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Food for Health

Research on the key societal diet related health concerns focuses on:

  • Extraction and isolation of bioactive components from a range of food grade biological sources (milk, meat and marine origin).
  • Extraction of phytochemicals from fruits, vegetables and cereals.
  • Application of high throughput bioassays to screen for putative bioactive compounds
  • Identification and structural characterisation of bioactives.
  • Elucidation of the physiological mechanism(s) of action of bioactive molecules.
  • Assessment of bioavailability.
  • Understanding the relationship between gut microbiota and health status, and the potential of food to programme a healthy gut microbiota.
  • Biocontrol agents (bacteriocins and bacteriophage) for spoilage/pathogen control.