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Protein Quality and Bioavailability

Broadcast Date: April 23, 2024​
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.​ Central ​Time
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Webinar Summary​

Protein quality remains a significantly important factor to both industry and the scientific community. The intent of this webinar is to provide basic information on the quality and bioavailability of proteins relative to analytical measures and regulatory guidelines. This includes defining and differentiating protein content and quality, as well as covering methods such as PDCAAS to measure protein quality and how to interpret protein quality data. The application of protein quality measures, including the potential to use in vitro methods, in regulatory guidelines will be highlighted relative to the nutritional facts for protein content.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate protein content from protein quality
  • Understand the relationship between protein quality and PDCAAS values
  • Learn how to evaluate the quality of a protein source based on PDCAAS value and bioavailability data
  • Recognize the importance of PDCAAS in establishing regulatory guidelines for protein

About the Presenter​

Dr. James House
University of Manitoba
​Dr. House is a Full Professor and the Manitoba Strategic Research Chair in Sustainable Protein in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. in amino acid nutrition and metabolism from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1996. Since arriving at the University of Manitoba in 1998, he has maintained research programs in 3 primary areas:

1) Understanding factors regulating sulphur amino acid metabolism in animals;
2) Sustainable egg production systems, including novel value-added egg products; and
3) Determining factors influencing the quality of dietary proteins.

His research program has trained over 40 graduate students and 16 post-doctoral fellows and research associates, as well as over 40 undergraduate research assistants. His research program has advanced understanding of factors affecting the utilization of plant- and animal-based protein sources in the human diet. He has received awards from the Canadian Society of Animal Science and the Canadian Society of Nutritional Sciences (now the Canadian Nutrition Society), as well as awards for merit and administrative service from the University of Manitoba. Dr. House has served as President for the Canadian Nutrition Society (2018) and was recently elected (2021) as a member of the Board of Trustees for the newly established Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS). His research program is funded via NSERC Discovery Grants, as well as numerous tripartite funding programs involving industry and government partners. He is the program lead for the Manitoba Protein Research Strategy.