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Nigel Patrick Brunton

Lecturer

School of Agriculture & Food Science
Room FS 2.07
UCD Agriculture and Food Science Centre,
University College Dublin
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: 003537167603
Email: nigel.brunton@ucd.ie

Biography

Dr. Nigel Brunton has an MSc and PhD from the School of Agriculture and Food at University College Dublin. Dr. Brunton's PhD was concerned aroma volatiles in turkey muscle.  In 2005 Dr. Nigel Brunton was appointed as a Research Officer in the Prepared Foods Department at  Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown (the Irish Food and Agricultural Development Authority). In Teagasc Dr. Brunton's primary role was in the area of phytochemicals and recovery of valuable compounds from food waste. In 2008 Dr. Brunton was appointed as a senior research officer in the role of natural product chemist and in 2010 was instrumental in the design and development of a new nutraceutical facility at the Teagasc Ashtown site.Dr. Brunton was also a Work package leader in the MI/DAFM funded marine functional food Research Initiative and a principal investigator in the Irish Phytochemical Food Network dedicated to tracing levels of phytochemicals from farm to fork. He has published over 160 peer reviewed publications in recognised journals and has  over 20 years experience in a food research. In February of 2012 Dr. Brunton re-joined the School of Agriculture and Food in UCD. Dr. Brunton is currently an acting partner in 7 nationally funded research projects and was recently successful in receiving funding for 2 Horizon 2020 projects (FieldFood, Project ID: 635632 and Agrimax Project ID: 720719). Dr. Brunton's Google scholar H-index is 43. 

Professional

         

Conference Contributions

McKenna, B. M., Lyng, J. G. and Brunton, N.; (2003) Radio Frequency Heating of Foods. [Plenary Lecture], Foods for Life, Melbourne, Australia , 24-AUG-03 - 27-AUG-03.
Arimi, J., Brunton, N., Monahan, F, O'Riordan, D. and O'Sullivan; (2005) Flavour retention and colour changes in dried basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) leaves coated with sodium caseinate/trehalose mixtures. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], 35th research Conference- Food Nutrition and Consumer Science, UCC , 16-SEP-05.
Arimi, J., M, Brunton, N., Monahan, F. O'Riordan, E.D. and O'Sullivan, M. ; (2005) Flavour retention and colour changes in dried basil (Ocimum basilicum L) leaves coated with sodium caseinate /trehalose mixtures. [Refereed Abstracts], Proceedings of the 35th Food, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences, UCC, Cork, UCC, Cork , 14-SEP-05 - 16-SEP-05.
               

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Brunton, N.P., D.A. Cronin, F.J. Monahan, and R. Durcan; (2000) 'Effect of post-mortem ageing prior to cooking on lipid oxidation in cooked turkey' In: P. Schieberle and K-H. Engel (eds). Frontiers of Flavour Science. Garching, Germany: Deutsche Forschungsanstalt fur Lebensmittelchemie. , pp.545-548 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Kenny, O., Smyth, T. J., Hewage, C. M., Brunton, N. P., McLoughlin, P. (2014) '4-Hydroxyphenylacetic acid derivatives of inositol from dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root characterised using LCâ¿¿SPEâ¿¿NMR and LCâ¿¿MS techniques'. Phytochemistry, 98 (0):197-203. Available Online [Details]
Wijngaard, Hilde, Hossain, Mohammad B., Rai, Dilip K., Brunton, Nigel (2012) 'Techniques to extract bioactive compounds from food by-products of plant origin'. Food Research International, 46 (2):505-513. Available Online [Details]
Heffernan, Natalie, Brunton, Nigel, FitzGerald, Richard, Smyth, Thomas (2015) 'Profiling of the Molecular Weight and Structural Isomer Abundance of Macroalgae-Derived Phlorotannins'. Marine Drugs, 13 (1):509-528. Available Online Link to full text [Details]
Mireia Corell, , Eimilee Sheehy, Paul Evans,, Nigel Brunton, Juan Valverde (2013) 'Absolute Configuration of Falcarinol (9Z-heptadeca-1,9-diene-4,6-diyn-3-ol) from Pastinaca sativa'. Natural product communications, 8 (8):1123-1126. [Details]
Grasso, S., Brunton, N. P., Monahan, F. J., Harrison, S.M. (2015) 'Development of a Method for the Analysis of Sterols in Sterol-Enriched Deli-Style Turkey with GC-FID'. Food Analytical Methods, . [Details]
Tiwari, Uma, Rawson, Ashish, Valverde, Juan, Reilly, Kim, Brunton, Nigel, Cummins, Enda (2013) 'A farm⿐to⿐fork model to evaluate the level of polyacetylenes in processed carrots'. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, . [Details]
Lyng J.G., , Zhang L., , Marra F., , Brunton N.P. (2013) 'Effect of freezing rate and comminution on dielectric properties of pork'. Czech Journal of Food Sciences, 31 :413-418. [Details]
Mitchell, Michelle, Brunton, Nigel P., Wilkinson, Martin G. (2013) 'The influence of salt taste threshold on acceptability and purchase intent of reformulated reduced sodium vegetable soups'. Food Quality and Preference, 28 (1):356-360. Available Online [Details]
Mitchell, Michelle, Brutnon, Nigel P., Fitzgerald, Richard J., Wilkinson, Martin G. (2013) 'The Use of Herbs, Spices, and Whey Proteins as Natural Flavor Enhancers and Their Effect on the Sensory Acceptability of Reduced-Salt Chilled Ready-Meals'. Journal of Culinary Science and Technology, 11 (3):222-240. Available Online [Details]
Rawson, Ashish, Brunton, Nigel P, Rai, Dilip K, McLoughlin, Padraig, Tiwari, Brijesh K, Tuohy, Maria G (2013) 'Stability of falcarinol type polyacetylenes during processing of Apiaceae vegetables'. Trends in Food Science and Technology, . [Details]
Rawson, Ashish, Hossain, Mohammad B, Patras, Ankit, Tuohy, Maria, Brunton, Nigel (2013) 'Effect of boiling and roasting on the polyacetylene and polyphenol content of fennel (< i> Foeniculum vulgare) bulb'. Food Research International, 50 (2):513-518. [Details]
Reilly, Kim, Cullen, Eileen, Lola-Luz, Theodora, Stone, Dorothy, Valverde, Juan, Gaffney, Michael, Brunton, Nigel, Grant, James, Griffiths, Bryan S. (2013) 'Effect of organic, conventional and mixed cultivation practices on soil microbial community structure and nematode abundance in a cultivated onion crop'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, . Available Online [Details]
Reilly, Kim, Valverde, Juan, Finn, Leo, Rai, Dilip K., Brunton, Nigel, Sorensen, Jens C., Sorensen, Hilmer, Gaffney, Michael (2013) 'Potential of cultivar and crop management to affect phytochemical content in winter-grown sprouting broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, . Available Online [Details]
Russo, Daniela, Kenny, Owen, Smyth, Thomas J., Milella, Luigi, Hossain, Mohammad B., Diop, Moussoukhoye Sissokho, Rai, Dilip K., Brunton, Nigel P. (2013) 'Profiling of Phytochemicals in Tissues from Sclerocarya birrea by HPLC-MS and Their Link with Antioxidant Activity'. ISRN Chromatography, 2013 :11. Available Online [Details]
Tierney, MichelleS, Soler-Vila, Anna, Rai, DilipK, Croft, AnnaK, Brunton, NigelP, Smyth, ThomasJ (2013) 'UPLC-MS profiling of low molecular weight phlorotannin polymers in Ascophyllum nodosum, Pelvetia canaliculata and Fucus spiralis'. Metabolomics, :1-12. Available Online [Details]
Tierney, M. S., Smyth, T. J., Rai, D. K., Soler-Vila, A., Croft, A. K., Brunton, N. (2013) 'Enrichment of polyphenol contents and antioxidant activities of Irish brown macroalgae using food-friendly techniques based on polarity and molecular size'. Food Chemistry, 139 (1-4):753-761. Available Online [Details]
Kenny, Olivia M. McCarthy, Catherine M. Brunton, Nigel P. Hossain, Mohammad B. Rai, Dilip K. Collins, Stuart G. Jones, Peter W. Maguire, Anita R. O'Brien, Nora M. (2013) 'Anti-inflammatory properties of potato glycoalkaloids in stimulated Jurkat and Raw 264.7 mouse macrophages'. Life Sciences, 92 (13):775-782. [Details]
Mireia Corell, Eimilee Sheehy Paul Evans, Nigel Brunton Juan Valverde (2013) 'Absolute Configuration of Falcarinol (9Z-heptadeca-1,9-diene-4,6-diyn-3-ol) from Pastinaca sativa'. Natural Product Reports, . [Details]
Tiwari, U., Cummins E., Brunton, N., O'Donnell, C. and Gallagher E. (2013) 'A comparison of oat flour and oat bran-based bread formulations'. British Food Journal, 115 (2):300-313. [DOI] [Details]
Tiwari U, Rawson A., Valverde J., Reilly K., Brunton N. and Cummins E.* (2013) 'A Farm- to- Fork Model to Evaluate the Level of Polyacetylenes in Processed Carrots'. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 48 (8):1626-1639. [DOI] [Details]
Kenny, O., Smyth, T. J., Hewage, C. M., Brunton, N. P (2013) 'Antioxidant properties and quantitative UPLC-MS analysis of phenolic compounds from extracts of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds and bitter melon (Momordica charantia) fruit'. Food Chemistry, 141 (4):4295-4302. [Details]
Valverde, Juan, Reilly, Kim, Villacreces, Salvador, Gaffney, Michael, Grant, James, Brunton, Nigel (2014) 'Variation in bioactive content in broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica) grown under conventional and organic production systems'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, . Available Online [Details]
Reilly, Kim, Valverde, Juan, Finn, Leo, Rai, Dilip K., Brunton, Nigel, Sorensen, Jens C., Sorensen, Hilmer, Gaffney, Michael (2014) 'Potential of cultivar and crop management to affect phytochemical content in winter-grown sprouting broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. var. italica)'. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 94 (2):322-330. Available Online [Details]
Kenny, Owen, Smyth, Thomas J, Hewage, Chandralal M, Brunton, Nigel P (2014) 'Antioxidant properties and quantitative UPLC-MS/MS analysis of phenolic compounds in dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root extracts'. Free Radicals and Antioxidants, 4 (1):55-61. [Details]
Hossain, Mohammad B., Tiwari, Brijesh K., Gangopadhyay, Nirupama, Oâ¿¿Donnell, Colm P., Brunton, Nigel P., Rai, Dilip K. (2014) 'Ultrasonic extraction of steroidal alkaloids from potato peel waste'. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21 (4):1470-1476. Available Online [Details]
Heffernan, N., Smyth, T. J., Soler-Villa, A., Fitzgerald, R. J., Brunton, N. P. (2014) 'Phenolic content and antioxidant activity of fractions obtained from selected Irish macroalgae species (Laminaria digitata, Fucus serratus, Gracilaria gracilis and Codium fragile)'. Journal of Applied Phycology, :1-12. Available Online [Details]
Kenny, Owen, Smyth, Thomas J., Hewage, Chandralal M., Brunton, Nigel P. (2014) 'Quantitative UPLC-MS/MS analysis of chlorogenic acid derivatives in antioxidant fractionates from dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) root'. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, . Available Online [Details]
Harris, S., Brunton, N., Tiwari, U., Cummins, E. (2015) 'Human exposure modelling of quercetin in onions (Allium cepa L.) following thermal processing'. Food Chemistry, 187 (0):135-139. Available Online [Details]
Gangopadhyay, Nirupama, Hossain, Mohammad B., Rai, Dilip K., Brunton, Nigel P. (2015) 'Optimisation of yield and molecular weight of β-glucan from barley flour using response surface methodology'. Journal of Cereal Science, 62 (0):38-44. Available Online [Details]
Arroyo, C; Eslami, S; Brunton, NP; Arimi, JM; Noci, F; Lyng, JG (2015) 'An assessment of the impact of pulsed electric fields processing factors on oxidation, color, texture, and sensory attributes of turkey breast meat'. Poultry Science, 94 :1088-1095. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kenny, Owen, Brunton, Nigel P, Smyth, Thomas J (2015) 'In Vitro Protocols for Measuring the Antioxidant Capacity of Algal Extracts'. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), :375-402. [Details]
Ignat, Alexandra, Manzocco, Lara, Brunton, Nigel P, Nicoli, Maria Cristina, Lyng, James G (2015) 'The effect of pulsed electric field pre-treatments prior to deep-fat frying on quality aspects of potato fries'. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 29 :65-69. [Details]
Rossle, C,Wijngaard, HH,Gormley, RT,Butler, F,Brunton, N; (2010) 'Effect of Storage on the Content of Polyphenols of Minimally Processed Skin-On Apple Wedges from Ten Cultivars and Two Growing Seasons'. Food Chemistry, 58 :1609-1614. [DOI] [Details]
Wijngaard, Hilde Henny, Ballay, Mélanie, Brunton, Nigel (2012) 'The optimisation of extraction of antioxidants from potato peel by pressurised liquids'. Food Chemistry, 133 (4). Available Online [Details]
Tierney, Michelle S., Smyth, Thomas J., Hayes, Maria, Soler-Vila, Anna, Croft, Anna K., Brunton, Nigel (2012) 'Influence of pressurised liquid extraction and solid liquid extraction methods on the phenolic content and antioxidant activities of Irish macroalgae'. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, . Available Online [Details]
Traynor, M., Burke, R., Brunton, N., Barry-Ryan, C. (2012) 'Response Surface Methodology Guided Release of Two Acetate Volatiles From an Oil-in-Water Emulsion'. Journal of Culinary Science and Technology, 10 (3):223-238. Available Online [Details]

Other Journals

Brunton, N., Gormley, T.R., Cummins, E.J., Butler, F.; (2005) 'Status report on acrylamide in potato products' . [Details]

Conference Publications

Brunton N.P. , D.A.Cronin , .F.J.Monahan,.and R. Durkan; Determination of hexanal in cooked turkey using solid phase microextraction (SPME)/ GC Proceedings of the 44th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology.(1998) *, , pp.586-587 [Details]
Brunton N.P. , F.J.Monahan, D.A Cronin, and P,J. Caplan.; Identification of aroma compounds in cooked turkey using solid phase microextraction (SPME)/GC MS Proceedings of the Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting. (1999) *, , pp.102 [Details]
Rawson A., Tiwari U., Brunton N., Valverde J., Tuohy M., Cummins E.; (2011) A methodology to predict the pre-harvest and post-harvest level of polyacetylenes in carrots 7th International Conference on Predictive Modelling of Food Quality and Safety Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin, Ireland, , 12-SEP-11 - 15-SEP-11 , pp.406 [Details]
Roessle, C., Auty, M.A.E., Brunton, N. Butler, F. and Gormley, T.R.; (2009) Development of fresh-cut apple slices with added probiotic bacteria 3rd International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruit and Vegetables (FAV Health) Avignon, France, , pp.Page 129 (Abst.) [Details]
Keenan, D., Gormley, T.R., Brunton, N. and Butler, F.; (2009) Effect of high pressure and thermal processing on physicochemical, rheological and antioxidant properties of fruit smoothies 3rd International Symposium on Human Health Effects of Fruit and Vegetables (FAV Health) Avignon, France, , pp.page 239 (Abst.) [Details]
Tiwari, B., O'Donnell, C.P., Brunton, N., Patras, A., Cullen, P.J.; (2009) Effect of sonication on the colour and anthocyanin content of grape juice Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting (IFT09), Anaheim, CA, USA, June 6 - 9 [Details]
Cummins E., Butler F., Brunton N. and Gormley R. ; (2007) Consumer protection through process simulation models 5th International Congress on Food Technology, Consumer protection through food process improvement & innovation in the real world Thessaloniki, Greece, , 09-MAR-07 - 11-MAR-07 , pp.449-458 [Details]
Cummins E., Butler F., Brunton N., Gormley R. ; (2007) Agri-food processing and their effects on acrylamide formation CIGR Section VI- 3rd International Symposium Naples, Italy, , 24-SEP-07 - 26-SEP-07 , pp.P4.1-4.11 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Brunton, N. and Gormley, R. ; (2007) Consumer protection through process simulation models - Acrylamide case studies 5th International Congress on Food Technology Thessaloniki, Greece, , 09-MAR-07 - 11-MAR-07 , pp.449-458 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Brunton, N. and Gormley, R.; (2007) Predictive modelling for quantitative risk assessment in the food industry 5th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods Athen, Greece, , 16-SEP-07 - 19-SEP-07 , pp.437-440 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Brunton, N. and Gormley, R.; (2006) Factors affecting acrylamide formation in processed potato products ' A simulation approach IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology 'Food is Life' Nantes, France, , 17-SEP-06 - 21-SEP-06 , pp.691-705 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Gormley, R. and Brunton, N. ; (2006) Simulation of the dietary exposure to acrylamide from French fries for Irish consumers 4th International Conference on Simulation Modelling in the Food and Bioindustry University of Naples, Italy, , 15-JUN-06 - 17-JUN-06 , pp.137-141 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Gormley, R. Brunton, N.; (2006) Simulation of the dietary exposure to acrylamide from French fries for Irish consumers . In: Masi, P. and Toraldo, G eds. 4th International conference on simulation modelling in the food and bio industry (FoodSim '06) University of Naples, Federico II, Naples, Italy, , 15-JUN-06 - 17-JUN-06 , pp.137-141 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Brunton, N. and Gormley, R.; (2006) actors affecting acrylamide formation in processed potato products :A simulation approach \i IUFOST 13th World Congress of Food Science and Technology -Food is Life.0 Nantes, France, , 17-SEP-06 - 21-SEP-06 , pp.691-705 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Gormley, T.R. Brunton. N.; (2005) Human risks from acrylamide formation in processed potato products 35th research conference Food, Nutrition and Consumer sciences , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Gormley, T.R. Brunton. N.; (2005) Human Exposure to acrylamide in fried potato products The Science of Food and Nutrition , 01-DEC-05 - 02-DEC-05 [Details]
Cummins E., Butler F., Brunton N. Gormley R.; (2005) Risk assessment of acrylamide in fried potato products Relay workshop no 32: A hot potato ' acrylamide in food , 24-NOV-05 - 24-NOV-05 [Details]
Cummins, E., Butler, F., Gormley, R. and Brunton, N. ; (2005) Acrylamide formation in processed potato products 35th Research Conference Food Nutrition and Consumer Sciences University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05 , pp.29 [Details]
Cummins E., Butler F., Gormley R. and Brunton N. ; (2005) Human risks from acrylamide formation in processed potato products 35th Research Conference Food Nutrition and Consumer Sciences University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, , 01-SEP-05 - 02-SEP-05 , pp.62 [Details]
Li W, Brunton NP, Lyng JG, Cronin DA, Morgan D, McKenna B; (2003) Effect of Radio Frequency (RF) heating on the texture, colour and sensory properties of a comminuted meat product 5th International Conference of Food Science and Technology, Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi [Details]

Published Reports

Brunton, N., Gormley, T.R., Butler, F. & Cummins, E.; (2005) Status report on acrylamide in potato products. Teagasc Press, Dublin. [Details]
Brunton, N.P., Gormley, T.R., Butler, F., Cummins, E., Danagher, M. and O'Keeffe, M.; (2006) Acrylamide formation in potato products. Teagasc, Dublin. [Details]
                                                                                                 

Articles

Cummins, E., Butler, F., Brunton, N. and Gormley, R. ; (2005) A hot potato ' acrylamide in food. Risk Assessment of acrylamide in fried potato products. 32nd RELAY Workshop. Ashtown Food Research Centre, Dublin, 24th November, 2005: Articles [Details]
                                 

Research

Research Interests

Dr. Brunton's Research Interests include:

Novel and non-thermal  techniques for extraction of secondary metabolites from fords and food waste
Factors affecting the phytochemical content of processed plant foods
Phytochemicals analysis
Natural Product Chemistry
Natural Product Synthesis
Instrumental sensory analysis of meats and plant foods
Solid phase microextraction
Acrylamide in starchy plant foods                     
Polyacetylenes
Polyphenols
Glucosinolates
Antioxidants

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The effect of inclusion of Thymus mastichina (marjoram) in the diet of dairy sheep on the composition and biological activity of ovine dairy products
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13