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Fall 2017 Graduating Students

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The department would like to congratulate all of the students who earned their degree in the Fall 2017 Semester. B.S.: Michael Donoghue, Melanie Heermann. Masters: Anamika Bagchi, Shimin Chen, Brandon Nguyen, Lisbeth Hoang, Vallecilla Yepez, Xinyao Wei. Ph.D.: Mohammed Aldawsari, Nabaraj Banjara, Sandrayee Brahma, Yuan Jin, Ahmad Salamatullah.

Dr. René Crevel accepts Adjunct Position

Dr. Rene Crevel
Dr. René Crevel, Director of René Crevel Consulting Limited, has accepted a role with the Department as an Adjunct Professor. Dr. Crevel will focus on collaborating with FARRP and food allergy research.

Dr. Ramer-Tait at Growing Nebraska Summit

Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait gives a presentation at the Grow Nebraska Summit
On November 8, 2017, Dr. Amanda Ramer-Tait spoke at the IANR summit: "Growing Nebraska: Leveraging Partnerships, Programming, and Research." The day-long event addressed critical issues in Nebraska and encouraged individuals to join together to find sustainable solutions. Dr. Ramer-Tait's presentation, "The Nebraska Food for Health Center: Uniting Agriculture and Medicine," discussed the newly formed Food for Health Center's vision for bringing together agriculture and biomedical research.

The Future of Food: Innovation in Agriculture and Food Science

Dr. Kaustav Majumder
Assistant Professor Dr. Kaustav Majumder will be speaking at the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases Fall Seminar Series. The event is November 1st, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Cottonwood room, East Union. Dr. Majumder's seminar is titled, "Impact of Food Proteins-Derived Bioactive Peptides on High Blood Pressure."

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 be 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 the public. Registration and information are 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.

Upcoming FDST 951 Seminars

FDST Spotlight

Dr. Heather Hallen-Adams

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Recent Publications

Belayneh, H., Wehling, R., Zhang, Y., and Ciftci, O.N. (2017). Development of omega-3-rich Camelina sativa seed oil emulsions. Food Science & Nutrition, In press.

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 Funding

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 Edible 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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