• PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)

    00014

    Finland

20072019
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

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

Keywords

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

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

Publications 2010 2019

Open Access
File

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., 2018, In : Food Science & Nutrition. 6, 1, p. 67-76 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File

Microbial Metabolic Networks at the Mucus Layer Lead to Diet-Independent Butyrate and Vitamin B12 Production by Intestinal Symbionts

Belzer, C., Chia, L. W., Aalvink, S., Chamlagain, B., Piironen, V., Knol, J. & de Vos, W. M., 19 Sep 2017, In : mBio. 8, 5, 14 p., ARTN e00770-17.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
File
Open Access
File

Projects 2007 2019

Activities 2011 2019

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

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

EURO FOOD CHEM XVIII

Bhawani Chamlagain (Poster Presentation)
13 Oct 201516 Oct 2015

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

The 32nd Nordic Cereal Congress: Future Food Security – New Opportunities for Nordic Crops

Bhawani Chamlagain (Speaker: Presenter)
7 Sep 20159 Sep 2015

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