We aim to fundamentally transform the agrifood sector by developing highly innovative approaches in food production and processing technologies and techniques to ensure Australia’s international competitiveness.
Our focus is on innovation in food process and supply chains to maximise sustainability, traceability and efficiency whilst ensuring high quality, safety and nutritional integrity. We aim to design new methods for fermentation, downstream processing, advanced extraction and drying in food production including process modelling and sensor development for food safety and analysis.
We aim to develop and design the next generation of foods to address the increasing prevalence of lifestyle diseases, nutrient deficiency in disadvantaged communities and ageing population health needs. We will develop foods with antiviral, anticancer and immunological properties for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.
We aim to develop novel methodologies and technologies that will enhance and add value to food processes and products to increase food quality and marketability. These include new and optimised methods for the extraction, purification and stabilisation of high-value food products, proteins, pharmaceutical and other value-added products such as phytosterols, policosanol and wax.