Studying Microbiology in Canada
Applied Microbiology & Food Science
|University of Saskatchewan
The Applied Microbiology and Food Science Department focuses on pre- and post-harvest agricultural science, integrating the disciplines of Food Science and Microbiology, and other sciences for the processing and utilization of agricultural commodities. Faculty research interests include food quality, fermentation, yeast nutrition, microbial biotechnology, applied genetics, environmental microbiology, analytical imaging and microbial ecology, food chemistry, food analysis, detection of food adulteration, meat science, product development, food safety, quality assurance and food governance, and the processing and utilization of grain crops.
The Agriculture building houses several laboratories as well as a number of core facilities that play a central role in the research of the College and in many cases the University. These facilities also play a critical role in outreach and technology transfer. These include the Phytotron, two pilot-plants (used in meats and crops processing research respectively), the Fraser herbarium and also some similar but smaller facilities. The Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron facility is a state of the science resource located in Saskatoon and in use by departmental individuals and groups.
List of Faculty
Dr. Dennis Bayrock - Alcohol, Fermentation
Mike Ingledew Ph.D. - Fermentation microbiology.
George Khachatourians Ph.D. - Microbial biotechnology, biocontrol agents.
Darren Korber Ph.D. - Food microbiology.
Nicholas Low Ph.D. - Food chemistry and analysis
Michael Nickerson - Food Protein Quality and Utilization
Xiao Qiu, Ph.D. - Plant and Microbial Lipids
Martin Reaney Ph.D. - Vegetable Oil Chemistry and Oil Seed Processing
Phyllis Shand Ph.D. - Meat Science and Technology, Food Processing
Takuji Tanaka Ph.D. - Food enzymology.
Robert Tyler Ph.D. - Crop utilization, food processing technology.
Vladimir Vujanovic Ph.D. - Mycology, Microbial Biotechnology and Bioproducts
Financial Support Available
A number of scholarships and assistantships are available for full-time, fully-qualified students in Master's and Ph.D. programs. Brief descriptions of these awards are available on our electronic awards database. You may view this publication at www.usask.ca/cgsr.
In addition, certain colleges and academic units offer scholarships, assistantships and bursaries to students pursuing particular programs of study.
The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research has approved a number of academic units to allocate University Graduate Scholarships at the academic unit level. Please contact the academic unit Graduate Chair regarding Graduate Scholarships or the Graduate Studies and Research Awards Administrator.
Admissions and Enquiries
College of Agriculture
University of Saskatchewan
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A8
College of Graduate Studies and Research
50 - 3 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5A4