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Dr. Bianchini wins AACCI Young Scientist Research Award

Dr. Bianchini receiving the 2017 Young Scientist Research Award
Dr. Andreia Bianchini received the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI) Young Scientist Research Award. The Young Scientist Research Award is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in basic and applied research to cereal science with the expectation that contributions will continue. Dr. Bianchini is recognized for her work on improving the safety of grain and grain based products throughout their production and processing chains, as well her international research and extension activities. Dr. Biachini's bio at the AACCI website can be found here: http://go.unl.edu/5qet

Presage Analytics partners with ISoft Data Systems

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Presage Analytics LLC., a company founded by Dr. Jeyam Subbiah and Dr. Harshavardhan Thippareddi was recently featured in several news outlets.  Presage is working with ISoft, a Nebraska based data company, to develop software for tracking food safety information. The complete article can he read here: http://go.unl.edu/jkbn

The Future of Food: Innovation in Agriculture and Food Science

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National Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program Manager Jill Gifford will be among those speaking at the Huffington Post sponsored, Listening to America program.  The Future of Food: Innovation in Agriculture and Food Science will be held on October 11th, 2017, 6:30 PM at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The event is free and open to public. Registration and information is available at http://go.unl.edu/fdqk.

Ask the Food Doc

Dr. Bob Hutkins
Khem Shahani Professor of Food Science Dr. Bob Hutkins writes a monthly column for the Lincoln Journal Star called Ask the Food Doc. October's Ask the Food Doc is titled, Is grass-fed beef better for you?  Previous Ask the Food Doc articles can be found at http://go.unl.edu/wwqd.

Puerto Rico Assistance

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For those of you who are interested, here’s how you can help with providing assistance to the citizens in Puerto Rico as they recover from the effects of the recent hurricane.

 There is a drop box in the first floor lobby, across from the Maps & More store in Hardin Hall, on Nebraska East Campus, through the end of October. 

The items will be collected and mailed to those in need.

Volunteer: Volunteers are needed for inventory, and to transport items from drop off locations to storage and shipping areas.  Contact Wilma Gerena at gerenaw@gmail.com if interested in volunteering.

Monetary donations: Unidos Por Puerto Rico http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/ or the charity of your choice.

Group Information: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NE4PR/ Email: nebraskaforpuertorico@gmail.com

 This effort is coordinated by a member of the SNR team, Wilma Gerena, Business Associate, Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit.  Wilma is from Puerto Rico and has family there. 

Wilma is the lead volunteer (Lincoln area) with the Nebraska for Puerto Rico group (NFPR).  It is a grassroots effort with the non-profit organization Latinas United which is acting as the fiscal sponsor.

If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact Wilma directly at gerenaw@gmail.com.

Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship

Sandrayee Brahma
Ph.D. graduate student, Sandrayee Brahma has been awarded an IFT Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship. The Feeding Tomorrow Scholarship is given to students to reward excellence in pursing careers in the science of food. Sandrayee is advised by Dr. Devin Rose.

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Recent Publications

Majumder, K., Fukuda, T., Zhang, H., Sakurai, T., Taniguchi, Y., Watanabe, H., Mitsuzumi, H., Matsui, T., Mine, Y. (2017). Intervention of isomaltodextrin mitigates intestinal inflammation in a dextran sodium sulfate-induced mouse model of colitis via inhibition of toll-like receptor-4. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65: 810-817.

Chee, MacKenzie., Majumder, K., Mine, Y. (2017). Intervention of dietary dipeptide gamma-L-glutamyl-L-valine (γ-EV) ameliorates inflammatory response in a mouse model of LPS-induced sepsis. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 65: 5953–5960.

Li, Qingyong., Kang, X., Shi, C., Li, Y., Majumder, K., Ning, Z., Ren, J. Moderation of hyperuricemia in rats via consuming walnut protein hydrolysate diet and identification of new antihyperuricemic peptides. Food & Function, DOI:

Gupta, R. S., S. L. Taylor, J. L. Baumert, L. M. Kao, E. Schuster, and B. M. Smith.  2017.  Economic factors impacting food allergen management:  perspectives from the food industry.  J. Food Prot. 80:1719-1725.

Xie, L.; Wehling, R.; Ciftci, O.; Zhang, Y., Formation of complexes between tannic acid with bovine serum albumin, egg ovalbumin and bovine beta-lactoglobulin. Food Research International, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2017.10.007

Belayneh, H., Wehling, R., Cahoon, E., and Ciftci, O.N. (2017). Lipid composition and emulsifying properties of Camelina sativa seed lecithin. Food Chemistry, In press.

Yuan, B., Lu, M., Eskridge, K. M., Isom, L. D., & Hanna, M. A. (2018). Extraction, identification, and quantification of antioxidant phenolics from hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) shells. Food Chemistry, 244(1), 7-15.

Li, L., G. Froning, V. Juneja, J. Subbiah, and H. Thippareddi. 2017.  Dynamic Predictive Model for Growth of Salmonella spp. in Scrambled Egg Mix. Journal of Food Science, 64: 39-46. Doi: 10.1016/j.fm.2016.12.007.

Lau, S.K., H. Thippareddi, J. Subbiah. 2017. Radiofrequency Heating for Enhancing Microbial Safety of Shell Eggs Immersed in Deionized Water. Journal of Food Science.  In Press.

Recent Awards

Jennifer Clarke, DHHS, Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication (CIBC), $2,250,619

Dr. Kaustav Majumder, Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD), Understanding the bioactivity of the dietary γ-glutamyl peptide (γ-EV) in the prevention of obesity and obesity-linked hypertension, $100,000

Dr. Stephen Taylor, Food Marketing Institute Foundation, Identification of Root-Cause Labeling Errors in Food Allergen Recalls and Identification of Best-Practice Procedures, $20,000

Dr. Yue Zhang, NDA, Production and Utilization of High-Quality Protein Isolates from Dry Edidble Beans, $39,943

Dr. Bo Yuan, USDA and NDA, Improvement of Safety, Quality, and Nutritional Value of Nebraska Grown Ariona Berry Products by High Pressure Processing, $37,799

Dr. Jeyam Subbiah, NE Beef Council, Advancing the Science of Dry-Aged Beef, $38,136

Dr. Andreia Bianchini, Dr. Jayne Stratton, Lincoln/Lancaster Co. Health, NE Food Protection Manager Training Series and Online Resources on Special Food Processes, $16,950

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