Screening and characterisation of bioactive compounds and their analysis

Through the Food Chemistry and Microbiology research group's linkage with the University of Melbourne Analytical Platforms, we can provide screening, characterisation and analysis of various bioactive compounds including polyphenols, phenolic metabolites, carotenoids, saponins, alkaloids, vitamins and targeted bioactive peptides in different foods, food products and food waste streams.

Screening and characterisation of bioactive compounds

For the screening and characterisation, we are using state-of-the-art high-performance liquid chromatography approaches that included electrospray ionization-quadrupole time of flight-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-QTOF-MS/MS), triple quadrupole-mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-QQQ-MS/MS) and quadrupole-orbitrap mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q/Orbitrap/MS/MS). We can also provide quantification of targeted bioactive compounds using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with different detectors that included photodiode-array detector (PDA) and refractive index detector (RID), and of antioxidant activity using high-throughput screening approaches.

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