Feature your University Program.
Faculty of Medicine and Social Sciences; Division of Nutrition
Ghent University Hospital
Contact Person: Dr. A. Christophe
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +32 9 240 2262; fax: +32 9 240 3897
Research Topics: Fatty acid and antioxidant status of different groups and influencing it by dietary intervention.
|Institute of Biochemistry
Graz, Styria A-8010 Austria
Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Albin Hermetter
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +43 316 873 6457; fax: +43 316 873 6952; website: http://www.biochemistry.tugraz.at
Research Topics: Lipid oxidation, antioxidants, oxidized phospholipids, signal transduction in vascular smooth muscle cells, atherosclerosis; Lipolytic enzymes, lipases, esterases, sphingomyelinases, functional proteomics of lipid modifying enzymes, protein chip technology, microarrays Fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, fluorescent lipids, fluorescent enzyme inhibitors, fluorescence labeling of proteins Fluorescence assays for lipid and protein oxidation, antioxidant screening, and lipolytic enzymes (activity, mol active enzyme)
Institute of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Department of Technical Chemistry & Biotechnology
Greifswald 17487 Germany
Contact Person: Dr. Uwe T. Bornscheuer
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +49 3834 86 4367; fax: +49 3834 86 4346; website: www.chemie.uni-greifswald.de/~biotech/
Research Topics: Biocatalysis using e.g.. lipases and phopholipase; screening, cloning expression of enzymes; optimization by rational protein design/directed evolution; application in biocatalytic reactions, e.g. synthesis of phospholipids, structured triglycerides.
|Iowa State University
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Ames, Iowa 50011-1061 USA
Contact Person: Brenda Emery
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +1 515 294 3011; fax: +1 515 294 8181; website: www.fcs.iastate.edu/fshn
Research Topics: Grain Processing, Oil Chemistry and Processing, Protein Separation, Functionality and Application
|Iowa State University
Grain Quality Laboratory
Ames, Iowa 50011 USA
Contact Person: Dr. Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr.
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +1 515 294 8629; fax: +1 515 294 6383; website: www.iowagrain.org; www.grainlab.org
Research Topics: Near Infrared spectrosopy; Chemometrics and calibration of multivariate sensors; Quality management systems; Food security and traceability; Soybean quality improvement; See
www.iowagrain.org for current openings.
|Kansas State University
Division of Biology; Kansas Lipidomics Research Center; KSU Lipidomics/Lipid Signaling Group
Manhattan, Kansas 66506 USA
Contact Person: Dr. David Rintoul
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +1 785 532 0104; website: www.ksu.edu/biology; www.ksu.edu/lipid/lipidomics; www.ksu.edu/lipid/
Research Topics: Lipid metabolism in hibernating marmots; lipid metabolism in migratory birds
Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics
Stockholm SE-17177 Sweden
Contact Person: Mats Hamberg
Contact Information: e-mail: Mats.Hamberg@mbb.ki.se; phone: +46 8 52487640; website: www.mbb.ki.se/research/kemi_2/MH/mhintro1.htm
Research Topics: Research carried out in our laboratory concerns various aspects of oxylipins, oxygenated fatty acid derivatives formed by mono- or dioxygenase-catalyzed oxygenation of fatty acids. Fatty acid hydroperoxides constitute an important group of oxylipins which are formed by action of lipoxygenases as well as recently discovered alpha-dioxygenases. Further metabolism of hydroperoxides results in the formation of biologically important compounds such as the leukotrienes in animals and jasmonates in plants. Our current work is focussed on studies of the biosynthesis and metabolism of oxylipins in higher plants as well on the development of new methods for synthesis and analysis of oxylipins. Recent publications: Hamberg, M., Sanz, A., Rodriguez, M.J., Calvo, A.P., and Castresana, C. (2003) Activation of the alpha-dioxygenase pathway during bacterial infection of tobacco leaves: Formation of oxylipins protecting against cell death. J. Biol. Chem. 278:51796-51805. Grechkin, A.N., Mukhtarova, L.S., and Hamberg, M. (2003) Detection of an enol intermediate in the hydroperoxide lyase chain cleavage reaction. FEBS Lett. 549:31-34.
|London Metropolitan University
Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition
London N7 8DB United Kingdom
Contact Person: Professor Michael A. Crawford
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +44 020 7753 3165; fax: +44 020 7753 3164; website: www.unl.ac.uk/ibchn
Research Topics: Membrane Protein/lipid and lipid/ lipid domains and their influence on signaling and gene expression; Membrane lipid distortion in the aetiology of chronic diseases such as diabetes, sickle cell anemia etc.; The role of arachidonic acid deficiency in impaired vascular development and fragility, viz. the complications of prematurity and haemorrhagic stroke; Maternal nutrition, prenatal programming and pregnancy outcome.
|National University of Malaysia
Department of Chemical Science & Food Technology
Bangi, Selangor 43600 Malaysia
Contact Person: Sri Nurestri Hj Abdul Malek, Assoc. Prof. Datin Dr.
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +6 03 8921 5446; fax: +6 03 8921 5410; website: http://pkukmweb.ukm.m/%7Ekimia
Research Topics: Studies on plants that have potential medicinal properties; Investigations into the volatile constituents of plants and flowers that may be utilized in the flavor and fragrance industries; Investigations into certain biological activities of Melastoma malabathricum; Studies on Trema orientalis; Investigations into the components of several wild species of ginger; Isolation and synthesis of several derivatives of milletenone from Millettia hemsleyana.
|North Dakota State University
Department of Cereal and Food Sciences
Fargo, North Dakota 58105 USA
Contact Person: Charlene Kuss
Contact Information: e-mail: C.Kuss@ndsu.edu; phone: +1 701 231 7712; fax: +1 701 231 6359;
Research Topics: Hard Red Spring Wheat - Dough Rheology and Baking; Durum Wheat - Pasta Processing; Carbohydrates; Proteins; Alternative Crops; Food Processing; Lipids
Oklahoma State University
Oregon State University
|Penn State University
Department of Food Science
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 USA
Contact Person: Juanita Wolfe
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +1 814 863 8667; fax: +1 814 863 6132; website: www.foodscience.psu.edu/index.html
Research Topics: Research on the physical and chemical properties of food lipids including emulsion science, phase transitions, flavor chemistry, antioxidant stratergies. Strong focus on dairy foods and confectionary products.
Department of Applied Sciences
Melbourne, Victoria 3001 Australia
Contact Person: Prof. A.J. Sinclair
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +61 399252899; fax: +61 399255241; website: www.rmit.edu.au
Research Topics: Applied Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, Biotechnology, Applied Physics, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology
|Scottish Agricultural College
Crop and Soil Research Group
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB21 9YA Scotland, UK
Contact Person: Dr. Elaine Booth
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +01224 711000; fax: +01224 711293; website: www.sac.ac.uk
Research Topics: Agronomy of oilseed rape and evaluation of specialist oil types. Adaptation of novel specialist oil crops for production in Northern European conditions. Evaluation of the ecological and agricultural impacts of introduction of GM oilseed rape. Assessment of biodiesel as a potential renewable fuel type, including life cycle and energy balance analysis. Development of a system to utilise the biofumigation potential of Brassicas to control pathogens.
|Slovak University of Technology
Department of Biochemical Technology, Faculty of
Chemical and Food Technology
Bratislava 812 37 Slovak Republic
Contact Person : Assoc. Prof. Milan Certik, PhD.
email : email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org), +421 59325491; +421 252967085, +421 252967085
Research Topics : Regulation and biotechnological production of polyunsaturated fatty acids, conjugated linolec acid and hydroxy-fatty acids. Utilization of agroindustrial materials for production of new
bioproducts nutritionally improved with biologically active fatty acids by solid state fermentations. Utilization and biotransformation of vegetable oils to value-added lipids. Biochemistry of fatty acids and triacylglycerol synthesis in oleaginous microorganisms. Study of environmental stress impact (heavy metals, oxygen, salt, ethanol) on industrially important yeasts (heavy metal incorporation, exopolymer formation, membrane lipid composition, carotenoids synthesis, free radicals scavenging and antioxidant properties). Microbial production of carotenoid pigments. Biotechnological production of bioactive surfactants. Role of membrane lipids of bacteria utilizing pollutants. Genotype diversity of fatty acid profile of cereals and oil-seeds.
|University of Alberta
Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2P5 Canada
Contact Person : Dr. S. S. Narine
Contact Information: email: email@example.com; website: www.alup.ca
Contact Phone : +1 780 492 9081
Contact Fax : +1 780 492 7174
Research Topics : ALUP's research programs are uniquely structured to take commercial advantage of cutting-edge, fundamental research in lipid utilization. There are three main fundamental platforms, and within each fundamental platform, there are a number of applied objectives.
The three main fundamental platforms are:
|University of Amsterdam
Institute for Molecular Chemistry
Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergrachr 166, 1018 WV The Netherlands
Contact Person: J.C. Mol
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +31 20 5256490; fax: +31 20 5256456
Research Topics: Development of catalysts for the metathesis of oleochemicals.
|University of Arkansas
Department of Food Science
2650 N Young Ave.,University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704
Contact Person: Dr. Andrew Proctor
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: 479 575-29806
|University of California, San Diego
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
School of Medicine & Revelle College
La Jolla, California 92093-0601 USA
Contact Person: Professor Edward A Dennis
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +1 858 534 3055; fax: +1 858 534 7390; website: http://cobra.ucsd.edu
University of Georgia
|University of Guelph
Department of Plant Agriculture
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada
Contact Person: Dr. Istvan Rajcan
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +1 519 824 4120, ext. 53564; fax: +1 519 763 8933; website: www.plant.uoguelph.ca
Research Topics: Soybean breeding and genetics for improvement of seed compositional traits. Fatty acid profile modifications by use of mutation; isoflavone levels; protein and oil content; tocopherolaccumulation; genetic mapping of alleles and genes contributing to altered seed composition; development of soybean varieties for niche markets.
|University of Lethbridge
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4 Canada
Contact Person: Dr. Randall J. Weselake
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +1 403 329 2303; fax: +1 403 329 2057; website: http://people.uleth.ca/~weselake/
Research Topics: Our major research efforts are in the enzymology and molecular biology of lipid biosynthesis in microspore-derived cultures of oilseed rape and bovine tissues. Students working in my laboratory can obtain experience in one or more of the following areas: protein purification and characterization, immunochemistry, recombinant DNA technology, lipid analysis and tissue culture.
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 USA
Contact Person: Eric Decker
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +1 413 545 1026; fax: +1 413 545 1262; website: www.umass.edu/foodsci/
Research Topics: Natural antioxidants, bioactive lipids, lipid and protein oxidation in seafood, impact of physical properties of lipid systems on lipid and antioxidant chemistry, food colloids and emulsions, influence of the physical properties of lipids on nutritional bioavailability, fat crystallization, regulation of phenolics in plants
|University of North Dakota
Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics Department
Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-9037 USA
Contact Person: Eric J. Murphy
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +1 701 777 3450; fax: +1 701 777 4490
Research Topics: n-3 Fatty acid metabolism in health and disease; Cardiovascular lipid mediated signaling in health and disease; Brain lipid mediated signaling in health and disease; Fatty acid transport and metabolism; Ether lipid metabolism; Metabolism of ALA vs. DHA in mammals; Brain lipid metabolism; Heart lipid metabolism
|University of Oldenburg
Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Oldenburg D-26111 Germany
Contact Person: Prof. Dr. Jürgen O. Metzger
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +49 4417983718; fax: +49 4417983618;
Research Topics: Environmentally Benign Syntheses of Sustainable Products: Oils and Fats as Renewable Resources for the Chemical Industry Environmentally benign syntheses are distinguished among others by the use of raw materials which show favourable life-cycle analysis data -- that are in particular renewable feedstocks - and the reduction of the use of organic solvents. During the last ten years we have been engaged in a comprehensive research project concerning the chemical use of vegetable oils. Fatty acids such as oleic acid, erucic acid and petroselinic acid are obtained with sufficient chemical purity from vegetable oils. These fatty compounds and the respective native oils are modified by modern synthetic methods especially by reactions at the C,C-double bond to give oleochemicals with possibly new and interesting properties. Many of the new oleochemicals have been tested in chemical industry. Subsequent treatment of the environmentally benign synthezised products has to be carried out by environmentally benign conditions too. We have been engaged e.g. in the development of raw materials based on native oils for the coating industry that can be used without organic solvents.
|University of Stirling
Institute of Aquaculture
Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA United Kingdom
Contact Person: Dr. Douglas R. Tocher
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +44 17 86467996; fax: +44 17 86472133
Research Topics: Biochemistry and molecular biology of lipid and fatty acid metabolism in fish. Including lipids and fatty acids in health and disease and immune function, molecular genetics of lipid and fatty acid metabolism and gene expression and regulation, PPARs in fish and alternative dietary oils in aquaculture and lipid soluble antioxidants and contaminants.
|University of Tennessee
Biosystems Engineering & Environmental Science
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-4531 USA
Contact Person: Dr. Doug Hayes
Contact Information: e-mail: email@example.com; phone: +1 865 974 7991; fax: +1 865 974 4514;
Research Topics: Processing of Agricultural Materials by Enzymes and Microorganisms, Lipid and Protein Purification, Synthesis and Application of Surfactants, Agricultural Biosensors.
|University of Toronto
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E5 Canada
Contact Person: L.L. Diosady
Contact Information: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: +1 416 978 4137; fax: +1 416 978 8605;
Research Topics: Micronutrient fortification; Edible oil processing; cis-selective hydrogenation; Protein isolates from oilseeds; Extrusion modeling and control; Nitrite-free meat curing; Membrane processes; Nutraceuticals from oilseeds