Researcher

Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot

My Expertise

Biospecific procedures for analysis of vitamins present in foods; nutrient bioavailability; Processing & availability of nutrients; Fortification of foods.

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Research Interests:

  • Food composition and development of analytical techniques (biological and chemical) for nutrients in foods
  • Fortification of foods with micronutrients: technologies, bioavailability in humans
  • Development of isotope dilution methods for the analysis of vitamins and other bioactives in foods using LC-MS techniques
  • Bioactive compounds in foods and their activities in vitro and ex vivo
  • Micronutrient bioavailability in humans...view more

Research Interests:

  • Food composition and development of analytical techniques (biological and chemical) for nutrients in foods
  • Fortification of foods with micronutrients: technologies, bioavailability in humans
  • Development of isotope dilution methods for the analysis of vitamins and other bioactives in foods using LC-MS techniques
  • Bioactive compounds in foods and their activities in vitro and ex vivo
  • Micronutrient bioavailability in humans using stable isotopic studies; ex vivo cell culture techniques
 

Current projects include:

  • Vitamin analysis of foods especially folate, cyanocobalamin and vitamin D (immunoassays, microbiological assays and LC-MS analysis of vitamers using stable isotope dilution assays)
  • Biodiversity of nutrients in plant-based foods (genotypic variations) esp. cereals and legumes
  • Fortification of foods (rice and wheat flour) with micronutrients (folate, iron and beta carotene) using edible coating materials and processing methods
  • Bioactives in fruits (analysis of phenolic compounds using stable isotope dilution methods; GC-MS and LC-MS analysis)
  • Unconventional cereals and their prebiotic potential
  • Improving Vitamin B12 in plant-based foods through fermentation; developing new ingredients of high nutriitonal value through processing
  • Nutrient recovery from food manufacturing waste streams; agricultural wastes
  • Development of biodegradable nanopolymers as packaging material from agricultural wastes
  • Human intervention trials for bioafficacy of micronutrient fortification of wheat flour in Papua New Guinea
  • Micronutrient bioavailability (folate) from fortified foods and natural sources using stable isotope techniques in humans

My Awards

Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervison Award, 2013- Awarded by Postgraduate Council UNSW, Arc (UNSW Student Life) and UNSW Graduate Research School

Australia-India Senior Visiting Fellowship (2012-2013)- Awarded by the Australian Academy of Science


My Research Supervision


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Currently supervising

7 PhD students and several honours and Master's students in the areas of Food Science, Food Chemistry and Nutrition.


My Teaching

Nutrition

Advanced Nutrition

Introduction to Food Science

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Location

416A, E10, Hilmer Building (entry via E8, SEB)

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Contact

+61 2 93855360
+61 2 9385 5966