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Aarhus University, Department of Food (AU-FOOD)    

LEADER: Professor Derek V. Byrne (DVB) from “Food, Quality Perception & Society” at Department of Food Science (FOOD).

DAILY PROJECT COORDINATOR: Post Doc Barbara V. Andersen (BVA) from “Food, Quality Perception & Society” at Department of Food Science (FOOD). BVA has extensive experience in sensory and consumer science, including; descriptive sensory analyses of foods, behavioural measurements of consumer behaviour, analysis of temporal dynamics of expectations, desires, hedonics, appetite as well as physiological and psychological well-being.

Sensory science at FOOD is leading in Europe and applies, develops and evaluates unique tools to measure and analyse food properties based on human perception. FOOD has a professional; trained and tested sensory panel and an ISO-approved sensory laboratory. The activities within this science area can be used in the whole food production chain; from raw materials to processed foods, as well as in the product development phase to quantify the sensory quality of foods. Further, consumer studies are linked to this team, qualitative as well as quantitative, to elucidate consumers’ reactions to foods before until after food intake and with repeated use. The team is specifically focused on gaining knowledge about expectation and desires, the hedonic eating experience, physical, physiological and psychological well-being sensations as a consequence of eating and the cross modal interactions in food perception, all to promote healthy sustainable eating behaviour.


University of Copenhagen, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (KU-DRCMR)    

Hartwig Roman Siebner is Professor of Functional Brain Imaging at University of Copenhagen and head of the Centre for Functional and Diagnostic Imaging & Research at Hvidovre hospital. He has long-standing experience in using a range of brain mapping techniques to study the function of human brain networks.

Oliver Hulme is a senior researcher and group leader (Reward and Homeostasis Group) at the Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance. He has a PhD in Neuroimaging (UCL), and a MA is Physiological Sciences (Oxford). He has extensive experience in neuroimaging, statistical and computational modelling, physiology, as well as behavioural and psychophysical data.


University of Copenhagen, Department of Endocrinology, Hvidovre hospital (KU-HEALTH)    

Sten Madsbad is Chief Physician at the department of Endocrinology at Hvidovre University Hospital and Professor at the Faculty of Health Science, University of Copenhagen. During recent years his focus has been on the secretion and effect of incretin hormones in relation to normal physiology, type-2-diabetes and obesity, including the effect of gastric bypass on the diabetic state.

Kirstine Bojsen Møller is a MD and post doc at Dept. of Endocrinology, Hvidovre hospital. KNBM has extensive experience in gut hormone actions in human physiology and the effects on glucose metabolism and appetite control after gastric bypass surgery.


Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Endocrinology (AU-CLIN)  

Kjeld Hermansen is chief physician at Aarhus University Hospital, associate professor at Aarhus University and adjunct professor at University of Copenhagen. He has extensive experience in nutritional intervention studies and a detailed knowledge about mechanisms behind carbohydrate- and lipid metabolism in general and postprandial lipemia in particular.

Søren Gregersen is clinical associate professor at Aarhus University Hospital, department of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He has long-standing experience with human intervention studies especially in relation to diabetes/metabolic syndrome.