Perry K.W. Ng

Perry K.W. Ng

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Professor, Cereal Science




PhD, Cereal Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1987
MS, Food Chemistry, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1984
BS, Chemistry, University of Winnipeg, Canada, 1980

Professional Positions

Research Associate, Grain Industry Research Group, University of Manitoba, Canada, 1987-1991

NATO Senior Guest Fellow, Istituto Sperimentale Per La Cerealicoltura, S. Angelo Lodigiano, Italy, 1991

Guest Professor, Institute of Food Technology, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 2001, 2005

Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Food Science and Technology, Kongju National University, South Korea, 2003-2012

Visiting Professor, Dept. of Food Science and Microbiology, University of Milan, Italy, 2008

Associate Graduate Faculty, Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2008-2012

Adjunct Professor, Food and Nutritional Sciences Programme, School of Life Sciences, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China, 2008-2019

Member, Board of Directors, American Association of Cereal Chemists International, USA, 2012-2015

Associate Chairperson, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, January 2013-March 2021

Adjunct Professor, School of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Anhui Province, China, 2015-2018

Affiliated Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa, 2016-2019

Deputy Director, MSU-Nanjing Agricultural University Joint Institute, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Michigan State University, July 2021-present

Research Interests

Professor Ng’s research foci have been mainly in the areas of physicochemical and genetic properties of wheats (mainly of wheat flour proteins) in relation to end-use qualities, cereal (wheat, barley, rice, etc.) chemistry and technology, extrusion technology in cereal processing, and utilization of non-cereals (e.g., soybeans) for food and non-food products.  In recent years, his research activities have extended into areas such as cereal fiber and gut health, cereal food allergies, and modifying certain components (e.g., resistant starch, fiber, phenolics) in grain with potential for functional food ingredients. In light of his contributions to cereal science, Prof. Ng was named Fellow of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International in 2010 and Fellow of the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology Academy in 2012.  He has been invited to many research centers (public and private) in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania, North America and South America to present his research findings.  His cereal/food science expertise has been sought out by universities, governments, and the food industry (e.g., in Canada, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and the USA) for consultative and expert panel purposes. He has a personal interest in assisting countries with a need to improve food quality (e.g., nutrition, shelf-life, safety) and/or add value to their local food production (e.g., novel products with nutraceutical and health benefits) via various food processing technologies.

Instructional Activities

FSC 431 – Cereal Processing
FSC 803 – Advanced Food Chemistry

Outreach Focus

Prof. Ng has a passion for capacity building in developing countries. He oversaw a USAID-funded project of the Initiative for Long-Term Training and Capacity Building Program, in which a group of Malawi students studied to obtain their M.S. degrees in Food Science from MSU; he was the Deputy Program Director for the Borlaug Higher Education Agricultural Research and Development (BHEARD) Program, also funded through USAID; and he was the MSU Co-PI on the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA III) program. 

Selected Publications

Professor Ng has 156 refereed scientific publications, 149 abstracts, 26 technical/wheat quality bulletins/booklets, two books, and two U.S. patents. The following is a list of selected recent publications.

Kahraman, K., Koksel, H., and Ng, P.K.W. 2015. Optimisation of the reaction conditions for the production of cross-linked starch with high resistant starch content. Food Chemistry 174:173-179.

Liu, Y. and Ng, P.K.W. 2015. Isolation and characterization of wheat bran starch and endosperm starch of selected soft wheats grown in Michigan and comparison of their physicochemical properties. Food Chemistry 176:137-144.

Masatcioglu, M.T., Ng, P.K.W., and Koksel, H. 2015. Effects of formulation and extrusion cooking conditions on furfural and hydroxymethylfurfural content. J of Cereal Science 65:31-38.

Liu, Y. and Ng, P.K.W. 2016.  Relationship between bran characteristics and bran starch of selected soft wheats grown in Michigan. Food Chemistry 197:427-435.

Tacer-Caba, Z., Nilufer-Erdil, D., Boyacioglu, M.H., and Ng, P.K.W. 2016.  Effect of wheat protein isolate addition on the quality of grape powder added wheat flour extrudates. Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods 8 (2):215-230

Mariotti, M., Lucisano, M., Pagani, M.A., and Ng, P.K.W. 2016. Effect of dispersing media and heating rates on pasting profiles of wheat and gluten-free samples in relation to their solvent retention capacities and mixing properties. LWT - Food Science and Technology 66:201-210.

Ai, Y., Cichy, K.A., Harte, J.B., Kelly, J.D., and Ng, P.K.W. 2016. Effects of extrusion cooking on the chemical composition and functional properties of dry common bean powders. Food Chemistry 211:538-545.

Ortiz, T., Para, R., Gonipeta, B., Reitmeyer, M., He, Y., Srkalovic, I., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2016. Effect of extrusion processing on the immune activation properties of hazelnut protein in a mouse model. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition  67(6):660-669.

Ai, Y., Jin, Y, Kelly J.D., and Ng, P.K.W. 2017. Composition, functional properties, starch digestibility, and cookie-baking performance of dry bean powders from 25 Michigan-grown varieties. Cereal Chemistry 94(3):400-408.

Zhu, Q., Xing, Y., Lu, R., Huang, M., and Ng, P.K.W. 2017. Visible/shortwave near infrared spectroscopy and hyperspectral scattering for determining bulk density and particle size of wheat flour.  J of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 25(2):116-126.

Jin, Y., Ebaugh, S., Martens, A., Gao, H., Olson, E., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2017. A mouse model of anaphylaxis and atopic dermatitis to salt-soluble wheat protein extract.  International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 174:7-16.

P.K.W. Ng and B.-K. Koh. 2017. Free radical scavenging effect of added ferulic acid on wheat flour products. Quantitative Bio-Science 38(1):51-55.

Cappa, C., Kelly, J.D., and Ng, P.K.W. 2018. Seed characteristics and physicochemical properties of powders of 25 edible dry bean varieties. Food Chemistry 253:306-313.

Lango, B., Bona, L., Ng, P.K.W., Acs, E., Torok, K., and Tomoskozi, S. 2018. Evaluation of carbohydrate properties and end-use quality of hexaploid triticale and its relationship to solvent retention capacity. J of Cereal Science 84:95-102.

Gao, H., Jin, Y., Jian, D.L., Olson, E., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2019. Development and validation of a mouse-based primary screening method for testing relative allergenicity of proteins from different wheat genotypes. J. of Immunological Methods 464:95-104 (available online Nov. 3, 2018).

Pranata, M.P., González-Buesa, J., Chopra, S., Kim, K., Pietri, Y., Ng, P.K.W., Matuana, L.M., and Almenar, E. 2019. Egg white protein film production by the most common filmmaking processing technology and its suitability for food packaging applications. Food and Bioprocess Technologies. (

Jin, Y., Acharya, H.G., Acharya, D., Jorgensen, R., Gao, H., Secord, J., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2019. Advances in molecular mechanisms of wheat allergenicity in animal models: A comprehensive review. Molecules 24:1142.

Cappa, C., Kelly, J.D., and Ng, P.K.W. 2020. Baking performance of 25 edible dry bean powders: Correlation between cookie quality and rapid test indices. Food Chemistry 302:125338.

Jin, Y., Gao, H., Jorgensen, R., Salloum, J., Jian, D.I., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2020. Mechanisms of Wheat Allergenicity in Mice: Comparison of Adjuvant-Free vs. Alum-Adjuvant Models. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 21:3205

Cappa, C., Masseroni, L., Ng, P.K.W., and Alamprese, C. 2020. Effect of extrusion conditions on the physical and chemical properties of bean powders. J. of Food Processing and Preservation DOI:10.1111/jfpp.14608.

Gao, H., Jorgensen, R., Raghunath, R., Nagisetty, S., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur V. 2021. Creating hypo-/nonallergenic wheat products using processing methods: Fact or fiction?  Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 20:6089-6115. DOI:10.1111/1541-4337.12830. 

Kinney, G.A., Haddad, E.N., Garrow, L.S., Ng, P.K.W., and Comstock, S.S. 2021. An intervention with Michigan-grown wheat in healthy adult humans to determine effect on gut microbiota:  Protocol for a crossover trial.  JMIR Research Protocols 10(10):e29046. DOI: 10.2196/29046. 

Olckers, S.L., Osthoff, G., Ng, P.K.W., van Biljon, A., and Labuschagne, M.  2022. The impact of low nitrogen conditions on the chemical composition and flour pasting properties of quality protein maize.  Cereal Research Communications.  Published online: 10 February 2022.

Jorgensen, R., Raghunath, R., Gao, H., Olson, E., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2022. A mouse-based method to monitor wheat allergens in novel wheat lines and varieties created by crossbreeding: proof-of-concept using durum and A. tauschii wheats.  Int. J. Mol. Sci. 23:6505.

Gao, H., Jorgensen, R., Raghunath, R., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2022. An adjuvant-free mouse model using skin sensitization without tape-stripping followed by oral elicitation of anaphylaxis:  A novel pre-clinical tool for testing intrinsic wheat allergenicity.  Frontiers in Allergy 3:926576.

Gao, H., Jorgensen, R., Raghunath, R., Chandra, S., Othman, A., Olson, E., Ng, P.K.W., and Gangur, V. 2023.  Intrinsic allergenicity potential of salt-soluble protein extracts from the diploid, tetraploid and hexaploid wheats:  Validation using an adjuvant-free mouse model. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 24:5453.

Ng, P.K.W. 2023. Non-extruded breakfast cereals (Chapter 32) in ICC Handbook of 21st Century Cereal Science and Technology.  Edited by Shewry, Koksel, and Taylor.  Elsevier. (ISBN: 9780323952958).