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Laboratorium voor Levensmiddelen en Lipiden (KULeuven)
www.kuleuven-kulak.be/nl/onderzoek/Wetenschappen/chemie/

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English name: Laboratory Food and Lipids
Parent institute: KU Leuven; Group Science, Engineering and Technology; Department of Microbial and Molecular Systems (KULeuven-M²S), more
Address:
Etienne Sabbelaan 53
8500 Kortrijk
Belgium
 
Type: Scientific

Persons (5)  Top | Publications | Projects 

Abstract:
The laboratory Food and Lipids concentrates its research on the lipid (fat) fraction of foodstuffs. On the one hand, lipids are often under pressure from a health-conscious point of view but on the other hand they are essential for the sensory (e.g. taste), nutritional (e.g. essential fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins) and technological (e.g. spreadibility) properties of fat-rich food products. The mission of the laboratory is thus to conduct research facilitating the production of healthy/ier fat-rich food products without compromising the taste or the technological functionality.

The marine research of the laboratory is related to autotrophic microalgae as new sources of nutritionally-interesting lipids.The current focus is on the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, although work is also done on (phyto)sterols, carotenoids and other lipid-soluble antioxidants. The research investigates the possibilities of the microalgae (from a composition point of view) and how they can be applied in foodstuffs and nutraceuticals (downstream processing). Work is being done on drying, cell disruption, extraction and incorporation of biomass and oil in foodstuffs (e.g. in fruit and vegetable-based products and in eggs of laying hens feeded with microalgae).

Publications (13)  Top | Persons | Projects 
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  • Peer reviewed article Lemahieu, C.; Bruneel, C.; Dejonghe, C.; Buyse, J.; Foubert, I. (2016). The cell wall of autotrophic microalgae influences the enrichment of long chain omega-3 fatty acids in the egg. Algal Research 16: 209-215. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2016.03.015, more
  • Peer reviewed article Balduyck, L.; Veryser, C.; Goiris, K.; Bruneel, C.; Muylaert, K.; Foubert, I. (2015). Optimization of a Nile Red method for rapid lipid determination in autotrophic, marine microalgae is species dependent. J. microbiol. methods 118: 152-158. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mimet.2015.09.009, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandamme, D.; Pohl, P.; Beuckels, A.; Foubert, I.; Brady, P.; Hewson, J.; Muylaert, K. (2015). Alkaline flocculation of Phaeodactylum tricornutum induced by brucite and calcite. Bioresour. Technol. 196: 656-661. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2015.08.042, more
  • Peer reviewed article Vandamme, D.; Beuckels, A.; Markou, G.; Foubert, I.; Muylaert, K. (2015). Reversible flocculation of microalgae using magnesium hydroxide. Bioenergy Research 8(2): 716-725. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12155-014-9554-1, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ryckebosch, E.; Cuéllar Bermúdez, S.P.; Termote-Verhalle, R.; Bruneel, C.; Muylaert, K.; Parra-Saldivar, R.; Foubert, I. (2014). Influence of extraction solvent system on the extractability of lipid components from the biomass of Nannochloropsis gaditana. J. Appl. Phycol. 26(3): 1501-1510. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10811-013-0189-y, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ryckebosch, E.; Bruneel, C.; Termote-Verhalle, R.; Muylaert, K.; Foubert, I. (2014). Influence of extraction solvent system on extractability of lipid components from different microalgae species. Algal Research 3: 36-43. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.algal.2013.11.001, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ryckebosch, E.; Bruneel, C.; Termote-Verhalle, R.; Goiris, K.; Muylaert, K.; Foubert, I (2014). Nutritional evaluation of microalgae oils rich in omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids as an alternative for fish oil. Food Chemistry 160: 393-400. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2014.03.087, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ryckebosch, E.; Bruneel, C.; Bruneel, C.; Termote-Verhalle, R.; Lemahieu, C.; Muylaert, K.; Van Durme, J.; Goiris, K.; Foubert, I. (2013). Stability of omega-3 LC-PUFA-rich photoautotrophic microalgal oils compared to commercially available omega-3 LC-PUFA oils. J. Agric. Food Chem. 61(42): 10145-10155. hdl.handle.net/10.1021/jf402296s, more
  • Peer reviewed article Fraeye, I.; Bruneel, C.; Lemahieu, C.; Buyse, J.; Muylaert, K.; Foubert, I. (2012). Dietary enrichment of eggs with omega-3 fatty acids: a review. Food Res. Int. 48(2): 961-969. hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.foodres.2012.03.014, more
  • Peer reviewed article Goiris, K.; Muylaert, K.; Fraeye, I.; Foubert, I.; De Brabanter, J.; De Cooman, L. (2012). Antioxidant potential of microalgae in relation to their phenolic and carotenoid content. J. Appl. Phycol. 24(6): 1477-1486. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10811-012-9804-6, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ryckebosch, E.; Bruneel, C.; Muylaert, K.; Foubert, I. (2012). Microalgae as an alternative source of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. Lipid Technol. 24(6): 128-130. hdl.handle.net/10.1002/lite.201200197, more
  • Peer reviewed article Ryckebosch, E.; Muylaert, K.; Eeckhout, M.; Ruyssen, T.; Foubert, I. (2011). Influence of drying and storage on lipid and carotenoid stability of the microalga Phaeodactylum tricornutum. J. Agric. Food Chem. 59(20): 11063-11069. hdl.handle.net/10.1021/jf2025456, more
  • Balduyck, L.; Goiris, K.; Bruneel, C.; Muylaert, K.; Foubert, I. (2015). Stability of valuable components during wet and dry storage, in: Kim, S.-K. Handbook of marine microalgae. pp. 81-89, more

Projects (2)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • OMEGA-EI: Enrichment of eggs with omega-3 fatty acids by dietary supplementation with algal biomass, more
  • OMEGA-OIL: Comparison of omega-3 rich oils based on nutritional and (physico)chemical properties, more

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