Spoilage Alert

February 24, 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of LEGACY--the University of Minnesota Foundation's magazine--featured two of the Department of Bioproduct and Biosystems Engineering's graduate researchers. 

Milk Jug Illistration

Photo-Illistration by David Arky

UMN Fountation's magazine reads:

There’s a verse in the Bible that declares wisdom’s superiority over gold. In the field of nanotechnology, however, gold actually provides the wisdom—at least in the work being done by Snober Ahmed and John Brockgreitens, graduate research assistants in the University of Minnesota’s Biosensors and Bionanotechnology Laboratory. 

If successful, their work could lead to a more glittering bottom line for the food industry and improved safety for the U.S. food supply.


For the past year, [Brockengreitens] and Ahmed have been working to address a challenge facing the industry: the fact that many of the current food-safety tests required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are costly, clunky, and time-consuming—sometimes taking up to 48 hours—not to mention inaccurate.

To view this article in its entirety, read more here.