Dr. Denis Roy

Denis Roy has been a full professor in the Food Sciences Department at Université Laval (Québec, Canada) since 2003. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Lactic Cultures Biotechnology for Dairy and Probiotic Industries (2003–2017) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Cheese Technology and Typicity (2006–2011). Roy began his research career in 1986 in the dairy section of the Food Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. His career as a dairy microbiologist has focused on the bacterial cultures used in the production of fermented dairy products to gain a better understanding of their activities and studying their properties and presumed health effects. He is also interested in multi-omics approaches to monitor and evaluate microbial communities in the dairy environment (from farm to plant) and to pinpoint modifications in the intestinal microbiota (relations of microbial co-occurrence and microbial diversity).