CHIBUIKE C. UDENIGWE
MSc (Manitoba), PhD (Manitoba)
Senior Research Fellow| Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
Dr. Chibuike Udenigwe is a Senior Research Fellow (Agriculture, Food Science and Technology) at the OGEES Institute. In this position, he provides expert collaboration and leadership for the research and training programs of the Institute in areas of agriculture, food, nutrition and health, food processing, safety and quality, and analytical nanotechnology.
Dr. Udenigwe studies the chemistry of food peptides and their interactions with biochemical processes in humans especially their beneficial effects against metabolic syndrome (obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, etc.). His research group, including graduate, undergraduate and postdoctoral researchers, also studies peptides delivery platforms (e.g. nanoencapsulation), and safety aspect of peptide/protein modification and their interaction with food matrices during processing and storage. Other research interests of his research group include analytical nanotechnology for detecting peptides, food protein allergenicity and the prospects of edible insects as sustainable protein sources for nutrition and food security. He also teaches courses on food health and nutriscience at Dalhousie University when he is an Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences.
Dr. Udenigwe has been a recient of several high impact research fellowships and grants, including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC Discovery grant), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI John R. Evans Leaders Funds) and MITACS. A prolific writer and researcher, he has also recieved several international awards for his work, including:
2015 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Tanner Award for the Most Cited Article
2013 Future Earth Fellow, Young Scientists Forum on Food Futures
2013 NSERC Discovery Grant Early Career Researcher Supplement Award
2012 International Union of Food Science and Technology Young Scientist Award
2011-2012 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
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