• Dr. Rotimi Aluko, professor at the department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences.
  • Professor, Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences

    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
    106 Richardson Centre for Food Technology and Research
    196 Innovation Drive
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    T: 204-474-8883



  • PhD (Food Science), University of Guelph, Canada
  • MSc (Biochemistry), Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
  • BSc (Biochemistry), University of Lagos, Nigeria


  • HNSC 3330 Ingredient Technology for Designed Foods
  • HNSC 4364 Food Industry Option Practicum
  • HNSC 4120 Senior Thesis
  • FOOD 4230 Food Research
  • HNSC 7520 Nutraceuticals in Human Health


Research interests

Dr. Aluko's research focuses on:

  • Food protein structure and function
  • Bioactive peptides and polyphenols
  • Enzymology
  • Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals

Current research projects

  • Structure-function properties of food protein-derived antioxidant, antihypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-obesity and anti-acetylcholinesterase peptides and polyphenols
  • Structure and function of food proteins
  • Quantitative structure-activity relationship studies of bioactive peptides
  • Production and functional characterization of novel bitter taste-blocking food protein-derived peptides


Other information

Professional qualifications, affiliations:

  • Certified Food Scientist (CFS)

Dr. Aluko holds a membership in the following organizations:

  • Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST)
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • American Oil Chemists' Society AOCS)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • International Society for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals (ISNFF)
  • Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)