报告题目：Processing of non-bovine milk to enhance functionality and bioactivity
报告人简介：Dr Bansal completed her PhD from University College Cork, Ireland and then joined the University of Queensland in 2010 where she is now an associate professor of Food Science & Technology. Her research is focused on fundamental and applied aspects of dairy science, particularly development of rapid quantification assays of indigenous milk enzymes, and effects of these enzymes on nutritional qualities of human milk. She is leading a research program on non-thermal pasteurisation of human milk aiming enhancing nutrition of low-birth-weight/ preterm babies, as well as improving infant gut microbiota. This has expanded to related research in camel milk, a high-value product used as bovine milk alternative.
Since 2011, Nidhi was one of six research theme leaders (food quality) as well as management committee member in an ARC Industry Transformation Research Hub (2014-2020) that involved 26 researchers. She is currently one of the four program leads for the Food and Beverage Accelerator Trailblazer grant ($165 M) led by UQ. She is also leading the education and training program and part of the steering committee for a Strategic University Reform Fund (SURF) ($6.9 M) from Department of Education, Skills and Employment. She is also selected to the Global Scholars Database (Top 100,000 Scientists).