There is a growing interest in novel plant-based proteins to replace ingredients such as milk and soy that have traditionally dominated the market. This interest is fueled by the desire for sustainable protein sources, lower-cost ingredients, valorization of by-products, overcoming functionality limitations of specific proteins, and utilizing all possible resources to expand the overall ingredients supply. The demonstration of equivalent or superior/new functionality of novel plant proteins compared to existing alternatives is of interest to both the food industry and consumers. Join Dr. Pam Ismail, Director of the Plant Protein Innovation Center, as she discusses her research to enhance the viability of plant proteins through various functionalization approaches.
Meet the speaker
Pam Ismail, Ph.D., is a Professor at the Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Minnesota. She is the Founder and Director of the Plant Protein Innovation Center. Dr. Ismail has over 25 years of experience in food chemistry research focused on analytical chemistry, protein chemistry, and chemistry and fate of bioactive food constituents. Her research focuses on the structural characterization and enhancement of functionality, safety, bioavailability, and bioactivity of food proteins following novel processing and analytical approaches. She is the recipient of a “Distinguished Teaching Award” and an “Outstanding Professor Award.”
Join a GFI-hosted seminar with experts Emilie Fitch, AnnaMaria White, and Nico Westermann to learn about developing an effective marketing and communications strategy for your alternative protein startup.
Discover the food revolution and understand how innovation fuels the core of Culinology® transformation at the 2024 RCA Conference.
SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. Join GFI’s Tessa Hale at this essential destination for global professionals!
Several members of GFI’s Corporate Engagement Team will be attending and speaking at Expo West, one of the leading natural products trade shows.
Join GFI’s Dr. Elliot Swartz on March 12th for an insightful exploration of the cost drivers of cultivated meat production.
Join us to explore academic and industry careers in alternative protein. Learn how you can apply your skills to this exciting and thriving field!
Discover the key scale-up and bioprocessing takeaways from a comprehensive survey of 30 cultivated meat companies and suppliers at our webinar on March 20th.
Join GFI’s roundtable at one of the leading alternative protein industry events.