Groundbreaking event for Department of Food Science

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2018.04.20 | Food

Well-attended Alumni Day at Science and Technology

More than 1,300 former students and employees visited their former academic environment on Thursday 5 April to see old fellow students and teachers, to attend presentations of the latest research within their fields of expertise, and to tour the laboratories and see new research facilities.

The new building will be a key presence in Agro Food Park with its more than 9,000 m2 of laboratories, greenhouses and other research facilities. The building is expected to be completed at the end of 2019. (Ill: CF Møller/AU).

2018.03.20 | Food

Danish food industry gets a new powerhouse in Aarhus

When Aarhus University cuts the first sod for the new food science buildings in north of Aarhus, it is the start of the formation of a significant research based between health and food research and the food industry. The groundbreaking event for the new Aarhus University building will take place on 20 March, where the Chairman of the Central…

During her project at HortiAdvice Scandinavia, BSc student Maria Zita Salvesen examined how basil could become more chill-tolerant. Photo: Maria Zita Salvesen

2018.03.22 | Food

Young talents collaborate with the food industry

Students and industry support each other in the development of new solutions for the Danish food industry. With the new building for the Department of Food Science in Agro Food Park in Aarhus N, the distance between the university and the industry becomes even shorter.

Events

Mon 25 Jun
11:00-13:00 | Meeting room 4, AU-Foulum
Master thesis defence 25 June at 11 a.m.
Andreas Møller Stokbro will have his Master thesis defence "Potato Polyphenol Oxidase – Inhibition Studies of Thermal Treatment, pH-Induced Deactivation and Natural/Chemical Inhibitors" Monday 25 June at 11 a.m. in meeting room 4, AU-Foulum.
Mon 02 Jul
08:00-18:00 | Wageningen
Masterclass ”Dairy Protein Biochemistry” at Wageningen University
The course is aimed at PhD Students, the industry and other interested people.

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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.

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