Department of Food Science

once again participated in Food Festival

News

The theory is that the plants are already infected with resistant grey mould fungus on arrival in Denmark.

2018.10.01 | Food

Resistant grey mould is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers

Grey mould that is resistant to the few approved pesticides in Danish strawberry production, is an increasing problem for Danish strawberry growers. A new project will explore if the resistant grey mould is already in the plants when imported.

Requirements for its cosmetic appearance and a larger number of pests make apples one of the most heavily sprayed crops. Photo: Lise Balsby, AU Photo

2018.10.01 | Food

Reduced spraying of apples is possible

The number of sprays in apple orchards can be significantly reduced if spraying is optimized between early spring and fruit set.

Danish wheat must be prepared for future climate challenges. Photo: Janne Hansen

2018.08.22 | Crops

Danish wheat must be made more resilient

With the aim of breeding wheat that can handle the climate challenges of the future, researchers are using genetic data to gain more insight into how wheat adapts to stress.

Events

Wed 31 Oct
16:15-18:15 | Kathrinebjerg, building 5128, room 217, Aarhus
Finding solutions to Agro & Food problems //workshop
Finding solutions to Agro & Food problems //workshop. Arranged by Food ehub.
Mon 12 Nov
08:00-16:00 | AU-Aarslev
PhD course: Applied methods in crop physiology
Visninger
The Department of Food Science at Aarhus University The Dept. of Food Science at Aarhus University is all about food and food quality. Everyone has an expertise in food whether they are focused on taste, health-promoting qualities, sustainable food production or developing new food products.

Alumni activities

Interdiciplinary centres

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

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.

Strategy 2016-2020

Read about FOOD's strategy in this brochure