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PhD Position – Production of Animal Feed from cheese whey and analysis of biocomponents, Canada

Production of animal feed from cheese whey and analysis of biocomponents thereof

Ph.D. POSITION:  INRS-ETE Univ. Quebec



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CONTEXT: Cheese whey or lactoserum, by-product of cheese manufacturing, has posed serious disposal problems for many cheese makers. The component of whey that poses the greatest disposal problem is lactose. Ultrafiltration of whey for the production of protein concentrates results in a deproteinized effluent that retains nearly the same level of BOD as the original whey. To deal effectively with the whey problem, lactose must be removed from the waste stream and converted to non-polluting products. Several industrial products are derived from whey such as refined food-grade lactose, , lactose use as carriers for antibiotic powder, or used in infant foods lactose derived products – lactulose, lactitol, lactitol palmitate, lactosyl urea, lactobionic acid, galactooligosaccharides, and galactose/glucose syrups. Production of yeast and/or fungal biomass as the sources of protein (mycoprotein) has been widely researched and the products have been accepted as human and/or animal nutrition. However, bioconversion of lactose (present in whey) into mixed microbial biomass and its use as animal feeds has not been yet explored.

Moreover, functional whey protein concentrates and new products produced under strict quality control conditions could find a growing market and could be used as key ingredients in development of new food products. However, introduction of new strains and development of different methods envisages the detailed investigation on analysis of proteins along with minerals which will define marketability of the finished product as well as potential application into other sectors.

Research Area:

Separation of proteins and carbohydrates (lactose, glucose, galactose, arabinose, xylanose, mannose, fructose, maltose, xylitol, maltodextrin, saccharose) by gel filtration chromatography. Method development and application in structural analysis and identification of peptides, proteins and protein complexes by mass spectrometry. The main research directions will include identification, separation and characterization of different carbohydrates and proteins produced during whey fermentation process.

Requirements: M.Sc. in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, technical physics or related discipline. Practical experience in the field of chromatography techniques, mass spectrometry and/or protein handling is an advantage. Computer knowledge preferably include programming skills, experience with ion/electron optics calculations is an advantage. Candidates should be proficient in English and French.

Application should include a CV, list of publications, names and contacts of 2-3 references, list of research interests. For applications and further information please contact:

Professor R.D. Tyagi

Canada Research Chair

Adjunct Prof – Univ. Missouri Columbia

INRS-ETE Univ. Quebec

490, rue de la Couronne

Quebec, G1K 9A9 (CANADA)

E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. S.K. Brar

Assistant Professor

INRS-ETE Univ. Quebec

490, rue de la Couronne

Quebec, G1K 9A9 (CANADA)

E-mail: [email protected]te.inrs.ca


  1. Kassahun Berhanu says:

    Kassahun Berhanu on October 5th, 2009 7:48 am
    Hell Sir/ Madam
    I am Livestock Production and Pastoral Development M.Sc. holder from Mekelle University.Then , I need PhD schoolarship from your celebrated University.Thank you.

  2. Hamisi Lussian Nikuli says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I’m applying for PhD award in your university and find below my short cv:
    My name: Hamisi Lussian Nikuli
    Gender: Male
    Nationality: Tanzanian
    Birth date: 02, April 1965
    1. Secondary school: 1980-1983 (persued in Tanzania)
    2. Certificate course in Veterinary: 1984-1986 (persued in Tanzania)
    3. Diploma in Veterinary: 1988-1990 (persued inTanzania)
    4. Bachelor in Veterinary medicine: 2001-2006 (persued in Sokoine University Tanzania)
    5. MSc veterinary medicine: 2007-2009 (persued in Norwegian School of Veterinary Science-Oslo, Norway)

    Awards: Best academic student (1984-1986, 1988-1990, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006) certificate awards offered by Minister in the Ministry of Livestock Development in Tanzania and Director of Veterinary services in Tanzania.

    Working experience: Veterinary services for 22 years.

    Research titles:
    1. Aquatic environmental potential pathogenic bacterial phenotyping from water and fish pond bacteria from Tanzania
    2. Aquatic environmental potential pathogenic bacterial molecular identification (bacteria from Tanzania)
    3. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing to Tanzanian aquatic environmental potential pathogenic bacteria.

    Publications: All articles are underway for publication.

    Contacts: [email protected]

  3. Hi, I am Goje, A E, a lecturer in chemistry and research methodology at the famous Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic,Zaria,Nigeria.I am also a part-time lecturer with the Nationall Teachers Institute [NTI] Kaduna,Nigeria.I hold a Masters Degree in Bus. Amin. and M.Ed in science education,and Post Graduate Diplomas in chemistry and education respectively.I am desirious of a scholarship and admission abroad to undertake a Ph.D in science education with a view to researching on new methods of teaching science in developing countries.I passionately request for your assistance in actualizing this my dream. Thank u.

  4. Samali Ayuba says:

    I am glad to be contacted with the Research Fellowship Ph.D programme in Production of Animal Feed from cheese whey and analysis of biocomponents, Canada

    I am a Research Fellow with M.Sc Analytical Chemistry and currently working with one of the Nigerian Pharmaceutical Research Institutes Quality Control Department, currently working on protein study and and finger printing chriomatography.

    How do i get a full cover scholarship ( Tuition Fee, Upkeep allowance, and accommondation expenses?

  5. Mahmoud says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    It is pleasure to me to write you. First of all, my name is Mahmoud A. M. Abdullah. My permanent work is researcher and Assistant lecturer in Animal Production Dep., Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Egypt. Nowadays, I am in Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece to train in new techniques in labs. Moreover seeing another cultures.
    I am interested in animal especially in alternative feed stuff; I have got the M.Sc. in animal nutrition.
    Mahmoud A.M. Abdullah
    [email protected]
    [email protected]
    Tel: 0030 6998953201

  6. shahid mahmood says:

    Dear sir,
    I have the great honor and pleasure to write you.
    Please let me introduce myself. I am SHAHID MAHMOOD working as a lecturer in the field of Ornithology/Microbiology in Department of Zoology, University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Punjab Province, Pakistan. I had M.Phill in 2002 and M.Sc in 1999 in Zoology from The INSTITUTE OF PURE AND APPLIED BIOLOGY, BAHAUD DIN ZAKARIYA UNIVERSITY Multan, Punjab Province, Pakistan. I’m looking forward to get a award in this field and I hope that you will accept me as a PhD student in your institute. I will send my transcript to your e-mail as an attachment (send your e-mail address). I will appreciate, if you accept me for doing PhD work (In Your proposed project).
    Thank you very much and I am waiting for your kind reply.
    Department of Zoology,
    University of Gujrat,
    Punjab Province,
    Cell: 0092-334-6077113

  7. DANJOUMO says:

    I’m Danjoumo Issaka from Niger.I’m a 29 years old Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduated from Blida university in 2007 in ALGERIA.
    Currently,I am employed in Veterinary central laboratory in Niamey.
    I’m quite interested to study at your University and I want to have a scholarship.
    Could you please therefore, offer me the chance?
    hoping to hearing from you,I remain

  8. saber says:

    To whom it may concern,

    I am a medical doctor graduated 7 months ago from Jondishapour University of Medical Sciences, now I’m involved in some research programs in Diabetes , ENT and Psychiatry, I have also worked on some other projects in Toxicology ,ENT and Neurology and have some international publications in ISI journals. I also have good skills and background in English speaking and translation. I’m ready now to get a award in research to continue my research abroad. please send me your terms and conditions about the program programs.

    best wishes

  9. Delesa Damena(Dr) says:

    I’m Delesa Damena from Ethiopia.I’m a 25 years old Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduated from Mekele university in 2008.
    Currently,I am employed as an instructor of Veterinary science at Dandi boru University College.I’m quite interested to study at your University.
    Could you please therefore, offer me the chance?
    hoping to hearing from you,I remain.

  10. Daniel Nyadanu says:

    Iam interested in your PhD programme in Production of Animal Feed from cheese whey and analysis of biocomponents, Canada
    If given the opportunity, I hope to work hard to solve the problem. Thank you.

  11. ROSHNY DANIEL says:

    Dear Sir

    I want to pursue a Ph D with a scholarship that can cater all my needs both tution fee and also my stay.

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