They are also key contributors to many of our most pressing sustainability issues, from local through global scales.The Food Systems Priority Research for Integrated Sustainability Management (PRISM) Lab is a hub for cross-cutting research at the intersection of food system sustainability measurement and management.
Current: Graduate student at Food Science, UBC Bowen Zhao (2017): M. Thesis: “Molecularly imprinted polymers-based colorimetric-SERS dual biosensor for the detection of atrazine in apple juice” The Lu’s Food Safety Engineering Lab at UBC works on developing innovative and rapid sensing, instrumentation systems and detection methods for ensuring food safety and preventing food bioterrorism.
Current: graduate student at Food Science, Cornell University Amy Huang (2016): FNH undergraduate student Jehan Campenon (2016): Visiting student, Engineering School of Agri-Food, Agrosup Dijon, France Jiaqi Li (2016): M. Thesis: “The effects of meat juice on biofilm formation of Campylobacter and Salmonella” Zihua Chen (2016): UBC Pharmaceutical Science undergraduate student Jing Chen (2016): Visiting scholar, College of Marine Science, Huaihai Institute of Technology, China Luyao Ma (2016): M. Thesis: “Biomimetic molecularly imprinted polymers: a new quorum sensing capturing agent to prevent bacterial biofilm formation” Angel Chen (2016): FNH undergraduate student Dr. Current: Associate Professor at Food Science, Bohai University, China Gracia Windiasti (2016): M. Thesis: “Investigating the synergistic antimicrobial effect of carvacrol and zinc oxide nanoparticles against Campylobacter jejuni” Jingyi Feng (2017): M. Thesis: “Determination of thiabendazole in orange juice by a MIPs-SERS chemosensor” Norris Huang (2017): FNH undergraduate student Yi Chen Teh (2017): FNH undergraduate student Marti Hua (2017): FNH undergraduate student.
Since 2005, we have attracted $24 million to fund 584 projects.
Our research is leading to new knowledge in a wide range of areas, from soil ecology and conservation to plants and agriculture to health and biomedical.
In 2012, I completed my BSc in biophysics at UBC and began graduate studies in biomedical engineering.
My thesis project is on developing a drug delivery platform which can increase the transport of topically applied therapeutics into wounds, which could increase patient care in trauma and surgery.Learn More Human modification of the environment, including large-scale habitat conversion and soaring greenhouse gas emissions, pose major threats to global biological diversity.Maintaining species’ ability to persist in changing environments ultimately means preserving genetic variation underlying ecologically important traits.We are interested in the molecular, cellular, biochemical and environmental factors that regulate the quality and quantity of aromas and essential oils produced by lavendar, and to improve crop plants through biotechnology.Learn More Our researchers are interested in invasive species ecology and biocontrol; the origins of diversity patterns among freshwater diatoms; the influence of regional/historical processes on community assembly; and historical/biogeographical perspectives on associations between plants and mycorrhizal fungi.Services include training and advice on imaging needs, as well as the use of the facility’s instruments, including the Olympus Fluo View FV10i, Olympus Fluo View FV1000, and Zeiss Axioimager.Learn More Modern food systems connect us, biophysically and socially. Current: graduate student at Food Science, Cornell University Jenny Qi (2014): FNH undergraduate student Stephanie Pan (2015): Visiting student, Food Science, National University of Singapore Yaxi Hu (2015): M. Thesis: “Development of innovative biosensors for the determination of melamine in milk” Hongwu Bai (2015): Visiting scholar, Institute of Food Safety, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Fang Gao (2015): Ph. Thesis: “Determination of small molecules in food matrices by molecularly imprinted polymers and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy” Dr. Draz (2016): Postdoctoral fellow Wen Liao (2016): FNH undergraduate student Candice Zheng (2016): FNH undergraduate student. student) Undergraduate Student: Sally Chen Cindy Huang Hebe Liu Vivien Nie Marlen Peterson Kitty Seah Joshua Sungkarto Gianna Wang Angeline Zhang Suqi Wang (2013): FNH undergraduate student Elaine Peh (2013): Visiting student, Food Science, National University of Singapore Elfi Anggreani (2014): FNH undergraduate student.Work in our lab is at the interface of ecology and evolution, investigating the genetics of adaptation, life history variation, speciation, population history and phylogeography.Learn More The Facility for Environmental and Biological Imaging provides state-of-the-art confocal microscopy services to members of the UBC community and external researchers.