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FYR of Macedonia

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Morocco

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Ukraine

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University of Otago

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PO BOX 56
9054 Dunedin
New Zealand

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Brief presentation of the institution

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university, founded in 1869. It has a reputation for research excellence. Department of Food Science has a mission to use food processing combined with product development as a tool to develop healthy and flavoursome foods that meet consumer’s expectations in a sustainable manner. Staff working at the Department of Food Science has diverse expertise in the area of sensory science, consumer and market research, product development, food chemistry, food functionality, food microbiology and food processing.

We are establishing research capability in New Zealand in the area of Pulsed Electric Field technology to develop novel food ingredients with different health functionality which has attracted interests from New Zealand food industries.

 

Main Electroporation related topics

Food processing and preservation

Bioactive extraction

Tissue softening

Main Electroporation related research techniques and equipment

The pilot scale PEF equipment at the University of Otago is the only PEF equipment in New Zealand capable of conducting food research on solid, liquid or semi solid food products under both continuous and batch operation.

Equipment: Elcrack HVP-5 (DIL, Germany), batch chambers with different gaps and continuous chambers for extraction and pasteurisation completed with preheating, cooling and laminar flow for aseptic packaging.

Research topics, techniques and equipment not related to Electroporation

Food Functionality, Waste handling, Sensory Science and Consumer Studies

Brief information on available facilites

- Microscopic Center

- Product Development Research Center

- Sensory Research Center

- Food Waste Research Group

- Caco cells facilities

- PC2 labs

Willingness to accept/host visiting researchers

Publications

Project Office

Working groups

Steering Committee

Founding members

DC Rapporteurs

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