Bhawani Chamlagain

PhD in Food Sciences

  • PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

20072023

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Education information

PhD Food Sciences (Food Chemistry)

University of Helsinki (2016)

 

Description of research and teaching

Natural Fortification of Foods: Microbial in situ Synthesis of Vitamin B12 and Folate in Cereal Matrix

Potential of microbes to synthesize in situ vitamins can be exploited to naturally fortify foods and to synthesize vitamins to new matrices. In this project we study vitamin B12 synthesis focusing on bacteria which are allowed to be used in food production. The focus will be on Propionibacterium freudenreichii. We study vitamin B12 synthesis mechanisms and factors affecting efficiency of the synthesis. Integrating tools of molecular microbiology with those of food chemistry and technology will give excellent ground for scientific breakthroughs. On the other hand, understanding the molecular mechanisms governing in situ vitamin B12 production will enable new innovations in production of science-based functional foods and ingredients.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Food Sciences

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • Food chemistry
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin B12
  • cereals
  • Fermentation

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Niacin contents of cereal-milling products in food-composition databases need to be updated

Chamlagain, B., Rautio, S., Edelmann, M., Ollilainen, V. & Piironen, V., 5 May 2020, In : Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 91, 103518.

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Riboflavin, niacin, folate and vitamin B12 in commercial microalgae powders

Edelmann, M., Aalto, S., Chamlagain, B., Kariluoto, S. & Piironen, V., Sep 2019, In : Journal of Food Composition and Analysis. 82, 10 p., 103226.

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In situ fortification of vitamin B12 in wheat flour and wheat bran by fermentation with Propionibacterium freudenreichii

Xie, C., Coda, R., Chamlagain, B., Edelmann, M., Deptula, P., Varmanen, P., Piironen, V. & Katina, K., 4 May 2018, In : Journal of Cereal Science. 81, p. 133-139 7 p.

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In situ production of active vitamin B12 in cereal matrices using Propionibacterium freudenreichii

Chamlagain, B., Sugito, T. A., Deptula, P., Edelmann, M., Kariluoto, S., Varmanen, P. & Piironen, V., Jan 2018, In : Food Science & Nutrition. 6, 1, p. 67-76 10 p.

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Projects

Activities

  • 14 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 10 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 9 Supervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)
  • 1 Invited talk

Supervision of Master thesis (Valentina Succi)

Bhawani Chamlagain (Supervisor)
24 Feb 202024 Aug 2020

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH) seminars, ETH Zurich

Bhawani Chamlagain (Speaker)
29 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Supervision of Research training and Master thesis (Noreen Orth)

Bhawani Chamlagain (Supervisor)
Mar 2019Nov 2019

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

Supervision of Master thesis (Liisa Peltonen)

Bhawani Chamlagain (Supervisor)
Nov 2018 → …

Activity: Examination typesSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

4th International Vitamin Conference (25-27 May 2016), Copenhagen, Denmark

Bhawani Chamlagain (Speaker: Presenter)
25 May 201627 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars