Department of Food Science

once again participated in Food Festival


At Aarhus University scientists develop methods that can make it possible to evaluate onion quality during storage. Photo: Colourbox

2016.10.20 |

Onions snitch about their ails

Aarhus University carries out research on promoting resource efficiency in all parts of the food chain. This includes a large project in which researchers and the industry are collaborating to prevent discarding several tons of onions annually. The aim is to make onions tell about their diseases before it is too late.

Lars Henrik Jacobsen manages the national collection of vegetatively propagated vegetables. He has experienced a growing interest in the vintage species. Photo: Jesper Rais

2016.10.14 |

Growing interest in vintage varieties

There is a growing interest in old varieties of fruit, vegetables and cereals. This is the experience at both the Nordic Gene Bank (NordGen) and Aarhus University’s horticultural research site in Aarslev who administer the national collection of vegetatively-propagated vegetables.

Breast milk is the best example of customized food that we know. Photo: Colourbox

2016.08.09 |

New research method opens up the possibility of customizing breast milk for premature children in the future

There is a difference between breast milk from women who give birth prematurely and from women who give birth to full-term babies. However, a new research method has demonstrated that this difference evens out after a few weeks.


Mon 14 Nov
08:00-16:00 | AU-Aarslev
PhD course: Applied methods in crop physiology (2016)
Tue 22 Nov
10:00-18:00 | London
Food Matters Live
70 leading figures from across government, industry, science and health will join renowned commentators and chefs in 17 thought-provoking debates. Food Matters Live is an annual event exploring one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health and Nutrition.
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