Assoc. Professor Siew-Young Quek is the Director of Food Science Programme at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated with a PhD degree from The School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham (UK) in 1999. Her research interests are in food science & technology with a focus on bioactives, functional food and fats & oils. Current work includes microencapsulation of bioactives components for delivery through functional foods, extraction & characterisation of bioactives/ functional ingredients from waste by-products, processing & food quality, and food product development. She has published more than 200 journals articles and conference proceedings, 4 book chapters and delivered 30 reports for industries. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her research and teaching activities including the 100-Talent Programme of Hunan Province (China), Shanghai Outstanding Overseas Scholar (China), Gold medal at the Geneva International Exhibition of Invention, New Technology & Products, University Invention & Research Competition in Malaysia, Top 100 NZ Food Technologists and The University of Auckland Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology.