Lecture Bob Gilbert
|27 January 2009||FWN-Building 5114.0004, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Prof. Bob Gilbert|
|Affiliation:||Centre for Nutrition and Food Science University of Queensland, Australia|
|Title:||Characterizing a hyperbranched polymer: starch structure-property relations|
|Date:||Tue Jan 27, 2009|
|Telephone:||+31 50 363 6867|
Starch is one of the most important polymers for humans, comprising about half our food energy and also with major industrial uses.
Understanding biosynthesis/processing - structure - property relations is very important, not least because the structure of the starch we eat has an effect - in an unknown way - on the growing epidemics of diabetes and obesity. The complex branch structure of starch makes this characterization a very challenging task. New methods of characterizing this structure, based on multi-dimensional dual-mode size separation, will be discussed, and used to develop the understanding of what structural parameters affect these vital properties.
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