Researchers at the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen are searching for the best method for fermenting apple wine using wild fermentation. The research involves mapping different kinds of wild yeast from a wide variety of old Danish apple varieties for the first time. The work will help to preserve the Danish apple orchards by upgrading the flavour of the apple wine and thus the value for consumers so that the growers can earn more on the apples.
In West Africa, spontaneously fermented foods are deeply embedded in the food culture and the population has a great deal of knowledge about how these foods should be produced.
Project GreenGrowth has the aim to isolate and catalogue the microbial cultures used for the fermentations and build biobanks to safeguard this microbiological heritage so it can be used to upgrade the West African food sector.
Novo Nordisk Foundation donates a DKK 60 mio (7.8 mio €) grant to the University of Copenhagen (Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences) for the establishment of a pioneering cryo-electron microscope facility at Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Protein Research. The new equipment will help researchers reach new insights in the structure of proteins and could eventually pave the way for new pharmaceuticals.
Jens Hjorth, professor and director of the Dark Cosmology Centre at the University of Copenhagen, receives the Villum Kann Rasmussen Annual Award in Science and Technology. The 5 million kroner prize is Denmark’s largest individual researcher prize and acknowledges Jens Horth’s research in cosmology, including gamma-ray burst breakthroughs that were deemed among the top 10 international scientific breakthroughs in both 2003 and 2005.
The new Maersk Tower was officially inaugurated on Thursday in the presence of HM Queen Margrethe II. The exclusive setting marks a new chapter for health research in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen.
3.5 million Danes have a Facebook profile and most of us check the Facebook-newsfeed daily, or even several times a day. However, the constant stream of friends’ baby photos, skiing holidays and job-successes seems to make us less satisfied with our own life.
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In West Africa, spontaneously fermented foods are deeply embedded in the food culture and the population has a great deal of knowledge about how these foods should be produced. This knowledge has been handed down over… »
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Researchers at the Department of Food Science at the University of Copenhagen are searching for the best method for fermenting apple wine using wild fermentation. The research involves mapping different kinds of wild… »
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