Gisèle LapointePh.D.STA, FSAA, Université Laval
Ms Lapointe previously directed the Department of Food Science at Laval University in Québec City, and was a regular member of the STELA Dairy Research Centre from 1995 and of INAF since its inception. She joined the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph in January 2015, and has recently been awarded the NSERC/Dairy Farmers of Ontario Industrial Research Chair in Dairy Microbiology. Her teaching and research expertise is in food microbiology, biotechnology and integrating approaches of microbial molecular genetics, genomics, proteomics and metabonomics. Her research aims towards understanding how food components modulate the metabolic activities of microbes in food and human microbial ecosystems. Her goal is to improve the quality and functionality of food, with a special focus on milk and dairy products from production and processing to human health.