Functional Nutritional Biology

The ’Functional Nutritional Biology’ Research Group focuses on issues to do with the effects of food on human health. Among other things, the Group runs the ‘Fermentomics’ project, which aims to characterise and improve the nutritional quality of foods through fermentation.

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Nutrition, Health

Since 2015, Agroscope has placed its emphasis in the food sector on microbial systems. In the Human Nutrition Division, the physical and biochemical effects of fermented or cultured foods (especially yoghurt and cheese) thus form the focus of research, with the aim of enabling the identification and evaluation of potential health benefits and risks.

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