Dr. Maria Hayes- Research Officer, Teagasc

  • Presentation Title:

    “Waste not, want not: By-product and resource utilisation in the food industry”

    Presentation Synopsis:
    This presentation will focus on the potential utilisation and applications of by-product or co-products and underutilised resources from the marine and meat processing sectors. Challenges in relation to ingredient generation and utilisation will be outlined and potential solutions proposed.

    Speaker Bio:

    Maria is a natural products chemist and microbiologist based at Teagasc. She has an honours BSc degree in science (Industrial Microbiology and Chemistry) from UCD, a PhD in protein chemistry from UCC and a diploma in management from the IMI. Research interest include by-product utilization, extraction and characterization of health and functional ingredients from foods (marine, dairy, meat) and novel extraction, bioassay, processing and characterization methods as well as the development of ingredients for the prevention of diseases related to metabolic syndrome. She has edited a book published by Springer, New York in 2012 and contributes regularly to scientific “popular science” articles. She has also authored over 60 scientific publications. She is the Irish MC member of COST actions EUALGAE and imPARAS which look at utilization of microalgae for high value products and allergenicity of novel proteins respectively.

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