This MOOC aims to address the underlying causes and consequences of the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a condition that affects over a billion people worldwide (WHO). The MetS is a compilation of risk factors that includes visceral obesity, high blood sugar and triglycerides, low HDL-cholesterol and hypertension. This results in a considerably higher incidence of diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, liver disease and cardiovascular events. Therefore, there is an urgent need to address this substantial biomedical challenge. This course will deal with diverse aspects related to the MetS resulting from the interdisciplinary background of the involved team members. Therefore, this MOOC course will be integrated into a wide spectrum of university courses: Food and Nutrition Sciences, Biochemistry and Biomedicine, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering.
You can find the iMoox course here...
On July 12, 15 children aged 7 to 11 visited us and worked hard in a workshop on food waste and sensory evaluation of food!
Wasting food is one of the major future issues – judging food by their visual appearance, odour and taste even after their “best-before-date” helps to minimize the amounts. The kids worked hard and had a lot of fun! It was great to have you here!
We are glad to pronounce, that our institute, in particular Prof. Erich Leitner, got one of two professorships endowed by the Graz University of Technology and Moni Group. The professorship targets the research of Food Contact Materials as well as the trainig of young talents in business and science.
Sabrina Stranig’s master thesis on the flavour formation during the roasting process of lupin seed was awarded with the “WKO Forschungsstipendium 2023”. This work was conducted in close cooperation with Johann Krois/Steirerkaffee who cultivated the lupins seeds close to Graz. Using Johann’s professional coffee roaster, Sabrina had the opportunity to perform those roasting experiments that were required for this work. The results of this work give insight into the complex chemistry of the flavour of the sustainable coffee-alternative. Congrats, Sabrina!
A short video on Sabrina’s work together with those of other awarded TU colleagues can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbFSt7rEZ-A
Niklas Pontesegger was awarded with the First Year PhD Bursary within the GIRACT European PhD in Flavour Research Programme!
The Giract programme aims to promote flavour research amongst PhD students in Europe, which is supported by seven industry sponsors. Niklas was one of the six selected students from different research institutions from all over Europe. Congratulations Niklas!
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The Summer School "Food Science and Culinary Arts - from Field to Meal" took place between July 25th and July 7th. The host of the summer program was the Graz University of Technology. During the thirteen days, the 13 participants from different countries learned a lot about food production in Styria. Read more[...]
After a two-year break due to Covid, the Summer School "Food Science and Culinary Arts - from Field to Meal" took place between July 16th and 26th. The host of the summer program was the California State University, Fresno. During the eleven days, the 13 participants from different countries learned a lot about food production in California. Read more[...]
The summer school on “Food Science and Culinary Arts – from Field to Meal” was held at our institute for the second time in cooperation with the University of Arkansas. Together with 10 participants from different countries, four students from our institute learned about food production including food safety and food processing. Read more[...]
The EUROoC conference aims to gather the research leaders in the emerging field organs-on-chip (OoC) with a special focus on young and upcoming scientists. The extremely interdisciplinary field of OoC research is rapidly growing while new and innovative systems are constantly being developed. However, a variety of engineering challenges are remaining, which the OoC field has to address as a whole to enable a sustainable growth of this breakthrough technology. Read more [...]
In memory of Cornelius Weurman, a pioneer of flavour research, the Weurman Flavour Research Symposium has become one of the most important international conferences on all relevant topics from the field of flavour science. Since 1975, the Weurman Flavour Research Symposium has been a unique platform for flavour scientists from all over the world offering the opportunity to discuss recent trends and developments in the field of flavour research. Read more [...]