Food comprises of various components icluding macronutrients, micronutrients as well as functional ingridients and additives. Although classical nutrient analysis methods are still used for dietary component analyses, scientific research has been shifting to more advanced strategies such as gas or liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry. MS-based methods are preferred for their sensitivity, accuracy and throughput. For effective use, these methods also require effective and reliable extraction methods for the specific nutrients or nutrient categories. At NFML, we develop new and improved extraction methods for various nutrients as well as LC-MS/MS based methods for identification and quantification from different food sources. Our recent projects have analyzed various types of lipids, vitamins, minerals, free amino acids as well more specific nutrient sub-categories such as seleno-amino acids.
- Dynamic stability of cholesterol and desmosterol in human milk from four Asian countries. Food Science and Biotechnology 2022, 31(12), 1513-1522.
- Comprehensive analysis of fatty acids in human milk of four Asian countries. Journal of Dairy Science 2021, 104(6), 6496-6507.
- A Comparison of Vitamin and Lutein Concentrations in Breast Milk from Four Asian Countries. Nutrients 2020, 12(6), 1794.
- Comparative Analysis of Free Amino Acids in Human Milk in Four Asian Countries. (Poster presentation during the 2022 Korean society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering-Spring Meeting and International Symposium)
- The absolute quantification of free amino acids in human milk using a triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. (Poster presentation during the 2021 Korean society for Food science and Technology- International Symposium and Annual Meeting)
- Analytical library of small carbohydrates: hide and seek. (Poster presentation during the 2021 Korean society for Food science and Technology- International Symposium and Annual Meeting)