Kalt, Wilhelmina, Ph.D.

Research Scientist


Contact Information:

32 Main St.
Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 1J5
Telephone: 902-365-8561
Fax: 902-365-8455
Email: wilhelmina.kalt@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • food quality - nutritional - sensory
  • metabolism - phenolics - pigments
  • commodities: small fruits - strawberry-cranberry-blueberry-raspberry
  • genetic variation - physiological and chemical differences
  • food components - other food components - phenolics - anthocyanins

Current Projects:

  • Berry crop bioactives
  • Bioavailability of and Bioactivity of Blueberry anthocyanins
  • Isolation and Characterization of Polyphenolics Responsible for Health Protective Effects of Blueberries

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2015

  • Fan, L. and Kalt, W. (2015). "Antimicrobial effects of haskap berry polyphenolics.", Haskap Berry Research Meeting. (Presentation)
  • Fan, L., Chen, S., Doucette, C., Hughes, T., Song, J., Kalt, W., Zhang, H., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2015). "Characterization of Heat- resistant Fungi-Food Safety and Quality Aspects.", AG Connect 2015 Summit, Truro, NS, USA, March 31-April 1, 2015. (Poster)
  • Fan, L., Chen, S., Doucette, C., Hughes, T., Song, J., Kalt, W., Zhang, H., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2015). "Characterization of Heat- resistant Fungi-Food Safety and Quality Aspects.", Ag. Connect 2015 Summit. (Poster)
  • Fan, L., Chen, S., Doucette, C., Hughes, T., Song, J., Kalt, W., Zhang, H., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2015). "Characterization of Heat- resistant Fungus, Neosartorya pseudofischeri Subjected to Heat Treatments.", IAFP Conference 2015, Published abstract. (Poster)
  • Fan, L., Chen, S., Doucette, C., Hughes, T., Song, J., Kalt, W., Zhang, H., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2015). "Characterization of Heat- resistant Fungus, Neosartorya pseudofischeri Subjected to Heat Treatments.", Annual Meeting of the International Association of Food Protection (IAFP 2015), Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, USA, July 26-29, 2015, Published abstract. (Poster)
  • Song, J., Du, L., Kalt, W., Palmer, C., Fillmore, S.A.E., Zhang, Z., and Li, X.-H. (2015). "Targeted quantitative proteomic investigation reveals the changes in proteins responsible for flavonoid and anthocyanin biosynthesis in strawberry fruit at different ripening stages.", ASHS2015, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, August 4-7, 2015.

2013

  • Fan, L., Kalt, W., Doucette, C., Hughes, T., Song, J., Chen, S., Zhang, H., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2013). "Challenge test on heat- resistant fungus, Byssochlamys striata inoculated in blueberry juice and subjected to heat treatments.", IAFP annual conference 2014, Charlotte, NC, USA, July 28-August 1, 2013. (Poster)
  • Fan, L., Kalt, W., Doucette, C., Hughes, T., Song, J., Chen, S., Zhang, H., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2013). "Characterization of heat- resistant fungus, Byssochlamys striata inoculated in blueberry juice and subjected to heat treatments.", IAFP annual conference 2014, Charlotte, NC, USA, July 28-August 1, 2013. (Poster)
  • Kalt, W. (2013). "Anthocyanin absorption during long-term blueberry juice ingestion.", Berry Health Benefits Symposium, Charlotte NC, Canada, June, 2013.
  • Kalt, W. (2013). "Anthocyanin metabolites are abundant and persistent in human urine.", Wild Blueberry Association Research Meeting, Bar Harbour, Maine, USA, August, 2013.

2012

  • Thandapilly, S.J., Louis, X.L., Yu, L., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M.R., Kalt, W., and Netticadan, T. (2012). "Blueberry fractions prevent norepinephrine induced cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and cell death.", 10th International Symposium on Vaccinium and Other Superfruits, Maastricht, Limburg, The Netherlands, June 17-22, 2012.
  • Zvalo, V., Kalt, W., Shi, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Owen, J. (2012). "Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) of Diverse Colours Grown in Atlantic Canada.", 2nd Symposium on Horticulture in Europe (SHE 2012), Angers, France, July 1-5, 2012. (Poster)

2011

  • Forney, C.F. and Kalt, W. (2011). "Blueberries and cranberries.", in Terry, L.A. (ed.) - Health-promoting properties of fruits and vegetables, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK, Chapter 4, pp. 51-73.
  • Kalt, W. (2011). "Blueberries and Human Health.", Plant Canada 2011, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS, Canada, July 17-21, 2011.
  • Kalt, W. (2011). "Blueberries as a Therapeutic Functional Food.", Therapeutic Applications for Functional Foods Conference, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, May 31-June 1, 2011.

2010

  • Forney, C.F., Kalt, W., Jordan, M.A., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M.R., and Fillmore, S.A.E. (2010). "Compositional changes in blueberry and cranberry fruit during ripening.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)
  • Kalt, W., Forney, C.F., Vinqvist-Tymchuk, M.R., Jordan, M.A., and Van der Kloet, S. (2010). "Composition of little known Vaccinium berries.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)
  • Zvalo, V., Kalt, W., Shi, J., Fillmore, S.A.E., and Owen, J. (2010). "Sweet Potatoes (Ipomoea batatas) of Diverse Colours Grown in Atlantic Canada.", 28th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2010): Postharvest technology in global market, Lisboa Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal, August 22-27, 2010. (Poster)

2009

  • Kalt, W., Fillmore, S.A.E., McDonald, J.E., and Tremblay, F. (2009). "Recent Research on Blueberries and Vision.", 4th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health, Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, December 7-11, 2009.
  • Kalt, W., Fillmore, S.A.E., McDonald, J.E., and Tremblay, F. (2009). "Research on Blueberry Anthocyanins and Vision.", Berry Health Benefits Symposium, Monterrey, CA, USA, June 22-23, 2009. (Presentation)
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