Food Science and Technology Research Symposium

Department of Food Science and TechnologyResearch Symposium

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Food Science and Technology Research Symposium
Monday, April 15, 2024

Food Innovation Center, 1901 N. 21st Street, Lincoln, NE 68588

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven Frese

PhD Alumnus 2012

Dr. Stephen Frese is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at the University of Nevada, Reno. His research is centered on the human gut microbiome and its inhabitants. His work at the University of Nevada, Reno examines how diet, food science, and biotechnology can be leveraged to meaningfully improve human health and nutrition.

Translating Science to an Impact on Human Health: The Story of a Biotech Startup

Ancient relationships between hosts and microbes provide insight into key biological processes including digestion, infection, nutrition, disease resistance, early life immune programming, and metabolic development.  By understanding host-microbe relationships, and how they are created or maintained, our work has built rational, translational technologies and therapies that leverage food science, biotechnology, nutrition, molecular biology, and an understanding of ecological and evolutionary relationships to improve infant health. This work has had a meaningful impact on infant health and nutrition in the US and beyond, and translational science can be a powerful partner to realize the benefits of scientific research.

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Morning concurrent sessions
9:00-10:15 Oral presentations I FIC 277
9:00 Targeted mass spectrometry method for quantification of eggs from processed foods Liyun Zhang
9:15  Gut microbiome and host factors influence allergic responses in a mouse model of peanut allergy Morgan Cade
9:30  Psilocybin research review: Psychoactive mechanism and therapy potential Anna Hilton
9:45  Understanding the effect of Cd acute exposure on the composition and function of human gut microbiotas Carmen E. Perez-Donado
10:00 10:00 Method development, validation, and quantification of aflatoxin B1 in commercial buckwheat using fluorometry and high-performance liquid chromatography La Fontaine Bahatsi
9:45-10:45 Poster session I (odd numbers) 4th floor
1. Impacts of Clostridium perfringens toxinotypes on adherence to intestinal mucins and epithelial cells Thanh Do
3. Quantifying Lactobacillus johnsonii abundance in a mouse model of Experimental Autoimmune Myocarditis (EAM) Qingyuan Li
5. Development of a harmonized sample preparation method for quantitative allergen detection method of soy, milk, and peanut allergens Zhenhao Wang
7. Experimental evaluation of physicochemical characteristic of dried chili and its sorption isotherm: Sri Lankan variety MI-2 (Capsicum annum L.) L. A. D. S. De Silva
9. Exploring the effect of atmospheric cold plasma on allergenicity: A scoping review Zahra Shahbazi
11. Elucidating the changes in proteins and metabolites of different maize varieties due to domestication Prabhashis Bose
13. Influence of overcooking in in vitro digestion and fermentation of ground beef and whole wheat bread Wensheng Ding
15. Development of a mass spectrometry method for multi-target quantification of tree nut allergens in incurred food matrices Jerry Kahu
17. Changes in seed composition associated with domestication of maize affect fermentation patterns by the human gut microbiome Bo Peng
19. Enterococcus faecium can serve as a surrogate for the thermal lethality of Salmonella in ground pork products Mohan Li
21. Synthesizing cleaning and sanitizing interventions against Listeria spp. including L.monocytogenes in dairy processing facilities: A systematic review and meta-analysisapproach Karen Nieto Flores
23 .dpCAN: Novel CAZyme families predicted from microbiomes using large proteinlanguage models N. R. Siva Shanmugam
10:30-11:45 Oral presentations II FIC 277
10:30 The impact of heat moisture treatment on the physicochemical properties of cereal bran and pulse hulls Yichen Bai
10:45 Development of a green integrated continuous extraction-reaction process using supercritical carbon dioxide for value-added processing of tomato processing waste Yue Wang
11:00 Analysis of digestibility and bioaccessibility of amino acids and peptides in different pea varieties Sayantini Paul
11:15 Bacteroides rodentium limits tumor progression in a mouse model of melanoma Mason S. Mandolfo
11:30 Combining Lactobacillus taiwanensis and Gordonibacter urolithinfaciens decreases body weight gain and increases lean mass in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity Quintero David Gomez
11:45 * Detection of allergen cross-contact in shared frying oil using mass spectrometry techniques *5 minute flash talk Francisca Asigiri
Noon-1:00 Break for Lunch FIC 277
Afternoon concurrent sessions
1:00-1:30 Flash Talks FIC 277
1:00 Mass spectrometry for detection and quantification of gluten in fermented foods Sara Schlange
1:06 Identifying candidate genes in rice responsible for starch structure and digestibility in response to patterns of heat-stress consistent with climate change Liya Mo
1:12 Assessing the ability of Faecalibacterium duncaniae to colonize mice harboring a humanized gut microbiota Xiaohan Wu
1:18 Exploring polysaccharide utilization loci (PULs) diversity in human gut microbiome: Implications for health and disease Yi Xing
11:24 dbAPIS: A database of anti-prokaryotic immune system genes Yuchen Yan
1:45-2:30 Workshop FIC 111
Use of near-infrared spectroscopy and Unscrambler software to model a unique food product Keith Scott
2:00-3:15 Oral presentations III FIC 277
2:00 The gut microbiota modulates the severity of experimental autoimmune myocarditis Xu Shi
2:15 Efficacy of power ultrasound combined with organic acid for the reduction of foodborne pathogens on romaine lettuce Priya Biswas
2:30 The structural basis for DNA uptake by Acinetobacter Yafan Yu
2:45 Food safety risks associated with home freeze drying Prashant Dahal
3:00 Elucidating a novel hypertension treatment approach through egg white hydrolysate and gut microbiome synergism Emerson Nolasco
2:45-3:45 Poster session II (even numbers) 4th floor
2. Molecular mechanisms of mucosal colonization by C. difficile Baishakhi Biswas
4. Variation in fatty acid profiles of novel wild wheat introgression lines Mary K. Morran
6. Assessing fumonisin risk in corn from Nebraska and insight into the associated Fusarium spp. populations Ram Kumar Shrestha
8. Fabrication and characterization of dual function oil-in-water structured emulsions from supercritically-dried curcumin-loaded egg white protein aerogels Farhad Alavi
10. Establishing a next-generation risk assessment protocol for antibiotic resistance genes Jaber Ghorbani
12. Development of fortified blended food using Nebraskan dry edible beans Aemiro Zula
14. Developing an innovative approach to form fish oil-loaded wax particles using supercritical carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) Purlen Sezer Okur
16. Utilizing probiotic bacteria to compete with Clostridioides difficile for multiple nutrient niches April Johnson
18. Development of dietary fiber blends for targeted gut microbiome modulation in obesity: An update on progress Izuchukwu Iwuamadi
20. Interactions between the gut microbiome and dietary g-glutamyl peptide (g-EV) in reducing high fat diet induced atherosclerosis Sedotun Ogun
22. Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility Application to Food Science Research Nebraska Center for Biotechnology
4:00-4:45 Afternoon keynote FIC 277
Translating science to an impact on human health: The story of a biotech startup Steven Frese, Department of Nutrition, University of Nevada-Reno
Student presentation awards (following keynote speaker) FIC 277
Video content will be offered 11:30-1:00 and 2:45-3:45 in room 111 on a loop

Introduction to subcritical water extraction technology, a novel green extraction method Blake Looi
Norovirus and how to protect yourself against it Vanessa Whitmore
Recent advances in the extraction of phenolic compounds from food wastes by emerging technologies Ilhami Okur
The effect of fat content on the inactivation of Listeria innocua in meat emulsions after high pressure processing Yhuliana Nino Fuerte

TED Talks
Shelf life extension of food products Franklin Sumargo
Unraveling the Hidden Superpower of Fiber in Your Diet Willow (Sujun) Liu