Hoda El-Sayed

National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Hoda S. El-Sayed is an Associate Professor of Dairy and Food Microbiology in the Dairy Department, at the National Research Centre, Egypt. She graduated from the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, where she received her MSc and Ph.D. in 2008 and 2013, respectively. She has published fifty-five research articles on the microencapsulation of probiotics, the development of functional products, controlling the shelf life of food using plant extracts, and the use of nanotechnology in food packaging. She has one Egyptian patent to her credit. Dr. El-Sayed received the award for best scientific paper from Unilever Mashreq in 2016, the Scientific Encouragement in Dairy Science award from the Egyptian Society of Dairy Science in 2017, and a best scientific paper award from the Dream Company in 2019 and 2020.

Hoda El-Sayed

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This book discusses the effect of microbiota on human health and disease. The microbiome is a complex collection of microorganisms. The microbial community differs across body sites, driven by different environmental conditions, immunological factors, and interactions between microbial species. It is now well known that the microbiome interacts with its host, assisting in the bioconversion of nutrients and detoxification, boosting immunity, and protecting against pathogenic microbes. This book addresses such topics as the pathogenesis and role of microbiota in disease, the relationship of the microbiome with obesity, the interactions of gut microbiota and the brain, and the development of functional foods fortified with probiotic microorganisms.

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