• Dr. Michael Eskin, Professor, department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    406 Human Ecology Building
    35 Chancellor’s Circle
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 Canada

    Phone: 204-474-8078
    email: michael.eskin@umanitoba.ca

Education

  • BSc (Hons Biochemistry), University of Birmingham, UK
  • PhD (Physiological Chemistry), University of Birmingham, UK

Teaching

  • HNSC 1210 Nutrition for Health and Changing Lifestyles

Research

Research interests

Dr. Eskin's research focuses on:

  • Edible oils
  • Canola oil
  • Polyphenols
  • Food carbohydrates
  • Food enzymes

Current research projects

  • Polyphenolic compounds in both canola and mustard with particular attention to sinapic acid and canolol
  • The efficacy of the polyunsaturated fatty acid, DHA, to ameliorate the effects of alcohol in fetal alcohol syndrome

Other information

Recent awards:

  • 2020     AOCS Supelco Research Award, American Oil Chemists’ Society
  • 2018     AOCS Stephen S. Chang Award, American Oil Chemists Society
  • 2017     AOCS Herbert J. Dutton Award, American Oil Chemists’ Society
  • 2017     Professor of the Year, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • 2016     Member of the Order of Canada
  • 2015     Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), USA
  • 2013     AOCS Alton S. Bailey Medal, American Oil Chemists’ Society
  • 2012     IFT Stephen S. Chang Award Institute of Food Technologists, USA

Patents:

  • Cui, W., Eskin, N.A.M., Han, N.F., Duan, Z.Z. and Zhang, X.Y. Extraction process and use of yellow mustard gum. Canadian Serial No. 2,270,750 (filed April 30, 1999)
  • Cui, W. Eskin, N.A.M., Han, N.F., Duan, Z.Z. and Zhang, X.Y. Extraction process and use of yellow mustard gum. US Patent No. 6,194,016 B1. Date of Patent: Feb. 27, 2001
  • Thiyam-Hollander, U. and Eskin, N. A. M. 2019. Canolol production Method. Provisional patent application to U.S. patent office