Cui, Steve, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Contact Information:

93 Stone Road West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 5C9
Telephone: 226-217-8076
Fax: 519-829-2600

Areas of Expertise:

  • extraction and fraction
  • functional properties
  • carbohydrate chemistry
  • value added processing
  • complex carbohydrates
  • water soluble dietary fiber
  • rheology and texture

Current Projects:

  • Biopolymer interactions-polysaccharide and polysaccharide and as well polysaccharides and proteins
  • Comprehensive fractionation and utilization of commercial wheat bran
  • Novel and environment-friendly applications of hydrocolloids in non-food systems. Understanding the mechanisms and improvement of quality of gum stabilized joints for landscaping industry
  • Polysaccharide gums from agriculture products: chemical structure, functional properties and value added processing

Research Publications:

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


  • Liu, H., Gong, J., Chabot, D., Miller, S.S., Cui, S.W., Ma, J., Zhong, F., and Wang, Q. (2016). "Incorporation of polysaccharides into sodium caseinate-low melting point fat microparticles improves probiotic bacteria survival during simulated gastrointestinal digestion and storage.", Food Hydrocolloids, 54(Part B), pp. 328-337. doi : 10.1016/j.foodhyd.2015.10.016








Other Science Related Publications:


  • Wang, Q., Liu, H., Gong, J., Chabot, D., Miller, S.S., Cui, S.W., and Zhong, F. (2015). "A novel encapsulation method to protect probiotic bacteria during spray drying", 23th International Conference on Bioencapsulation, Delft, The Netherlands, September 2-4, 2015. (Poster)


  • Ding, H. et al. (2014). "Flaxseed kernel dietary fibre: Partial structure and physicochemical characterization.", 17th International Gums and Stabilizers for the Food Industry Conference, pp. 90-99.
  • Gong, J., Wang, Q., Yang, Y., Yu, H., Diarra, M.S., and Cui, S.W. (2014). "Novel preparation of citral encapsulated with special soybean-derived polymers as a feed additive for controlling necrotic enteritis caused by Clostridium perfringens in poultry. Filed on March 21, 2014." (Patent)
  • Hu, J.-L., Yu, H., Brisbin, J.T., Sharif, S., Nie, S-P., Cui, S.W., Xie, M-Y., and Gong, J. (2014). "Modulation of chicken immune response by selected Lactobacillus isolates with the capacity to attenuate Salmonella infection.", XIIIth Avian Immunology Research Group Conference, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, July 16-19, 2014.
  • Liu, H., Wang, Q., Gong, J., Yu, H., Guo, Q., Cui, S.W., and Miller, S.A. (2014). A novel microencapsulation method for protecting probiotic bacteria during spray drying. (Filled on April 1st, 2014. It is in the process of patent application).


  • Guo, Q. and Cui, S.W. (2013). "Polysaccharides from dendrobium officinal, cordyceps sinensis and ganoderma: Structures and bioactivities.", 17th International Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry Conference, Wales, UK, June 25-28, 2013, Gums and Stabilisers for the Food Industry 17 - The Changing Face of Food Manufacture: The Role of Hydrocolloids, pp. 303-317.


  • Power, K.A., Villeneuve, S., Mondor, M., Fustier, P., Arcand, Y., Lamarche, F., Britten, M., Cui, S.W., Tsao, R., Fofana, B., and Wanasundara, P.K.J.P.D. (2012). "Recent progress on the incorporation of flaxseed into cereal based matrices: delivery of bioactives to target sites and a comprehensive assessment of their biological effects.", 64th Flax Institute of the United States, Doublewood Inn, Fargo, ND, USA, March 29-30, 2012. (Presentation)
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