Lunch Time Seminars

 

2017

Speaker

Dr. Yang Bao

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Title
Structure Identification and Biosynthesis of Bioactive Compounds
Date
22nd August 2017, Tuesday
Venue
S14-06-19, Seminar Room
 
Time
12-1pm
     
Speaker

Dr. May Wee

A*STAR Clinical Nutrition & Reseach Centre (CNRC)

Title
Food Microstructure: What You (Don't) See is What You Get
Date
5th April 2017, Wednesday
Venue
S14-06-19, Seminar Room
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Professor K Niranjan

University of Reading

Title

Paradigms for publishing research papers in
Food Engineering, Food Sciences and related disciplines

Date
3rd April 2017, Monday
Venue
S14-06-20, Seminar Room
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Professor Zhan Jicheng

China Agricultural University

Title

Anti-obesity Activity and Mechanisms of Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) on Obese db/db Mice

Date
8th February 2017, Wednesday
Venue
S14-06-19, Seminar Room
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Wen Wang

Title

A bioengineer's Perspective on Future Food

Date
3rd February 2017, Friday
Venue
S16-03-07, Seminar Room
Time
12-1pm
     

2016

Speaker

Dr. Peter K. Ben Embarek

Title

Managing Food Safety Events at the International Level

Date
12th December 2016, Monday
Venue
S14-06-19, Seminar Room
Time
11am-12pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. C.G. Forde

Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences

Title

When a Calorie is not a Calorie; How Sensory Properties Influence Eating Behaviour and Energy Intake

Date
4th November 2016, Friday
Venue
S14-06-19, Seminar Room
Time
12-1pm
     
Speaker

Dr. Donghai Wu

Title

Screening and Characterization of Small Molecules that Induce beige/ Brite Fat for the Treatment of Metabolic Disorders

Date
20th October 2016, Thursday
Venue
S14-06-19, Seminar Room
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Yong-Su Jin

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Title

Sustainable and safe production of food ingredients through metabolic engineering

Date
23rd August 2016, Tuesday
Venue
S16-03-07, Seminar Room
Time
10-11am
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Zvi Hayouka

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title

Towards the Development of Bioactive Packaging

Date
8th August 2016, Monday
Venue
S15-03-15, Seminar Room
Time
12-1pm
 
 
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Sze-Yen Tan

Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

Title

Body Weight Regulation: Pre- and Post-ingestive Effects of Foods

Date
25th July 2016, Monday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
11am-12pm
 
 
Speaker

Mr. Michael Skriver
Ms Lulu Allorde Pedrajeta

AAK Asia Pacific

Title

Market Trends for the Chocolate & Bakery Industry

What is Speciality Vegetable Oil & Fat

Application of Functional Cocoa Butter Alternatives (CBA) on Chocolate & Confectionery & Baked Goods

Date
13th July 2016, Wednesday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
12pm-2pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Carol Sze Ki Lin

School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong

Title

Bioconversion of Food and Beverage Waste to High Value Added Products

Date
1st June 2016, Wednesday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
3pm-4pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Lucy Sun Hwang

National Taiwan University, Taipai, Taiwan

Dr. Rui Hai Liu

Cornell University, USA

Dr. Pingfan Rao

Zhejiang Gongshang Univeristy, China

Title

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Reduction with Food Bioactive Components

Whole Food Approach for Chronic Disease Prevention and Helathy Aging

Micronanostructure: A Key to Unlock the Complex System of Food

Date
31st May 2016, Wednesday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-05-20
Time
11am-12pm
     
Speaker

Dr. Jun Lu
Associate Professor of Biomedical Science and Pharmacology
Head of Research, School of InterprofessionalHealth Studies andSchool of Science, Faculty of Health & Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology

Title

From invasive species to food for health resource -New Zealand seaweed Undariapinnatifida

Date
23rd May 2016, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-06-20
Time
2pm-3pm      
Speaker

Professor Long Yu

Director, Sino-Singapore International Joint Research Institute

Title

Development of Starch-based Materials

Date
17th May 2016, Tuesday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
11am-12pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Sarojam Rajani
Temasek Life Science Lab

Title

Develop Plant Platforms for the Sustainable Production of Valuable Chemicals

Date
6th May 2016, Friday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
12pm-1pm
Speaker

Dr. Jang In-Cheol

Temasek Life Science Lab

Title

Plant Secondary Metabolism: Identifying Biosynthetic Pathways and Genes for Plant Secondary Metabolites

Date
26th April 2016, Tuesday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
12pm-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr Ravi Gooneratne

Associate Professor in Toxicology
Faculty of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
Visiting Professor, Guangdong Ocean University, Zhanjiang, China

Title

Resistance to Antibiotics: Gut Microbiota & Mechanisms

Date
25th April 2016, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S16-04-30
Time
12pm-1pm
 
 
Speaker

r. Alain Le Bail

Food Science and Process Engineering, University of  Nantes, France

Dr. Patricia Le Bail

National Institute of the Agronomic Research, France 

Title

"Impact of Electrical Disturbances on Crystallization in Food Systems" & "Cake Staling: Understanding Interactions between Ingredient"

Date
1st April 2016, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room S15-03-15
Time
1pm-2pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr Xichun Peng & Dr. Shiyi Ou

Department of Food Science and Engineering at Jinan University, Guangzhou

Title

"Probing the Relationship between Gut Microbiota and Over-Ingestion of Energy Based on High Dietary-Fiber Diets" & "Effect of chlorogenic acid on the formation of acrylamide and HMF, and the adducts formed with amino acids"

Date
19 January 2016, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room S16-04-30
Time
10am-12pm
     
Speaker

Dr. Boris Nemzer
Senior Director, Research and development and quality assurance at VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc (Momence, IL, USA), Professor, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

Title

Effect of Phytochemicals on Free Radicals Formation and BDNF in Humans

Date
18 January 2016, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S16-04-30
Time
12pm-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Mr. Foo Check Woo
Director, of 5P Consulting


Title

Journey from Ivory Tower to the Real World of the Food Industry

Date
11 January 2016, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S16-04-30
Time
12pm-1pm
 
 

 

 
 
Speaker

Dr. Gerald G Moy
Food Safety Consultants International, Geneva, Switzerland


Title

Total Diet Studies:  What they are and why they are important

Date
17 December 2015, Thursday
Venue
Seminar Room S16-03-07
Time
12-1pm
 
 

2015

 
 
Speaker

Ms. Katja Krizman
Ms. Liu Qin
National University of Singapore

Title

The Effects of High Intensity Ultrasound on Yoghurt Starter Culture in Mono- Co-culture at Different Initial Cell Count

Treatment of Electrolysed Water Combined with Mild Heat on the Safety and Quality of Fresh Organic Broccoli

Date
2 November 2015, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Alvin Lee
Institute for Food Safety and Health

Title
Novel Processing Technologies to Manage the Risk of Foodborne Viruses
Date
26 October 2015, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Mr. Lu Yuyun
Ms. Zhang Jufang
National University of Singapore

Title
Assessment Of Volatile and Non-volatile Compounds in Durian Wines Fermented with Four Commercial non-Saccharomyces Yeast

Development of Small-scale Sanitising Unit for Sanitising Organic Produce
Date
19 October 2015, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Laurent Forny
Nestle Research Center

Title
Role of Moisrure in Food
Date
14 October 2015, Wednesday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-19
Time
12-1pm
 
   
 
Speaker

Dr. Huang Jen-Yi
Postdoc
National University of Singapore

Title
Evaluation of a Novel Food Packaging Material Based on Clay/Polymer Nanocomposite
Date
28 September 2015, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Professor Conrad Perera
Professor
School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Title
Chemical and enzymatic modification of New Zealand hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae) skin gelatin and its properties
Date
1 September 2015, Tuesday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-19
Time
7-8pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Michael Rychlik
Chair of Analyticak Food Chemistry
Technische Universitä München

Title
Stable Isotopes as Perfect Tools for Quantitation and Tracing in Food Science
Date
3 August 2015, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
10-11am
 
 
Speakesr

Ms. Zhang Yan
Dr. Huang Jen-Yi

National University of SIngapore

Title

Characterization of Starch Hydrolase Inhibitors in Lepisanthes alata

Fundamental Features of Food Fat Freezing Fouling

Date
27 March 2015, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-19
Time
1-2pm
 
 
Speakers

Mr. Liang Dong
Mr. Yu Hang

National University of Singapore

Title

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Releasing Capacities of Commonly Consumed Organosulfur Rich Foods

Effects of High Intensity Ultrasound on One Maillard Reaction System: D-xylose, L-Lysine System Model

Date
20 March 2015, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-19
Time
1-2pm
 
 
Speaker

Prof. XU Xuebing

R & D Director of Wilmar International, and general manager for Wilmar Global R & D Centre, China

Title

Food Lipids: Central Concerns in the Food Industry

Date
30 January 2015, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-19
Time
1-2pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Sanem Argin
Assistant Professor, Department of Food Engineering at Yeditepe University

Title

MICROENCAPSULATION OF CELLS AND ACTIVE FOOD INGREDIENTS

Date
26 January 2015, Monday
Venue
Seminar Room S16-04-40
Time
11am-12pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Alvin Lee
Center Director – Center for Processing Innovation; Associate Professor of Food Science and Nutrition; Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Title

Noroviruses – who are they and control strategies in foods

Date
14 January 2015, Wednesday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-19
Time
12pm-1pm
     

2014

 
 
Speaker

Dr. Geoffrey Savage
Associate Professor, Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Bioscience at Lincoln University, New Zealand

Title

Is it safe to eat plant food?

Date
6 November 2014, Thursday
Venue
Executive Room S8-03-14
Time
11am-12pm
 
 
 
 
Speakers

Mr. Yu Peigen
Ms. Feng Xiao
National University of Singapore

Title

Impacts of Storage on the Chemical and Sensory Profiles of Heat Treated Green Tea Model Systems

Effects of Fish Gelatin and Chitosan Coating on Quality Attributes and Nanostructural Changes of Fish Fillet

Date
5 November 2014, Wednesday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
1-2pm
 
 
Speaker

Ms. Dana Small
Yale University

Title

Effects of the Modern Food Environment on Taste, Flavor and Feeding

Date
16 October 2014, Thursday
Venue
Executive Room S8-03-14
Time
11am-12pm
 
 
Speakers

Ms. Kim Min-Jeong
Mr. Toh Mingzhan
National University of Singapore

Title

Effect of High-Intensity 405 nm Light Emitting Diode on Inactivation of Foodborne Pathogens

Survival of Bifidobacterium lactis in Milk Is Enhanced in the Presence of Williopsis saturnus var. saturnus.

Date
8 October 2014, Wednesday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
1-2pm
 
 
Speaker

Mr. Toh Zhi Siang
National University of Singapore

Title

Structural Modifications of Dracoflavan B and Their Alpha-Amylase Inhibition

Date
8 October 2014, Wednesday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
1-2pm
 
 
Speakers

Ms. Gao Jing
Mr. Lee Liang Wei Wilson
National University of Singapore

Title

Effect of Food Structure on Digestion: Bread Disintegration during Oral Processing

Characterization of Volatile and Non Volatile Profiles of Green and Roasted Coffee Fermented by Rhizopus Oligosporus

Date
17 September 2014, Wednesday
Venue
Seminar Room S14-06-20
Time
1-2pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Siow Lee Fong
School of Science, Monash University Malaysia

Title
Freezing and Frozen Storage of Food
Date
2 June 2014, Monday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
11am-12pm
 
 
Speakers

Ms. Manuela Demleitner
Technische Universität München

Dr. Wu Haixia
National University of Singapore

Titles

Characterization of Constituents in Abelmoschus Esculentus L. (Lady’s Finger) Responsible for Its Starch Hydrolase Inhibitory Activity

A Highly Selective and Sensitive Near Infrared Fluorescent Probe for Detection of Cellular Hydrogen Sulfide and Imaging of H2S in Mice

Date
11th April 2014, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-06-19
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speakers

Ms. Seow Yi Xin
Mr. Sui Xiaonan

National University of Singapore

Titles

Odourant-Specific Loss of Olfactory Sensitivity with Age

Monte Carlo Simulation of Non-isothermal Degradation of Two Cyanidin-based Anthocyanins from Black Rice

Date
4th April 2014, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-06-19
Time
12-1pm
 
Speakers

Mr. Saarangan Krishnakumar
Ms. Adeline Ik Chian Wong

National University of Singapore

Titles
Date
28th March 2014, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-06-19
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speakers

Ms. Chen Dai
Ms. Yang Yishan

National University of SIngapore

Titles

mpact of Addition of Aromatic Amino Acids on the Composition of Lychee Wine Fermented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae MERIT.ferm

Environmental Stresses Alter Salmonella Enteritidis Heat/Acid Resistance, Membrane Lipid Composition and Stress/Virulence Related Gene Expression

Date
21st March 2014, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-06-19
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speakers

Mr. Vinayak S. Ghate
Ms. Tham Wei Yi Tammie

National University of SIngapore

Title

Effect of Different Factors on the Antibacterial Effect of Light Emitting Diodes on Foodborne Pathogens

Characterization of Aged Infant Formula and the Changes in its Physicochemical Properties

Date
14th March 2014, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-06-19
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speakers

Mr. Turkay Kondakci
Ms. Zheng Qianwang

National University of SIngapore

Title
Date
7th March 2014, Friday
Venue
Seminar Room, S14-06-19
Time
12-1pm
 
 
Speaker

Dr. Deepthi K Weerasinghe

Nestle Product Technology Center

Title
Date
24th February 2014, Monday
Venue
Executive Classroom, S8-03-14
Time
12-1pm
 
 

 

 

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