New EU-project on Food Models
The new EU-project DREAM had its kick-off meeting in Nantes, France in the end of May 2009. The full name of the four-year project is "Design and development of realistic food models with well-characterised micro- and macro-structure and composition", and it aims at developing four different food models to be used as standards that can be exploited across all major food categories to facilitate risk assessment and nutritional quality for food research and industry.
Coordinated by Monique Axelos at INRA, France, the project has 18 partners and a total budget of about 8.6 million EUR. VTT will work on two of the models: 1) open solid foams, were Kaisa Poutanen is WP leader and Kati Katina responsible for the VTT work on cereal product models, and 2) combined gelled/dispersed/aerated systems, where Martina Lille will coordinate the VTT research on enzymatic dairy protein structure engineering.
Prof. Kaisa Poutanen,
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