Dean; Professor
phone: 6048221219
MacMillan Building 248
2357 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4
Canada

Education

University of British Columbia, 1984, PhD, Food Science
University of British Columbia, 1980, MSc, Food Science
University of British Columbia, 1977, BSc, Agriculture

Research

Current research interests include: the structure-function relationships of food and non-food related enzymes using molecular biology and various physico-chemical techniques (eg. circular dichroism spectroscopy, micro-calorimeter, small angle neutron scattering, ultracentrifugation, enzyme kinetics, etc.), carbohydrate metabolism in potatoes as it related to process quality as well as various applications of food-related nanoscale science and technology

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses Taught (University of Guelph)

  • Chemistry & Microbiology of Food
  • Distance Education-Food Chemistry
  • Distance Education-Topics in Food Science
  • Food Research Problems
  • Food Chemistry I
  • Food Chemistry II
  • Introduction to Food Processing
  • Introduction to Nutritional and Food Sciences
  • Processing of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Principles of Food Science
  • Quality Control in the Food Industry
  • Topics in Food Science

Graduate Courses Taught (University of Guelph)

  • Advanced Food Analysis Methodology
  • Chemistry of Food Proteins
  • Food Phytosystems
  • Concepts in Biophysics

Selected Publications

Published Books

Grodzinski, B., King, W. and Yada, R.Y. (Editors). 2011. Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies.  Murray Moo-Young (Senior Ed.). Comprehensive Biotechnology, Second Edition, volume 4, Elsevier.

Dube, L., Bechara, A., Dagher, A., Drewnowski, A., LeBel, J., James, P. and Yada, R.Y. (Editors). 2010. Obesity Prevention: The Role of Brain and Society on Individual Behavior.  Academic Press, Elsevier

Yada, R.Y. (Editor).2004.  Proteins in food processing production and marketing matters.  Woodhead Publishing Co.

Yada, R.Y. and Copp, L. (Eds).  2003.  Potatoes – Healthy Food for Humanity: International Developments in Breeding, Production, Protection and Utilization.  Acta Horticulturae, Volume 619

Whitaker, J.R., Fuller, G., López, A., Shahidi, F., and Yada, R.Y. (Eds). 1998.  Functional Properties of Food Components.  American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Yada, R.Y., Jackman, R.L. and Smith, J.L. (Eds). 1994.  Protein Structure‑Function Relationships in Food.  Blackie Academic and Professional, Glasgow, UK

Published Book Chapters (last five years)

Yada, R.Y., Bryksa, B.C. and Nip, W.K.  2012.  Food Biochemistry: An Introduction.  In Food Biochemistry and Food Processing, Second Edition, B.K. Simpson (Ed.), pp. 3-25. Wiley-Blackwell

Berry, N., Yada, R.Y. and Rousseau, D. 2012. Food-grade microemulsions as nano-scale controlled delivery vehicles. In: Nanotechnology for bioproduct development.  Ed. N. Dunford, pp. 145-66. John Wiley & Sons

Grodzinski, B., King, W. and Yada, R. 2011. Introduction. In: Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies, Volume 4,  Comprehensive Biotechnology Second Edition, Ed. Murray Moo-Young, pp. 1–7. Elsevier

King, W., Yada, R. and Grodzinski, B. 2011. Socio-Economic Considerations; Policy and Novel Foods from Animal Sources. In: Comprehensive Biotechnology 2nd Ed. Vol. 4. Ed. M. Moo-Young, pp. 781–5. Elsevier

Rousseau, D., Rafanan R.R., and Yada, R. 2011. Microemulsions as Nanoscale Delivery Systems. In: Comprehensive Biotechnology Second Edition Volume 4. Ed. Murray Moo-Young, pp. 675–682. Elsevier

Bryksa, B.C. and Yada, R.Y. 2009. Food Biochemistry. In: Food Science and Technology, Ed. Geoffrey Campbell-Platt, pp.57-82. John Wiley & Sons

Horimoto, Y., Dee, D.R. and Yada, R.Y. 2009. Multifunctional aspartic peptidase prosegments. In: New Biotechnology. Volume 25(5), pp. 318-24

Pinhero, R., Coffin, R. and Yada, R.Y. 2009.  Post-harvest Storage of Potatoes. In: Advances in Potato Chemistry and Technology. Ed. Jaspreet Singh and Lovedeep Kaur. Pp. 339-70. Elsevier

Yada. R.Y. 2009. Nanotechnology: A new frontier in foods, food packaging and nutrient delivery.  In: Nanotechnology in Food Products. Ed. L. Pray and A. Yaktine. Pp. 8-19. National Academies of Science Press

Patents

Vasanthan, T., Cui, S., Yada, R.Y. and Paulson, A.T.  2012.  Invention Disclosure: Value-added processing of wheat bran. TEC Edmonton. 2 Feb

Paliyath, G., Murr, D., Pinhero, R. and Yada, R.Y.  2003.  Inhibition of phospholipase D. United States Patent Number 6.514,914, 4 Feb

Yada, R.Y., Barichello, V., Coffin, R.H., Leszkowiat, M.J. and Stanley, D.W.  1993.  Method for determining processing quality of starchy vegetables.  United States Patent Number 5,215,773, 1 Jun

Published Papers in Peer-reviewed Journals (last five years)

196. De Moura, D., Bryksa, B.C., Yada, R.Y.  2014. In silico insights into protein-protein interactions and folding dynamics of the saposin-like domain of Solanum tuberosum aspartic protease. PloS one 9.9 (2014): e104315

195. Dee, D.R. Horimoto, Yada, R.Y.  2014.  Conserved prosegment residues stabilize a late-stage folding transition state of pepsin independently of ground states.  PloS one 9.7 (2014): e101339

194. Dupuis, J., Liu, Q and Yada, R.Y.  2014. Methodologies for increasing the resistant starch of food starches:  A review.  Accepted Compr. Rev. Food Sci. Food Safety. 2 June 2014

193. Yada,  R.Y., Buck, N., Canady, R., DeMerlis, C., Duncan, T.,  Janer, G.,  Juneja, L., Lin, M., McClements, J., Noonan, G., Oxley, J., Sabliov, C.,  Tsytsikova, L., Vázquez-Campos, S., Yourick, J., Zhong, Q.,  and Thurmond, S.  2014. Engineered  nanoscale food ingredients: Evaluation of current knowledge on material characteristics relevant to uptake from the gastrointestinal tract. Compr. Rev. Food Sci. Food Safety DOI:10.1111/1541-4337.12076

192. Horimoto, Y., Wang, S. and Yada, R.Y.  2014.  1H, 13C, and 15N backbone resonance assignments of the porcine pepsin and porcine pepsin complexed with pepstatin. Biomol NMR Assign. 8: 57–61.191. Wang, S., Horimoto, Y., Dee, D.R. and Yada, R.Y.  2014. Understanding the Mechanism of Prosegment-Catalyzed Folding by Solution NMR Spectroscopy.  J. Biol. Chem.  289:697-707.

190. Chung, H-J., Yada, R.Y,  Li, X-Q. and Liu, Q.  2013. Physicochemical properties of dry matter and isolated starch from potatoes grown in different locations in Canada.  Food Res. Intl. 57: 89–94.

189. Kalinga, D. N., Bertoft, E.,  Liu, Q.,  Tetlow, I., Yada, R.Y.,  Seetharaman, K.  2013. Evolution of amylopectin structure in developing wheat endosperm starch.  Carbohydr. Polym.  Accepted 11 Dec 2013

188. Udenigwe, C.C., Je, J.-Y.,  Cho, Y.-S. and Yada, R.Y.  2013. Almond protein hydrolysate fraction modulates the expression of proinflammatory cytokines and enzymes in activated macrophages.  Food Funct.  DOI: 10.1039/c3fo30327f

187. Kalinga,  D.N.,  Waduge, R., Liu, Q.,  Yada, R.Y., Bertoft, E. and Seetharaman, K.  2013. On the differences in the granular architecture and starch structure between pericarp and endosperm wheat starches. Starch 65:  791–800.

186. Bach, S., Yada, R.Y., Bizimungu, B., Ming, F. and Sullivan, J.A.  2013. Genotype by environment interaction effects on starch content and digestibility in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). J Agric. Food Chem. 61(16):3941–8. DOI 10.1021/jf3030216

185. Guo Q., Cui S.W., Wang, Q., Hu X., Wu Y., Kang, J. Xing, X. and Yada, R.Y. 2013. Conformational properties of high molecular weight heteropolysaccharide isolated from seeds of Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch. Food Hydro. 31(1):155-61. DOI 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2012.12.014

184. Quansah, J.K., Udenigwe, C.C., Saalia, F.K. and Yada, R.Y.  2013.  The effect of thermal and ultrasonic treatment on amino acid composition, radical scavenging and reducing potential of hydrolysates obtained from simulated gastrointestinal digestion of cowpea proteins. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 68(1):31-8. DOI 10.1007/s11130-013-0334-4

183. Bach, S., Yada, R.Y., Bizimungu, Sullivan, J.A.  2012. Genotype by environment interaction effects on fibre components in potato (Solanum tuberosum L.). Euphytica. 187(1):77-86. DOI 10.1007/s10681-012-0734-9

182. Bryksa, B.C. and Yada, R.Y.  2012.  Nanotechnology: the word is new but the concept is old. An overview of the science and technology in food and food products at the nanoscale level. Int. J. Food Studies. 1:188-210. DOI 10.7455/ijfs/1.2.2012.a9

181. Bryksa, B.C. and Yada, R.Y.  2012.  Challenges in Food Nanoscale Science and Technology. J Food Drug Anal. 20 (Suppl 1):418-21

180. Guo, Q., Cui, S.W., Wang, Q., Hu, X., Kang, J. and Yada, R.Y.  2012. Structural characterization of a low molecular-weight heteropolysaccharide (glucomannan) isolated from Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch. Carbohydr Res. 350:31-9. DOI 10.1016/j.carres.2011.10.020

179.  Li, W., Cui, S.W., Wang, Q., and Yada, R.Y.  2012.  Study of conformational properties of cereal β-glucans by computer modeling. Food Hydrocolloids. 26(2):377-82. DOI 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2011.02.019

178.  Lu, Z.-H., Donner, E., Yada, R.Y. and Liu, Q. 2012.  Impact of γ-irradiation, CIPC treatment, and storage conditions on physicochemical and nutritional properties of potato starches. Food Chem. 133(4):1188-95

177. Lu, Z.-H., Donner, E., Yada, R.Y. and Liu, Q. 2012. The synergistic effects of amylose and phosphorus on rheological, thermal and nutritional properties of potato starch and gel. Food Chem. 133(4):1214-21

176. Lu, Z.-H., Donner, E., Yada, R.Y. and Liu, Q. 2012. Rheological and structural properties of starches from γ-irradiated and stored potatoes. Carbohydr Poly. 87(1):69-75

175. Pattorn, S., Horimoto, Y., Hongsprabhas, P. and Yada, R.Y. 2012. Influence of aggregation on the antioxidative capacity of milk peptides. Int Dairy J. 25(1):3-9. DOI 10.1016/j.idairyj.2011.12.008

174. Parr-Vasquez, C.L. and Yada, R.Y. 2012. Functional Foods, Natural Health Products and Nutrigenomics Research in Canada. J Food Drug Anal. 20 (Suppl. 1):422-6

173. Pinhero, R., Pazhekattua1, R., Whitfield, K., Marangoni, A.G., Liu, Q. and Yada, R.Y. 2012. Effect of genetic modification and storage on the physico-chemical properties of potato dry matter and acrylamide content of potato chips. Food Res Int. 49(1):7-14

172. Steane, M., McNicholas, P. and Yada R.Y. 2012.  Model-based classication via mixtures of multivariate t-factor analyzers. Commun Stat Simulat. 41:1–14

171. Bhaumik, P., Xiao, H., Hidaka, K., Gustchina, A., Kiso, Y., Yada, R.Y. and Wlodawer, A.  2011.  Structural insights into activation and inhibition of histo-aspartic protease (HAP) from Plasmodium falciparum. Biochemistry 50 (41):8862–79

170. Bhaumik, P., Horimoto, Y., Xiao, H., Miura, T., Hidaka, K., Kiso, Y., Wlodawer, A., Yada, R.Y. and Gustchina, A.  2011.  Crystal structures of the free and inhibited forms of plasmepsin I (PMI) from Plasmodium falciparum. J Struct Biol. 175:73-84

169. Bryksa, B.C., Bhaumik, P., Magracheva, E., De Moura, D.C., Kurylowicz, M.,  Zdanov, A., Dutcher, J.R., Wlodawer, A. and Yada, R.Y.  2011.  Structure and mechanism of the saposin-like domain of a plant aspartic proteinase. J Biol Chem. 286:28265-75

168. Chen, H. and Yada, R.Y.  2011. Nanotechnologies in agriculture: new tools for sustainable development.  Trends Food Sci Technol. 22:585-94

167. Dee, D.R., Myers, B. and Yada, R.Y.  2011.  Dynamics of thermodynamically stable, kinetically trapped and inhibitor-bound states of pepsin.  Biophys J. 101(7):1699-709

166. Guo, Q., Cui, S.W., Wang, Q., Huc, X., Wua,Y., Kanga, J. and Yada, R.Y.  2011.  Structure characterization of high molecular weight heteropolysaccharide isolated from Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch seed.  Carbohyd Polymers. 86:742–6

165. Guo, Q., Cui, S.W., Wang, Q., Huc, X., Wua,Y.,  Kanga, J. and Yada, R.  2011.  Extraction, fractionation and physicochemical characterization of water-soluble polysaccharides from Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch seed. Carbohydr Polym. 86:831-6

164. Li, W., Cui, S.W., Wang, Q. and Yada, R.Y.  2011.  Studies of aggregation behaviours of cereal β-glucans in dilute aqueous solutions by light scattering: Part I. Structure effects. Food Hydrocolloids. 25(2):189-95

163. Lu, Z-H., Yada, R.Y., Liu, Q., Bizimungu, B., Murphy, A., De Koeyer, D., Li, X-Q. and Pinhero, R.G.  2011.  Correlation of physicochemical and nutritional properties of dry matter and starch in potatoes grown in different locations. Food Chem. 126(3):1246-53

162. Pan, W., Jussier, D., Terrade, N., Yada, R.Y. and Mira de Orduña, R.  2011.  Kinetics of sugars, organic acids and acetaldehyde during simultaneous yeast-bacterial fermentations of white wine at different pH values.  Food Res Int. 44:660-6

161. Parr-Vasquez, C.L., Paulson, A.T. and Yada, R.Y.  2011.  The Advanced Foods and Materials Network: A Canadian portal to excellence in innovative food science and technology. Trends Food Sci Technol. 22:476-9

160. Pinhero, R., Pazhekattu,R., Marangoni, A.G.,  Liu, Q. and Yada, R.Y.  2011.  Alleviation of low temperature sweetening in potato by expressing Arabidopsis pyruvate decarboxylase gene and stress-inducible rd29A: A preliminary study.  Physiol Mol Biol Plants. 17 (2):105-14.

159. Xiao, H.,  Dee, D.R. and Yada, R.Y.  2011.  The native conformation of plasmepsin II is kinetically trapped at neutral pH. Arch. Biochem Biophys. 513:102-9

158. Yang, C., Albin, D.M., Wang, Z., Stoll, B., Lackeyram, D., Swanson, K.C., Yin, Y., Tappenden, K.A., Mine, Y., Yada, R.Y., Burrin, D.G. and Fan, M.Z.  2011.  Apical Na-D-glucose cotransporter 1 (SGLT1) activity and protein abundance are expressed along the jejunal crypt-villus axis in the neonatal pig. Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 300:G60–G70

157. Bryksa, B.C., Horimoto, Y. and Yada, R.Y.  2010.  Rational redesign of porcine pepsinogen containing an antimicrobial peptide. Protein: Eng Des Sel.  23(9):711-8

156. Dee, D.R. and Yada, R.Y.  2010.  The prosegment catalyzes pepsin folding to a kinetically trapped native state. Biochemistry 49(2):365–71

155. Fiche, J-B., Laredo, T., Tanchak, O., Lipkowski, J., Dutcher, J. and Yada, R.Y.  2010  Influence of an electric field on oriented films of DMPC/gramicidin bilayers: a circular dichroism study. Langmuir 26(2):1057–66

154. Mazorra-Manzano, M.A., Tanaka, T., Dee, D.R. and Yada, R.Y. 2010. Structure-function characterization of the recombinant aspartic proteinase A1 from Arabidopsis thaliana.  Phytochem. 71:515-23

153. Parr, C.L. and Yada, R.Y.  2010. Functional chimera of porcine pepsin prosegment and Plasmodium falciparum plasmepsin II. Protein: Eng. Des. Sel. 23(1):19-26

152. Xiao, H., Briere, L-A, K., Dunn, S.D. and Yada, R.Y. 2010. Characterization of the monomer-dimer equilibrium of recombinant histo-aspartic protease from Plasmodium falciparum. Mol. Biochem. Parasit. 173(1): 17-24

151. Bhaumik, P., Xiao, H., Parr, C.L., Kiso, Y., Gustchina, A., Yada, R.Y., and Wlodawer, A.  2009.  Crystal structures of the histo-aspartic protease (HAP) from Plasmodium falciparum. J Mol Biol. 388:520-40

150. Parr, C. L. and Yada, R.Y.  2009.  The structure and function of food enzymes.   Int. J Food Sci & Tech, 23(1):40-42

149. Liu, K., Shi, H., Xiao, H., Chong, A.G.L., Bi, X., Chang, Y-T., Tan, K.S.W., Yada, R.Y. and Yao, S.Q.  2009. Functional profiling, identification and inhibition of Plasmepsins in intraerythrocytic malaria parasites. Agnew Chem Int Ed. 48:8293-7

148. Horimoto, Y., Dee, D. R., and Yada, R.Y.  2009.  Multifunctional aspartic peptidase prosegments.   New Biotechnology, 25(5):318-324.

147. Dee, D.R., Filonowicz, S., Horimoto, Y. and Yada, R.Y.  2009. Recombinant prosegment peptide acts as a folding catalyst and inhibitor of native pepsin. Biochim Biophys Acta 1794:1795–801

Papers in refereed conference proceedings (selected; last five years)

Co, E. D., Peyronel, F., Yada, R.Y., & Marangoni, A. G.  2012.  Towards the rational design of foods.   4th International Symposium on the Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems, Food & Function 3(3):200-201

Magnuson, B.A., Bryant, C.M., Bugusu, B.A., Floros, J.D., Weiss, J. and Yada, R.Y. 2007. Benefits and Challenges of the Application of Nanotechnology to Food. Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Vol. 2. Ch. 7: 594-597

Yang, C., Wang, Z., Yin, Y., Lackeyram, D., Liu, Q., Swanson, K., Yada, R.Y. and Fan, M.Z. 2006. Expression of the sodium-glucose cotransporter SGLT1 gene along the jejunal crypt-villus axis measured by quantitative real time RT-PCR in the formula-fed neonatal pig. The FASEB Journal 20 (4): A1053 (abstract)

Lackeyram D., Pham, D., Mine, Y., Liu, Q., Bakovic, M., Yada, R.Y., Nichols, B.L. and Fan M.Z. 2005. Early weaning up-regulates the capacity of the small intestinal maltase-glucoamylase hydrolysis of amylose in the pig. The FASEB Journal 19(5):A989 (abstract)

Liu, Q., Weber, E., Fan, M. and Yada, R.Y. 2002. Physicochemical properties of potato dry matter with different growth times and cultivars. Xth International Starch Convention

Pinhero, R.G., Paliyath, G., Tanaka, T., and Yada, R.Y. 2000. Partial purification and characterization of NAD kinase from potato leaves.  Proceedings of the eastern regional meetings of the Canadian Society of Plant Physiology

Yada, R.Y. and Tanaka, T.  1998.  Structure function relationships in milk-clotting enzymes.  Pepsin – A model.  In: Functional Properties of Food Components.  Whitaker, J.R., Fuller, G., López, A., Shahidi, F. and Yada, R.Y. (Eds) American Chemical Society, Washington, DC

Abstracts and/or papers read (selected)

Yada, R.Y.  2014. Overview of food nanotechnology. Towards the rational design of foods.   4th International Symposium on the Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems, Sydney, Australia, July

Yada, R.Y. 2014. Food nanoscience/technology: education and consumer challenges and opportunities. 2014 International Symposium on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Food, Taipei, Taiwan, June

Yada, R.Y. 2014. Science and innovation for quality of life: the role of food science and technology. The 16th Food Innovation Asia Conference 2014, Bangkok, Thailand, June

Yada, R.Y.  2014. Overview of food nanotechnology. Bioeconomia Argentina 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June

Chen, H. and Yada, R.Y. 2014. Food nanoscience/technology: education and consumer challenges and opportunities. 2014 IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo. New Orleans, LA, United States, June

Yada, R.Y.  2014. Genomics in the agri-food industry. Genome B.C. – Annual meeting, Vancouver, B.C., April

Yada, R.Y. 2014. The role of nutraceuticals, functional foods and other technologies in addressing food/nutrition security: a Canadian perspective. 9th NutraIndia Summit, Keynote Session, Bangalore, India, March

Yada, R.Y. 2014. Global opportunities for the Canadian food industry: the role of food science and technology. National Food Security Forum – University of Guelph. Guelph, ON, Feb

Reena G. Pinhero, Qiang L., Sullivan J.A., Currie, V., Bizimungu, B. and Yada R.Y. 2013. Breeding potato varieties for chip processing and nutritional qualities – evaluation for central Canada conditions. The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Eastern Regional Meeting Dec 6,7, 2013, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON

Pinhero, R.G., Qiang L. and Yada R.Y.  2013. Screening potato varieties for canning and nutritional qualities. The Canadian Society of Plant Biologists, Eastern Regional Meeting, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON, Canada, Dec

Yada, R.Y. and B.C. Bryksa. 2013. Invited speaker. Understanding nanotechnology. 8th Dubai International Food Safety Conference Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov

Yada, R.Y. and B.C. Bryksa.  2013. Invited speaker. Opportunities and challenges of nanoscience and technology for functional foods and nutraceuticals. 10 SLACA Latin American Symposium of Food Science: Impact on Nutrition and Health. University of Campinas, Campinas Brazil, Nov.

Yada, R.Y and B.C. Bryksa. 2013. An overview of opportunities and challenges of food nanoscience/technology. The International Harmonization for Nano-food on Processing, Application and Regulation Symposium. Korea University, Seoul,Korea, Oct.

Yada, R.Y. 2013. Invited speaker. Feeding the world into the future: the role of food science and technology.  Nutrition: Research, Innovation and Markets Symposium, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Oct.

Buck, N., Thurmond, S., Tsytsikova, L. and Yada, R. 2013. Invited speaker. The NanoRelease Project:  addressing the challenge of measuring what remains as “Added Nano” in food when   eaten.
Challenges of selecting candidate nanomaterials for method development. Health – Canada – NanoLyse – NanoRelease Workshop, Ottawa, ON Sept.

Yada, R.Y. and B.C. Bryksa. 2013. Invited speaker. Overview of food nanoscience and technology. 13th ASEAN Food Conference 2013 Meeting Future Food Demands: Security & Sustainability. Singapore, Sept.

Buck, N., Thurmond, S., Tsytsikova, L.   and Yada, R. 2013. Invited speaker. Task Group 1 Update. What material characteristics should we pay attention to understand persistence of nanoform in alimentary tract, and potential direct uptake? IFT International Food Nanoscience Conference. Chicago, IL July.

Yada, R.Y. 2013.  Invited speaker.  Feeding the world into the future: the role of food science and technology.  New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Meeting Hawke’s Bay, NZ July

Yada, R.Y. and Bryksa, B.C. 2013. Invited speaker. An overview of nanotechnology in food science and technology.  New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Meeting Hawke’s Bay, NZ July

Yada, R.Y. and Bryksa, B.C. 2013. Invited speaker. Basic science of nanomaterials, their occurrence, and applications. IFT International Food Nanoscience Conference – Nano Primer Workshop
Chicago, IL  July

Yada, R.Y. 2013. Invited speaker. Where do good ideas start and what is the difference between a good idea and an innovative idea? 52nd Annual Meeting Philippine Association of Food Technology. Manila, Philippines, June.

Yada, R.Y. 2013. Invited speaker. Where do good ideas start and what is the difference between a good idea and an innovative idea? 52nd Annual Meeting Philippine Association of Food Technology. Manila, Philippines, June.

Yada, R.Y. and Bryksa, B.C. 2013. Invited speaker. An overview of nanotechnology in food science and technology.  52nd Annual Meeting Philippine Association of Food Technology. Manila, Philippines, June.

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2013. The structure-function relationships of several aspartic proteases: food and non-food applications.  The 6th Pacific Rim Food Protein Symposium. Structure-Function of Food Proteins and Bioactives.  Tokyo, Japan May

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2013.The importance of structure-function relationships to a better understanding of food-related enzyme functionality: Aspartic proteases as a model systemAm. Oil Chemists Soc. Annual Meeting.  Montreal, PQ April

Yada, R.Y. 2013.  Strategies to propel your career.The 2nd  USEK International Nutrition Conference Health and Food Security.  Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Kaslik Lebanon, April

Yada, R.Y. and Bryksa, B.C. 2013.  Food nanoscience/technology: challenges and opportunities for functional foods and nutraceuticals.The 2nd  USEK International Nutrition Conference Health and Food Security.  Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Kaslik Lebanon, April

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2013. Functional foods and nutraceuticals research opportunities in Canada.  NutraIndia Annual Meeting, Mumbai, India March

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2013. Aspartic proteases: a road well traveled from cheese-making to ??? Special Seminar. Dept. of Food Science, Univ. of Guelph, Jan

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2012.Innovation in Food Science and Technology.  Financial Times Investment Series Focus on Canada, Chicago, IL. Nov

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2012. Structure-function of aspartic proteases: From cheese-making to???.  International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Annual Meeting, Kona Hawaii, Dec

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2012. Enzymes in food science and technology. Graduate Seminar, Division of Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences  University of Tsukuba, Oct

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2012. Nanoscience/technology in food science and technology. Graduate Seminar, Division of Appropriate Technology and Science for Sustainable Development, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences  University of Tsukuba, Oct

Yada, R.Y.  2012.  Invited lecturer. An overview of food nanoscience and technology. Integrated Food Science Topics Seminar Series. University of Maryland (College Park), College Park, MD Oct

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2012.  Functional and Health Food Investment Possibilities for Research Projects in Canada. Health Ingredients, Tokyo, Japan,  Oct

Yada, R.Y. and Bryksa, B.C.  2012.  An overview of food nanoscience and technology. I Seminario en Innovaciones en Procesamiento de Alimentos: Nanotecnologia en la Industria de Alimentos, Universidad Peruana Unión, Lima, Peru  Oct

Yada, R.Y. and Bryksa, B.C.  2012.  Education, communication and regulations challenges in nanoscience. I Seminario en Innovaciones en Procesamiento de Alimentos: Nanotecnologia en la Industria de Alimentos, Universidad Peruana Unión, Lima, Peru  Oct

Waduge, R. N., Kalinga, D.N., Bertoft, E., Yada, R.Y. and Seetharaman, K.  2012.  Granular architecture and molecular structure of pericarp starch from wheat. AACC International Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL  Sept

Kalinga, D. N., Bertoft, E., Yada, R.Y. and Seetharaman, K.  2012.  Molecular structure of starch in developing wheat endosperm. AACC International Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL  Sept

Yada, R.Y. 2012.  Invited speaker. Food nanoscience/technology: An overview of applications, and regulatory and educational challenges. INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laborator, International  Workshop  on  Nanotechnology  Applications  in  Food: Challenges and Opportunities,  Braga Portugal, 3-4 Sept.

Yada, R.Y. and Pinhero, R.G.  2012.  Potato as a functional food. XXV Congreso de la Asociacion Latinoanericana de la Papa, Uberlandia Minas, Minas Gerais, Brasil  Sept

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2012. Enzymes in food science and technology.  Special Seminar, Faculty of Engineering of Food, University of Campinas, Campinas Brazil, Aug

Yada, R.Y.  Invited speaker.  2012. Food nanoscience/technology – Challenges and opportunities for functional foods and nutraceuticals  Special Seminar, Federal University of Ceara, Forteleza, Brazil, Aug

Guo, Q., Wang, Q., Cui, S.W., Hu, X., Kang, J., Xing, X. and Yada, R. Y.  2012.  Conformational properties analysis of high molecular weight polysaccharides from Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch seed using multiple techniques. 11th International Hydrocolloids Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN  May

Pinhero, R.G., Pazhekattu, R., Marangoni, A.G.,Liu, Q, Yada, R.Y.  2012.  Effect of genetic modification and storage on the physico-chemical properties of potato dry matter and acrylamide content of potato chips. The 8th Canadian Plant Biotechnology Conference, Guelph, ON  May

Smith, M.A., Sheeshka, J., Yada, R.Y., MacLaurin, T. and Liu, Q.  2012.  Policy Community Action on Menu Labelling: Who did what? OMAFRA: Food and Health: Research to Policy Perspectives. Guelph, ON  Jun

Quansah, J, K., Udenigwe, C. C., Saalia, F. K., Yada, R.Y.  2012.  Antioxidant and anti-glycation properties of cowpea phenolic extracts and protein hydrolysates. Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON  May

Yada, R.Y, Pinhero, R.G., Mirotta, J. and Liu, Q. 2013. Invited speaker. Investigation of potato varieties for nutritional and canning properties. Potato Field Day, Elora Research Station, 14 Aug

Udenigwe, C. C.,Je, J-Y., Cho, Y-S and Yada, R.Y.  2012.  Anti-inflammatory properties of a high-molecular weight almonds protein hydrolyate fraction in activated macrophages. 16th World Congress, International Union of Food Science and Technology, Iguassu Falls, Brazil  Aug

Gustchina, A., Bhaumik, P., Xiao, H., Horimoto, Y., Yada, R.Y., Miura, T., Hidaka, K., Kiso, Y. and Wlodawer, A.  2012.  Crystallographic investigations of the complexes of plasmepsins with peptidic inhibitors. International Proteolysis Society Meeting, San Diego, CA  Oct

Hassas-Roudsari,M., Tetlow, I.J., Yada, R.Y., Graether,S.P.,  and Goff, H.D. 2011. Purification and study of mechanism of action of apoplastic ice structuring proteins from cold-acclimated winter wheat leaves at ice recrystallization inhibition. IFT Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA  Jun

Hassas-Roudsari, M., Tetlow, I.J., Yada, R.Y. and Goff, H.D. 2011. A new quantitative method to measure activity of ice structuring proteins. Ice Binding Proteins Conference. Kingston, ON  Aug

Hassas-Roudsari, M.,  Tetlow, I.J.,  Yada, R.Y., Graether,S.P. and Goff, H.D. 2011. Purification and study of mechanism of action of apoplastic ice structuring proteins from cold-acclimated winter wheat leaves. Ice Binding Proteins Conference. Kingston, ON  Aug

Hassas-Roudsari, M.,  Tetlow, I.J., Yada, R.Y., Graether, S.P. and  Goff, H.D. 2011.  A novel natural food preservative: Ice structuring proteins from winter wheat. Ice Binding Proteins Conference.  Kingston, ON  Aug

Lu, Z.-H., Donner, E., Yada, R.Y. and Liu, Q. 2011. The synergistic effects of amylose and phosphorus on rheological, thermal and nutritional properties of potato starch and gel. Am. Assoc. Cereal Chemists. Palm Springs, CA  Oct

Yada, R.Y. 2011.  Invited speaker. An overview of the science and technology in food and food products at the nanoscale level.  6th Nutra India Summit. Mumbai, India  Feb

Yada, R.Y. 2011. Invited Speaker. An overview of food science and technology in Canada. Department of Animal and Food Science, University of Delaware, 10 Oct

Yada, R.Y. 2011. Invited Speaker.  An overview of  nanotechnology in food science and technology. Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research. Kuwait City  Oct

Bhaumik, P., Horimoto, Y., Xiao, H., Yada, R.Y., Gustchina, A., Wlodawer, A.  2010.  Crystal structure of Plasmepsin I (PM-I) from Plasmodium falciparum. American Crystallographic Association, Chicago, IL  Jul

Dee, D.R. and Yada, R.Y. 2010. Prosegment-catalyzed folding as a model to study the nature of protein folding barriers.  Gordon Research Conference, Ventura CA 9-12 Jan

Dee, D.R and Yada, R.Y.  Invited talk. Folding and dynamics of the digestive enzyme pepsin. Neutrons and Food Conference, Sydney Australia  Oct

Guo Q., Cui S. W., Wang, Q., Hu X., Wu Y., Kang, J. and Yada, R.Y. 2010. Extraction, Fractionation, Physical-Chemical properties and structural information for water soluble Artemisia seed polysaccharides. Oral presentation, 10th International Hydrocolloids Conference, Shanghai, China  Jun

Guo Q., Cui S. W., Wang, Q., Hu X., Wu Y., Kang, J. and Yada, R.Y. 2010. Fractionation and structural characterization of water-soluble polysaccharides from Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch. seeds. Poster presentation at the 10th International Hydrocolloids Conference, Shanghai, China  Jun

Pattorn, S., Yada, R.Y. and Hongsprabhas, P. 2010.  Effects of recovery method and co-drying with genistein on the characteristics of reconstituted antioxidant milk peptides.  Neutrons and Food Conference Sydney, Australia  Oct

Pinhero, R., Pazhekattu, R., Marangoni, A.G., Liu, Q. and Yada, R.Y. 2010. Alleviation of low temperature sweetening in potato by overexpressing Arabidopsis PDC1 Gene with a stress-inducible rd29A promoter.  American Society of Plant Biologists. Montreal PQ  Jul

Yada, R.Y. 2010. Invited speaker.  An overview of the science and technology in food and food products at the nanoscale level.  Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting Chicago IL  Jul

Bui, T., Liu, Q. and Yada, R.Y. 2009. The effect of cooling, freezing and freeze-thawing on slowly digestible starch formation in mashed potatoes. American Association of Cereal Chemistry. Baltimore, MD  Sept

Dee, D.R., Filonowicz, S., Horimoto, Y., Yada, R.Y. 2009. Insight into the kinetic folding/unfolding barrier of the prosegment-catalyzed folding of pepsin.  Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Niagara on the Lake ON  Jun

Dee, D.R., Filonowicz, S., Horimoto, Y., Yada, R.Y. 2009. Pepsin prosegment-catalyzed folding and inhibition studies. Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Niagara on the Lake ON  1-5 Jun

Parr-Vasquez, C. and Yada, R.Y. 2009. Contribution of a prosegment Tyr-Asp loop to the function and structure of Plasmodium falciparum zymogen plasmepsin II and its active form. 6th International Proteolysis Society Meeting, Surfers Paradise  Oct

Pinhero, R.G., Pazhekattub, R., Marangoni, A.G. , Liu, Q. and Yada, R.Y. 2009. Alleviation

of low temperature sweetening in potatoes through transformation. Canadian Society of Plant Physiology. Guelph ON  Dec

Steane, M., McNicholas, P.D. and Yada, R.Y. 2009. Model-based classification in food authenticity studies.  Statistical Society of Canada Annual Conference. Vancouver BC  May

Yada, R.Y. 2009. Invited speaker. Enzymes in food science and technology 8th Simpósio Latino Americano de Ciência de Alimentos, Campinas, Brazil  Nov

Yada, R.Y. 2009. Invited speaker. Potatoes: an excellent source of functional ingredients. 8th Simpósio Latino Americano de Ciência de Alimentos, Campinas, Brazil  Nov

Technical/Extension Reports (selected)

Dee, D. R., and Yada, R.Y. 2012 “Neutron scattering and the folding and dynamics of the digestive enzyme pepsin.” Neutron News 23.2: 29-32.

Yada, R. Y.  2008.  Finding Food that Flips your Switch, AgriSuccess Journal, p 16

Yada, R.Y.  2001. Food enzymes of the present and the future.  Food Technol. Int. p 29-31

Yada, R.Y. and Marangoni, A.G. 1998 – 2006 (yearly).  Report of potato research activities – Department of Food Science, Univ. Guelph.  In: Annual Progress Report of the Regional Potato Trials and Potato Research in Ontario 1997 – 2004.  Ontario Regional Potato Committee, Univ. Guelph

Awards & Honours

Distinguished Nutrition Leadership Award, Danone Institute Canada , 2014
Heart and Stroke Award for Volunteer Excellence , 2011
Fellow, Institute of Food Technologists , 2011
G.P. McRostie Faculty Award, OAC Alumni Association , 2009
Fellow, International Academy, International Union of Food Science and Technology , 2006
President’s Award, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology , 2006
Honorary Class President, Ontario Agric. College Graduating Class , 2006
Distinguished Researcher Award, OAC Alumni Association , 2002
Emeritus Editor in Chief, Food Research International Journal , 1998
Fellow, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology , 1997
Honorary Class President, Ontario Agric. College Graduating Class , 1996
W.J. Eva Award, Outstanding Research and Contribution, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology , 1993

Additional Information

Scholarly and Professional Activities

2014-2016         President, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)

2014-Present     Member, ILSI North America Board

2014                  External Reviewer, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto.  Feb.

2013                  Chair, Grant Selection Panel, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Food Committee

2013                  Member, Criteria Group of the Branded Food Products Database Public-Private Partnership, International Life Sciences North America, Washington, DC

2012-2013         Co-Chair, Materials Characterization Task Group, NanoRelease project, International Life Sciences Research Foundation

2012-2014         President-elect, International Union of Food Science and Technology

2012-Present     Vice Chair, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

2012-Present     Member, Nanotechnology Working Group, International Council for Science (ICSU), Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA)

2012-2014         Member, Program Committee, Benefiq Meeting, Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Food, University of Laval

2012-2013         Member, Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee, Canada Foundation for Innovation

2011-2014         Co-Chair, Conference Committee, 17th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), Montreal, PQ

2011-2013         Member, The Chroma Project, University of Guelph

2011-2012         Member, Grant Selection Panel, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Food Committee

2011-2012         Chair, Technical Advisory Committee, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

2010-2012         Chair, Scientific Council, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)

2010-2012         Co-Chair, Technical Committee, 16th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), Iguassu Falls, Brazil

2010-Present     Member, Institute Advisory Board, CIHR Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

2010-Present     Member, Food Expert Advisory Committee, Health Canada

2010-2011         International Scientific Advisory Committee,          Neutrons and Food Workshop – 31 Oct – 3 Nov 2010, Sydney Australia

2010-2013         Advisory Board, Nanolyse, 7th Framework Project, Characterization of Nanoparticles in Food

2010-Present     International Advisory Board, International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

2010-Present     Editorial Board, Journal of Functional Foods

2009-Present     President, CIFST Scholarship Trust Fund

2009-Present     Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Heart and Stroke of Canada

2009-Present     Advisory Editor, Woodhead Publishing Ltd. Cambridge, UK

2009                  Reviewer, Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership Program, Health, Life Sciences and Medical Technologies Panel

 

2008-2011         Member, Board of Directors, Western Canadian Functional Food & Natural Health Product Network (WCFN)

2008-2009         Chair, NSERC Strategic Grants Panel, Food and Bioproducts

2008-2009         Chair, Science Reports and Emerging Issues Committee, Institute of Food Technologists

2008-2010         Chair-elect, Scientific Council, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST)

2008                  Member, Institute of Food Technologists, Scientific Advisory Panel

2007-2008         Member, Scientific Technical Committee, 14th World Food Congress, Shanghai, China 19-24 Oct. 2008

2007-2008         Member, Scientific Technical Committee, Joint Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Meeting, 25-27 May 2008

2007-2008         Member, NSERC Strategic Grants Panel, Food and Bioproducts

2007                  Member, External Review Panel, Division for Science and Process Engineering of Agricultural Products, INRA (French Agricultural Research Institute), Oct.

2007                  Chair, Strategic Networks Grant Panel, Discovery and applications of marine active materials Network, University of Quebec at Rimouski

2007                  Member, Canadian Space Agency – NSERC Review Panel

2007                  Member, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Outcomes Review Panel – Brock University

2006                  Member, Science Reports and Emerging Issues Committee, Institute of Food Technologists

2006-Present     Member, Nanotechnology Working Group, Institute of Food Technologists

2006-Present     Member, Canadian Nutrigenomics Committee, Genome Canada

2006-2010         Member, Users Advisory Group, The European Food Information Resource Network (EuroFIR), European Network of Excellence on Food Composition Databank Systems

2005-2009         Member, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Peer Review College, UK

2005-Present     Reviewer, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), UK

2005- 2006        Member, International Co-Operation Committee, Food Safety and Quality Program, Framework 6, European Commission

2005-Present     Member, Research Management Committee, PrioNet, Networks of Centres of Excellence

2005-2006         Chair, Awards Committee, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology

2005                  External Panel Member, Food, Nutrition and Health Program, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of British Columbia July 2005

2005                  External Review Panel, Department of Food Science, University of Manitoba, May 2005

2004-Present     Member, Adjudication Panel, Canada Foundation for Innovation

2004-2012         Member, School of Nutrition Advisory Council, Ryerson University

2004-2005         President, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology

2004                  Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Meeting, University of Guelph, 16-19 May 2004

2003-2005         Chair, Global Partnerships Program, NSERC

2003-2005         Chair, Program Evaluation Committee, NSERC

2003                  President-Elect, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology

2003                  Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Meeting, University of Guelph, May

2002-2009         Member, Organizing Committee, Annual J.R. Brunner Protein Symposium, Michigan State Univ.

2002-Present     Advisory Editor, Food Science and Technology Series, Marcel Dekker Inc.

2002-Present     Vice-President and Treasurer, Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology

2002-2004         Member, New Opportunities Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation

2001-Present     Member, Audit Committee, International Union of Food Science and Technology

2001                  Chair, Potato Symposium, Joint Potato Association of America and International Horticultural Congress, Toronto 11-17 Aug 2002

2001-2002         Member, Program Evaluation Committee, NSERC

2001                  Chair, Site Visit Team, NSERC Research Network proposal, Herbal Research Network, University of British Columbia

2001                  Member, Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee, Canada Foundation for Innovation

2001                  Chair, Expert Panel Mid-Term Review, Networks of Centres of Excellence, Canadian Arthritis Network and the Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems

2000-2002         Member, Advisory Group on Interdisciplinary Research, NSERC

2000                  Chair, Focus Group Biosciences, NSERC Strategic Grants Program

2000                  Member, Expert Panel on the Future of Food Biotechnology, Royal Society of Canada

2000                  External Reviewer, Department Review, Department of Applied Microbiology and Food Science, University of Saskatchewan.

2000                  Group Chair, Major Facilities Access Grant Competition, NSERC

2000                  Chair, Site Visit Team, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Centre, University of Manitoba

2000                  Co-organizer, Molecular designs of food proteins for industrial application symposium, Pacifichem Congress, Dec 2000

2000                  Co-organizer, Industrial enzymes symposium, Pacifichem Congress, Dec 2000

1999-Present     North American Editor, Trends in Food Science and Technology, Elsevier Science

1999                  Chair, Major Facilities Access Grants, NSERC

1999                  Co-Chair, “Issues at the Cross-Roads of Nutrition and Food Science” Symposium, 10th World Food Congress, Sydney Australia, Oct 1999

1999                  Member, Selection Committee – Human Rights Director, University of Guelph

1999                  Co-Chair, “Issues at the Cross-Roads of Nutrition and Food Science” Symposium, 10th World Food Congress, Sydney Australia, Oct

1998-Present     Emeritus Editor in Chief, Food Research International Journal, Elsevier Science

1998-2001         Group Chair, Life Sciences, NSERC

1998-2001         Member, Committee on Research Grants, NSERC

1998-2001         Member, International Opportunities Fund, Grant Selection Committee, NSERC

1998-2001         Member, Scholarship Board, Food Industry Suppliers of Canada Scholarship Trust

1998-2000         Chair, Judicial Committee, Univ. Guelph

1998-2000         Member, Senate, Univ. Guelph

1998-1999         Member, Research Grants Appeals Advisor, NSERC

1998                  External Examiner, Department Review, Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland

1998                  External Examiner, Department Review, Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta

1997-1998         Member, Project Vision, University of Guelph

1997                  Co-Chair, Functional Properties of Food Components Symposium, 5th Chemical Congress of North America, Cancun, Mexico

1996-Present     Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Food Biochemistry

1996-1998         Acting Chair, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

1995-2001         Co-Chair, Joint Committee of International Union of Nutritional Science and International Union of Food Science and Technology, Committee 1/1, Food Standards, Terminology and Informatics

1995-1999         Member, International Union of Food Science and Technology Congress Advisory Committee

1993-1997         Research Co-ordinator, Ontario Potato Growers’ Marketing Board

1992-1999         Member, President’s Advisory Committee on Sexual Harassment, University of Guelph

1992-1998         Editor in Chief, Food Research International Journal, Elsevier Science

1992-1998         Secretary, Ontario Potato Cultivar Evaluation Association

1990-1997         Secretary, Fruit and Vegetable Products and Processing Subcommittee, Ontario Food Research and Services Committee

1987-Present     Reviewer, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grants

1985-Present     Board Member, Ontario Regional Potato Committee

Other Honours

  • Visiting Professor, Jiangnan University, China, 2012-2014
  • Honorary Professor, School of Medicine, Shenzhen University, China, 2009
  • Keynote Speaker.  Nanotechnology:  A New Frontier in Foods, Food Packaging and Nutrient Delivery.  Symposium:  Nanotechnology in Food Products: Impact on Food Science, Nutrition and the Consumer. National Academies of Science, Washington, D.C. 8-9 December 2008