Wendy Wismer

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
wwismer@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2923
Address
3-18C Agriculture/Forestry Centre
9011 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2P5

Overview

About

Degree

PhD, University of Guelph

Job/Research Area 

Sensory and Consumer Science 



Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Research interests in the sensory science area focus on odour and taste perceptions in humans. Smell identification and threshold tests were used to explore the olfactory capabilities of varsity athletes involved in contact sports. Most recently, research was performed to examine the perception of basic tastes and fruit flavours as modified by acid and sugar in fruit and fruit products. Ethnic taste preferences for kiwifruit selections have been elucidated using a preference map, a technique which provides information to fruit breeders about consumer preferences for new and future fruit varieties. In postharvest physiology, recent research has explored antioxidant systems in cold-stressed spinach and membrane stability in cold-stressed potato tubers. 

Courses

AFNS 500 - Individual Study

Project or reading course under the supervision of a Faculty member requiring preparation of a comprehensive report. Prerequisite: consent of Department. Note: May be taken more than once provided the topic is different.

Fall Term 2020
AFNS 530 - Principles of Sensory Evaluation of Foods

Principles and methods of analysis of the sensory properties of foods; appearance, texture, aroma, and taste. Physiology of sensory receptors. Applications, advantages, and limitations of sensory methods. Not to be taken if credit received for NU FS 430. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Fall Term 2020
NU FS 430 - Principles of Sensory Evaluation of Foods

Principles and methods of analysis of the sensory properties of foods; appearance, texture, aroma, and taste. Physiology of sensory receptors. Applications, advantages, and limitations of sensory methods. Prerequisites: *3 STAT and NU FS 374.

Fall Term 2020

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Publications

Characterization of chemosensory alterations in advanced cancer reveals specific chemosensory phenotypes impacting dietary intake and QOL
Author(s): Brisbois TD, de Kock IH, Watanabe SM, Baracos VB, Wismer WV
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume: 41
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 673-683

Consumer sensory panel evaluations of three fish species from three river basins in Alberta, Canada
Author(s): Barona B, Young RF, Fedorak PM, Wismer WV
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Environmental Science & Technology
Volume: 87
Page Numbers: 1730-1736

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol may be useful to palliate altered chemosensory perception in cancer patients: results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial
Author(s): Brisbois TD, de Kock IH, Watanabe SW, Mirhosseini M, Lamoureux DC, Chasen M, MacDonald N, Baracos VE, Wismer WV
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Annals of Oncology

Perceptual attributes of poultry and other meat products: A repertory grid application
Author(s): Martínez Michel L, Punter PH, Wismer WV
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Meat Science
Volume: 87
Page Numbers: 349-355

Odor detection thresholds of naphthenic acids from commercial sources and oil sands process-affected water
Author(s): Edge K, Barona BM, Young RF Fedorak PM, Wismer WV
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Chemosphere
Volume: 81
Page Numbers: 932-939

Consumer liking for kiwifruit flavour: a meta-analysis of five studies on fruit quality
Author(s): Harker FR, Carr BT, Lenjo M, MacRae EA, Wismer WV, Marsh KB, Williams M, White A, Lund CM, Walker SB, Jackman R, Gunson FA, Pereira RB
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Food Quality and Preference
Volume: 20
Page Numbers: 30-41

Assessing alterations in taste and their impact on cancer care
Author(s): Wismer WV.
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Current Opinion in Supportive & Palliative Care
Volume: 2
Page Numbers: 282-287

Influence of health and environmental information on hedonic evaluation of organic and conventional bread
Author(s): Annett LE, Muralidharan V, Boxall PC, Cash SB, Wismer, WV
Publication Date: 2008
Publication: Journal of Food Science
Volume: 73
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: H50-H57

Chemosensory dysfunction is a primary factor in the evolution of declining nutritional status with QOL in patients with advanced cancer
Author(s): Hutton JL, Baracos VE, Wismer WV
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume: 33
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 156-165

Shifting to conscious control: psychosocial and dietary management of anorexia by patients with advanced cancer
Author(s): Shragge JE, Wismer WV, Olson, KL, Baracos VE
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Palliative Medicine
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 227-233

Taste and smell abnormalities as an independent cause of failure of food intake in patients with advanced cancer – an argument for the application of sensory science
Author(s): Brisbois, T.D., J.L. Hutton, W.V. Wismer, and V,E, Baracos
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 111-114

Identifying flavour targets for fruit breeding: a kiwifruit example
Author(s): Wismer, W.V., F.R. Harker, F.A. Gunson, K.L. Rossiter, K. Lau, A.G. Seal, R.G. Lowe, and R. Beatson
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: Euphytica
Volume: 141
Page Numbers: 93-104

Packing line effects on storage attributes of fresh spinach leaves
Author(s): Hodges, D.M., W.V. Wismer, and C.F. Forney
Publication Date: 2000
Publication: HortScience

Olfactory capabilities of athletes participating in contact sports
Author(s): Wismer, W. V. and M. Davy
Publication Date: 1999
Publication: The Australasian Association for Chemosensory Science
Volume: 1st Annual Scientific Meeting
Issue: Program and Abstracts
Page Numbers: 10