As a researcher, Dr. Isabelle Germain specializes in the research and development of foods to meet the challenges of tomorrow's diet.
Her research objectives are to develop new functional, healthy and eco-responsible foods that promote targeted processes that improve the health of Canadians from farm to fork. Several recent publications demonstrate the importance of the microbiota on health and chronic diseases.
In addition, changes in food intake are required for the treatment of several chronic diseases such as diabetes, irritable bowel and others. Given Canada's aging population, a good understanding of food choices and health impacts is essential for the food industry. Value-added foods and adequate industrial processes remain key elements in meeting nutritional needs and consumer expectations.
The circular economy, cellular agriculture and the One Health concept are at the heart of Dr. Germain’s ongoing work.