Careers in Cereal Chemistry

Careers in Cereal Chemistry

Cereal Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, and properties of cereals and the reactions or transformations they undergo. Cereals are plants such as wheat, rice, corn, barley, rye, oats, and millet, which produce grains that are the base of the world's food supply.

Areas of work

Kansas State University
Department of Grain Science
Manhattan, KS 66506-2201

North Dakota State University
Department of Cereal Science
P.O. Box 5728
Fargo, ND 58105-5728

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knowing what goes in the food


eating the food they test on only cause you never know if it will taste right.


publishes high-quality papers reporting novel research and significant conceptual advances in genetics, biotechnology, composition, processing, and utilization of cereal grains (barley, maize, millet, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, triticale, and wheat), pulses (beans, lentils, peas, etc.), oilseeds, and specialty crops (amaranth, flax, quinoa, etc.). Papers advancing grain science in relation to health, nutrition, and safety, along with new methodologies, instrumentation, and analysis relating to these areas are welcome, as are research notes and topical review papers.