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Dr. Alan Mackie: Simulating Digestion in vitro

Food Science and Technology Seminar Series

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm
Food Innovation Center Room: 275
1901 N 21 ST
Lincoln NE 68588-6205
Dr. Rossana Villa Rojas, (402) 472-0479,
In 2016 Alan Mackie left the Institute of Food Research (now the Quadram Institute) to take up a Chair position at the University of Leeds. He became head of the School of Food Science and Nutrition in 2017, a post that he continues to hold. Prof Mackie has world standing expertise in food colloids and physical chemistry, and has more recently expanded his research into biochemistry, focusing on the role of food structure in controlling nutrient and bioactive release during digestion. As co-chair of the successful Infogest COST Action from 2011-2015 (now the Infogest Network), Prof Mackie was responsible for reaching an international consensus on simulating human upper gastrointestinal tract digestion. This collaboration resulted in a number of high profile publications with high number of citations (> +3000) on the topic. The focus of his research in digestion was proteins and the role of digestion in food allergy. The response of the food industry to allergenic proteins is overseen in Europe by EFSA. Finally, Prof Mackie’s group has had a number of projects on food allergy in relation to digestion and has significant expertise in this area. He has over 230 publications with +18,000 citation and an h-index of 72 (Google scholar).

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