In May 2018, PhD students from the research school “Focus on food and biomaterials” at SLU visited Japan. The purpose of the visit was to gain knowledge on food research and industry in Japan, as well as on Japanese traditional food culture and novel trends in the Japanese food and beverage market.
Hasitha Priyashantha, PhD student from the Department of Molecular sciences at SLU, was the main organizer of the study visit.
– This six-day visit was a great opportunity for PhD students from SLU to experience a different food culture and explore possible reasons behinds their healthy and long life, says Hasitha.
– Moreover, it is important to increase visibility of research and education within food and biomaterial science at SLU on the international arena, continues Hasitha.
– This visit resulted in fruitful discussions on several food and biomaterials-related topics. We hope to further explore and concretize possibilities for collaboration between SLU and relevant academic and non-academic organisations in Japan, says Associate Professor Galia Zamaratskaia, one of coordinators of the research school.
The visit was financially supported by the research school “Focus on food and biomaterials” and SLU Future Food.