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Functional Food

Food Technology with specialization in Functional Food work in advance food microbiology (gut microbiota, fermentation), modern food processing technology, evidence-based functional foods (antioxidants, bioactive compounds, glycemic index), analytical sciences, sensory evaluation method, product development, human nutrition, modern disease and assessment of functionalities (clinical studies). Ultimately this area of specialization focuses on the relationship between functional food and health.

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Functional Food Researchers

Dato' Dr. Azhar Mat Esa
PROFESSORS
Dato' Dr. Azhar Mat Esa
Degree: B.App.Sc (University of Nottingham, UK), Ph.D (University of Nottingham, UK). Expertise: Protein-Nutrient interactions; Functional foods; “Almost-illegal” foods    
Dr. Rabeta Mohd Salleh
SENIOR LECTURERS
Dr. Rabeta Mohd Salleh
Degree: B.Sc (Universiti Putra Malaysia), M.Sc (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Ph.D (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Expertise: Antioxidant and antiproliferative properties of underutilized plants and herbs; In vitro and in vivo study of antidiabetic properties; Food product development
Dr. Uthumporn Utra @ Sapina Abdullah
ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Dr. Uthumporn Utra @ Sapina Abdullah
Degree: B.Tech (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Ph.D (Universiti Sains Malaysia) Expertise: Food chemistry and analysis; Starch structure and functionality; Functional food product
Dr. Lee Lai Kuan
SENIOR LECTURERS
Dr. Lee Lai Kuan
Degree: B.Sc. (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), M.Sc. (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia), Ph.D. (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Expertise: Human nutrition; Nutritional biochemistry; Nutrigenomic; Food security; Biostatistic; Human clinical trial
Dr. Nor Shariffa bt. Yussof
SENIOR LECTURERS
Dr. Nor Shariffa bt. Yussof
Degree: B.Tech. (Universiti Sains Malaysia), M.Sc. (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Ph.D. (Universiti Putra Malaysia) Expertise: Food bioploymers and colloids; Food nanotechnology; Lipid technology

School of Industrial Technology, Building G07, Persiaran Sains, Universiti Sains Malaysia 11800 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Tel: +604 653 2219 | Fax: +604-653 6375 | Email: dean_ind@usm.my

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