Dr. Michael Eskin

Position: Professor

University of Manitoba
Department of Human Nutritional Sciences
406 Human Ecology Building
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone No.:
(204) 474-8078

Fax No.: (204) 474-7592

E-mail: michael.eskin@umanitoba.ca

Dr. Eskin continues his research on the quality and frying performance of new canola oil varieties, particularly high oleic and low linolenic canola oil. He also studies the nature and properties of a unique mucilage from yellow mustard.


B.Sc. (Hons) Biochemistry University of Birmingham, UK
Ph.D. Physiological Chemistry University of Birmingham, UK

Areas of Specialization:

  • Food carbohydrates
  • Canola oil
  • Food enzymes

Recent Publications:

Co-Editor: Journal "Lipid Technology"

Eskin, N.A.M. and Shahidi, F. 2013. Biochemistry of Foods, Third edition. Academic Press/Elsevier, USA. pp. 565.

Thiyam-Hollander, U., Eskin, N.A. and Matthaus, B. 2013. Canola and Rapeseed: Production, Processing, Food Quality, and Nutrition. AOCS Press/CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, USA. pp.362.

Daun, J.K., Eskin, N.A.M. and Hickling, D. 2012. Canola: Chemistry, Production, Processing, and Utilization. AOCS Monograph Series on Oilseeds, AOCS Press, USA. pp. 372.

Daun, J., Hickling and Eskin, N.A.M, D. 2011. Canola: Chemistry, Production, Processing and Utilization.  American Oil Chemists’ (AOCS) Press, pp 370.

Aaachary, A.A., Chen, Y., Eskin, N.A.M. and Thiyam-Hollander, U. 2014.  Crude canolol and canola distillate extracts impact the stability of refined canola oil during deep-fat frying. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology.  (in press).

Yuan, L., Scanlon, M.G., Eskin, N.A.M., Thiyam-Hollander, U. and Aachary, A.S. 2014. Effect of pretreatments and endo-1,4-β -xylanase assisted hydrolysis of canola and mustard bran for production of oligosaccharides.
Applied Biochemistry & Biotechnology. (in press).

Khattab, R.Y., Eskin, NA.M. and Thiyam-Hollander, U. 2014. Production of canolol from canola meal phenolics via hydrolysis and microwave-induced decarboxylation. J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc. 91:89-97.

Przybylski, R., Wu, J. and Eskin, N.A.M. 2013. A rapid method  for measuring oxidative stability of breeder size oilseed samples. J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc. 90: 933-939.
Aliani, M., Udenigwe, C.C., Girgih, A.T., Pownall, T.L. and Eskin, N.A.M. 2013. Aroma and taste perceptions with alzheimers and stroke. CRC Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 53: 760-769.

Aliani, M., Udenigwe, C.C., Girgih, A.T., Pownall, T.L. and Eskin, N.A.M. 2013. Zinc deficiency and taste perception in the elderly. CRC Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 53: 245-250.

Wu, Y., Li, W., Cui, W., Eskin, N.A.M. and Goff, H.D. 2012. A molecular modeling approach to understand the mechanism of synergistic interactions between galactomannans and non-prctic polysaccharides from yellow mustrd mucilage. Food Hydrocolloids. 26: 319-364.

Wu, Y., Cui, W., Eskin, N.A.M. and Goff, H.D. 2011. Stress relaxation in synergistically associated polysaccharides: galactomannns and a non-pectic polysaccharide from yellow mustard mucilage. Carbohydrate Polymers. 84: 984-989.   

Wu, Y., Cui, W., Eskin, N.A.M., Goff, H.D. and Nikiforuk, J. 2011. NMR analysis of a methylated non-pectic polysaccharide fraction from water soluble yellow mustard mucilage. Carbohydrate Polymers. 84: 69-75.

Varma, S., Eskin, N.A.M., Bird, R., Dolenko, B. and Bezabeh, T. 2010. The potential of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) to assess the effect of dietary fatty aids on the progression of inflammatory bowel disease in an animal model. Lipids 45: 843-854.

Nag, A. and Eskin, N.A.M. 2010.  Extraction and Stabilization of Edible Oils. Chapter 13, in Biosystems Engineering, A. Nag ed. McGraw Hill, USA. pp. 367-390.

Eskin, N.A.M. & Aliani, M. 2010.  Enzymatic Degradation of  Plant Foods, Chapter 18 in Chemical Deterioration and Physical Instability of Food and Beverages,  Professors Leif Skibsted, Jens Ribo and Modens Andersen, Copenhagen University, Denmark ed.pp. 519-538.

Marinangeli, C.P.F., Jones, P.J.H., Kassis, A.N. and Eskin, N.A.M. 2010. Policosanols as nuttraceuticals: Fact or Fiction. CRC Critic Rev in Food Sci Nutr. 50(3):259-267.

Khattab, R., Eskin, N.A.M., Aliani, M. and Thiyam, U. 2010. Determination of sinapic acid derivatives in canola extracts using high-performance iquid  chromatography. J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc 87: 147-155.

2013  Alton E. Bailey Medal, USA Section of the American Oil Chemists' Society. 

2012 IFT Stephen S. Chang Award (USA)