5A Food process monitoring and product quality assessment
Micro and nanotechnologies offer unique opportunities to measure and detect molecules and organisms with higher specificity and sensitivity. Moreover these concepts provide better cost efficiency, speed and ease of use. In this programme research will be done to transfer these concepts to the economically important application field of food and nutrition. The results will enable the sector not only to monitor and control processes in the food industry more accurately, it will also provide tools to determine sensory qualities of food products and to effectively assess product quality and safety throughout the production and logistic chains.