Foods — Editors


Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Smith
Manchester Food Research Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Hollings Faculty, Old Hall Lane, Manchester, M14 6HR, UK
Interests: immunoassays for food analysis, rheology, allergy, and functional foods

Editorial Board

Dr. Koushik Adhikari
Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, Griffin Campus, GA 30223, USA
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Interests: sensory analysis, consumer behavior, food product development, food chemistry, sensometrics
Dr. Marzia Albenzio
Department of Food Science, Universita degli studi di Foggia, Italy
Interests: Identification of molecular markers for the traceability of animal food products; Study of the enzymatic profile for animal food products characterization using innovative techniques; Study of the synergies between production and processing for the development of healthier animal food products; Feeding strategies to improve nutritional content and health benefits of milk and meat products; Study of biomedical properties of milk and meat; Study of the consumers’ preferences for animal friendly products
Dr. Rotimi Aluko
Department of Human Nutritional Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2N2
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Interests: food proteins; functional properties; bioactive peptides; spontaneously hypertensive rats; circular dichroism; protein hydrolysates; enzyme inhibition kinetics; angiotensin converting enzyme; renin; QSAR; antioxidants; antihypertensive
Prof. Dr. Felix Barron
Food Nutrition and Packaging Sciences Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
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Interests: thermal processing; food packaging; probiotics; food engineering and HACCP and sanitation engineering
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Thermal Processing of Foods
Special Issue: Fermented Foods and Probiotics
Special Issue: Thermal Processing of Food Products
Prof. Dr. Arun K. Bhunia
Molecular Food Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
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Interests: microbiology; nanobiotechnology; pathogenesis; food safety
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Biosensors and Food Safety
Special Issue: Sensors for Food Safety and Quality
Special Issue: Nanotechnology in Food Processing and Food Safety
Dr. Debabrata Biswas
Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, 3147 Animal Science Building, University of Maryland-College Park, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: food safety; foodborne bacterial pathogens; colonization; zoonotic diseases; cynobiotics and prevention with natural antimicrobial
Dr. Declan J. Bolton
Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Ireland
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Interests: food safety; microbiology; shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli; campylobacter; salmonella
Prof. Dr. Leslie D. Bourquin
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, 139A G. M. Trout FSHN Building, East Lansing, MI 48824-1224, USA
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Interests: diet and cancer risk; flavonoids; anthocyanins; food safety education; food safety management systems; international food safety
Prof. Dr. Charles Brennan
Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, Lincoln 7647, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Interests: polysaccharide utilisation, glycemic response; dietary fibre; food structure and function
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Dietary Fibre: Biochemistry and Nutritional Science
Special Issue: Dietary Polysaccharides
Prof. Dr. Robert L. Buchanan
Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, 0119 Symons Hall, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Interests: predictive microbiology, quantitative microbial risk assessment, microbial physiology, mycotoxicology, and HACCP systems
Prof. Dr. Andrea Buettner
Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Emil Fischer Center, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Henkestr. 9, 91054 Erlangen, Germany
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Interests: food chemistry, analyical chemistry, organic chemistry, chromatography, spectroscopy, sample preparation, analytical chemistry instrumentation, method development, extraction, method validation, quality control of chemicals, foods and pharmaceuticals
Prof. Dr. Francesco Capozzi
BioNMR Laboratory, Dept. Of Agro-Food Science and Technology, University of Bologna,Piazza Goidanich, 60, I-47521 Cesena (FC), Italy
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Interests: Foodomics; NMR spectroscopy; metabonomics; food molecular profiles; food digestion; multivariate analysis of spectroscopic data
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Foodomics 2009
Special Issue: Foodomics 2011
Special Issue: Foodomics 2013
Prof. Dr. Marina Carcea
National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition (INRAN), Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Roma, Italy
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Interests: cereal chemistry; cereal technology; food technological quality; vegetable foods technology and structure; food nutritional quality; food authenticity
Dr. Bianca Castiglioni
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria (IBBA-CNR), Via Bassini 15, 20133 Milano, U.O.S. di Lodi: Via Einstein, 26900 Lodi, Italy
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Interests: molecular methods for food safety and animal health (PCR, RT-PCR, array, NGS), foodborne pathogens, mastitis, genomics, metagenomics
Prof. Dr. Edgar Chambers IV
Distinguished Professor and Director, Sensory Analysis Center, Ice Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: sensory quality; consumer acceptance; health aspects; product development; shelf-life; quality control
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Palatability of Pet Food
Dr. Marie Thérèse Charles
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Research and Development Centre, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 3E6, Canada
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Interests: Fruit; Vegetable; Post-harvest physiology; Quality; Physical treatment; UV-C hormesis; Conservation; Antioxidant
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ciani
Department of Life and Environmental Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Food, Industrial and Environmental microbiology Lab. Via Brecce Bianche, 60131, Ancona, Italy
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Interests: yeast fermentation processes; wine and beer fermentation; yeast physiology; bioprocess; biomass recycling
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Microbiota of Fermented Beverages
Dr. Emilie Combet
School of Medicine, Human Nutrition, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK
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Interests: farm-to-fork; nutrition and the lifecycle, nutrition and stress
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Dietary Bioactive Compounds: Metabolism, Mechanisms and Translational Significance for Health and Prevention of Diseases
Special Issue: Food Reformulation and Innovation for Human Health
Dr. Corrado Costa
Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CRA),(Agricultural research council) - Unità di ricerca per l’ingegneria agraria, (Agricultural Engineering Research Unit), Via della Pascolare, 16 - 00015 Monterotondo Scalo (Roma), Italy
Interests: image analysis, shape analysis, VIS-NIR imaging spectroscopy, multivariate statistics and modelling
Dr. Cristina Delgado-Andrade
Department of Physiology and Biochemistry of Animal Nutrition, Estación Experimental del Zaidín (EEZ-CSIC), 18100, Granada, Spain
Interests: Maillard reaction; acrylamide; glycation; coffee; food science; food processing
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: New Knowledge in Analytical, Technological and Biological Aspects of the Maillard Reaction
Dr. Raffaella Di Cagno
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Dipartimento di Scienze Agro Ambientali e Territoriali (Di.S.A.A.T.), Italy
Interests: biotechonolgy, food microbiology and safety, fermentation, microbiota, lactic acid bacteria, probiotics
Prof. Dr. Jim Dickson
Dept. of Animal Science, Inter-Departmental Program in Microbiology, 2372 Kildee Hall, Iowa State University, Ames IA 50011, USA
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Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Microbiology Safety of Meat Products
Prof. Dr. Nancy Edwards
Grain Research Laboratory, Canadian Grain Commission, 1404-303 Main St., Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3G8, Canada
Interests: wheat quality; durum quality; rheology; cereal processing
Prof. Dr. Peter R. Ellis
Biopolymers Group, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, King's College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH, UK
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Interests: Structure and function of plant food polysaccharides; dietary fibre; mechanisms of starch digestion; gut function and postprandial metabolism
Dr. Mario Estévez
IPROCAR Research Institute, University of Extremadura, Avda Universidad s/n 10003, Caceres, Spain
Interests: protein oxidation, lipid oxidation, maillard Reaction, muscle foods, phytochemicals, natural antioxidants, food biochemistry, nutrition
Dr. Anthony Fardet
INRA, Unit of Human Nutrition, Clermont-Ferrand-Theix-Lyon Research Center, 63122 Saint Genès-Champanelle, France
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Interests: preventive and holistic nutrition; plant-based food health potential; cereal-based food products; processing and nutritional values; antioxidants; lipotropes; fibre
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Coarse Food Grain
Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Fogliano
Chair of the Food Quality Design group, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Interests: acrylamides, food analysis, food quality, functional foods, product development
Dr. Mansel Griffiths
DFO/NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Dairy Microbiology and Director, Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety, 43 McGilvray Street, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON Canada, N1G 2W1
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Interests: food safety; food microbiology; microbial ecology and physiology
Dr. Billy R. Hammond
Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program, Franklin College of Arts & Sciences, University of Georgia, USA
Interests: lutein; zeaxanthin; carotenoids; eye; retina; brain; vision; sensory
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Dietary Carotenoids and The Nervous System
Dr. Maria Hayes
Scientific Research Officer, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland
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Interests: Scientific Research Officer, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland Interests: bioactive peptides; protein; fermentation; hydrolysis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Food Proteins and Bioactive Peptides
Dr. Yacine Hemar
School of Chemical Science The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Interests: rheology; light scattering; structure-function of biopolymers; polysaccharides; proteins; milk and dairy product and ingredients
Prof. Dr. Yun-Hwa Peggy Hsieh
Department of Nutrition, Food & Exercise Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA
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Interests: food immunochemistry; antibody development; rapid detection for food safety and quality; muscle food chemistry
Dr. Malik Altaf Hussain
1 Senior Technical Officer, NSW Food Authority, Department of Primary Industries, Sydney, Australia
2 Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Interests: food safety; microbiological risk assessment; foodborne pathogens; safe food supply; HACCP; food safety management; food security; microbial biotechnology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Food Microbiology and Safety
Special Issue: Microbial, Chemical and Physical Contamination of Food Products
Special Issue: Fresh Produce Safety
Dr. Michael Jahncke
Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech, 102 S. King St., Hampton, VA 23669, USA
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Interests: food safety; food quality; food handling and processing; HACCP; microbiology; aquaculture
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Seafood Processing and Safety
Special Issue: Seafood Products: Safety and Quality
Dr. Ara Kanekanian
Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Centre for Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Llandaff Campus, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB, Wales, UK
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Interests: probiotics; bioactive compounds in foods; dairy products for their use in food formulations as health promoting nutraceuticals
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: The Role of Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Health
Dr. C.B. Alvin Lee
Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, Moffett Campus, 6502 South Archer Road, Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957, USA
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Interests: food safety; food microbiology; food virology; bacteria and viruses; inoculated pack studies or challenge studies; food processing techniques especially novel non-thermal processing techniques
Dr. Andreas L. Lopata
Comparative Genomics Centre, James Cook University, Australia
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Interests: food allergy; molecular allergology; occupational allergy; diagnostics; immunotherapeutics
Prof. Dr. John Marchello
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, The University of Arizona, Meats Lab, 4101 N. Campbell Ave., P. O. Box 210038, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
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Interests: meat science and muscle biology; safety issues regarding meat animals; other food items
Dr. Manuela Mariotti
Department of Food, Environment and Nutritional Sciences, Food Science and Technology Division, University of Milan, Italy
Interests: food science and technology, cereal science and technology (cereals, minor cereals, pseudocereals), bread, baked goods, pasta
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Gluten-Free Foods
Prof. Dr. John Mawson
School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Boorooma Street, Locked Bag 588 Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650, Australia
Interests: added-value processing of plant and dairy foods, functional foods, active packaging, postharvest technology, and the modelling of food quality across the supply chain
Dr. Francisco J. Morales
Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN), Jose Antonio Novais 10, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: food chemistry; chemical modifications in processed foods; Maillard reaction; caramelization; chemical contaminants; risk/benefits evaluation; acrylamide; advanced glycation end products; kinetic modeling; bakery products; coffee; potato
Prof. Dr. Colm O'Donnell
School of Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland
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Interests: food process engineering; process analytical technology; novel food processing
Dr. Federico Pallottino
CRA Agricultural Research Council , Roma, Latium, Italy
Interests: precision farming, proximal sensing, food quality evaluation, post-harvest, optoelectronics,image analysis, colorimetric analysis, rheometry, texture, multivariate statistics, VIS-NIR spectroscopy, logistic
Dr. Sara Panseri
Department of Veterinary Sciences for Health, Animal Production and Food Security-WASP via Celoria 10, 20134, Milan, Italy
Interests: Food safety; Relations between production and processing for the development of healthier foods of animal origin according to european legislations; traceability of food of animal origin; shelf-life and sensory properties; food packaging; quantitative microbial risk ssessment; analytical chemistry instrumentation, method development, extraction, method validation, quality control through the food chain of foods of animal origin (milk and dairy products, meat, fish, honey and bee products); food nutritional quality; food authenticity
Prof. Dr. Barry J Parsons
Professor of Nutritional Biochemistry, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Leeds metroplitan University, Calverley Street, Leeds , LS1 3HE, UK
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Interests: antioxidants; reactive oxidative species; polysaccharides; diet and cancer
Prof. Dr. Jinyong Peng
College of Pharmacy, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, 116044 China
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Interests: Natural products; Biological activity; Food analysis; Pharmacology; Molecular mechanism
Dr. Abani K. Pradhan
Department of Nutrition and Food Science and Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, University of Maryland, 0112 Skinner Building, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Interests: food safety; risk analysis; quantitative risk assessment; food safety engineering; predictive microbiology; molecular epidemiology; food quality; HACCP; food process engineering
Dr. Tom Ross
Agricutlure and Food Systems, University of Tasmania, Australia
Interests: food microbiology, predictive microbiology, food safety, food safety
Prof. Dr. Antonello Santini
Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49 Napoli, Italy
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Interests: food Chemistry; food safety; food contaminants; nutraceuticals; mycotoxins and secondary metabolites; risk assesment; food analysis; chemistry and food education
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Nutraceuticals: The New Frontier
Prof. Dr. Shridhar K. Sathe
Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, The Florida State Unviersity, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1493, USA
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Interests: physicochemical and nutritional aspects of food chemistry; research emphasis in protein biochemistry and food allergies
Dr. Geoffrey Savage
Food Group, Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
Interests: positive components of honey; antinutritive compounds in foods; oxalates in foods and effects of cooking and processing; effects of absorbed oxalates on human metabolism; composition and nutritive features of new foods
Prof. Dr. Esther Sendra
AgroFood Technology Department, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
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Interests: essential oils; dairy foods; functional dairy products: probiotics, prebiotics and fibers; effect of animal feeding on milk quality and properties; foods of animal origin; quality and product development and improvement; fatty acid analysis of foods, gas chromatography
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Essential Oils
Prof. Dr. Juan L. Silva
Food Processing and Safety Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion, Mississippi State University, 945 Stone Blvd., Herzer Bldg., Box 9805, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA
Interests: food technology/science; aquaculture; fruits and vegetables and nuts; food safety; haccp; food processing; bioactive components; shelf life foods; food engineering
Professor Harjinder Singh
RIDDET INSTITUTE, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Interests: understanding structures, interactions, and functions of food proteins; food emulsions, encapsulation, protection and delivery of bioactive compounds in foods and food formulations
Prof. Dr. J. Scott Smith
Food Science Institute, Dept of Animal Sci & Ind, 208 Call Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506, USA
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Interests: antioxidants; spices; meat chemistry; browning reaction; analytical chemical methods; instrumentation; irradiation; heterocyclic amines; fats and oils; additives; chemical contaminants
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Heterocyclic Amines in Muscle Foods Products
Prof. Costas Stathopoulos, FIFST
Head of Food and Drink Division, School of Science, Engineering and Technology Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG, Scotland
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Interests: waste utilisation; plant bioactives; cereal science; postharvest; novel technologies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Utilisation of Plant Food Waste
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
Hellenic Agricultural Organisation-DEMETER Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products Sofokli Venizelou 1, Lycovrissi 14123, Attica, Greece
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Interests: food fermentation; olive, meat, dairy, wine fermentation; food safety; probiotics, functional foods; food processing, high pressure; metabolomics
Prof. Dr. Theo H Varzakas
Department of Food Technology, Technological Educational Institute of Peloponnese, Kalamata, Greece
Interests: food quality; foodborne pathogens; food safety; food microbiology and safety; food preservation; food analysis; food technology; food safety management systems
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue: Microbiology of Fermented Foods and Beverages
Special Issue: Qualitative Analysis of Food Products
Prof. Dr. Joe Vinson
Department of Chemistry, University of Scranton, USA
Interests: analytical chemistry, diabetology, nutritional biochemistry, glycation, ascorbic acid, antioxidant assays, lipids, diabetes, metabolism, food chemistry, anthocyanins, nutraceuticals, phytochemicals, bioactive, herbal medicine
Dr. Qin Wang
Nutrition and Food Science Department, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
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Interests: biopolymer biophysics, food nanotechnology; micro- and nano-encapsulation for controlled release; functional foods; nutrient delivery; biodegradable packaging materials; microgreen; antimicrobial agents and antioxidants; biosensor; biopolymer coatings
Dr. Danyang Ying
CSIRO Animal, Food & Health Sciences 671 Sneydes Road, Werribee, Melbourne, VIC3030, Australia
Interests: microencapsulation; targeted and controlled release delivery; bioactives; functional foods; probiotics; materials science and process engineering; drying; fluid bed coating; extrusion; biomaterials; biopolymers; water sorption; physical properties; glass transition; reaction kinetics; computer modelling

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