Professor, Department of Life Sciences
UWI Mona Campus, Jamaica
Dr. N Benkeblia has been working on food sciences and technologies from 1991. He started his work on crops physiology and biochemistry preservation technologies such as irradiation chemicals modified atmosphere packaging MAP rare gases and other natural biological compounds essential oils From 2000, he focused his research on the postharvest metabolism of carbohydrates mainly fructooligosaccharides FOS and fructans and their impact on crops qualities. He also introduced new tools of Metabolomics in his research to investigate the biochemistry and the biological system of the biosynthesis and metabolism of FOS in fructan containing plants using asparagus and onion as models.
Postharvest physiology and biochemistry of horticultural crops mainly vegetables, Postharvest technologies for horticultural preservation including MAP, Irradiation and Natural, Biological Compounds (Essential Oils) Carbohydrates in particular fructans and fructooligosaccharides metabolism in horticultural crops and their impact on plant physiology.