Position: Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Food Microbiologand Probiotics
Institutions: Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta
Role with AMR - One Health Consortium: Co-Investigator
Bio: Michael Gänzle trained as Food Engineer at the Universität Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, and received a doctoral degree in Food Microbiology in 1998. Since 2005, he holds an academic appointment at the University of Alberta, where he is now appointed as Professor and Canada Research Chair in Food Microbiology and Probiotics. Current research projects focus on the functional characterisation of lactic acid bacteria for use as starter cultures, protective cultures, or probiotics in food; the production of oligosaccharides from sucrose or lactose by lactic acid bacteria and biological activities of oligosaccharides; novel, non-thermal preservation methods with a focus on high pressure processing and biopreservation; and intestinal microbial ecology with focus on the use of prebiotic carbohydrates and dietary fibre to improve host health.
Key Areas of Expertise: (to be searchable on the website) Food Safety, Food Fermentations, Intestinal Microbial Ecology, Probiotics, Prebiotics, Non-thermal Processing