Prof. Dick Fitzgerald

Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences, University of Limerick / 353 61 202598

Education and employment history

BSc in Biochemistry

PhD protein chemistry/enzymology

Post-doctoral Research Associate - Food Science Department, North Carolina State University, USA and University College Cork.

Senior Research Officer, Chemistry Department, Teagasc, Moorepark.

Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor (since 2003) at the Department of Life Sciences, University of Limerick.

Research interests

food protein ingredients,

functional food ingredients/nutraceuticals (bioactive peptides),

food protein chemistry/biochemistry,

enzymatic hydrolysis of food proteins,

enzymatic cross-linking of food proteins and their hydrolysates

role of starter exopeptidases in food protein  hydrolysate debittering

milk protein polymorphism.