Dr Boon Chu

Lecturer

School School of Applied Sciences

Department Division of Engineering and Food Sciences

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8019

Biography

Dr Boon-Seang Chu is a lecturer in Food Science and the Programme Leader of MSc Food & Drink Innovation programme. Before joining Abertay in 2013, Boon held research positions at the Nestlé Research Centre in Switzerland, the Institute of Bioproduct Development in Malaysia, the National Food Research Institute in Japan and the Institute of Food Research in the UK. 

Boon has a wide research interest including emulsions, natural food ingredients, nutrient delivery systems, food structure and digestion. Boon has collaborated with the food industry on projects ranging from masking fish odour to developing cold brew coffee, food emulsions and chocolate science. 

Boon sits on the editorial board of several journals including the American Research Journal of Food and Nutrition, Food Quality & Safety and International Journal of Food Processing Technology. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Programme leader of MSc Food and Drink Innovation

FOD104 Properties of Food (Module leader)

FOD106 Safe Food Handling (Module leader)

FOD303 Food Processing Technology (Contributing tutor)

FOD405 Current Topics in Food (Module leader)

FOD408 Honours Project (Honours student project supervisor)

LSC101 Biology I: Biology Principles and Practice (Contributing tutor)

AHD011 Access to Science and Technology (Contributing tutor)

Interests

The principle aim of Dr Boon-Seang Chu research is to gain a basic understanding of food digestion and food emulsions, which will enable a systematic approach to structure food, design nutrient delivery systems and modulate food digestion for optimal health benefits such weight control and maximal nutrient uptake. His main research interests include emulsions, food structure, nutrient delivery systems, digestive enzymes and food digestion.

He is also working on other areas including phytochemicals as digestive enzyme inhibitors, chocolate science and technology and natural food products.

2019

Inhibitory effects of an aqueous extract of Clitoria ternatea flower on alpha-glucosidase during in-vitro wheat starch digestion

Ronald, C. & Chu, B. S. (2019) Inhibitory effects of an aqueous extract of Clitoria ternatea flower on alpha-glucosidase during in-vitro wheat starch digestion. . . p. E61-E61. .
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2018

Binding of Clitoria ternatea L. flower extract with α-amylase simultaneously monitored at two wavelengths using a photon streaming time-resolved fluorescence approach

Hungerford, G., Lemos, M. A. & Chu, B. (2018) Binding of Clitoria ternatea L. flower extract with α-amylase simultaneously monitored at two wavelengths using a photon streaming time-resolved fluorescence approach. . . p. 108-113. .
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Fingermark visualisation with iron oxide powder suspension

Downham, R. P., Sears, V. G., Hussey, L., Chu, B. & Jones, B. J. (2018) Fingermark visualisation with iron oxide powder suspension. . . p. 190-203. .
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Interaction of Clitoria ternatea L. flower extract with alpha-amylase by photon streaming time-resolved fluorescence

Hungerford, G., Divers, R., Lemos, M. A. & Chu, B. (2018) Interaction of Clitoria ternatea L. flower extract with alpha-amylase by photon streaming time-resolved fluorescence. . . p. 418a-418a. .
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2017

The effect of different frequencies of ultrasound on the activity of horseradish peroxidase

Tsikrika, K., Chu, B., Bremner, D. H. & Lemos, M. A. (2017) The effect of different frequencies of ultrasound on the activity of horseradish peroxidase. . . p. 591-595. .
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Clitoria ternatea L. flower extract inhibits α-amylase during in vitro starch digestion

Chu, B., Divers, R., Tziboula-Clarke, A. & Lemos, M. A. (2017) Clitoria ternatea L. flower extract inhibits α-amylase during in vitro starch digestion. . . p. 1-10. .
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2016

Time-resolved fluorescence observation of di-tyrosine formation in horseradish peroxidase upon ultrasound treatment leading to enzyme inactivation

Tsikrika, K., Lemos, M. A., Chu, B., Bremner, D. H. & Hungerford, G. (2016) Time-resolved fluorescence observation of di-tyrosine formation in horseradish peroxidase upon ultrasound treatment leading to enzyme inactivation. . . p. 324-327. .
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2015

Effect of sucrose on thermal and pH stability of Clitoria ternatea extract

Chu, B., Wilkin, J. D., House, M., Roleska, M. & Lemos, M. A. (2015) Effect of sucrose on thermal and pH stability of Clitoria ternatea extract. . . p. 11-17. .
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2014

Niosomal drug delivery systems

Bagheri, A., Chu, B. S. & Yaakob, H. (2014) Niosomal drug delivery systems. . . p. 1671-1685. .
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2013

The bioaccessibility of eicosapentaenoic acid was higher from phospholipid food products than from mono‐ and triacylglycerol food products in a dynamic gastrointestinal model

Domoto, N., Koenen, M. E., Havenaar, R., Mikajiri, A. & Chu, B. (2013) The bioaccessibility of eicosapentaenoic acid was higher from phospholipid food products than from mono‐ and triacylglycerol food products in a dynamic gastrointestinal model. . . p. 409-415. .
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Enrichment and quantification of monoacylglycerols and free fatty acids by solid phase extraction and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry

Chu, B. & Nagy, K. (2013) Enrichment and quantification of monoacylglycerols and free fatty acids by solid phase extraction and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. . . p. 50-58. .
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2012

Evaluation of the efficacy of orange roughy (Hoplostetbus atlanticus) oil in subjects with dry skin

Domoto, N., Koriyama, T., Chu, B. S. & Tsuji, T. (2012) Evaluation of the efficacy of orange roughy (Hoplostetbus atlanticus) oil in subjects with dry skin. . . p. 322-327. .
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2011

Interfacial & colloidal aspects of lipid digestion

Wilde, P. J. & Chu, B. S. (2011) Interfacial & colloidal aspects of lipid digestion. . . p. 14-22. .
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2010

Adsorption of bile salts and pancreatic colipase and lipase onto digalactosyldiacylglycerol and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine monolayers

Chu, B., Gunning, A. P., Rich, G. T., Ridout, M. J., Faulks, R. M., Wickham, M. S. J., Morris, V. J. & Wilde, P. J. (2010) Adsorption of bile salts and pancreatic colipase and lipase onto digalactosyldiacylglycerol and dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine monolayers. . . p. 9782-9793. .
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Desorption of vitamin E from silica-packed fixed-bed column by isopropanol

Chu, B. S., Quek, S. Y., Baharin, B. S. & Che Man, Y. B. (2010) Desorption of vitamin E from silica-packed fixed-bed column by isopropanol. . . .
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2009

Modulating pancreatic lipase activity with galactolipids

Chu, B., Rich, G. T., Ridout, M. J., Faulks, R. M., Wickham, M. S. J. & Wilde, P. J. (2009) Modulating pancreatic lipase activity with galactolipids. . . p. 9352-9360. .
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Performance of selected emulsifiers and their combinations in the preparation of β-carotene nanodispersions

Yin, L. J., Chu, B., Kobayashi, I. & Nakajima, M. (2009) Performance of selected emulsifiers and their combinations in the preparation of β-carotene nanodispersions. . . p. 1617-1622. .
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Engineering interfacial structures to moderate satiety

Woodward, N. C., Gunning, A. P., Wilde, P. J., Chu, B. S. & Morris, V. J. (2009) Engineering interfacial structures to moderate satiety. In: Gums and stabilisers for the food industry 15. Williams, P. (ed.), Phillips, G. (ed.). p. 367-376. Cambridge: RSC Publishing.
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Selective adsorption of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate on silica-packed fixed-bed columns

Chu, B., Baharin, B. S., Che Man, Y. B. & Quek, S. Y. (2009) Selective adsorption of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate on silica-packed fixed-bed columns. . . .
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2008

Stability of protein-stabilised β-carotene nanodispersions against heating, salts and pH

Chu, B., Ichikawa, S., Kanafusa, S. & Nakajima, M. (2008) Stability of protein-stabilised β-carotene nanodispersions against heating, salts and pH. . . p. 1764-1769. .
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Preparation of nanodispersions containing β-carotene by solvent displacement method

Ribeiro, H. S., Chu, B., Ichikawa, S. & Nakajima, M. (2008) Preparation of nanodispersions containing β-carotene by solvent displacement method. . . p. 12-17. .
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2007

Preparation and characterization of β-carotene nanodispersions prepared by solvent displacement technique

Chu, B. S., Ichikawa, S., Kanafusa, S. & Nakajima, M. (2007) Preparation and characterization of β-carotene nanodispersions prepared by solvent displacement technique. . . p. 6754-6760. .
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Preparation of protein-stabilized β-carotene nanodispersions by emulsification-evaporation method

Chu, B. S., Ichikawa, S., Kanafusa, S. & Nakajima, M. (2007) Preparation of protein-stabilized β-carotene nanodispersions by emulsification-evaporation method. . . p. 1053-1062. .
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Factors affecting droplet size of sodium caseinate-stabilized O/W emulsions containing β-carotene

Kanafusa, S., Chu, B. & Nakajima, M. (2007) Factors affecting droplet size of sodium caseinate-stabilized O/W emulsions containing β-carotene. . . p. 1038-1041. .
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2005

Comparison of selected adsorbents for adsorption and desorption of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate

Chu, B. S., Baharin, B. S., Man, Y. B. C. & Quek, S. Y. (2005) Comparison of selected adsorbents for adsorption and desorption of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate. . . p. 23-33. .
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2004

Separation of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate using silica. III. Batch desorption study

Chu, B. S., Baharin, B. S., Che Man, Y. B. & Quek, S. Y. (2004) Separation of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate using silica. III. Batch desorption study. . . p. 1-7. .
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Separation of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate using silica

Chu, B. S., Baharin, B. S., Che Man, Y. B. & Quek, S. Y. (2004) Separation of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate using silica. . . p. 105-111. .
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Separation of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate using silica

Chu, B. S., Baharin, B. S., Che Man, Y. B. & Quek, S. Y. (2004) Separation of vitamin E from palm fatty acid distillate using silica. . . p. 97-103. .
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2003

Separation of tocopherols and tocotrienols from palm fatty acid distillate using hydrolysis-neutralization-adsorption chromatography method

Chu, B. S., Baharin, B. S., Quek, S. Y. & Man, Y. B. (2003) Separation of tocopherols and tocotrienols from palm fatty acid distillate using hydrolysis-neutralization-adsorption chromatography method. . . p. 141-152. .
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Optimisation of enzymatic hydrolysis for concentration of vitamin E in palm fatty acid distillate

Chu, B. S., Quek, S. Y. & Baharin, B. S. (2003) Optimisation of enzymatic hydrolysis for concentration of vitamin E in palm fatty acid distillate. . . p. 295-302. .
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2002

Determination of iodine value of palm olein mixtures using differential scanning calorimetry

Chu, B. S., Tan, C. P., Ghazali, H. M. & Lai, O. M. (2002) Determination of iodine value of palm olein mixtures using differential scanning calorimetry. . . p. 472-482. .
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Physical and chemical properties of a lipase-transesterified palm stearin/palm kernel olein blend and its isopropanol-solid and high melting triacylglycerol fractions

Chu, B. S., Ghazali, H. M., Lai, O. M., Che Man, Y. B. & Yusof, S. (2002) Physical and chemical properties of a lipase-transesterified palm stearin/palm kernel olein blend and its isopropanol-solid and high melting triacylglycerol fractions. . . p. 155-164. .
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Factors affecting pre-concentration of tocopherols and tocotrienols from palm fatty acid distillate by lipase-catalysed hydrolysis

Chu, B. S., Baharin, B. S. & Quek, S. Y. (2002) Factors affecting pre-concentration of tocopherols and tocotrienols from palm fatty acid distillate by lipase-catalysed hydrolysis. . . p. 55-59. .
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2001

Performance of a lipase-catalyzed transesterified palm kernel olein and palm stearin blend in frying banana chips

Chu, B. S., Ghazali, H. M., Lai, O. M., Che Man, Y. B., Yusof, S. & Yusoff, M. S. A. (2001) Performance of a lipase-catalyzed transesterified palm kernel olein and palm stearin blend in frying banana chips. . . p. 21-33. .
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Comparison of transesterified palm stearin/sunflower oil blends catalyzed by Pseudomonas and Mucor javanicus lipase

Lim, L. P., Ghazali, H. M., Lai, O. M. & Chu, B. S. (2001) Comparison of transesterified palm stearin/sunflower oil blends catalyzed by Pseudomonas and Mucor javanicus lipase. . . p. 103-114. .
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Comparison of lipase-transesterified blend with some commercial solid frying shortenings in Malaysia

Chu, B. S., Ghazali, H. M., Lai, O. M., Che Man, Y. B., Yusof, S., Tee, S. B. & Yusoff, M. S. A. (2001) Comparison of lipase-transesterified blend with some commercial solid frying shortenings in Malaysia. . . p. 1213-1219. .
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2000

Oxidative stability of a lipase-catalyzed transesterified palm stearin and palm kernel olein blend

Chu, B. S., Ghazali, H. M., Lai, O. M., Man, Y. B. C., Yusof, S. & Yusoff, M. S. A. (2000) Oxidative stability of a lipase-catalyzed transesterified palm stearin and palm kernel olein blend. . . p. 207-215. .
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More Information

Funding

2016    DPF Enzyme, funded by Scottish Institute for Remanufacture (co-investigator)

2015    Masking Fish Odour in Emulsion, self-funded by a company TO3 (consultancy)

2015    Cold Brew Coffee, Innovation voucher project funded by Interface Food & Drink (co-investigator)

2014    R-LINC PhD Studentship, funded by Abertay University (co-investigator)

Esteem

Esteem

2017- present: Member of the editorial board of American Research Journal of Food and Nutrition

2016 - present: Member of the editorial board of Food Quality and Safety

2016 - present: Member of editorial panel of EC Nutrition

2015 - present: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK

2014 - present: Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Food Processing Technology.

Knowledge Exchange

2017-2018 Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Mackie's of Scotland

Outreach

Outreach

2017 - present       STEM Ambassador

2017                      Guest speaker at ASE Scotland Conference, Dundee.

2015                      "Food Science", public engagement activity at Eastern Primary,  Broughty Ferry.

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Dr Daniel Gilmour

Dr Daniel Gilmour

Division of Engineering and Food Sciences | Senior Lecturer

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Professor Joseph Akunna

Professor Joseph Akunna

Division of Engineering and Food Sciences | Professor in Water and Environmental Engineering

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