguistics), worked and taught at various organizations (e.g. public, governmental and private).

Overall, the holistic concept of Dr. Menaa led him to contribute for various clinical and R&D projects related to medicine, sciences and technology (e.g. medicine/nanomedicine, pharmacy/cosmetology, pharmacology/toxicology, biology, stem cells/tissue engineering/regenerative medicine, genetics/genomics, fluorine chemistry/biochemistry/proteomics, biophysics/bio-photonics, food science/nutrition, biotechnology/nanobiotechnology, business management/development and marketing).

Dr. Menaa is also experienced with teaching, supervision, edition, leadership, coaching, consulting, event organizations, scientific & medical collaborations in several countries and languages. Dr. Menaa is, among others, the leading organizer of the �Target Meeting�s 1st World Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology Online Conference� (http://www.targetmeeting.com; 2013), member of the technical committee of a large number of international scientific events, member of several prestigious medical and scientific organizations (e.g. AACR, AAAS, ASCB, IRSCC, SPIE, RSC, ACS, ASH, ASHG, AAPS). Dr. Menaa is further the editor, guest editor and reviewer of a large number of esteemed journals worldwide (>50) including in the area of nutrition, food science and technology.

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Dr. Menaa�s main current focuses are related to preventive, personalized, translational, integrative, green and nano-based medicine, especially in the areas of oncology, regenerative medicine, dermatology, nutrition and gerontology, in order to prevent, implement early diagnosis, and develop efficient and safer therapeutic options.

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Hussam Aladdin Razzaq


The Plant and Food Research Ltd
Canterbury Agriculture and Science Centre
Address:Canterbury, New Zealand
Biography

Dr Hussam Aladdin Razzaq served as an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at University of Baghdad. He also worked as Head of the Department of Physiology and biochemistry (1989- 1994) and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Baghdad. He was a member of a Scientific Research and publication evaluation Committee at University of Baghdad.

He served as a New Zealand representative for COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) 2011. He is the member of the BioPolymer Network (BPN) Ltd, New Zealand. He got 10 years of university level teaching experience.

Research Interests

His main research interest on developing natural., environmental friendly plant polymer ingredients, biodegradable matrices, biodegradable lures, biodegradable plastics and production of nano fibres and natural herbs.

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Daniel Lamport PhD

Research Fellow

University of Reading
Address:UK
Biography

Dr Daniel Lamport is Research Fellow at the University of Reading. As a chartered biological/cognitive psychologist Daniel has expertise in nutritional, psychopharmacological and neuropsychological domains. Following the successful completion of his PhD in 2010 at the University of Leeds examining the effects of carbohydrate quality on cognitive performance in type 2 diabetes, Daniel went on to postdoctoral positions investigating the neuropsychological benefits of polyphenol consumption in humans. He is currently continuing this work forming collaboration between the School of Psychology and the Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition Group at the University of Reading, UK.

Research Interests

Daniel�s research interests include the effect of diet, nutritional interventions, and metabolic disorders on neuropsychological function and prevention of neurodegenerative disease.

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Agnieszka Jaworowska PhD

Nutritionist


Address:United Kngdom
Biography

I had completed M.Sc. in Food Technology and Human Nutrition in 2002 and after that I started work as a Lecturer in Human Nutrition at Nicolaus Copernicus University (Poland). During my career I have managed, evaluated and coordinated numbers of researcher projects. I have experience in purely academic research projects as well as the community based. In addition, some of research projects I carried out involved the close collaboration with commercial sector. Following the completion of PhD in 2009 at the Medical University of Bialystok investigating dietary, behavioral and infectional factors increasing risk of overweight and obesity development among women, I joined LJMU in June 2010 as a member of �Liverpool Eatright� project which was looking at practical strategies to improve the nutritional quality of take-away foods to make sustainable changes which may play a significant role in public health. At the moment I work as Nutritionist (London, United -Kingdom) providing evidence-based guidance about the effect of food and diet on the health and wellbeing of people.

Research Interests

Identifying the key factors leading to the development of chronic diseases (especially obesity and related metabolic disorders), on establishing of effective strategies that will help in their prevention and treatment and on improving health through good nutrition and healthier lifestyle.

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Lucilla IacuminPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science
University of Udine
Address:Italy
Biography

Lucilla Iacumin is an Assistant Professor in General and Wine Microbiology at the Department of Food Science, University of Udine. She has a Bachelor�s degree in Food Scienceand Technology and a PhD in Food Science from the University of Udine. She focuses on application of molecular methods to food microbiology. She has long experience in monitoring, with traditional and molecular methods, the ecology of fermented food. Moreover, she develops PCR-based methods to detect and characterize food-pathogens, as well as food-spoilers, without the need of traditional isolation. In addition she follows food fermentations sampling directly DNA and/or RNA from the microorganisms involved in the transformations. At now the main research fields in which she is involved are the study of stress response in Lactobacillus casei group, and the study of bacteria and yeast to improve the quality of wines. She is a co-author of more than 100 papers published on national and international journals.

Research Interests

The scientific activity is addressed toward the biological and microbiological characteristics of food of animal and vegetal origin related to technological or industrial processing, freshness and quality. Particular attention is given to food microorganism and food-borne pathogens. Laboratory investigations are performed on microbial fermentations, optimizations of molecular techniques (PCR, DGGE-TTGE, PFGE, RAPD, Rep-PCR, SSCP, Real-Time PCR, etc.) for microbial and yeast identification and characterization, gene expression, virulence factors.

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Mohammed SalehPhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture
The University of Jordan
Address:Jordan
Biography

Dr. Mohammed Saleh is an assistant professor of Nutrition and Food Technology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Received his B.A. and M.S. degrees from the University of Jordan in the area of Nutrition and Food Technology/Dairy Food Microbiology and his Ph.D. degree in Food Science from University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, USA. Dr. Saleh spent his postdoctoral training at the University of Arkansas were he was recognized as the Outstanding Postdoctoral Associate Award of the Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, for the year 2009 for his development of a method for quantifying the effect of nighttime air temperature during reproductive stages on grain quality. Dr. Saleh has more than 22 refereed publications in the area of physical properties of food, dairy processing and the development of functional foods. Has extensive experience in relating food physicochemical properties including textures, viscoelastic and sensory properties to food end use functionality. 

Research Interests

My overall research interest’s focuses on studying physicochemical characteristics of food in relation to its end used functional and nutritional properties. I am also interested in leading the development of non-destructive technologies such as near infrared and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for predicting foods functional properties as well as microbial activities.

Dealing with grain products, I am very aware of the importance and the economic outcome of using food byproducts for food and non-food applications. Therefore, one of my research interests is to investigate the extraction of potential merit nutritional ingredients for potential food and non-food applications. Texture and solubility enhancers, thickening agents and packaging materials are some examples of such applications. I believe that improving productivity and investigating renewable sources for food and non-food applications are fruitful areas of research.

I am also interested in evaluating secondary byproducts as potential use of biodegradable polymers made from renewable resources for energy and biobased ingredient and applications. Secondary byproducts could be the play key role in improving quality. I believe that improving productivity and investigating renewable energy sources would guarantee vigorous and successful research. Therefore, my long term goal is to encompass food quality assessment of sustainable production practices in terms of processing and end-use quality in addition to processing performance, such as energy efficiency and water use.

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Rob N M WeijersPhD

Member of Teaching Hospital


Address:The Netherlands
Biography

Rob Weijers completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry in 1968 before obtaining a PhD in mathematics and natural sciences in 1971 from the Utrecht University. His final training in clinical chemistry was completed at the Free University Hospital, Amsterdam,The Netherlands in 1973. After his training, he joined the "Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis" (OLVG), a teaching hospital in a multiethnic town borough in the Amsterdam-East region in 1974, as a member of the board of the department of clinical chemistry up to 1999. To implement mechanisms for continuous development of the quality of diabetes care, he was the initiator of the OLVG's participation in the DiabCare Q-net NL programme in 1991.

Research Interests

His research interests concern the understanding of the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and its relevance in gestational diabetes.

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Heidi J. Silver

Research Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University

Address:Nashville, Tennessee
Biography

I am currently employed at Vanderbilt University as a Research Associate Professor of Medicine where I have a research program focused on dietary macronutrient intake interventions and effects on body composition, inflammation, insulin sensitivity, and vascular function in persons with obesity and those with obesity and diabetes. I am also Director of the Nutrition and Diet Assessment CORE, within which I have trained and supervise a team of registered dietitians and research assistants who perform diet and nutrition assessments, nutrition education, nutrition counseling, and nutrition therapy. Finally, I teach courses in clinical nutrition, obesity pathophysiology and obesity management.

Research Interests

Nutrition, Metabolism, Energy Balance, Body Composition, Dietary Intake, Macronutrients, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, Diabetes.

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Charles Feldman

Associate Professor, Coordinator Food Management
Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences
Montclair State University
Address:
Biography

Dr. Charles Feldman,is an Associate Professor in the Health and Nutrition Sciences department at Montclair State University, specializing in food systems. In addition to many years industry experience, Dr. Feldman has many publications, and has given many workshops and international scholarly presentations on topics spanning the culinary field, including: quantity food production, food history, nutrition, food safety, international cuisine, and menu development. Dr. Feldman has published research in Pubic Health, Culinary Technology, Food Anthropology, Foodservice, Food Safety, Food and Culture and Nutrition.

Research Interests

Institutional food (in schools, hospitals, eldercare residences) Menus Nutritional quality of foods served by foodservice operations Food Safety Food History

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Susana Marta Isay Saad PhD


Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Paulo
Address:Brazil
Biography

Susana Marta Isay Saad studied Pharmacy and Biochemistry at the University of S�o Paulo (USP), Brazil, where she also received her PhD Degree in Food Science. Since 2007, she is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USP - Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, were she teaches Food Technology since 2000, for the undergraduate students of Pharmacy and of Nutrition and �Probiotic cultures: technological applications� for post-graduation students. Susana and her research group develop probiotic and synbiotic dairy and non-dairy products, for which they evaluate microbiological, instrumental texture, physico-chemical, and sensory features during shelf-life and their probiotic and synbiotic potential through in vitro tests. Susana is Associate Editor of Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. She authored 11 chapters in books and 40 peer-reviewed publications.

Research Interests

Susana research interests include Probiotics, Synbiotics (probiotics + prebiotics), functional food, Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium and development of dairy and non-dairy solids and semi-solids supplemented probiotic cultures, with or without prebiotic ingredients.

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Samir Mohamed Abdula. Radi PhD

Director
Palestinian Health Information Department
Montclair State University
Address:
Biography

Samir Mohamed Abdula is Director of the Palestinian Health Information Department. He also served as a Director of Planning and Policy Making and Director of the Palestinian Health Information Unit. He completed PhD in public health and nutrition from Alexandria University and Bachelor Degree of general nursing from Nursing Collage, Islamic University.

Research Interests

Public health nutrition

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Vivian Chi-Hua WuPhD

Associate Professor
Food Science and Human Nutrition
University of Maine
Address:United States
Biography

Dr. Vivian C.H. Wu is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Maine. She received her Ph.D. degree in Food Science with an emphasis on Microbiology under Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung at Kansas State University in 2002. Dr. Wu leads Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory at the University of Maine. Dr. Wu utilizes modern and integrative approaches to address both fundamental and applied questions that are relevant to microbial food safety and mechanisms of antimicrobial action. Among her various research projects, significant work in pathogen detection includes the development of the first true rapid protocol (5.25 hr) including enrichment and detection for Escherichia coli O157:H7 based on an immuno-capture system and the development of a biosensor system that can simultaneously enrich and detect viable Escherichia coli O157:H7 based on a nanoparticle-functionalized piezoelectric biosensor-quartz crystal microbalance system. Additionally, her work in the elucidation of the mechanism in which antimicrobial compounds cause damage and toxic stress to microbial pathogens has received many interviews and contacts from the press, the industry, and the public including the Wall Street Journal and the Discovery Channel regarding her research. Dr. Wu has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and conference proceedings. She has been awarded more than 4.5 million in grants to her research program of which she directly manages $1.5 million. Dr. Wu has a very active research program. She is closely involved in supervising graduate students and has provided a tremendous service to undergraduate education by serving as an academic advisor, a mentor for undergraduate senior research projects, undergraduate honors thesis, and undergraduate minority summer research, as well as teaching graduate and undergraduate lecture and laboratory courses. Members of her research team have won numerous research awards. Dr. Wu is well networked in the food science community. She serves as the Editorial Board of Food Microbiology, Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology, Dataset Papers in Microbiology, and Focusing on Modern Food Industry. She has also been serving as a referee for major journals in the related field. She has significant participation in federal grant review panels and ad hoc review panels. Dr. Wu received The 2012 Bimbo Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science and Technology Awards, the Eastern Scholar Award in 2011, and the CAFS Distinguished Service Award in 2012. Dr. Wu is very active in international activities. She was the co-chair of symposium and workshop �Sino-US symposium on food safety control from farm to fork�. She is an Adjunct Professor of National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Shanghai Ocean University (China), and Zhejiang University (China). She is a lifetime member and the treasurer of Chinese American Food Society (CAFS) and a member of IFT, ASM, IAFP, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Tau Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Research Interests

Her expertise and research interests is in the areas of applied microbiology and food safety, including:

1) the discovery of natural functional ingredients (especially in cranberries and blueberries) to control microbial pathogens and protect human health and, and elucidation of mechanisms of action of bioactive compounds against human/foodborne pathogens on cellular and molecular levels

2) the development of advanced technology such as biosensors for the detection and identification of foodborne pathogens and toxins based on immunochemistry, molecular, genomic-based methods and nanotechnology

3) the development of innovative intervention technologies to eliminate microbial contaminations in animal products and produce

4) risk assessments for food safety, and 5) development of biofuels from food waste or renewable sources.

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Ins Varela-SilvaPhD

Lecturer
Human Biology
Loughborough University
Address:UK
Biography

In�s Varela-Silva is a Human Biologist with a keen interest in global health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. She finished her PhD Growth and Development, and MSc, BSc from University of Lisbon and works Lecturer in Human Biology, Loughborough University, UK. She is doing her research with the Centre for Global Health and Human Development. She appointed as placements coordinator for the Human Biology Program, coordinator of three modules within the undergraduate Human Biology Program and coordinator of one module on the Masters program in Physical Activity and Public Health. She served as Postdoctoral Fellow for Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Michigan, USA. She worked on project: Behavioral, environmental, metabolic, and intergenerational components of early-life under nutrition leading to later overweight/obesity

Research Interests

Her current areas of research focus on:

-Patterns of human growth and development as indicators of health and disease.

-The paradox of nutritional dual-burden (coexistence of under-and overweight) among populations in developing countries and among migrants in developed countries.

-Aspects of energy balance, physical (in)activity and intergenerational components of health and disease.

-Objective assessment of energy expenditure using ambulatory-technological devices, in laboratory and fieldwork situations.

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Hayashi, Yoshihiko


Proffesor

Address:Japan
Biography

1994-2004: Lecturer, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Fukuoka, Japan
1996, 1997: Organizer of Scanning Microscopy Meeting, Bethesda, Chicago, USA
2002: Moderator of International Congress on Biological and Medical Engineering, Singapore
2004: The President of 121st Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Conservative Dentistry, Nagasaki, Japan
2011: The President of 32nd Annual Meeting of Japan Endodontic Association, 9th KAE-JEA Joint Meeting, Nagasaki, Japan

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Original Articles and Reviews to Professional Journals and Books
Reviewer to Professional Journals
1983-1984: Italian Government Scholar
1991, 1995, 1997, 2002: Fellow from Japanese Ministry of Education
1996-: Director of Japanese Association for Conservative Dentistry
2000-: Director of Japan Endodontic Association


Anthony Fardet

Research Direction
Residence Le Prieure
1 bis rue des Poulignes
Address:FRANCE
Biography

I had a 17-year research experience at the interface of food science and human nutrition. I first worked on health potential of fiber and cereal products (pasta, bread, biscuits, weaning flour and breakfast cereals). In 2006, I began to work on more holistic and high throughput approaches, and I led 3 metabolomic studies in rats about the metabolic impact of whole-grain flour, catechin and lignin. In 2009, I orientated toward in biblio researches focused on systematic reviews, meta-analyses and data mining tools. I notably developed the concepts of lipotropic potential, antioxidant package, and slow versus rapid phenolic acids in plant-based foods. Today, I am particularly interested in developing holistic approaches in preventive human nutrition, either at the level of food or diet. I published 2 position papers on this issue by comparing merits and benefits of reductionism and holism in human nutrition research, and 2 other synthetic papers about the associations between diet-related chronic diseases, deregulated metabolisms and food groups. My current research projects are focused on the health potential of grain-based foods via global, integrative, transversal and holistic approaches. In addition to my research activities, I am expert for the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) and was particularly involved in 3 working groups relative to phytosterols, caffeine from energy drinks and updating of French recommendations for the years to come.

Research Interests

My main research interests are about the health potential of grain-based foods and, more generally, of plant-based foods in the worldwide context of diet sustainability at horizon 2050. I am particularly involved in promoting a more holistic view in preventive nutrition to prevent from diet-related chronic diseases, and to increase the healthy life years via nutrition. I don’t want human nutrition to be explored via a pharmacological approach: human nutrition is not pharmacology and food compounds are not drugs. Finally, I am also very interested in the way technological processes may be applied to transform raw food materials into healthy foods by preserving their initial structure via minimal processing, e.g., pre-fermentation.

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Lourdes Rodriguez Fragoso


Professor

Address:Mexico
Biography

1988-1990 Universidad Iberoamericana, School of Nutrition. Associate Professor and Instructor; Assistant.

Professor of Toxicology Program (Mexico).

1994-1998 InstitutosNacionales de Salud, National Institute of Nutrition Department of Gastroenterology. Professor and Research. Professor of Molecular Biology UNAM School of Medicine (Mexico)

1998-2000 Universidad Panamericana, School of Medicine. Professor and Researcher. Professor of Pharmacology Program (Mexico)

2000-Date Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Facultad de Farmacia (UAEM). Full Professor and Researcher, (Mexico)

Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Research Interests
  • physiology
  • nutrition
  • Pharmacology
  • Oncology
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Aleksandra Misan PhD

Associate Professor


Address:Serbia
Biography

Aleksandra Mišan was born in Belgrade on September 23, 1973. She obtained bachelors degree in Chemistry at the Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Novi Sad in 1996; MSc and PhD titles in Biochemistry at the same faculty in 2001and 2009, respectively.
At the beginning of her carrier (1997-2000) she worked as a teaching assistant of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Faculty of Agriculture and at the Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad. From 2000 to 2007 she worked at the Faculty of Technology, Institute of Meat Technology as a vice-coordinator of HPLC and AAS departments of the Laboratory for Food and Feed Testing. Starting from January 2007, Aleksandra works as a researcher at the Institute of Food Technology in Novi Sad on the Projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, Province of Vojvodina and EU. Apart from her scientific work, from 2007 to 2011 Aleksandra worked as a coordinator of the Department for Instrumental Chemical Analysis of the accredited Laboratory for Food and Feed Testing of the Institute.
Professionally, Aleksandra is interested in food chemistry with special emphasis on chromatographic methods (HPLC and GC), natural antioxidants, functional foods, oxidative processes and shelf-life estimation.
Aleksandra Mišan has attended professional courses and has participated in numerous international and national scientific congresses. She has published and reviewed papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. She is an editorial board member of the “Food and Feed Research“ scientific journal.

Research Interests

General in the utilizing and developing analytical methods as a tool to answer questions arising in food and biomedical sciences. Having worked at the Institute of Food Technology and gained analytical skills, especially those related to instrumental chromatographic techniques (HPLC and GC), I have been trained to meet the challenges of developing foods that comply with the ever-changing demands of the modern consumer.
Apart from the food safety issues that I have addressed, I am particularly interested in the relationships between food, nutrition and health."

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Teodora BasilePhD

Researcher

Agricultural Research Council
Address:Italy
Biography

After a master degree (MSc) in Chemistry obtained in 2005, Dr Basile achieved a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry in 2009 at the University of Bari (Italy). She performed half of her PhD in Germany, first at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen then at the EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory) in Heidelberg, achieving expertise in NMR spectroscopy. Dr. Basile served as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Polytechnic University of Bari, from 2009 to 2011, dealing with the chemical aspects related to environmental engineering, such as waste management and recycle into innovative construction materials. In 2012/2013 she was Professor of General Chemistry for Civil and Environmental Engineering at Polytechnic University of Bari and is currently a member of the Board of Examiners. Since 2011 she works at CRA-UTV (Agricultural Research Council - Unit for Viticulture and Enology in Southern ltaly) working on food chemistry. Dr. Basile has participated in numerous national and international scientific congresses and has been member of the organization committee of national congresses. She has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals."

Research Interests

The recycle of waste materials to food chemistry, mainly focusing on functional foods (nutraceuticals, antioxidant capacity, etc.)
Food safety (biogenic amines, mycotoxins)

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Pharima PhiriyangkulPhD

Lecturer
Department of Science
Kasetsart University
Address:Thailand
Biography

Education:  Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla, Thailand (PSU)

1. Philosophy of Science degree (15 December, 2006). Major: Biochemistry (PSU).

              2. Bachelor of Science degree (2nd Class honour, 2001). Major: Biotechnology (PSU).                      

 She was working as a Lecturer at Biochemistry Division, Department of Science, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Science, Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng-Saen Campus, Nakhon-Pathom, Thailand

Research Interests
  • Allergens
  • Proteomics technology
  • Mass spectroscopy for detection
  • Post-harvest

 

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Ruchi SinghPhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Pediatrics
Texas Tech University
Address:Texas
Biography

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate in the department of pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centre, Amarillo, TX. Prior to joining TTUHSC, I worked as research associate at Roberts Samuel Noble Foundation, Ardmore, OK for three years. I received my Ph.D. in Microbiology from the G. B. Pant University ofAgriculture & Technology, Pantnagar, India. Gut microbiome- host interactions in health and disease is my major research interest. The importance of the gut microbiome in the disease pathogenesis for systemic disease states including cardiovascular health has been getting much attention lately. Understanding microbiome activity is essential to the development of future personalized strategies of healthcare, as well as potentially providing new targets for drug development. My research efforts have been directed towards addressing gaps in our understanding of microbiome population in diabetic patients that aggravates the problem and identifying dietary and therapeutic regimens that could result in beneficial changes and alleviate this problem. Systems biology approaches based on next generation 'omics' technologies are now able to describe the gut microbiome at a detailed genetic and functional (transcriptomic,proteomic and metabolic) level, providing new insights into the importance of the gut microbiome in human health, and they are able to map microbiome variability between species, individuals and populations

Research Interests

My research efforts have been directed towards addressing gaps in our understanding of microbiome population in diabetic patients that aggravates the problem and identifying dietary and therapeutic regimens that could result in beneficial changes and alleviate this problem. Systems biology approaches based on next generation 'omics' technologies are now able to describe the gut microbiome at a detailed genetic and functional (transcriptomic,proteomic and metabolic) level, providing new insights into the importance of the gut microbiome in human health, and they are able to map microbiome variability between species, individuals and populations.

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