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2021.01.15 | Education news

Get ready for the food market of the future at new Danish-Chinese education

The "International Food Quality and Health" Master’s degree programme equips students to develop the food market of the future across China and Denmark. Aarhus University and the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences have created the programme, and together the educational institutions foster a unique cross-cultural learning environment.

2020.12.18 | Education news


Foodpod Denmark has just released the podcast "Episode 9: Nerdy about nutrition". In this episode of Foodpod, we meet three people with a passion for separating facts from fiction and developing new knowledge that can lead to better food products in the future. They all have three things in common - an interest in healthy and…

2020.12.14 | Publication

FOOD professor Derek V. Byrne editor on new book

Derek V. Byrne, professor at Department of Food Science, is editor of a Book just published from the Special Issue "Consumer Preference and Acceptance of Food Products" in the Journal Foods.  Read more on MDPI.

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2020.11.13 | Research

Grant of DKK 2.8 mill. for new project on plant-based diets

Assistant Professor Martin Krøyer Rasmussen from the Department of Food Science receives DKK 2.8 mill. from the Independent Research Fund Denmark for a project that will investigate micro-RNAs in plant-based diets. It is an area that is not very well understood, but which can have a very big impact on our health.

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2020.11.12 | Research

How does COVID-19 affect our appetite?

In a new EIT Food project, researchers from the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, investigate how people affected by COVID-19 experience changes in appetite, sense of taste and smell - and pleasure related to food intake in general.

2020.11.11 | Research news

Pregnant women can help improve the breast milk substitute of the future

In the project MaInHealth, researchers from the Department of Food Science at Aarhus University investigate how breast milk is composed and how the mother’s lifestyle affects it. In the long term, this may become important for future designs of breast milk substitute. The researchers are looking for pregnant women who will participate in the…

2020.11.11 | Conference

The food of the future in focus at the first international iFOOD conference

Aarhus University Centre for Innovative Food Research, iFOOD, will organise its first international research conference on 1 and 2 February 2021. Here, the latest food research in everything from production of raw material, food processing and packaging to sensory science, consumer behaviour and health will be presented. The conference takes place…

2020.11.09 | Awards

AU FOOD researcher receives Young Scientist Research Award

Mario M. Martinez from the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, receives the prestigious Young Scientist Research Award from the Cereals & Grains Association for his outstanding work on food carbohydrate polymers that can be used for creating healthy and sustainable solutions.


2020.10.23 | Research, News type

AU FOOD accelerates the development of cultured meat within the framework of a new Nordic network

AU FOOD has initiatiated a new network that will accelerate the development of alternative meat based on sustainable, Nordic ingredients and thus take on the competition with the foreign producers. Recently, the network held its first meeting and workshop with participants from all over the Nordic region.


2020.10.08 | News type

Protein crumbs supported by Food eHub

In the past year, the entrepreneurship programme Food eHub at the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, has helped a number of local startups to get funding. They have received a total of almost half a million DKK distributed among four innovative companies, all of which are working to solve some of the challenges of the future through…

Previous events

Tue 16 Feb
10:00-12:00 | Online
Kathrine Esager Ørskov's qualifying PhD exam
Mon 01 Feb
09:00-16:56 |
Future Food Science in focus at the first international iFOOD conference
Aarhus University's Center for Innovative Food Research, iFOOD, will hold its first international conference on 2 and 3 February 2021. Here, the latest food research will be presented in everything from raw material production, food processing and packaging to sensory, consumer behavior and health. The conference is held online and participation is free.
Tue 19 Jan
12:00-15:00 | Online
Thomas Jagd Linding Jensen's Masters thesis defense
The master exam in Agrobiology of Thomas Jagd Linding Jensen will be held online on the 19. January 2021 at 12:00 o’clock The titel is ‘Plant-based Fertilizer and Intercropping in Organic Vegetable Farming’ of 30 ECTS Supervisor Hanne L. Kristensen AU-FOOD Censor Dorte B. Dresbøll KU-PLEN Participate on Zoom: Send a mail to sn@food.au.dk
Thu 03 Dec
13:00-20:00 | Online
You are invited to join us in coming up with daring and creative solutions, and we want to hear your questions around pressing issues. In these increasingly serious times, we welcome the weird, wacky, and wonderful. Maybe even a sprinkling of magic.
Wed 02 Dec
09:30-15:00 | Online
Gratis digitalt seminar: Forum for Proteinberigelse (in Danish)
Seminar og møde med virksomheder.
Tue 24 Nov
09:00-13:10 |
Matchmaking event to foster future collaborations between ENG and iFOOD
In this workshop ENG and the iFOOD Center invite you to a matchmaking event to foster future collaborations across AU researchers.
Tue 17 Nov
15:00-16:30 | Online
Online seminar: Green biorefinery – a Green Deal for agriculture – producing sustainable soy protein alternatives and biobased products
This seminar will describe the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.
Fri 30 Oct
10:00-12:00 | Aarhus
Asbjørn Mols Madsen Masters thesis defense (Danish)
"Semi-field forsøg med undersøgelse af kompost og kvælstof-gødsknings effekt på plantevækst og jordens mikrobielle liv" Participate on Zoom: Send a mail to sn@food.au.dk