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Gisèle LaPointe


Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

Gisèle has recently been awarded the NSERC/Dairy Farmers of Ontario Industrial Research Chair in Dairy Microbiology at the University of Guelph. She has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in food microbiology, biotechnology and food applications of microbial molecular genetics, using systems approaches for studying microbial ecology. Her research aims towards understanding how food components modulate the metabolic activities of microbiota in food and human microbial ecosystems. Her goal is to improve the quality and functionality of food, with a special focus on milk and dairy products