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Dr Debashree Roy PhD, M.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons.)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Riddet Institute

Debashree completed her PhD in Food Technology in 2021 at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Her PhD research was focused on understanding the structural changes in milk of different species during digestion. During PhD, Debashree developed a keen interest in understanding how different food structures/matrices affect the delivery of nutrients during digestion and impact human health. For the first time, Debashree investigated the digestive dynamics of non-cow milks, mainly focusing on their dynamic coagulation behaviour in the stomach. Her study has potential implications for designing bio-inspired food structures for optimal delivery of nutrients. Her research work was supported by Riddet Institute CoRE funding (Future Foods Inspired by Nature).

Before joining for her PhD, Debashree worked for industrial research and development in Middle East for about 3 years (2013-2016). She completed her Master of Science in Food Technology in 2013 from Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI, India). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Honours) from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (BCKV, India) in 2011.

Debashree joined the Riddet Institute as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2021. Debashree is currently pursuing fundamental and applied research for the development of novel technologies to design structurally and nutritionally superior future foods. Her research work is supported by Riddet Institute CoRE funding ‘Future Foods in Harmony with Nature’.

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Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: +64221847906
    Location: Level 1, Te Ohu Rangahau Kai
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2022)
  • Master of Science - University of Mysore, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) (2011)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

- Food structure and digestion

            a. Structural changes in food materials during human digestion

            b. Mechanisms of release of nutrients in the gastrointestinal tract from different food structures

            c. Novel technologies to design structurally and nutritionally superior future foods

- Food Innovation and development 

- Food colloids and emulsions

- Functionality of dairy and plant proteins

Thematics

Health and Well-being, Future Food Systems

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Engineering (090000): Food Chemistry and Molecular Gastronomy (excl. Wine) (090801): Food Engineering (090802): Food Nutritional Balance (090803): Food Processing (090805): Food Sciences (090800): Food Sciences not elsewhere classified (090899):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000): Nutrition and Dietetics (111100)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Team Member 1 0

Research Outputs

Journal

Jena, A., Montoya, CA., Young, W., Mullaney, JA., Roy, D., Dilger, RN., . . . Roy, NC. (2022). The effects of ruminant milk treatments on hippocampal, striatal, and prefrontal cortex gene expression in pigs as a model for the human infant. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 16
[Journal article]Authored by: Giezenaar, C., McNabb, W., Roy, D.
Roy, D., Moughan, PJ., Ye, A., Hodgkinson, SM., Stroebinger, N., Li, S., . . . Singh, H. (2022). Structural changes in milk from different species during gastric digestion in piglets. Journal of Dairy Science. 105(5), 3810-3831
[Journal article]Authored by: Hodgkinson, S., Li, S., Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.
Roy, D., Ye, A., Moughan, PJ., & Singh, H. (2021). Impact of gastric coagulation on the kinetics of release of fat globules from milk of different species. Food and Function. 12(4), 1783-1802
[Journal article]Authored by: Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.
Roy, D., Ye, A., Moughan, PJ., & Singh, H. (2021). Structural changes in cow, goat, and sheep skim milk during dynamic in vitro gastric digestion. Journal of Dairy Science. 104(2), 1394-1411
[Journal article]Authored by: Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.
Roy, D., Ye, A., Moughan, PJ., & Singh, H. (2020). Composition, Structure, and Digestive Dynamics of Milk From Different Species—A Review. Frontiers in Nutrition. 7
[Journal article]Authored by: Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.
Roy, D., Ye, A., Moughan, PJ., & Singh, H. (2020). Gelation of milks of different species (dairy cattle, goat, sheep, red deer, and water buffalo) using glucono-δ-lactone and pepsin. Journal of Dairy Science. 103(7), 5844-5862
[Journal article]Authored by: Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.
Ye, A., Liu, W., Cui, J., Kong, X., Roy, D., Kong, Y., . . . Singh, H. (2019). Coagulation behaviour of milk under gastric digestion: Effect of pasteurization and ultra-high temperature treatment. Food Chemistry. 286, 216-225
[Journal article]Authored by: Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.

Book

Ye, A., Roy, D., & Singh, H. (2019). Structural changes to milk protein products during gastrointestinal digestion. In Milk Proteins: From Expression to Food. (pp. 671 - 700).
[Chapter]Authored by: Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.

Other

Roy, D., Moughan, PJ., Ye, A., Hodgkinson, S., Stroebinger, N., Li, S., . . . Singh, H. (2021). Supplementary material: Structural changes during gastric digestion in piglets of milk from different species.
[Other]Authored by: Hodgkinson, S., Li, S., Roy, D., Singh, H., Ye, A.

Consultancy and Languages

Languages

  • English
    Last used: Daily
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Hindi
    Last used: When needed
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Bengali
    Last used: Mother tongue
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Needs work

Teaching and Supervision

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Di Lu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Macrostructural design rules and requirements for plant protein-based food products

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