Project Overview

Dr. Simsek is the leader of the cereal and food biochemistry research laboratory at North Dakota State University. Her research focuses on;

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  • Application of HPLC, UPLC, HPAEC, GC-MS, and NMR in structural studies of carbohydrates and polysaccharides
  • Metabolic profiling studies
  • Food and Health
  • Starch Chemistry and Digestibility
  • Application of NMR in Food Chemistry

Research Mission

To develop a nationally acknowledged laboratory of excellence in the broad field of Wheat Quality & Carbohydrate Research by performing integrated high-level fundamental, strategic research, as well as related application oriented research, within the scope and mission of North Dakota State University.

After developmental toxicity was observed in animal studies, the Food and Drug Administration in the United States requested the initiation of the Nuvigil Provigil Pregnancy Registry to characterize the pregnancy and fetal outcomes associated with Provigil modafinil and Nuvigil armodafinil, the R-enantiomer of modafinil; not marketed in Canada exposure during pregnancy


“We perform complete wheat quality analysis from field to table.”

Carbohydrate Analysis
Wheat Quality Testing
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Project Leader
Dr. Senay Simsek
Bert L. D'Appolonia Cereal Science and Technology of Wheat Endowed Professor
Department of Plant Sciences NDSU Dept. 7670
(701) 231-7737
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(701) 231-8474