5. Food

Providing every world citizen with sufficient and safe food, grown under sustainable constraints, is one of the Millennium Goals. In order to achieve this and to combine it with the growing demand for food, a partnership between different areas of science and technologies is needed. Good food also constitutes an important component of good health.

 

New research based on food sciences, (molecular) biology, biochemistry and biophysics can strongly contribute to achieving this goal. These challenges in agriculture and food require an interdisciplinary approach of material sciences, life sciences, and social sciences.

For the material and life sciences it is particularly important to understand how molecules relate to system functionality. Research in this area focuses for example on molecules with sub-micron scale structures in food or processing devices acting on a micron scale. These devices break down food ingredients into their molecular constituents and control formation of sub-micron scale structures. Other research topics include the conditions during food processing and the resulting food quality properties, and a more precise monitoring of these conditions.

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Theme coordinator
Prof. dr. E. van der Linden (Wageningen UR)

This theme contains the following programmes:

5A Food process monitoring and product quality assessment
5B Molecular structure of food
5C Food products and processes
5D Microdevices for structuring and isolation

Providing every world citizen with sufficient and safe food, grown under sustainable constraints, is one of the Millennium Goals. In order to fulfill this objective and to combine it with the growing demand for food, demands a partnership between different areas of science and technologies. Good food also constitutes an important component of good health. New research based on food sciences, (molecular) biology, biochemistry and biophysics can strongly contribute to achieve this goal. Within this theme, we propose research aimed at developing key elements of the solution.

Contact at NanoNextNL Foundation for theme 5:  Leon Gielgens

Programmes

  • 5A Food process monitoring and product quality assessment
    5A Food process monitoring and product quality assessment Read more
  • 5B Molecular structure of food
    5B Molecular structure of food Read more
  • 5C Food products and processes
    5C Food products and processes Read more
  • 5D Microdevices for structuring and isolation
    5D Microdevices for structuring and isolation Read more