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Ara Kanekanian

Ara Kanekanian

Principal Lecturer
Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Tel: +44-292-041-6449


Ara Kanekanian gained his PhD from Reading University – UK in 1983. He has been in academia for over 20 years with main interest in protein chemistry and fermentation technology. He has also been working for 10 years in the food industry and undertook several consultancy and turnkey projects related to food and dairy processing within Europe and the Middle East. He is a member of the publication committee of the International Journal of Dairy Technology and has published several scientific and technical papers. Other research activities include milk allergy, immune modulation and growth factors in colostrum, micro- and nano-encapsulation of nutraceuticals. Currently, he has been participating in several European projects regarding bioactive compounds in food for their health benefits as antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antihypercholesterolemic, antihypertensive and anticarcinogenic agents. He is also editing a book titled “Milk and Dairy Products as Functional Foods” commissioned by the Society of Dairy Technology – UK to be published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2013.


Probiotics & Prebiotics,Protein chemistry & enzymology, Product development; Membrane technology