FNH Graduate Seminar Series

Overview

FOOD 500/600 and HUNU 531/631: The FNH Graduate Seminar is an important component of graduate training, with objectives and learning outcomes that are unique compared to other graduate courses. Seminar presenters gain experience and confidence in communicating information on complex scientific topics to an audience with a diverse background. In addition, attending the weekly Graduate Seminar provides the opportunity to become informed about and engage in discussions on a variety of topical issues in Food Science and Human Nutrition, many of which are not addressed in other course work.  It is also an opportunity to learn about research activities of students throughout the Food Science and Human Nutrition graduate programs.

The 2017/18 Grad Seminar takes place Wednesdays at 3:30 pm, starting with social networking and refreshments in the FNH foyer, followed by the seminar presentation(s) at 4 pm in FNH 60 (Food, Nutrition & Health Building, basement level).

Presentation Resources

Please submit your abstract two weeks in advance of your presentation date to the appropriate Faculty member:
Email: firstname.lastname@ubc.ca

Date Faculty Member Responsible
Food Science Human Nutrition
September Christine Scaman Yvonne Lamers
October David Kitts
November Xiaonan Lu
December Vivien Measday
Janaury Patricia Hingston Zhaoming Xu
February Anubhav Singh
March John Frostad
April Siyun Wang

 

2017W Term 1 Schedule (currently being finalized)

Seminar Date
(2017)
Topic Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
 Wed Sep 06  Welcome to the Course for ALL seminar participants  Seminar course instructors  Introduction General N/A N/A
 Wed Sep 13  1. Epigenetic effects of berry polyphenols on oncogenic signalling in cancer  Dr Barbara Stefanska Guest Speaker  HUNU  Huihui Chen Abeer Aljaadi
 2. Novel processing approaches for enhancing food quality  Dr Anubhav Pratap Singh Guest Speaker  FOOD  Elaine Cheng Katia Caballero
 Wed Sep 20  Characterization and intervention strategies of Campylobacter jejuni persistence and biofilm formation Jinson Feng PhD Results FOOD John Dupuis Fernanda Mujica
 Wed Sep 27  1. Enhancement of vitamin B12 content in yoghurt and its effect on improving vitamin B12 status in older adults 1. Larisse Melo Proposal HUNU  Justin Falardeau Megan Beetch
 2. Removal of heavy metals from foods using lactic acid bacteria biosorption 2. Kaiwen Mu Full FOOD  Shaolong Feng Dalal Qanaq
 Wed Oct 04  1. The polyphenol content and antioxident capacity of vegetables grown under organic and conventional production systems 1. Yue Dai Full FOOD  Jinsong Feng Haneen Saleemani
 2. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to investigate a novel gene-nutrient interaction in hypertension 2. Amy McMahon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UBC Human Nutrition Guest Speaker  HUNU  Anestis Tzanidis Abrar Turki
 Wed Oct 11  Seminar cancelled
 Wed Oct 18  1. Novel food processing technologies for the inactivation of human norovirus in fresh produce 1. Shaolong Feng Full FOOD  Karen Fong Kaitlyn Samson
 2. Detection of genetically modified soybeans using conventional polymerase chain reaction method and innovative body-heat triggered recombinase polymerase amplification method 2. Lu Han Full FOOD Yue Dai Larisse Melo
 Wed Oct 25  The future of fishes and fisheries in the changing oceans Dr. Vicky W. Y. Lam, UBC Institute for Oceans and Fisheries Guest Speaker FOOD  Andrew Ferguson Amy Tan
 Wed Nov 01 1. Jay Martiniuk Results WRC/FOOD  Mohammed Hakeem Claire Tugault-Lafleur
2. Mohammad Zubair  Full HUNU  Lu Han Shannon Steele
 Wed Nov 08  Guest Seminar Dr. Catherine Field, University of Alberta Guest Speaker HUNU  Yaxi Hu Abrar Turki
 Wed Nov 15 1. Yaxi Hu PhD Proposal FOOD  Ningjian Liang Mirah Valdes
2. Kaitlyn Samson Full HUNU  Marti Hua Mohammad Zubair
 Wed Nov 22 1. Amy Tan Proposal HUNU  Luyao Ma Abeer Aljaadi
2. Evan Trofimchuk Full FOOD  Yvonne Ma Katia Caballero
 Wed Nov 29 1. Luyao Ma Full FOOD  Jay Martiniuk Larisse Melo
2. Mohammed Hakeem PhD Progress FOOD  Kaiwen Mu Fernanda Mujica

2016W Term 2 Schedule

Seminar Date
(2017)
Topic Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
 Wed Jan 04 Let them eat dirt: Raising children with their microbes Dr. Brett Finlay
(UBC Peter Wall Distinguished Professor; Michael Smith Labs)
Guest speaker General N/A N/A
Wed Jan 11 What do we need to know about copyright? Peter D James
(Intellectual Property & Copyright Services Librarian)
Workshop  General N/A N/A
Wed Jan 18 Food safety:  Advice for the soul Jeff Farber
(University of Guelph)
Guest speaker General N/A N/A
Wed Jan 25  1. Isolation and characterization of bacteriophages for control of Salmonella in fresh produce 1. Karen Fong Proposal FOOD Evan Trofimchuk
 2. Examining dietary intake over the course of the school day: An analysis of national dietary data from the 2004 Canadian Community Health Survey 2. Claire Tugault-Lafleur PhD Progress HUNU Kaiwen Mu
Wed Feb 01  1.  In Silico insights and elucidation of the membrane binding mechanism of the Solanum tuberosum plant specific insert 1. John Dupuis Proposal FOOD Abrar Turki
 2.  Quantification of antibiotic residues and nitrites in meat using paper-based microfluidic devices 2. Evan Trofimchuk Proposal FOOD Catherine Wong Dalal Qanaq
 Wed Feb 08  1. Detection, validation, and assessment of risks implied by the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state of enteric bacterial pathogens in fresh produce 1. Lu Han Proposal FOOD Justin Falardeau Claire Tugault-Lafleur
 2. Lowering the “hotness”: Microbiological strategies for alcohol reduction in wine 2. Jonathan (Jay) Martiniuk Full FOOD Jinsong Feng Mohammad Zubair
Wed Feb 15  1. Assessment of the protein quality of cereal grains in school-aged children 1. Katia Caballero Proposal HUNU Andrew Ferguson
 2. Application of novel techniques to devise nutritional therapies in patients with glycogen storage disease type I 2. Abrar Turki Proposal HUNU Jonathan Martiniuk Fernanda Mujica
Wed Feb 22  NO SEMINAR (Reading Week)
Wed Mar 01  1. Use of essential oils to reduce Aspergillus niger growth 1. Catherine Wong Full FOOD Shaolong Feng  Amy Tan
 2. Molecularly imprinted polymers-based colorimetric-SERS dual biosensor for the detection of atrazine in foods 2. Bowen Zhao Results FOOD John Dupuis Larissé Melo
Wed Mar 08  1. Transcriptome profiling of Salmonella enterica on sprouting alfalfa seeds during post-sanitation recovery 1. Yue (Cindy) Dai Proposal FOOD  Lu Han Jennifer Ho
 2. Investigating factors contributing to the survival of Salmonella enterica on mini cucumbers 2. Huihui (Hannah) Chen Results FOOD Bowen Zhao
Wed Mar 15  Riboflavin status among women of childbearing age living in Metro Vancouver, Kuala Lumpur and Adelaide   Abeer Aljaadi PhD Progress HUNU Patricia Hingston Karen Fong
Wed Mar 22  1. Identification of predictors of vitamin B12 status in South Asian pregnant women in Metro Vancouver 1. Mohammad Saroar Zubair Proposal HUNU Yaxi Hu Katia Caballero
 2. Elucidation of novel physiological and genetic elements associated with the cold adaptability and persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in the food processing continuum 2. Patricia Hingston PhD Results FOOD Mohammed Hakeem
Wed Mar 29  1. Associations of maternal folate and vitamin B12 concentrations with birthweight and gestational age 1. Dalal Qanaq Results HUNU Huihui Chen Brenda Ng
 2. The annotation of novel ORFs of a wine strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae in Chardonnay fermentation: A transcriptomic and proteomic approach 2. Andrew Ferguson Results FOOD Ningjian Liang
Fri Apr 07 Mini-Conference
 9:00-9:20am  –coffee, tea, pastries and fruit served outside of FNH 60–
 9:20-10:10 Persistent financial hardship and excess weight gain in the Whitehall II study: Reconsidering the economic drivers of obesity and the role of health behaviours  Dr. Annalijn Conklin  Guest speaker  General  N/A N/A
 10:10-10:40 Early exposure to high maternal methyl nutrient concentrations and its relationship with DNA methylation of obesity-related genes in the offspring  Fernanda Mujica PhD Proposal HUNU  N/A N/A
 10:40-10:50  –break–
 10:50-11:30 Chlorogenic acid isomers ameliorate IFNg/PMA induced oxidative stress, inflammation, and monolayer integrity reduction in intestinal Caco-2 cells via activation of Nrf2 signaling and suppression of MAPK signaling Ningjian Liang PhD Results FOOD  N/A N/A
 11:30-12:00 Perspectives of accessing and providing nutrition care in a rural First Nation community: Results from a collaborative, qualitative case study Rebecca Mercer Results HUNU  N/A N/A
 12:00-12:15  —debriefing session for student presenters–
 12:15  —LUNCH in FNH 200 lunchroom–

2016W Term 1 Schedule

Seminar Date Topic Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
 Wed. Sept.07  Welcome to the Course for ALL seminar participants  Seminar course instructors Introduction General N/A N/A
 Wed. Sept.14  Workshop:  More Next Level Presentations: Where do we go from here?  LFS Learning Centre
(Cyprien & Duncan)
Guest speaker / Workshop  General N/A N/A
 Wed. Sept.21  1. Biomimetic molecularly imprinted polymers: a new quorum sensing capturing agent to prevent bacterial biofilm formation 1. Luyao Ma Results FOOD  Yongting Chen Abeer Aljaadi
 2. Obesity and vitamin D deficiency 2. Dalal Qanaq Supplemental HUNU  Huihui Chen Aviva Rappaport
 Wed. Sept 28   — No Seminar —
 Wed. Oct.05  1. Influence of reactants and the food matrix on chemical and biological properties of Maillard Reaction products generated in low moisture models  1. Yongting Chen Results FOOD  Justin Falardeau Crystal Karakochuk
 2. The role of food scientists combating food loss  2. Gracia Windiasti, Yaxi Hu and Jenny Tian Video FOOD  N/A N/A
 Wed. Oct.12  1. Edible insects: A viable approach to improving the nutritional status of infants and young children in low-income countries? 1. Crystal Karakochuk Full  HUNU  Jinsong Feng Jennifer Ho
 2. Occurrence and potential predictors of foodborne pathogens in irrigation water used by produce farms in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada 2. Justin Falardeau Results FOOD  Shaolong Feng Claire Tugault-Lafleur
 Wed. Oct.19  1. UVC-LED: A novel technology to inactivate pathogens in water and foods  Gracia Windiasti Full FOOD  Jay Martiniuk Abrar Turki
 2. Debates on atrazine as an endocrine disruptor 2. Bowen Zhao Supplemental FOOD  Andrew Ferguson Saroar Zubair
 Wed. Oct.26  1. Processing techniques for ensuring the safety of raw almonds 1. Yaxi Hu Full FOOD  Karen Fong  Dalal Qanaq
 2. Acrylamide reduction in potato-based products and biscuits by using asparaginase 2. Huihui Chen Full FOOD  Gracia Windiasti Katia Caballero
 Wed. Nov.02  1. Can vitamin D supplementation reduce blood pressure? 1. Abeer Aljaadi Full HUNU  Yaxi Hu Fernanda Mujica
 2. Molecular-based principles for the elucidation of stress, injury, and inactivation of Campylobacter jejuni by synergistic antimicrobial treatment 2. Mohammed Hakeem Proposal FOOD  Lu Han Abrar Turki
 Wed. Nov.09  The Canadian regulatory landscape of natural health products: Opportunities and challenges for academic-industry interactions in research and product development  Dr Michael Z. C. Li Guest Speaker General N/A N/A
 Wed. Nov.16  1. Investigating synergistic antimicrobial effect if carvacrol and zinc oxide nanoparticles against Campylobacter jejuni 1. Gracia Windiasti Results FOOD John Dupuis Jennifer Ho
 2. Lutein supplementation- A potential strategy to prevent diabetic retinopathy progression? 2. Fernanda Mujica Full HUNU Jenny Tian  Abeer Aljaadi
 Wed. Nov.23  1. Edible pulses: Effects of processing on the nutritional value and anti-nutritional compounds – What’s pulse-able? 1. Jenny Tian Full FOOD  Mohammed Hakeem  Ellie Holmes
 2. Food insecurity in Vancouver: Pilot findings from a mixed methods study with food bank members 2. Ellie Holmes Results HUNU  Bowen Zhao Saroar Zubair
 Wed. Nov.30  1. Is meat ticking you off? Tick induced mammalian meat allergy 1. Rebecca Mercer Full FOOD  Patricia Hingston Katia Caballero
 2. Mechanism of interaction between Solanum tuberosum plant specific insert with phospholipid lipid membranes using NMR spectroscopy 2. Jenny Tian Results FOOD  Yue Dai Rebecca Mercer

2015W Term 2 Schedule

Seminar Date Topic Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
 Wed Jan 6 Bursting the bubble – Factors affecting foam quality in sparkling wine. Andrew Ferguson Full Seminar FOOD  Crystal Karakochuk  Jiaqi Li
Wed Jan 13 1. Exploring the dietary choices of Chinese women living with breast cancer in Metro Vancouver. 1. Brenda Ng Results Seminar HUNU  Abeer Aljaadi  Gracia Windiasti
2. Investigate the ability of chlorogenic acid isomers in modulating oxidative and inflammatory responses in human colon carcinoma cell line Caco-2 cell 2. Ningjian Liang PhD Progress Seminar FOOD  Jennifer Ho  Bowen Zhao
 Wed Jan 20 The Role of resistant starch in colon cancer prevention John Dupuis Full Seminar FOOD  Ellie Holmes  Karen Fong
 Wed Jan 27 Vitamin D controversy: The dose debate Ellie Holmes Full Seminar HUNU  Rebecca Mercer  Justin Falardeau
 Wed Feb 3 Alternatives to antibiotics: Intervention strategies for reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence in cattle Karen Fong Full Seminar FOOD  Fernanda Mujica-Coopman  Yongting Chen
 Wed Feb 10 1. Examining the mechanism of interaction between Solanum tuberosum plant specific insert with phospholipid lipid membranes using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy 1. Jenny Tian Proposal Seminar FOOD  Dalal Qanaq  Jinsong Feng
2. Elucidation of novel physiological and genetic elements associated with cold adaptability and survival of Listeria monocytogenes in the food processing continuum 2. Patricia Hingston PhD Progress Seminar FOOD  Aviva Rappaport  Andrew Ferguson
 Wed Feb 17 Mid term (reading) break / NO SEMINAR THIS WEEK
Wed Feb 24 (10-11:30am) FNH GUEST SEMINARS
*Please note different time/location:  10:00-11:30 a.m. in FNH room 220
Talks will be followed by an informal lunch with speakers.
 1. Food fraud revealed through DNA surveillance – Where to from here?  1. Robert Hanner
(U. of Guelph)
 Guest Seminar FOOD  N / A  N / A
 2. Value added processing and applications of plant proteins  2. Lingyun Chen
(U. of Alberta)
 Guest Seminar FOOD N / A N / A
 Wed Mar 2 Application of metabolomics on combating seafood fraud Bowen Zhao Full Seminar FOOD  Claire Tugault-Lafleur  HuiHui Chen
 Wed Mar 9 Obesity and vitamin D deficiency – Causation or correlation? Dalal Qanaq Full Seminar FOOD  Abrar Turki  Shaolong Feng
 Wed Mar 16 1. Investigating synergistic antimicrobial effect of carvacrol and zinc oxide nanoparticle against Campylobacter jejuni 1. Gracia Windiasti Proposal Seminar FOOD  Crystal Karakochuk  Jenny Tian
2. Prenatal nutrition care for rural First Nation communities in British Columbia: A multi-stakeholder qualitative inquiry 2. Rebecca Mercer Proposal Seminar HUNU  Abeer Aljaadi  Patricia Hingston
 Wed Mar 23 1. The effect of oral iron supplementation with or without multiple micronutrients on hemoglobin concentrations and hemoglobin response among anemic non-pregnant Cambodian women of reproductive age 1. Crystal Karakochuk PhD Results Seminar HUNU  Jennifer Ho  Mohammed Hakeem
2. Vitamin B12 during pregnancy and early infancy – Identifying at-risk populations 2. Theresa Schroder PhD Results Seminar HUNU Aviva Rappaport  Bowen Zhao
 Wed Mar 30 1. Investigating factors contributing to the survival of Salmonella enterica on fresh produce 1. Huihui Chen Proposal Seminar FOOD  Ellie Holmes  Ningjian Liang
2. Characterization and intervention strategies of Campylobacter jejuni biofilms 2. Jinsong Feng PhD Progress Seminar FOOD  Fernanda Mujica-Coopman  Zhong Peng
 Wed Apr 6 1. The effects of meat juice on Campylobacter and Salmonella survival in biofilms 1. Jiaqi Li Results Seminar FOOD  Rebecca Mercer  Jonathan Martiniuk
2. Development of molecularly imprinting-sensors for the detection of food chemical hazards 2. Shaolong Feng Proposal Seminar FOOD  Dalal Qanaq Mayumi Iwashita
Mon Apr 11  MINI-CONFERENCE       (FNH Room 50)
8:45am  Coffee/Tea and baked goods in FNH Room 50
 9:00-9:30am 1. Expression of human processing of α-glucosidase I in Pichia pastoris 1. Zhong Peng Results Seminar FOOD N / A N / A
 9:30-10:00am 2. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates found in Canada 2. Jennifer Liu Results Seminar FOOD  N / A  N / A
 10:00-10:30am 3.  A metagenomic survey of yeast populations at two Okanagan wineries 3. Jonathan Martiniuk Proposal Seminar FOOD  N / A  N / A
10:30am  Refreshment break
 11:00-11:30am 4. Alternatives to antibiotics: Intervention strategies for reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 prevalence in cattle 4. Karen Fong Supplemental Seminar FOOD  N / A  N / A
 11:30am-12:00pm 5.  Application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the authentication of marine fish 5. Bowen Zhao Supplemental Seminar FOOD  N / A  N / A
12:00-1:00pm  Lunch provided in FNH Room 200
 1:00-1:45pm 6.  Dietary choline intake and its influence on plasma free choline across the life cycle 6. Alejandra Wiedeman PhD Results Seminar HUNU  N / A  N / A
 1:45-2:15pm 7.  Efficacy of the Lucky Iron Fish™ in-home iron fortification to improve hemoglobin concentration in rural Cambodian women: A randomized controlled trial 7. Aviva Rappaport Results Seminar HUNU N / A N / A
 2:15-2:45pm 8.  Vitamin B6 status of childbearing-aged women in Metro Vancouver 8. Jennifer Ho Results Seminar HUNU N / A N / A

2015W Term 1 Schedule

Seminar Date Topic Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
 Wed Sept 9 Welcome to the Course for ALL seminar participants Seminar course instructors Introduction Seminar General N/A N/A
 Wed Sept 16 1. The effect of plant-based homestead food production with and without small-scale aquaculture on dietary intake of women farmers and their children in Prey Veng, Cambodia 1. Vashti Verbowski Results Seminar HUNU Alejandra Wiedeman Yongting Chen
2. What do Canadian children eat on school days?  Exploring determinants, temporal patterns and differences between 2004 and 2015 2. Claire Tugault-Lafleur Proposal Seminar HUNU Kyly Whitfield Karen Fong
 Wed Sept 23 1. Functional analyses of non-annotated genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 1. Mayumi Iwashita Results Seminar FOOD Vashti Verbowski Jinsong Feng
2. Innovations in presentations 2. LFS Learning Ctr Resource Seminar General N/A N/A
 Wed Sept 30 Does gastrostomy tube feeding improve nutritional status and lung function in children with Cystic Fibrosis? Aviva Rappaport Full Seminar HUNU Claire Tugault-Lafleur Andrew Ferguson
 Wed Oct 7 Walnuts – a beneficial food against colorectal cancer? Jennifer Ho Full Seminar HUNU Aviva Rappaport Justin Falardeau
 Wed Oct 14 Taking your presentation to the next level – going beyond your data LFS Learning Ctr Workshop General N/A N/A
 Wed Oct 21 Influence of a food matrix on chemical properties and biological activities of dry sugar-amino acid Maillard Reaction models Yongting Chen Proposal Seminar FOOD  Theresa Schroder Jiaqi Li
 Wed Oct 28 Improving survival of probiotics with alginate-resistant starch encapsulation Zhong Peng Full Seminar FOOD Dalal Qanaq Yaxi Hu
 Wed Nov 4 1. The Complexity of understanding human milk components and infant brain development 1. Sara Moukarzel 30-min PhD Results Seminar HUNU Brenda Ng Mohammed Hakeem
2. Annotation of novel open reading frames from the industrial wine strain Enoferm M2 2. Andrew Ferguson Proposal Seminar FOOD  Rebecca Mercer  Patricia Hingston
 Wed Nov 11 NO SEMINAR (Remembrance Day Holiday)
 Wed Nov 18 Organic foods from food safety perspective Mohammed Hakeem Full Seminar FOOD Sarah Moukarzel Ningjian Liang
 Wed Nov 25 1. Molecularly imprinted polymers based colorimetric-SERS dual biosensor for the detection of atrazine in foods 1.  Bowen Zhao Proposal Seminar FOOD Fernanda Mujica-Coopman Mayumi Iwashita
2. Biomimetic molecularly imprinted polymers: A new quorum sensing capturing agent to prevent bacterial biofilm formation 2.  Luyao Ma Proposal Seminar FOOD Abeer Aljaadi Zhong Peng
 Wed Dec 2 Thiamin-fortified fish sauce is a novel means of increasing maternal and child biochemical thiamin status in rural Cambodia Kyly Whitfield 30 min PhD Results Seminar HUNU Jennifer Ho Jay Martiniuk
 Mon Dec 7 MINI-CONFERENCE, FNH Room 40 (9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.)
9:00 a.m. Coffee and refreshments, Room 40
 9:15 a.m. 1. Occurrence of foodborne pathogens in irrigation water used by produce farms in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, Canada 1. Justin Falardeau Proposal Seminar FOOD N/A N/A
 9:45 a.m. 2. The effects of meat juice on Campylobacter and Salmonella survival in biofilms 2. Jiaqi Li Proposal Seminar FOOD N/A N/A
10:15 a.m. Coffee break (15 min)
 10:30 a.m. 3. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates found in Canada 3. Jennifer Liu Proposal Seminar FOOD N/A N/A
 11:00 a.m. 4. Associations between maternal folate, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 status with birthweight and gestational age 4. Dalal Qanaq Proposal Seminar HUNU N/A N/A
11:45 a.m. Lunch in Room 200 (Lunchroom)
 12:30 p.m. 5. Can encapsulation control release of probiotics in human intestine? 5. Zhong Peng Supplemental Seminar FOOD N/A N/A
 1:00 p.m. 6. Organic poultry from microbial food safety perspective 6. Mohammed Hakeem Supplemental Seminar FOOD N/A N/A

2014W Term 2 Schedule

Seminar Date Topic Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
January 7, 2015  New student orientation (NO seminar; new students only)  GSS Coordinators General  NA  NA
January 14, 2015 Food insecurity is associated with poor adherence to anti-retroviral therapy for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)  Kyly Whitfield Full Seminar  Human Nutrition  Justin Falardeau  Lynda Soberanes
January 21, 2015  Is iron deficiency the cause of anemia in Cambodian women of reproductive age?  1. Crystal Karakochuk PhD Progress Seminar  Human Nutrition  Rebecca Robertson  Abeer Aljaadi
January 21, 2015  Assessing the impacts of Home Fortification with Micronutrient Powders on anaemia, growth, and diarrhoea in children aged 6-23 months living in rural Rwanda  2. Kristina Michaux Results Seminar  Human Nutrition  Maram Garout  Abrar Turki
January 28, 2015  Synergistic effects of temperature increase and contaminants on marine organisms: A potential threat to food safety  1. Jinsong Feng Supplemental Seminar  Food Science  Zhong Peng  Philip Chebaya
January 28, 2015  Vitamin E: Risks or benefits?  2. Yongting Chen Supplemental Seminar  Food Science  Luyao Ma  Aviva Rappaport
February 4, 2015  What’s your beef? The effect of diet on the fatty acid profile of beef and dairy products  Justin Falardeau Full Seminar  Food Science  Karen Fong  Kristina Michaux
February 11, 2015  Can fish oil and borage seed oil supplementations reduce the requirements for medications among patients with rheumatoid arthritis?  1. Brenda Ng Supplemental Seminar  Human Nutrition  Patricia Hingston  Vashti Verbowski
February 11, 2014  Effect of daily supplementation with iron and zinc on iron status of non-pregnant women  2. Fernanda Mujica  Guest Seminar  Human Nutrition  Brandon Young Kyly Whitfield
February 18, 2015  READING WEEK — No seminar
February 25, 2015  No Seminar
March 4, 2015 Overexpression and key residue study of human processing of α-glucosidase I  1. Zhong Peng Proposal Seminar  Food Science  Jiaqi Li  Dalal Qanaq
March 4, 2015  Examination of the use of control charts to assess the microbiological state of a food manufacturing line  2. Rebecca Robertson Results Seminar  Food Science  Yaxi Hu  Brenda Ng
March 11, 2015  Keep oysters safe:  Comparative study of methods to inactivate Vibrio parahaemolyticus in raw oysters  Luyao Ma Full Seminar  Food Science  Mayumi Iwashita  Ellie Holmes
March 18, 2015  Milk fat globule membranes: Roles beyond milk triglyceride emulsification impacting brain metabolism  1. Sara Moukarzel PhD Progress Seminar   Human Nutrition  Keely Johnston NA
March 18, 2015  Choline: A complex nutrient with multiple roles and different dietary forms  2. Alejandra Wiedeman  PhD Progress Seminar Human Nutrition  Yongting Chen  Theresa Schroder
March 25, 2015  Capacity of chlorogenic acid isomers present in coffee to modulate oxidative and inflammatory responses in human colon carcinoma (Caco-2) cell  1. Ningjian Liang PhD Progress Seminar  Food Science  Mohammad Hakeem  Claire Tugault-Lafleur
March 25, 2015  Characterization and intervention strategy of Campylobacter jejuni biofilms  2. Jinsong Feng Proposal Seminar  Food Science  Venkatrao Konasani  Crystal Karakochuk
April 1, 2015  Isolation and characterization of Listeria monocytogenes from a ready-to-eat seafood processing facility in British Columbia: Examination of source, persistence, and risk  1. Keely Johnston Results Seminar  Food Science  Andrew Ferguson
April 1, 2015  A Descriptive profile of Food Bank users in Vancouver: Examining household food insecurity, socio-demographic characteristics, health status, and the potential nutritional impact of a visit to the Food Bank.  2. Ellie Holmes Proposal Seminar  Human Nutrition  Bowen Zhao  Alejandra Wiedeman
April 8, 2015  Lactobacillus: An effective probiotic to reduce Salmonella enterica in broiler chickens  Jiaqi Li Full Seminar  Food Science  Michael Milillo  Jennifer Ho

April 13, 2015

*note: in FNH 40

 MINI-CONFERENCE will be held in FNH Room 40
 9:30 1. Yaxi Hu Results Seminar  Food Science NA NA
 10:00 2. Michael Milillo Results Seminar  Food Science
10:30-10:45 COFFEE BREAK
10:45 3. Patricia Hingston Proposal Seminar Food Science
11:15 4. Karen Fong Results Seminar Food Science
11:45-12:45 LUNCH (provided)
12:45 5. Jennifer Ho Proposal Seminar  Human Nutrition
1:15 6. Abeer Aljaadi  Proposal Seminar  Human Nutrition
1:45-2:00 BREAK before  Dr Widen’s seminar  in FNH 60 at 2 pm

2014W Term 1 Schedule

Seminar Date Topic Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
September 3, 2014 Welcome to the Course for ALL seminar participants Seminar course instructors Introduction General NA NA
September 10, 2014 Orientation to seminar for NEW students Seminar course instructors Introduction General NA NA
September 17, 2014 Prevalence of verotoxigenic Escherichia coli in irrigation waters and fresh produce in British Columbia Canada 1. Stephanie Nadya Results Seminar Food Science Chloe Chen Abeer Aljaadi
September 17, 2014 The complexity of understanding omega-3 fatty acids and child neurodevelopment 2. Kelly Mulder PhD Results Seminar Human Nutrition Jinsong Feng Mikaela Barker
September 24, 2014 Dietary energy intakes in children with mental health conditions treated with second-generation antipsychotics 1. Mikaela Barker Results Seminar Human Nutrition Karen Fong Philip Chebaya
September 24, 2014 Optimizing the formation of vitamin A and vitamin D loaded re-assembled casein micelles and investigating the effect of micelle complexation on vitamin D stability during dry storage and light exposure in fluid skim milk 2. Anisa Loewen Results Seminar Food Science Patricia Hingston Jennifer Ho
October 1, 2014 Chlorogenic acid isomers present in coffee brew vary capacity to modulate oxidative and inflammatory responses in human colon carcinoma cell line Caco-2 cell 1. Ningjian Liang Proposal Seminar Food Science Stephanie Nadya Ellie Holmes
October 1, 2014 Does environmental cadmium select for tolerance to quaternary ammonium compounds in Listeria monocytogenes? 2. Michael Millilo Proposal Seminar Food Science Anisa Loewen Alejandra Wiedeman
October 8, 2014 Application of stable isotope tracers to examine phenylalanine metabolism and protein requirements in children with phenylketonuria (PKU). 1. Abrar Turki Results Seminar Human Nutrition Yaxi Hu Crystal Karakochuk
October 8, 2014 The effect of plant-based homestead food production with and without small-scale aquaculture on dietary intake of women farmers and their children in Prey Veng, Cambodia. 2. Vashti Verbowski Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Mayumi Iwashita Sara Moukarzel
October 15, 2014 Effects of dietary unsaturated fatty acids on the clinical outcomes of rheumatoid arthritis Brenda Ng Full Seminar Human Nutrition Keely Johnston Kristina Michaux
October 22, 2014 Long-term impacts of gestational iodine inadequacy on educational and cognitive outcomes in children Kristina Michaux Full Seminar Human Nutrition Brandon Young Kelly Mulder
October 29, 2014 The science behind non-celiac gluten sensitivity: An unsettled matter Keely Johnston Full Seminar Food Science Isabelle Lacroix Brenda Ng
November 5, 2014 Effects of global warming on food safety: Aspects of foodborne pathogenic bacteria Jinsong Feng Full Seminar Food Science Ningjian Liang Theresa Schroder
November 12, 2014 Investigation on the environmental adaptation and stress response mechanisms of Salmonella enterica in low water-activity food products 1. Karen Fong Proposal Seminar Food Science Jennifer Liu Lynda Soberanes
November 12, 2014 Functional analyses of non-annotated genes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae 2. Mayumi Iwashita Proposal Seminar Food Science Venkatrao Konasani Kyly Whitfield
November 19, 2014 Antioxidants:  A double-edged sword Yongting (Chloe) Chen Full Seminar Food Science Jinsong Feng Abeer Aljaadi
November 26, 2014 Only one more bite!  Exploring the associations between feeding style, growth, and weight status in early childhood Claire Tugault Full Seminar Human Nutrition Mike Millilo Abrar Turki
December 1, 2014 MINI-CONFERENCE, 9:30am-2:00pm, FNH room 60
     9:30 a.m. The efficacy of Lucky Iron Fish (TM) in-home fortification in rural Cambodian women: A randomized control trial 1. Aviva Rappaport Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition  n/a  n/a
   10:00 a.m. Vitamin B12 status during pregnancy and early infancy – Assessment and populations at risk 2. Theresa Schroder PhD Progress Human Nutrition  n/a  n/a
   10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK    (10:30-10:45am)
   10:45 a.m. Investigation of wild birds as reservoirs of antimicrobial resistant bacteria in the food supply 3. Brandon Young Results Seminar Food Science  n/a  n/a
   11:15 a.m. Structure-function studies of processing alpha-glucosidase-1 4. Venkatrao Konasani Results Seminar Food Science  n/a  n/a
   12:00 p.m. LUNCH   (12:00-1:00pm)
     1:00 p.m.  Detection of melamine in whole milk using molecularly imprinted polymers-surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy 5. Yaxi Hu Proposal Seminar Food Science  n/a  n/a
     1:30 p.m.  Determination of analytes of interest in foods by molecularly imprinted polymers-surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy biosensor 6. Fang Gao PhD Progress Food Science & Chemistry  n/a  n/a

2013W Term 2

Seminar Date Topic (click topic for details) Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
January 7, 2014 No seminar this week (happy new year!) TBA
January 14, 2014 Are we removing the best part or leaving the best part? – The current production methods and benefits of low alcohol wines Mayumi Iwashita Full Seminar Food Science Patricia Hingston Philip Chebaya
January 21, 2014 Probiotics as a biotherapeutic agent in treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection Karen Fong Full Seminar Food Science Brandon Young Teya Stephens
January 28, 2014 Bacteria for your bladder: Can probiotics prevent urinary tract infections? Vashti Verbowski Full Seminar Human Nutrition Mayumi Iwashita Brenda Ng
February 4, 2014 Dietary intervention dilemma in the prevention of hypoglycemia in glycogen storage disease type Ia (GSD Ia) Abrar Turki Full Seminar Human Nutrition Michael Milillo Kristina Michaux
February 11, 2014 Assessing residue levels in First Nation smoked food practices Neda Rahimi Proposal Seminar Food Science Isabelle Lacroix Abeer Aljaadi
February 18, 2014 READING WEEK (February17-21, 2014) ———- No Seminar This Week TBA
February 25, 2014 Effect of exopeptidase treatment on ACE-inhibitory activity, antihypertensive activity and taste of whey protein hydrolysates 1. Lennie Cheung Results Seminar Food Science Yaxi Hu Crystal Karakochuk
February 25, 2014 MicroRNA played a role in the zinc-mediated growth regulation in 3T3 fibroblasts 2. Li He Results Seminar Human Nutrition Karen Fong Theresa Schroeder
March 4, 2014 Raw milk – What’s your take on this? Stephanie Nadya Full Seminar Food Science Neda Rahimi Vashti Verbowski
March 11, 2014 Follow the money: Anticipating economically motivated adulteration of food ingredients Rebecca Robertson Full Seminar Food Science Yongting Chen Abrar Turki
March 18, 2014 Visualizing odors with colorimetric sensor array Yaxi Hu Full Seminar Food Science Jennifer Liu Mikaela Barker
March 25, 2014 The application of antimicrobial edible films for increasing the quality, safety and stability of meat products Patricia Hingston Full Seminar Food Science Rebecca Robertson Kelly Mulder
April 1, 2014 Obesity and the role of our gut microbiota Michael Milillo Full Seminar Food Science Jinsong Feng Philip Chebaya
April 8, 2014 Characterizing Listeria monocytogenes genotypes derived from the food chain, and the role of LGI1 in virulence, survival and tolerance to food-related stress 1. Jovana Kovacevic PhD Results Seminar (30 Mins) Food Science Venkatrao Konasani Crystal Karakochuk
April 8, 2014 Dairy proteins as precursors of dipeptidyl peptidase-IV inhibitors – Allies to complement pharmacotherapy in the management of type 2 diabetes 2. Isabelle Lacroix PhD Results Seminar (30 Mins) Food Science Keely Johnston Brenda Ng
April 9, 2014 (SPRING MINI-SYMPOSIUM – starts at 1 pm) Results, Progress or Proposal
April 9, 2014 Programming of liver gene expression by developmental exposure to folic acid and vitamin B12 imbalance 1. Abeer Aljaadi Results Seminar Human Nutrition Lennie Cheung Kelly Mulder
April 9, 2014 Water soluble choline compounds in human milk: Can stability, data analysis and normalization explain the variability? 2. Lynda Soberanes Results Seminar Human Nutrition Ningjian Liang Abrar Turki
April 9, 2014 Functional importance of different forms of dietary choline 3. Alejandra Wiedeman Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Anisa Loewen Vaashti Verbowski
April 9, 2014 Assessing the impacts of home fortification with micronutrient powders on anaemia, growth, and diarrhoea in children aged 6-23 months living in rural Rwanda 4. Kristina Michaux Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Stephanie Nadya Theresa Schroeder
April 9, 2014 Exploring the dietary choices of Chinese women living with breast cancer in British Columbia 5. Brenda Ng Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Brandon Young Kyly Whitfield
April 9, 2014 Predictors of anemia in Cambodian women of reproductive age 6. Crystal Karakochuk Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Jovana Kovacevic Sara Moukarzel
April 9, 2014 The relationship between maternal, infant serum and breast milk vitamin B12 concentrations at 8 weeks postpartum 7. Philip Chebaya Results Seminar Human Nutrition Mayumi Iwashita Lynda Soberanes

 

2013W Term 1

Seminar Date Topic (click topic for details) Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
September 3, 2013 Introduction and Course Orientation (for all new and returning FNH graduate students) FNH Graduate Seminar Faculty Coordinators Introduction General
September 10, 2013 Copyright – What you need to know for seminar, thesis and more… Will Engle (CTLT) and Devin Soper (Scholarly Communications & Copyright Office) General General
September 17, 2013 Presentation Skills Roselynn Verwoord & Joseph Topornycky (CTLT) General General
September 24, 2013 Characterization of sporadic and persistently occurring Listeria monocytogenes isolated from food and food processing environments in British Columbia 1. Keely Johnston Proposal Seminar Food Science Lennie Cheung Abeer Aljaadi
September 24, 2013 Role of microRNA in zinc-mediated growth regulation in 3T3 fibroblasts 2. Li He Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Ana Cancerevic Melinda Bakker
October 1, 2013 Examination of the use of control charts for assessing the microbiological status of a food manufacturing line 1. Rebecca Robertson Proposal Seminar Food Science Venkatrao Konasani Mikaela Barker
October 1, 2013 Human milk: Novel lipids and their implications for infant nutrition 2. Sara Moukarzel Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Jovana Kovacevic Li He
October 8, 2013 Fortified fish sauce as a means of combating infantile beriberi in rural Cambodia 1. Kyly Whitfield Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Keely Johnston Teo Quay
October 8, 2013 The relationship between maternal, infant and breast milk B12 concentrations assessed 8 weeks postpartum 2. Philip Chebaya Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Isabelle Lacroix Kelly Mulder
October 15, 2013 NO seminar this week! See you on Oct 22nd. TBA
October 22, 2013 Re-assembled casein micelles as vitamin vehicles: Optimizing formation and investigating the effect of processing and storage on stability of vitamins and micelles for fluid skim milk fortification 1. Anisa Loewen Proposal Seminar Food Science Ningjian Liang Sara Moukarzel
October 22, 2013 Evaluating presentations and providing constructive feedback 2. Graduate Seminar Instructors General General NA NA
October 29, 2013 Eat less to live longer? – Caloric restriction and longevity Theresa Schroder Full Seminar Human Nutrition Jennifer Liu Lynda Soberanes
November 5, 2013 Folic acid fortification and the dual role of folate in colorectal cancer Abeer Aljaadi Full Seminar Human Nutrition Anisa Loewen Alejandra Wiedeman
November 12, 2013 The Relationship between coffee and Type 2 Diabetes Philip Chebaya Full Seminar Human Nutrition Stephanie Nadya Brian Wu
November 19, 2013 A Genetic predisposition to obesity Mikaela Barker Full Seminar Human Nutrition Rebecca Robertson Rong Yu
November 26, 2013 Your cooking is driving me crazy: Linking foodborne disease and schizophrenia Brandon Young Full Seminar Food Science Jinsong Feng Kyly Whitfield
December 3, 2013 MINI-SYMPOSIUM, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Dec 03 (TWO SPEAKERS) Mini-Symposium
December 3, 2013 Assessment of the rate and determinants of vitamin B12 deficiency in women of childbearing age of South Asian and European ethnicity in Metro Vancouver 1. Teo Quay Results Seminar Human Nutrition
December 3, 2013 The Effect of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplements in the management of heart failure 2. Ningjian Liang Supplemental Seminar Food Science

 

2012W Term 2

Seminar Date Topic (click topic for details) Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
January 8, 2013 Term 2 Orientation Introduction by Graduate Seminar faculty coordinators Introduction General n/a n/a
January 15, 2013 Implications of sodium reduction on microbial food safety Jayde Wood Full Seminar Food Science Lennie Cheung Kirstin Wingate
January 22, 2013 Interaction of genetic and dietary factors, and their effect on omega-3 fatty acids in children Kelly Mulder phd Human Nutrition Stephanie Nadya Naseam Ahmadi
January 29, 2013 Academia, industry and government: A perspective from microbial food safety 1. Dr. Siyun Wang (Food Science) Full Seminar Food Science n/a n/a
January 29, 2013 Interface of chemistry, biophysics and molecular microbiology for scientific research in pathogenic bacteria and highly contagious viruses 2. Dr. Xiaonan Lu (Food Science) Full Seminar Food Science n/a n/a
February 5, 2013 Examination of food chain-derived Listeria monocytogenes of different serotypes reveals considerable diversity in inlA genotypes, mutability, and adaptation to cold temperature 1. Jovana Kovacevic phd Food Science Isabelle Lacroix Theresa Schroder
February 5, 2013 Examining the association between socioeconomic status, psychosocial factors and dietary intake on school days among Grade 5-8 students in Vancouver 2. Naseam Ahmadi Results Seminar Human Nutrition Ningjian Liang Mikaela Barker
February 12, 2013 Choline nutrition in early childhood, pregnancy and associated early developmental outcome 1. Brian Wu Results Seminar Human Nutrition Anisa Loewen Nancy Chen
February 12, 2013 Investigation of wild birds as reservoirs of antimicrobial bacteria in the food chain 2. Brandon Young Proposal Seminar Food Science Ana Cancarevic Abrar Turki
February 19, 2013 Reading Week (NO seminar) ——————- TBA —————- —————-
February 26, 2013 Coatings, capsules and controversies: The application of nanotechnology in food and food-related products Lennie Cheung Full Seminar Food Science Venkatrao Konasani Betina Rasmussen
March 5, 2013 Determination of choline concentration in human milk 1. Lynda Soberanes Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Susan Liu Alejandra Wiedeman
March 5, 2013 Influence of vitamin exposure on Escherichia coli O157:H7 attachment, stress response and virulence 2. Ana Cancarevic Results Seminar Food Science Jennifer Liu Melinda Bakker
March 12, 2013 An introduction to acrylamide in foods and the reduction strategies available for coffee Anisa Loewen Full Seminar Food Science Jayde Wood Teya Stephens
March 19, 2013 Food security and nutritional status among women and children in Bolivia’s Northern Amazon 1. Sophia Baker-French Results Seminar Human Nutrition Rong Yu He Li
March 19, 2013 Structure-function studies of processing alpha-glucosidase 2. Venkatrao Konasani phd Food Science Brandon Young Abrar Turki
March 26, 2013 Not quite dead enough? A look at viable but non-culturable bacteria and implications to food safety Jennifer Liu Full Seminar Food Science Sara Moukarzel Lynda Soberanes
April 2, 2013 CoQ10: Describing potential impact on human health and reviewing commercial production methods Ningjian Liang Full Seminar Food Science Kelly Mulder Abeer Aljaadi
April 9, 2013 MINI-SYMPOSIUM (starts 9:30 a.m.) TBA
April 9, 2013 1. The role of dietary energy intakes on cardiometabolic side-effects associated with SGA treatment in children with mental health problems 1. Mikaela Barker Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition n/a n/a
April 9, 2013 2. Vitamin D intake and status of 5 – 6-year-old children in Vancouver, B.C. 2. Betina Rasmussen Results Seminar Human Nutrition n/a n/a
April 9, 2013 3. Zinc depletion-induced apoptosis is associated with altered microRNA expression 3. Melinda Bakker Results Seminar Human Nutrition n/a n/a
April 9, 2013 4. Application of stable isotope tracers to examine phenylalanine metabolism and protein requirements in children with phenylketonuria (PKU) 4. Abrar Turki Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition n/a n/a
April 9, 2013 5. Detection and isolation of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli using immunoblot-based recovery and identification 5. Stephanie Nadya Proposal Seminar Food Science n/a n/a
April 9, 2013 6. Is participation in school food and nutrition programs associated with healthy and environmentally sustainable dietary outcomes? 6. Teya Stephens Results Seminar Human Nutrition n/a n/a
April 9, 2013 7. Identification of on-farm microbial reservoirs and contamination routes as a means to develop improved produce intervention strategies 7. Jayde Wood Results Seminar Food Science n/a n/a

 

2012W Term 1

Seminar Date Topic (click topic for details) Presenter Seminar Type Subject Question Asker #1 Question Asker #2
September 4, 2012 Introduction and Course Orientation (for all new and returning graduate students) TBA Introduction General (not assigned for this date) (not assigned for this date)
September 11, 2012 Examining the gestational weight gain recommendations for obese women: A systematic look at the evidence since 2009 Sophia Baker-French Full Seminar Human Nutrition Ana Cancarevic Melinda Bakker
September 18, 2012 Got Fortified Soy Beverage? Acceptability of fortified soy beverages among children and adolescents Teya Stephens Full Seminar Human Nutrition Alireza Riazi Betina Rasmussen
September 25, 2012 Impact of high-dose folic acid supplementation on in vivo kinetics of folate-dependent pathways quantified by stable isotope tracer protocols 1. Theresa Schroder Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Lennie Cheung Kirstin Wingate
September 25, 2012 Survey of vitamin D3 content in fortified fluid milk and comparison of the stability of different commercial vitamin D3 formulations to light exposure 2. Susan Yang Liu Results Seminar Food Science Venkatrao Konasani Rong Yu
October 2, 2012 Metabolic effects of sugar on endogenous fatty acid synthesis Alejandra Wiedeman Full Seminar Human Nutrition Jennifer Liu Abeer Aljaadi
October 9, 2012 Examining the association between socioeconomic status and healthy eating in Vancouver early adolescent students 1. Naseam Ahmadi Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Tatiana Pirogovskaia Sara Moukarzel
October 9, 2012 Vitamin D intake and vitamin D status of 5-6 year old children in Vancouver, BC 2. Betina Rasmussen Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Stephanie Nadya Alice Lin
October 16, 2012 Artificial sweetener consumption and preterm births: Are they related? Lynda Soberanes Full Seminar Human Nutrition Jennifer Liu Matthew Brown
October 23, 2012 Benefits and risks associated with sprouts consumption Ana Cancarevic Full Seminar Food Science Jovana Kovacevic Natalia Saenz
October 30, 2012 Evaluation of potential weight-estimation methods in a primarily HIV positive cohort in Botswana for use in resource limited settings 1. Roberta Wozniak Results Seminar Human Nutrition Abrar Turki Sophia Baker-French
October 30, 2012 Radiant energy vacuum microwave microencapsulation of natural antimicrobials for a controlled release application in fresh-cut apples 2. Natalia Saenz Results Seminar Food Science Brian Wu Naseam Ahmadi
November 6, 2012 Programming of liver gene expression by gestational exposure to maternal methyl nutrient imbalance 1. Abeer Aljaadi Proposal Seminar Human Nutrition Brandon Young Molly Newman
November 6, 2012 Vitamin D supplementation for promotion of adequate vitamin D status in Pediatric Crohn’s Disease: A randomized trial 2. Kirstin Wingate Results Seminar Human Nutrition Anisa Loewen Penny Yang
November 13, 2012 Effect of exopeptidase treatment on angiotensin-I converting enzyme inhibition and taste of whey protein hydrolysates 1. Lennie Cheung Proposal Seminar Food Science Ingrid Elisia Jennifer Liu
November 13, 2012 The effect of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on maternal and infant 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentration and breast milk vitamin D content 2. Nancy Chen Results Seminar Human Nutrition Susan Liu Teo Quay
November 20, 2012 Does miRNA play a role in the anticancer effect of Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)? Li He Full Seminar Human Nutrition Ningjian Liang Teya Stephens
November 27, 2012 Update Seminar 1. Alejandra Wiedeman TBA Human Nutrition n/a n/a
November 27, 2012 Update Seminar 2. Lynda Sobranes TBA Human Nutrition n/a n/a
November 27, 2012 Update Seminar 3. Li He TBA Human Nutrition n/a n/a