- Determination of the Efficacy of Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica L.) on Certain Cell Lines
BAU Scientific Projects Support-BAP.2021-03.21)-PI
- Investigation of Antioxidant and Anticarcinogenic Efficacy of Melocan (Smilax excelsa L.) Plant Growing in the Black Sea Region 2021
BAU Scientific Projects Support -BAP.2021-02.15- PI
- Designing Foods with High Functional and Sensory Properties to Meet Special Nutritional Needs Using Food-grade 3D Printer- 2021.
BAU Scientific Projects Support-BAP.2021-02.14- PI
Zeynep Tacer, Ph.D
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- Work Experience
- Associated Faculty, September 2021 - Present
Bahçesehir University (BAU) - Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
- Department Head, February 2020 - September 2021
BAU Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts
- Assistant Professor, September 2019 - September 2021
Bahçesehir University (BAU) - Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts
- Post-Doctoral Researcher, January 2018 - August 2019
University of Helsinki, Department of Food and Nutrition
- Project Manager, January 2018 - August 2019
University of Helsinki EIT FOOD Food Solutions Master Class Project (FOODIO, FOODMIO, EcoPack)
- Assistant Professor, September 2015 - January 2018
Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Engineering Faculty, Food Engineering Dept.
- Research Assistant, December 2006 – January 2015
Istanbul Technical University, Food Engineering Department
- Visiting Scholar, October2011 – August 2012
Michigan State University Dept. of Food Science & Human Nutrition
- Project Specialist, May 2008
- Summer Practice, August 2005 – September 2005
Technologie-Transfer-Zentrum Bremerhaven - GERMANY
- Summer Practice, May 2004 – June 2004
UNO Unmaş Packaged Br
- PhD., March 2015
Istanbul Technical University, Food Engineering
- MSc, August 2008
Istanbul Technical University, Food Engineering
- BSc, June 2006
Istanbul Technical University, Food Engineering
- Scholarships & Awards
- İTÜ BAP (Award for International Publications) Jun. 2012
- AACCI (American Association of Cereal Chemists) Annual Meeting Student Travel Award Sep. 2012
- ITU Foundation Support Program for Research Assistants Oct. 2011-Mar. 2012
- AACCI Annual Meeting Student Travel Award Sep. 2008
- Danone Institute Scholarship for MSc Students of Nutrition/ Food Programs Dec. 2006-Dec.2007
- TUBITAK (Turkish Academy of Science and Technology) Grant for MSc Students Jan. 2007-Aug. 2008
- TUBITAK Grant for PhD Students August 2008-Mar. 2013
- Hamzacebi O, Tacer-Caba Z. Date seed, oat bran and quinoa flours as elements of overall muffin quality. Curr Res Nutr Food
Sci 2021; 9(1), 147-157.
- Altan, H., Tacer-Caba Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D.Effects of hydrothermal treatments on the common buckwheat starch / Effekte von hydrothermischen Behandlungen auf die gewöhnliche Buchweizenstärke. Cereal Technology Ausg. 01, 3/2021
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Varis, J. J., Lankinen, P., Mikkonen, K. S. (2020). Comparison of novel fungal mycelia strains and sustainable growth substrates to produce humidity-resistant biocomposites. Materials & Design, 108728.
- Oksuz, T., Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D., Boyacıoğlu, D. 2019. Changes in bioavailability of sour cherry (Prunus cerasus L.) phenolics and anthocyanins when consumed with dairy food matrices. Journal of Food Science and Technololgy, 56(9), 4177-4188
- Okumuş, B.N., Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D. 2018. Okumuş, B.N., Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D. 2018. Resistant starch type V formation in brown lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) starch with different lipids/fatty acids. Food Chemistry, 240, 250- 258.
- Demirkesen-Bicak, H., Tacer-Caba, Z., and Nilufer-Erdil, D., 2018. Pullulanase treatments to increase resistant starch content of black chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) starch and the effects on starch properties. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 111, 505-513.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D., Boyacıoğlu, M.H., Ng, P.K.W. 2016. Effect of wheat protein isolate addition on the quality of grape powder added wheat flour extrudates. Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods, 8 (2), 215 – 230.
- Oksuz, T., Surek, E., Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D. (2015). Phenolic contents and antioxidant activities of persimmon and red beet jams produced by sucrose impregnation. Food Science and Technology, 3,1- 8.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D., Boyacıoğlu, M.H., Ng, P.K.W. 2014. Evaluating the effects of amylose and grape extract powder substitution on physicochemical properties of extrudates produced at different temperatures. Food Chemistry, 157, 476–484.
- Tacer Caba, Z., Boyacıoğlu, D., Boyacioglu, M.H. 2012. Bioactive healthy components of bulgur. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 63(2), 250–256.
- Kaya-Özkök, G, Tacer-Caba, Z. (2019). Investigation of biodegradable coatings produced from three different protein sources
for white cheese packaging. Harran Tarım ve Gıda Bilimleri Derg. 2019, 23(1), 1-12.
- Topçu, B., Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilüfer-Erdil, D. (2019). Yulaf ekmeği üretim aşamalarının fenolik madde içeriği ve antioksidan aktiviteye etkisi. Food and Health, 5(1), 48-63.
- Cava Gümüş, P., Tekiner, İ. H., Çakmak, B., Tacer Caba, Z., Özpınar, H. (2017). Investigation of extended spectrum Β- lactamases (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae and Cronobacter Spp. in infant formulas and cereal-based foods for children. İstanbul Gelişim Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi (IGUSABDER), 1, 19-32.
- Türk, G., Tacer-Caba, Z., Çakmak, B., Özpınar, H. (2016). Evaluation of Turkish olive oil quality: some quality characteristics and Turkish Food Codex. International Journal of Food Engineering Research (IJFER), 2(2), 1-17.
- Tezer, K., Menteşe, H., Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilüfer-Erdil, D. (2015). Bazı yağlı meyve ve tohumlara uygulanan kavurma ve pişirme işlemlerinin toplam fenolik madde ve antioksidan aktiviteye etkileri. Akademik Gıda, 13(3), 209-215.
- Tacer, Z., Karaali, A. (2007). Şarapta coğrafi işaretlemeye temel oluşturabilecek otantisite analizleri. Dünya Gıda, Mart, 80 - 84.
- Sener-Aslay, E., Tacer-Caba, Z. Polyphenols in fermented foods and their potential health benefits. In: Bioactive compounds
in Fermented Foods-Health Aspects. Ed. A. K. Rai, A. A. KA. pp. 73-95, CRC Press (In Press)
- Tacer-Caba, Z., 2020. Ed. C. M. Galanakis. Different sources of glucosinolates and their derivatives. In: Glucosinolates: Properties, Recovery, and Applications. Ed. C.M. Galanakis. pp.143-171, Elsevier.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., 2019. The concept of superfoods in diet. In: The Role of Alternative and Innovative Food Ingredients and Products in Consumer Wellness. Ed. C.M. Galanakis. pp. 73-102, Elsevier.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D., 2019. Resistant Starch. In: Melton, L., Shahidi, F., Varelis, P. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry, vol. 3, pp. 571–575, Elsevier.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D., Ai, Yongfeng. 2015. Chemical Composition of Cereals and Their Products in Handbook of Food Chemistry; Ed. Peter Chi-Keung Cheung. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp: 301-329. DOI 10.1007/978-3- 642-41609-5_33-1.
Selected Publications and Presentations in International Meetings
- Tacer-Caba, Z. 2021. Novel approaches in sensory analysis for food pairing applications. 4th International Congress
Agriculture, Environment and Health, May 20-22, 2021, Turkey (Oral presentation).
- Silav, G., Tacer-Caba, Z. 2019. An approach to implement sustainable food safety systems: A case study of the catering industry in Turkey. 2nd Innovations In Food Scıence & Technology Conference, 25-27 June 2019, Amsterdam, Hollanda.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Varis, J., Lankinen, P., Mikkonen, K.S. 2018. Durability of mycelium based food packaging materials under conditions mimicking the potential extremes. 13th International Conference of Food Physicists, October 23-25, Antalya, Türkiye. (Oral presentation).
- Koc, S., Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D. 2018. Detection of some functional, gelation and viscoelastic characteristics of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) in model systems. The International Symposium of Food Rheology and Texture October, 19-21, Istanbul, Türkiye (Oral presentation).
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Varis, J., Lankinen, P., Mikkonen, K.S. 2018. Fungal mycelia: potential biobased food packaging materials. 3rd Food Structure Design Congress, September 20-22, Debrecen, Hungary. (Oral presentation).
- Silav, G., Tacer-Caba, Z. 2017. Investigation of physicochemical and sensory properties of gluten-free biscuits produced using chestnut and buckwheat flours. 1st Conference on Innovations in Food Science & Technology, May 10-12, Munich, Germany. (Poster presentation).
- Kaya, G., Tacer-Caba, Z. 2016. Grape juice application to three protein films to evaluate the changes in the quality of different cheese samples. 2nd Congress on Food Structure and Design, October 26-28, 2016, Antalya, Türkiye
- Altan, H., Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D. Effect of hydrothermal treatments on the physicochemical properties and resistant starch content of buckwheat starch. ICC 15th International Cereal and Bread Congress 2016, April 18-21, İstanbul, Türkiye.
- Demirkesen, H., Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D. Increasing the resistant starch content of black chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). ICC 15th International Cereal and Bread Congress 2016, April 18-21, İstanbul, Türkiye.
- Okumuş, B.N., Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D. Characterization of brown lentil starch type V formation using different types of lipids. ICC 15th International Cereal and Bread Congress 2016, April 18-21, İstanbul, Türkiye.
- Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D., Boyacioglu, M.H., Ng, P.K.W. Starch properties of wheat flour samples, with or without grape powder substitution, and their products. Novel Approaches in Food Industry (NAFI) 2014, May 26-29, 2014, İzmir Türkiye.
- Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D., Boyacioglu, M.H., Ng, P.K.W. Effects of amylose and hard wheat flour on measured phenolic content and antioxidant activity in bread substituted with Concord grape extract powder. 2013 AACC International Annual Meeting, September 29 - October 2, 2013, Albuquerque New Mexico, USA. Cereal Foods World 58:A71.
- Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D., Boyacioglu, M.H., Ng, P.K.W. Evaluating the changes in bread and dough substituted with concord grape extract powder (CGEP) and amylose. IFT 2013 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, July 13-16 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
- Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D., Boyacioglu, M.H., Ng, P.K.W. Rheological and Textural Changes in Dough and Bread by Addition of Concord Grape Extract Powder (CGEP) and Wheat Protein Isolate (WPI). EUROFOODCHEM VII, May 7- 10, 2013, İstanbul, Türkiye.
- Tacer Caba, Z., Nilufer Erdil, D., Boyacioglu, M.H., Ng, P.K.W. Interactions between anthocyanins and cereal ingredients during extrusion. 2012 AACC International Annual Meeting, September 30 -October 3, 2012, Hollywood Florida, USA. Cereal Foods World 57:A72.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D., Ng, P.K.W. Determination of Gallic Acid in Model Systems Comprised of Either Gluten Protein or Corn Starch. 2012 AACC International Annual Meeting, September 30 -October 3, 2012, Hollywood Florida, USA. Cereal Foods World 57:A72.
- Tacer Caba, Z., Nilüfer Erdil, D., Boyacioglu, M.H. 2011. Current approaches on functional cereal products. International Food Congress Novel Approaches In Food Industry, May 26 – 29, 2011, Çeşme - İzmir, Turkey.
- Toydemir Otkun, G., Tacer Caba, Z., Çapanoğlu Güven, E., Boyacıoğlu, D. 2011. A comparison of different antioxidant activity methods in fresh-cut rocket salad. International IFT 2011 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, June 11-14, 2011, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Boyacioglu, M.H., Boyacioglu, D. Starch digestibility and glycemic index of bulgur. IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo., July, 17-20 2010., Chicago, IL, USA.
- Toydemir-Otkun, G., Tacer-Caba, Z., Çapanoğlu-Güven, E., Boyacıoğlu, D., Demir, N. Effects of minimal processing and refrigerated storage on phenolic content and antioxıdant capacity of rocket salad (Eruca sativa, Brassicaceae). Workshop on Antioxidant Measurement Assay Methods, April, 21, 2010. Istanbul, Turkey.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Boyacıoğlu, M.H., Boyacıoğlu, D. Glisemik indeks ölçümü için kullanilan in vitro yöntemler – Bir uygulama olarak bulgur. VII. Uluslararası Beslenme ve Diyetetik Kongresi, 14-18 Nisan, 2010, İstanbul.
- Tacer-Caba, Z., Boyacıoğlu, M.H., Boyacıoğlu, D. Gelenekselden geleceğe sağlıklı bir gıda alternatifi olarak bulgur. 1.Uluslararası “Adriyatik'ten Kafkaslar'a Geleneksel Gıdalar” Sempozyumu, 15-17 Nisan, 2010, Tekirdağ.
- Tacer, Z., Boyacioglu, M.H., Boyacioglu, D. Bioactive compounds of a healthy whole wheat product “Bulgur”. IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo., June, 6-9 2009., Anaheim, OC, California, USA.
- Tacer, Z., Boyacioglu, M.H., Boyacioglu, D. Total phenols and antioxidant capacity of Bulgur. AACC International Annual Meeting, September 21 - 24, 2008, Hawaii, USA. (Oral Presentation)
- Arduzlar, D., Tacer, Z., Boyacıoğlu, M. H. Dietary management of phenylketonuria patients (Developments of foods for phenylketonuria patients). 2nd International Congress on Food and Nutrition-Food for Future, October 24 - 26 2007, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Tacer, Z., Arduzlar, D., Boyacıoğlu M. H. A different point of view for the health benefits of wholegrains: phytochemicals. 2nd International Congress on Food and Nutrition-Food for Future, October 24 - 26 2007, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Tacer, Z., Boyacoğlu, D., Boyacıoğlu, M. H., Çolak, H., Arduzlar, D., Nilüfer, D. 2007. From tradition to modernity: A new bulgur product with vegetables. IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, July 29 - August 1 2007, Chicago, USA.
- Tacer, Z., Boyacioglu, D., Boyacioglu, M. H., Çolak, H., Arduzlar D., Nilufer, D. 2007. Evaluation of starch gelatinization during cooking and drying processes in bulgur production. 2007. 6th European Young Cereal Scientists and Technologists Workshop, April 30 - May 2, 2007, Montpellier, La Grande Motte, France.
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