Steve W. Cui, Ph.D.

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Senior Research Scientist

Dietary Fibre, Bioactive Polysaccharides, Value Added Processing and Bioproducts

Current research and/or projects

Dr. Cui’s research has been focused on value-added processing of cereals and pulses; attributes of dietary fibre, polysaccharides and other functional ingredients. Dr. Cui’s work is linked to the following strategic areas of AAFC:  improve attributes for food and non-food uses. The international collaborations he is involved with will leverage AAFC science investments to access more scientific results and enhances relations with priority countries that are important markets and partners for Canada.

Research and/or project statements

  • Incorporation of Canadian pulse-based ingredients into rice noodle targeting the Chinese population
  • Natural polysaccharide based binders/Hydrocolloids
  • Effects of water soluble polysaccharides on intestinal immune regulation and its mechanism
  • Structure analysis and biological activity of active polysaccharides from food

Professional activities / interests

  • Structure analysis of bioactive polysaccharides and dietary fibre
  • Value-added processing of crops and bioproducts
  • Healthy food products for diabetics and seniors

Education and awards

Ph.D. Food and Nutritional Sciences (Food Carbohydrates), University of Manitoba

Key publications

  1. Miao, M., Huang, C., Jia, X., Cui, S.W., Jiang, B., Zhang, T. (2015). Physicochemical characteristics of a high molecular weight bioengineered α-D-glucan from Leuconostoc citreum SK24.002, 50 37-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.04.009

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  2. Huang, C., Miao, M., Jiang, B., Cui, S.W., Jia, X., Zhang, T. (2015). Polysaccharides modification through green technology: Role of ultrasonication towards improving physicochemical properties of (1-3)(1-6)-α-d-glucans, 50 166-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.04.016

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  3. Miao, M., Ma, Y., Huang, C., Jiang, B., Cui, S.W., Zhang, T. (2015). Physicochemical properties of a water soluble extracellular homopolysaccharide from Lactobacillus reuteri SK24.003, 131 377-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.05.066

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  4. Yin, J.Y., Nie, S.P., Guo, Q.B., Wang, Q., Cui, S.W., Xie, M.Y. (2015). Effect of calcium on solution and conformational characteristics of polysaccharide from seeds of Plantago asiatica L., 124 331-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.02.017

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  5. Huang, X., Nie, S., Cai, H., Zhang, G., Cui, S.W., Xie, M., Phillips, G.O. (2015). Study on Dendrobium officinale O-acetyl-glucomannan (Dendronan®): Part VI. Protective effects against oxidative stress in immunosuppressed mice, 72 168-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2015.01.035

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  6. Yang, Y., Cui, S.W., Gong, J., Guo, Q., Wang, Q., Hua, Y. (2015). A soy protein-polysaccharides Maillard reaction product enhanced the physical stability of oil-in-water emulsions containing citral, 48 155-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.02.004

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  7. Wu, Y., Eskin, N.A.M., Cui, W., Pokharel, B. (2015). Emulsifying properties of water soluble yellow mustard mucilage: A comparative study with gum Arabic and citrus pectin, 47 191-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.01.020

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  8. Ding, H.H., Cui, S.W., Goff, H.D., Chen, J., Wang, Q., Han, N.F. (2015). Arabinan-rich rhamnogalacturonan-I from flaxseed kernel cell wall, 47 158-167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.01.011

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  9. Yang, Y., Cui, S., Gong, J., Miller, S.S., Wang, Q., Hua, Y. (2015). Stability of citral in oil-in-water emulsions protected by a soy protein-polysaccharide Maillard reaction product, 69 357-363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2015.01.006

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  10. Guo, Q., Cui, S.W., Kang, J., Ding, H., Wang, Q., Wang, C. (2015). Non-starch polysaccharides from American ginseng: Physicochemical investigation and structural characterization, 44 320-327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.09.031

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  11. Kang, J., Guo, Q., Wang, Q., Phillips, G.O., Cui, S.W. (2015). New studies on gum ghatti (Anogeissuslatifolia) part 6: Physicochemical characteristics of the protein moiety of gum ghatti, 44 237-243. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.09.013

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  12. Kang, J., Guo, Q., Wang, Q., Phillips, G.O., Cui, S.W. (2015). New studies on gum ghatti (Anogeissus latifolia) part 5: Theconformational properties of gum ghatti, 43 25-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.04.042

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  13. Roberts, K.T., Allen-Vercoe, E., Williams, S.A., Graham, T., Cui, S.W. (2015). Comparative study of the in vitro fermentative characteristics of fenugreek gum, white bread and bread with fenugreek gum using human faecal microbes, 5(2), 116-124. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bcdf.2014.09.007

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  14. Huang, X., Nie, S., Cai, H., Zhang, G., Cui, S.W., Xie, M., Phillips, G.O. (2015). Study on Dendrobium officinale O-acetyl-glucomannan (Dendronan): Part IV. Immunomodulatory activity in vivo, 15 525-532. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jff.2015.03.054

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  15. Wang, J., Kan, L., Nie, S., Chen, H., Cui, S.W., Phillips, A.O., Phillips, G.O., Li, Y., Xie, M. (2015). A comparison of chemical composition, bioactive components and antioxidant activity of natural and cultured Cordyceps sinensis, 63(1), 2-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2015.03.109

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  16. Liu, H., Wang, Q., Gong, J., Yu, H., Guo, Q., Cui, S.W., and Miller, S.A. (2014). A novel microencapsulation method for protecting probiotic bacteria during spray drying. (Filled on April 1st, 2014. It is in the process of patent application).

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  17. Ding, H. et al. (2014). "Flaxseed kernel dietary fibre: Partial structure and physicochemical characterization.", 17th International Gums and Stabilizers for the Food Industry Conference, pp. 90-99.

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  18. Wang, Q., Kostrzynska, M., Gong, J., Balamurugan, S., Miller, S., Cui, S.W., and Bach, S.J. (2014). Investigation of the use of bacteriophages in combination with probiotics for the control of Salmonella infection in food-producing animals. Research Project Annual Report. AAFC Project ID J-000234. (Report)

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  19. Hu, J.-L., Yu, H., Brisbin, J.T., Sharif, S., Nie, S-P., Cui, S.W., Xie, M-Y., and Gong, J. (2014). "Modulation of chicken immune response by selected Lactobacillus isolates with the capacity to attenuate Salmonella infection.", XIIIth Avian Immunology Research Group Conference, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 16-19, 2014.

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  20. Kang, J., Guo, Q., Phillips, G.O., Cui, S.W. (2014). Understanding the structure-emulsification relationship of gum ghatti - A review of recent advances, 42 187-195. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodhyd.2014.04.010

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Research facility

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON N1G 5C9
Canada

Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph
  • Visiting Professor, State Key Lab for Food Science and Technology, Nanchang University
  • Visiting Professor, Key Lab for Food Emulsions, Jiangnan University

Language

English

Other languages

Chinese