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2019.05.10 | Positions

Two positions available in the Ifood platform of food packaging

Do you want to join the Ifood Team?

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2019.05.03 | Research

Grass protein in foods – just around the corner, or?

Recent years have witnessed a major focus on replacing animal protein in foods by plant-based alternatives, and proteins is a key focus area for iFOOD in the years to come. Soya protein in particular is popular in various products. However, Danish grassland areas might be a useful protein source for human food. Researchers from Aarhus University…

Is it possible to replace the dietary protein sources which we know and use today by insect protein ? Photo: Technological Institute, Denmark

2019.04.11 | Research

How healthy and nutritious are insects?

Currently, alternative protein sources are in focus and insects in particular. The nutrient contents of insects have been mapped. However, we still need to investigate several factors when considering insects as human nutrition, including how the nutrients from insects are absorbed, and how they affect our satiety.

Human sensory panel working. The human taste sense is complex and difficult to replicate.

2018.10.10 | Research news

DNA-SHAPES, a model for artificial taste

The interdisciplinary project DNA SHAPES, now aims at developing extremely rapid artificial tasting “machines” using DNA molecules as billions of small molecular sensors to mimic the human taste sense to an accuracy never before believed possible.

New centre leader at iFOOD: Milena Corredig

2018.10.10 | Positions


As of November 1, 2018, Milena Corredig is appointed as new Centre Leader for the iFOOD Aarhus University Centre for Innovative Food Research. Milena Corredig has a broad international experience.

2018.10.10 | Research news


Peas are found in all shapes and sizes, they are adapted to the Danish climate and are full of protein. However, they seem to have fallen into oblivion. Now, the framework is described for a new initiative to study the potential of peas as an alternative to animal protein in foods.

2017.09.29 | Open house

Taste of innovation

Many people are under more pressure in their everyday lives, and this means that ready-prepared dishes end up in their shopping baskets when cooking becomes too much of a burden on a Wednesday night. But what are the nutritional values in such food? What strain do our altered eating habits put on the production chain – can agriculture keep up?…

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2017.09.25 | Research

New research centre focuses on the foods of the future

While the demand for food products is increasing, consumer confidence in food is on the decline. The population of the world is increasing every year at a rate corresponding to the population of Germany. This places demands on the food production of the future if there will be enough food to go round. With its new strategic centre for food…

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