The Food Science Project
The food science project, launched in July 2006, applies nuclear-based techniques to investigate fundamental and industrial problems of national significance in food science.
The current interests of the group relate to determining structure-function relationships in food-based systems, such as lipids, proteins and polysaccharides, with direct applications to food processing and human nutrition.
Neutron and X-ray scattering methods naturally feature extensively in our work with SANS being conducted primarily on our 40m instrument, Quokka. Recent articles providing a general introduction to the subject can be found in http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2009.07.008 and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118373903.ch3/summary
For further information about the project and how our methods can be applied to food based systems, contact Dr Elliot Gilbert.