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Department of Food Science has at our disposal modern analytical equipment and in more cases unique research and cultivation facilities which make it possible to carry out research in the whole chain from field to fork and further to the health-related and sensory properties of the food. The scientists and technical staff of the department are highly specialised within a number of analytical and cultivation methods which makes us a demanded collaborator in both national and international scientific connections.

Research facilities at AU Aarslev

AU Aarslev houses research in fruit, vegetables, medicine plants, ornamental plants, sensory science, and metabolomics. The research centre has 100 hectares good, homogeneous land in total, including an organic area of 16 hectares for cultivation of fruit and vegetables, 3,500 m2 greenhouses, 3 walk-in climate chambers, 3 small climate chambers, cultivation rooms with LED lights, storage and postharvest facilities and laboratories for plant research. Furthermore, the department has HPLC and LC-MS equipment as well as low-field and high-field NMR (600 MHz) and ISO-certified sensory science facilities placed here. Read more here.

For further information, please contact:

Sensory science: Derek V. Byrne (Professor and Science Team Leader)
Metabolomics: Jette F. Young (Associate professor and Science Team Leader)
Cultivation facilities: Hanne Lakkenborg Kristensen (Science leader) or Kim Nielsen (research technician)

Research facilities at AU Foulum

The department scientists at AU Foulum carry out research in animal food, milk, eggs and meat, their composition and quality and the effect of different production, processing and storage parameters. The department has among other things a pilot plant for dairy technological research, modern in vitro laboratories, GC/MS, Q-TOF, MALDI TOF/TOF, ESR, chromatographic equipment as well as DSC and FTIR. Through collaboration with other departments at AU Foulum, the scientists have access to stables and slaughter house facilities. Read more about AU Foulum here.

For further information, please contact:

Dairy Technological research: Lotte Bach Larsen (Professor, Science Team Leader)
In vitro science and meat science: Jette F. Young (Science Team Leader).