• 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 Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
    196 Innovation Drive, Smart Park
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 6C5 Canada

    Phone: 204-474-8883
    email: rotimi.aluko@umanitoba.ca



  • 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)