Naturally nutritious

Maximising the intrinsic nutritional properties of agricultural products in foods and ingredients

Our research includes:

  • Biofortification: screening germplasm and exploratory bioprospecting for nutrition-enhanced products
  • Plant breeding to create nutrient-dense fruit, vegetables and nuts
  • Bioaccessibility and bioavailability of phytonutrients to humans; impact of phytonutrient consumption on health markers
  • Maintenance of phytonutrients: identification of nutritional value decline in the supply chain, and means of preserving nutritional content to point of consumption
  • Phytonutrient analysis, sensory and consumer science
  • Evaluation of consumer interest and format of new nutrition-enhanced products

OUR RESEARCH LEADERS

Prof Bob Gilbert: starch/glycogen: structure/function/biosynthesis
Dr Michael Netzel: phytochemicals
Dr Tim O’Hare: biofortified crops
A/Prof Eugeni Roura: nutritional chemosensing

THEME CONTACT

Dr Tim O'Hare

+61 7 338 15068

t.ohare@uq.edu.au
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