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2020.11.25 | Talent development

AU FOOD helps seaweed technology closer to the market - and will welcome more startups

The company Pure Algae started back in 2018 based on a master's thesis. Today, it is a company with eight employees and an almost fully developed technology for land-based production of seaweed. Pure Algae is among the participants in the EIT Food entrepreneurship programme Seedbed, which in Denmark is based at AU FOOD – the Department of Food…

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2020.11.20 | Conference

Interactive conference on novel eating experiences

Inspired by the widespread use of technology in the context of COVID-19, Assistant Professor Qian Janice Wang from the science team Food Quality Perception and Society at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University is hosting a virtual, interactive conference out of the ordinary. The first ReThink Eating Conference 2020 takes place online on…

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2020.11.12 | Research news

Grant of DKK 2.8 mill. for new project on plant-based diets

Assistant Professor Martin Krøyer Rasmussen from the Department of Food Science receives DKK 2.8 mill. from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for a project that will investigate micro-RNAs in plant-based diets. It is an area that is not very well understood, but which can have a very big impact on our health.

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2020.11.12 | Research news

How does COVID-19 affect our appetite?

In a new EIT Food project, researchers from the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, investigate how people affected by COVID-19 experience changes in appetite, sense of taste and smell - and pleasure related to food intake in general.

It is essential for the project that the researchers get in touch with women, whom they can follow both when they are pregnant, breastfeeding and for some years to come. Photo: Colourbox

2020.11.11 | Research news

Pregnant women can help improve the breast milk substitute of the future

In the project MaInHealth, researchers from the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University investigate how breast milk is composed and how the mother’s lifestyle affects it. In the long term, this may become important for future designs of breast milk substitute. The researchers are looking for pregnant women who will participate in the…

2020.11.11 | Conference

The food of the future in focus at the first international iFOOD conference

Aarhus University Centre for Innovative Food Research, iFOOD, will organise its first international research conference on 1 and 2 February 2021. Here, the latest food research in everything from production of raw material, food processing and packaging to sensory science, consumer behaviour and health will be presented. The conference takes place…

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2020.11.03 | Research news

AU FOOD researcher receives Young Scientist Research Award

Mario M. Martinez from the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, receives the prestigious Young Scientist Research Award from the Cereals & Grains Association for his outstanding work on food carbohydrate polymers that can be used for creating healthy and sustainable solutions.

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2020.11.03 | Research news

AU FOOD accelerates the development of cultured meat within the framework of a new Nordic network

AU FOOD has initiatiated a new network that will accelerate the development of alternative meat based on sustainable, Nordic ingredients and thus take on the competition with the foreign producers. Recently, the network held its first meeting and workshop with participants from all over the Nordic region.