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Professor Hanne C. Bertram has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize 2017 for her research of international excellence. (Photo: Ditte Valente/EliteForsk)

2017.02.22 |

Prestigious Elite Researcher Prize awarded to food science researcher

Professor Hanne Christine Bertram, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has been awarded an Elite Researcher (EliteForsk) Prize for her research into the correlation between diet and health. The prize is awarded by the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and goes to outstanding researchers under 45 years of age.

Experiments carried out by the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University demonstrate that whey protein has extraordinary properties.

2017.01.11 |

Whey protein as a weapon in the battle against overweight

A new research method ensures increased and extensive knowledge about the beneficial effects related to intake of milk-derived foods. In the future, this may enable dairies to developnew and innovative milk products designed to enhance slimming effects.

It is a major wish to be able to prolong the shelf-life of lactose free milk. Photo: Colourbox

2017.01.17 |

What happens once we remove lactose?

With time undesirable aromas and flavours may develop in lactose free milk. This is a challenge for the dairies when trying to accommodate the demand for long-life lactose free products, for example at distant export markets. Therefore, scientists from Aarhus University currently focus on achieving more knowledge of the chemical reactions in this…

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Wed 02 Aug
08:00-16:00 | Aarhus
Food & Ingredients Summer School
Are you interested in gaining an insight into the latest challenges and solutions related to food and do you want to strengthen your international network? In close collaboration with representatives from both small and large food companies in Denmark, Aarhus University offers a summer course with focus on food.

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FOOD strategy 2016-2020

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FOOD in national initiatives

  • FOOD involved in NIC - National Ingredients Center
  • FOOD involved in Danish FoodNetwork that works to generate growth and development in food SME's. FOOD's Head of Department Michelle Williams is a member of FoodNetworks board.
  • FOOD is part of a large national joint application entitled "Rethink good food". The application has also led to Aarhus and Central Denmark been appointed as European Region of Gastronomy in 2017

FOOD in international initiatives

  • Head of Department Michelle Williams is current chair of the Board of EUFRIN, which is an informal network of university departments and research institutes for temperate fruit crops. Several EUFRIN members and companies in the fruit sector are partners in the EUFRUIT project which is coordinated by Michelle Williams. EUFRUIT is an EU network project, and the aim is to create a dedicated platform to secure that existing research are fully exploited by the fruit sector.
  • FOOD is a member of European Sensory Network (ESN) represented by Professor Derek V. Byrne and the science team Food Quality Perception and Society. ESN is an international network of leading research institutions and industrial partners at the cutting edge of sensory and consumer sciences. ESN brings together 28 member organisations acting in 17 European countries, and four non-European countries. ESN members and partners share their knowledge and expertise to explore the value and applications of sensory sciences in food and non-food industrial practices. The well-established contacts among ESN members are used strategically to plan and perform international studies and initiate joint large research applications.