Dr. Maurice Tibiru Apaliya

Dr. Maurice Tibiru Apaliya (Senior Lecturer, Head of Department)

Education

Dr. Maurice Tibiru Apaliya had his Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Technology from the University of Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Postharvest Technology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Ph.D. in Food Science and Engineering (Postharvest Technology) from Jiangsu University, China.

Research interest and Output

Research Area: Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases, Postharvest Management of Perishable Produce, Food Preservation, Postharvest Physiology of Perishable Produce, Food Packaging and Food Microbiology. He is a member of the African Society of Food Science and Technology (ASoFoST) and a reviewer of a number of journals. He has over 30 Science citations indexed (SCI) publications in a number of peer-reviewed Journals.

PATENTS, PUBLICATIONS AND POSTER PRESENTATIONS OF DR. MAURICE TIBIRU APALIYA

  1. Yang, Q., Solairaj, D., Apaliya, M. T., Abdelhai, M., Zhu, M., Yan, Y., & Zhang, H. (2020). Protein Expression Profile and Transcriptome Characterization of Penicillium expansum Induced by Meyerozyma guilliermondii. Journal of Food Quality, 2020. 
  2. Zhang, X., Yang, H., Zheng, X., Zhao, L., Gu, X., Wang, K., Apaliya M.T., Zhang, H. (2019). Protein and transcript profiling analysis of the response of Yarrowia lipolytica Y?2 in the degradation of ochratoxin A. Annals of Applied Biology, 175(1), 98-110.
  3. Wang, K., Zheng, X., Yang, Q., Zhang, H., Apaliya, M. T., Dhanasekaran, S., Jiang, Z. (2019). S-Adenosylmethionine-Dependent Methyltransferase Helps Pichia caribbica Degrade Patulin. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 67(42), 11758-11768.
  4. Apaliya, M.T., Yang, Q., Zhang, H., Zheng, X., Zhao, L., Zhang, X., Kwaw, E., Tchabo, W., 2019. Proteomics profile of Hanseniaspora uvarum enhanced with trehalose involved in the biocontrol efficacy of grape berry. Food Chemistry 274, 907-914.
  5. Kwaw, E., Ma, Y., Tchabo, W., Apaliya, M.T., Sackey, A.S., Wu, M., Xiao, L., 2018a. Effect of pulsed light treatment on the phytochemical, volatile, and sensorial attributes of lactic-acidfermented mulberry juice. International Journal of Food Properties 21, 213-228.
  6. Kwaw, E., Ma, Y., Tchabo, W., Apaliya, M.T., Wu, M., Sackey, A.S., Xiao, L., Tahir, H.E., 2018b. Effect of lactobacillus strains on phenolic profile, color attributes and antioxidant activities of lactic-acid-fermented mulberry juice. Food Chemistry 250, 148-154.
  7. Kwaw, E., Ma, Y., Tchabo, W., Sackey, A.S., Apaliya, M.T., Xiao, L., Wu, M., Sarpong, F., 2018c. Ultrasonication effects on the phytochemical, volatile and sensorial characteristics of lactic acid fermented mulberry juice. Food Bioscience 24, 17-25.
  8. Kwaw, E., Tchabo, W., Ma, Y., Apaliya, M.T., Sackey, A.S., Mintah, B.K., Farooq, M., Ma, S., 2018d. Effect of storage on quality attributes of lactic-acid-fermented mulberry juice subjected to combined pulsed light and ultrasonic pasteurization treatment. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization 12, 1763-1771.
  9. Apaliya, M.T., Zhang, H., Zheng, X., Yang, Q., Mahunu, G.K., Kwaw, E., 2018. Exogenous trehalose enhanced the biocontrol efficacy of Hanseniaspora uvarum against grape berry rots caused by Aspergillus tubingensis and Penicillium commune. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 98, 4665-4672.
  10. Yan, Y., Zhang, X., Zheng, X., Apaliya, M.T., Yang, Q., Zhao, L., Gu, X., Zhang, H., 2018a.

Control of postharvest blue mold decay in pears by Meyerozyma guilliermondii and its effects on the protein expression profile of pears. Postharvest Biology and Technology 136, 124-131.

  1. Yan, Y., Zheng, X., Apaliya, M.T., Yang, H., Zhang, H., 2018b. Transcriptome characterization and expression profile of defense-related genes in pear induced by Meyerozyma guilliermondii. Postharvest Biology and Technology 141, 63-70
  2. Mahunu, G.K., Zhang, H., Apaliya, M.T., Yang, Q., Zhang, X., Zhao, L., 2018. Bamboo leaf flavonoid enhances the control effect of Pichia caribbica against Penicillium expansum growth and patulin accumulation in apples. Postharvest Biology and Technology 141, 1-7.
  3. Zhang, H., Mahunu, G.K., Castoria, R., Apaliya, M.T., Yang, Q., 2018a. Corrigendum to'Augmentation of biocontrol agents with physical methods against postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables:Trends in Food Science and Technology 69 (2017) 36-45. Trends in Food Science and Technology 71, 274-274.
  4. Zhang, H., Mahunu, G.K., Castoria, R., Yang, Q., Apaliya, M.T., 2018b. Recent developments in the enhancement of some postharvest biocontrol agents with unconventional chemicals compounds. Trends in Food Science and Technology.
  5. Apaliya, M.T., Zhang, H., Yang, Q., Zheng, X., Zhao, L., Kwaw, E., Mahunu, G.K., 2017. Recent developments in the enhancement of some postharvest biocontrol agents with unconventional chemicals compounds. Postharvest Biology and Technology 132, 162-170.
  6. Apaliya, M.T., Kwaw, E., Tchabo, W., Sackey, A.S., Boateng, N.A.S., 2017. The use of lactic acid bacteria as starter culture and its effect on the proximate composition and sensory acceptability of millet beverage. International Journal of Innovative Food Science and Technology 1, 1-8.
  7. Kwaw, E., Apaliya, M.T., Sackey, A.S., Tchabo, W., Mahunu, G.K., 2017a. Application of Doptimal design for optimizing Parkia biglobosa flour-based cookie. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization 11, 1569-1577.
  8. Kwaw, E., Sackey, A.S., Apaliya, M.T., Tchabo, W., 2017b. Utilization of composite flours as breading agents for deep frying of chicken breast. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization 11, 1523-1530.
  9. Mahunu, G., Apaliya, M.T, Kwaw, E., & Quainoo, A. (2017). ochratoxin a-producing fungi in grapes and their control by biological agents-a review. 
  10. Zhang, H., Mahunu, G.K., Castoria, R., Apaliya, M.T., Yang, Q., 2017a. Augmentation of biocontrol agents with physical methods against postharvest diseases of fruits and vegetables. Trends in Food Science and Technology 69, 36-45.
  11. Zhang, X., Lin, Z., Apaliya, M.T., Gu, X., Zheng, X., Zhao, L., Abdelhai, M.H., Zhang, H., Hu, W., 2017b. The possible mechanisms involved in citrinin elimination by Cryptococcus podzolicus Y3 and the effects of extrinsic factors on the degradation of citrinin. Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 27, 2119-2128.
  12. Zhang, X., Zhang, G., Li, P., Yang, Q., Chen, K., Zhao, L., Apaliya, M.T., Gu, X., Zhang, H., 2017c. Mechanisms of glycine betaine enhancing oxidative stress tolerance and biocontrol efficacy of Pichia caribbica against blue mold on apples. Biological Control 108, 55-63.
  13. Li, Q., Li, C., Li, P., Zhang, H., Zhang, X., Zheng, X., Yang, Q., Apaliya, M.T., Boateng, N.A.S., Sun, Y., 2017. The biocontrol effect of Sporidiobolus pararoseus Y16 against postharvest diseases in table grapes caused by Aspergillus niger and the possible mechanisms involved. Biological Control 113, 18-25.
  14. Zheng, X., Yang, Q., Zhao, L., Apaliya, M.T., Zhang, X., Zhang, H., 2017. Crosstalk between proteins expression and lysine acetylation in response to patulin stress in Rhodotorula mucilaginosa. Scientific Reports 7, 13490.
  15. Zhao, L., Peng, Y., Zhang, X., Li, J., Zheng, X., Yang, Q., Apaliya, M.T., Zhang, H., 2017. Integration of transcriptome and proteome data reveals ochratoxin A biosynthesis regulated by pH in Penicillium citrinum. RSC Advances 7, 46767-46777.
  16. Yang, Q., Wang, H., Zhang, H., Zhang, X., Apaliya, M.T., Zheng, X., Mahunu, G.K., 2017. Effect of Yarrowia lipolytica on postharvest decay of grapes caused by Talaromyces rugulosus and the protein expression profile of T. rugulosus. Postharvest Biology and Technology 126, 15-22.
  17. Li, W., Zhang, H., Li, P., Apaliya, M.T., Yang, Q., Peng, Y., Zhang, X., 2016. Biocontrol of postharvest green mold of oranges by Hanseniaspora uvarum Y3 in combination with phosphatidylcholine. Biological Control 103, 30-38..
  18. Zhang, H., Apaliya, M.T., Mahunu, G.K., Chen, L., Li, W., 2016a. Control of ochratoxin Aproducing fungi in grape berry by microbial antagonists: A review. Trends in Food Science and Technology 51, 88-97.
  19. Zhang, H., Dong, M., Yang, Q., Apaliya, M.T., Li, J., Zhang, X., 2016. Biodegradation of zearalenone by Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Possible involvement of ZEN responsive proteins of the yeast. Journal of Proteomics 143, 416-423.
  20. Zheng, X., Yang, Q., Zhang, H., Cao, J., Zhang, X., Apaliya, M., 2016. The possible mechanisms involved in degradation of patulin by Pichia caribbica. Toxins 8, 289.