A group of scientists led by Dr. Nguyen Duc Doan (Faculty of Food Science, Vietnam National University of Agriculture) in collaboration with A/Prof. Vicky Solah, A/Prof. Stuart Johnson (School of Molecular and Life Science, Curtin University, Australia) and Dr. Francesco Busetti (School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia) has successfully applied for a grant entitled “Effect of heat treatment on concentration of beta casomorphins in A1A1 and A2A 2 milk and in their digests following in vitro simulated-gastro intestinal digestion” funded by National Foundation for Science and Technology Development, Vietnam. This project will focus on the identification of protein β-casein A 1 and protein β-casein A2 in fresh milk in Vietnam and evaluate the impact of pasteurization and sterilization on the change in beta casomorphin 4, 5, 6 and 7 in A1A1 milk and A 2A2 milk; and in the digests of these milk products as part of an in vitro study. The project will be performed in Vietnam and Australia from 1/2018-1/2021.
Prof. MD. Valerie VERHASSELT (University of Western Australia) in collaboration with other research Team Members (Dr Debra Palmer, Telethon Kids Institute; Prof Susan Prescott, UWA; Dr Claus Christophersen Curtin University and ECU; Associate Professor Donna Geddes, UWA; Dr Patricia Macchiaverni, UWA; Dr Lieke van den Elsen, UWA; Dr Kevin Murray; UWA and associate investigator Dr. Francesco Busetti (School of Science, Edith Cowan University, Australia) have successfully applied for a grant entitled “Gateway to allergy prevention: Promoting an immunomodulatory breastmilk profile with maternal prebiotic supplementation ” funded by WA Child Research Fund 2018. The aim of this project is to examine whether maternal prebiotic supplementation promotes an enhanced immunomodulatory breastmilk composition likely to promote infant oral tolerance, and reduce food allergy in breastfed children.
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