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Maria Hayes

Research Officer

Research Interests

Dr. Maria Hayes, BSc., PhD is a natural products research scientist based at Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown with experience in isolation and characterisation of bioactive peptides from protein sources using microbial strains and enzymes through controlled fermentations and hydrolysis. Maria is currently the Scientific Project Manager of the Marine Functional Foods Research Initiative (NutraMara Project) which encompasses 5 Irish Universities (University College Dublin (UCD), University of Limerick (UL), University of Ulster Coleraine (UU), University College Galway (NUIG), University College Cork (UCC) and Teagasc.

Lafarga, T., & Hayes, M. (2016), Meat-derived bioactive protein hydrolysates and peptides as food ingredients: overcoming current challenges. Food
Reviews international, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/8 7559129.2016.1175013.

Dave, L. A., Hayes, M., Mora, L., Montoya, C. A., Moughan, P. J., Rutherfurd, S. M. (2016), Gastrointestinal endogenous protein-derived bioactive peptides: An in vitro study of their gut modulatory potential. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17, 482; doi:10.3390/ijms17040482.

Dave, L. A., Hayes, M., Montoya, C. A., Rutherfurd, S. M., Moughan, P. (2016), Human gut endogenous proteins as a source of angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE-I), renin inhibitory and antioxidant peptides. Peptides, 76, 30–44. doi:10.1016/j.peptides.2015.11.003.

Dave, L. A., Hayes, M., Moughan, P. J., Rutherfurd, S.M. (2016), Novel Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV inhibitory and antioxidant peptides derived from human
gastrointestinal endogenous proteins. Int. J. Pept. Res. Ther. 1–15. DOI 10.1007/s10989–016–9515-y.

Gangopadhyay, N., Wynne, K., O’Connor, P. Gallagher, E., Brunton, N. and Hayes, M. (2016), In silico and in vitro analysis of the angiotensin-Iconverting enzyme inhibitory activity of hydrolysates generated from crude Barley (Hordeum vulgare) protein concentrates. Food Chemistry, 203, 367–374.