Health also comes through the plate. While UniLaSalle engineers are by no means nutritionists or dietitians, they do acquire solid skills in the field. Their skills give them access to jobs related to health prevention or in the agri-food industry.

With a passion for biology that is rooted in the body, UniLaSalle engineers are driven to understand the workings of the human body as well as the chemistry of foods and ingredients. All of this knowledge will be useful to them when working for public health organizations and implementing preventive policies related to food. This knowledge can also be used in the agri-food industry, to improve the nutritional intake of food or to create new health-oriented products.

With their knowledge in microbiology, UniLaSalle engineers will also work on food safety issues.

And research?

Within the Processing and Agroresources research unit, the PETALES team (Food Processes & Transformations and Health Effects) studies the transformations of agricultural production for food purposes and their effects on human health.

Its work focuses particularly on :

  • the characterization of agro-resources during their transformation ;   
  • the impact of these transformations on intestinal homeostasis following early exposure.