RCE Southern Vietnam-2012

1. General Information
Contact Name(s): 
Pham Van Hung
Tran Thi Ngoc Diep
Organizational Affiliation : 
Department of Food Technology of School of Biotechnology at International University
RCE Southern Vietnam
Role in the project: 
Principal Investigator
Project-relevant information: 
1.Pham Van Hung, Tomoko Maeda, Kazutaka Miyatake and Naofumi Morita (2009). Gradual milling method improved the total phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity of wheat flours. Food Research International, 42, 185-190.
2.Pham Van Hung and Naofumi Morita (2008). Distribution of phenolic compounds in the graded flours milled from whole buckwheat grains and their antioxidant capacities. Food Chemistry, 109, 325-331.
3.Pham Van Hung, Tomoko Maeda, Di Miskelly, Rie Tsumori and Naofumi Morita (2008). Physicochemical characteristics and fine structure of high-amylose wheat starches isolated from Australian wheat cultivars. Carbohydrate Polymers, 71, 656-663.
4.Pham Van Hung and Naofumi Morita (2007). Chemical compositions, fine structure and physicochemical properties of Kudzu (Pueraria lobata) starches from different regions. Food Chemistry, 105, 749-755.
5.Pham Van Hung, Tomoko Maeda and Naofumi Morita (2007). Study on physicochemical characteristics of waxy and high-amylose wheat starches in comparison with normal wheat starch. Starch/Staerke, 59, 125-131
2. Project Information
1. Project title: 
Research on synthesis of starch-flavonoid complexes as molecular nanocapsules for food and pharmaceutical industries
2. Project Description: 
2.1. Goals and Objectives of the proposed research project.
The objective of the project is to synthesis of starch-flavonoids complexes using biological process. Study on mechanism of the synthesis and comparative study between chemical process and biological process. Study on functional properties of complexes and application in food and pharmaceutical industries.
2.2. Research scope and main activities
Content of research activities include:
+ Study on synthesis methods to produce starch-flavonoids complexes as molecular nanocapsules using chemical and biological treatments. Mechanism of these syntheses.
+ Investigation of physicochemical properties, functional properties and antioxidant stability of these complexes.
+ Investigation of hydrolysis degree of these complexes by human enzymes.
+ Application of these products in food and pharmaceutical industries.
Scope of project include knowledge about chemistry synthesis, biotechnology and food chemistry. The project will involve in theoretical and experimental research fields.
3. Project Status: 
4. Key Words
Key Words: 
Functional food
5. Project categories
Project categories: 
Material production
6. Expected outcomes:: 
Expected results are very new for all scientists and producers in Vietnam and the world both in synthesis theory and products. Enzymatic synthesis used in this project is more advantage than chemical synthesis used previously. The result will have widely scientific meaning over the world and the products will be applied in food, pharmaceutical and biological industries as functional foods
7. Duration of the Project:: 
3. Project Leadership & Vision
8. Project coordination (e.g. teams): 
The project is mainly coordinated by Department of Food Technology of School of Biotechnology at International University with the collaboration of RCE Southern Vietnam.
4. Project results
10. Project results : 
Not finished yet
11. Contribution to reforms and innovations: 
Researches on production of functional foods which help to prevent diseases such as obesity, diabetes, diovascular, cancer, etc have been increasing in the developed countries. Functional starch-flavonoids complexes will be produced and applied for food and pharmaceutical industries
13.Core Partners: 
RCE Southern Vietnam
6. Participation
15. Type of involvement: 
Principal investigator: Dr. Pham Van Hung, School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City
Senior researchers and key project members: Dr. Nguyen Thi Lan Phi at University of Techniques, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City; Ass. Prof. Tran Van Minh at Institute of Tropical Biology
Post-graduate and PhD students, researchers: MSc. Tran Thi Ngoc Diep at RCE Southern Vietnam; MSc. Le Hong Phu and MSc. Bui Xuan Anh Dao at School of Biotechnology, International University, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City; BSc. Tran Thi Minh Hieu, grad student at International University, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City
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