Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of exopolysaccharide producing dairy starter Streptococcus thermophilus ASCC 1275


Grant Data
Project Title
Transcriptomic and proteomic analyses of exopolysaccharide producing dairy starter Streptococcus thermophilus ASCC 1275
Principal Investigator
Professor Shah, Nagendra   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Dr Lo Clive Sze Chung   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
2015-09-01
Completion Date
2018-08-31
Amount
834353
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Exopolysaccharide, Streptococcus thermophilus, dairy fermentation, Transcriptomic analysis, Proteomic analysis
Discipline
Food Science
Panel
Biology and Medicine (M)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17105315
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2 to examine whether enhancing these key regulatory genes including the genes from eps gene cluster revealed from the omics studies in step (i) will increase EPS production and the quantity of EPS during milk fermentation by S. thermophilus ASCC 1275; 3 to carry out preliminary idenitication of essential nutrients, such as amino acids and carbohydrates (glucose, galactose, lactose) for EPS production; and 4 to carry out preliminary characterization of EPS produced from S. thermophilus 1275.