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Dr. Rotimi Aluko in the lab

Food chemist doubly recognized internationally for his outstanding research

April 26, 2022 — 

Dr. Rotimi Aluko, professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioactive Peptides in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba is being honoured not once but twice for his food science research.

Fellow, International Academy of Food Science and Technology

Dr. Aluko is one of 27 new Fellows from 20 countries to be elected to the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST), which is an internationally recognized group of elected distinguished food scientists and technologists who collectively form a pool of scientific expertise in food science and technology from which the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) may draw non-aligned expert advice on scientific matters.

These 27 new Fellows, the 13th class of outstanding food scientists and technologists to be elected to the IAFoST, will be inducted by the Academy Executive Council, led by Dr. Aman Wirakartakusumah in November at the 21st World Congress of Food Science and Technology to be held in Singapore.

Read more about the 13th class of IAFoST Fellows.

2022 Protein and Co-Products Division Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Aluko is also the recipient of the 2022 Protein and Co-Products Division Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, presented by the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS), recognizes significant contributions to the advancement of protein and co-products through research and applications. The award is presented every other year.

Dr. Aluko will travel to the 2022 AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo, held May 1-4 in Atlanta, Georgia, and will present the Award Lecture on “Protein gelation enhances resistance to proteolysis and in vivo cholesterol-lowering ability of the indigestible proteins” on May 3.

Read the complete profile of Dr. Aluko on the AOCS blog.

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