Rickey Yada

Rickey Yada

Professor, Dean

604–822–1219

rickey.yada@ubc.ca

@ubcLFSDean

MacMillan Building 248, 2357 Main Mall

University of British Columbia, 1984, PhD, Food Science

University of British Columbia, 1980, MSc, Food Science

University of British Columbia, 1977, BSc, Agriculture

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.

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

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): e104

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): e101

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 2

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:10.1111/1541-4337.12

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. 289:697-7

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–

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 2

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/c3fo303

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: 791–8

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/jf3030

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.

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/s11130-013-033

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/s10681-012-073

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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):42

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

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

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

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

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

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

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-

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. 86:74

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. 86:83

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

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

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. 44:66

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. 22:47

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-

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. 513:10

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–

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):71

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 48:829

148. Horimoto, Y., Dee, D. R., and Yada, R.Y. 2009. Multifunctional aspartic peptidase prosegments. New Biotechnology, 25(5):318-3

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 system. Am. 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

  • 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

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

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