Dr. Ismail Fliss if a full Professor in the Department of Food Science at Université Laval. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) and current director of the STELA Research Centre. He is also Vice-President of the Quebec Association for Food Safety (AQIA), an association affiliated with the prestigious International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) and Scientific Director of the Affiliated International Laboratory on the Bioproduction of Natural Antimicrobials (LIAAN).
As a veterinarian, he developed an expertise in the production of antibacterial and antifungal compounds by lactic bacteria, including bacteriocins, and their use as bioprotective cultures in the food and veterinary sectors. He currently holds several research grants including an NSERC Industrial Research Chair on the metabolic and functional activities of bioprotective lactic cultures (METABIOLAC). Dr Fliss has published more than 180 peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters (h-index 37). His research work has led to many successful technological transfers, the creation of a spin-off (Laboratoire Innodal) and the approval by Health Canada of C. divergens M35 as a new food additive for marine products.
Keywords: Antimicrobials, Bacteriocins, Food Safety, Probiotics, Gut Microbiology, Lactic bacteria
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