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Annual meeting for LivsID 28th of October

Published: 26 October 2021
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On the 28th of October at 9 am, the externally employed doctoral students program LivsID has its annual meeting with updates from the PhD students that research food-related areas.

LivsID is an industry PhD-program, dedicated to research and education within food-related topics. The program involves nine companies and seven departments at SLU. On Thursday the 28th of October 9.00-16-00, the programme has its annual meeting. You are very welcome to participate. In order to get the Zoom link for hte meeting, please contact the program's coordinator Volkmar Passoth:


Morning Session 9.00-12.00

  • Volkmar Passoth says welcome
  • Äppelriket: Swedish apples all year round through new storage technology, Joakim Sjöstrand (PhD student)
    Project members: Marie Olsson (SLU), Helena Persson (SLU), Henrik Stridh (Äppelriket)
  • Lantmännen: Fractionation of wheat bran to create functional ingredients, Solja Pietiäinen (PhD student)
    Project members: Maud Langton (SLU), Annelie Moldin (Lantmännen)

10 min break

  • DeLaval: Management of cows with mastitis in automatic milking systems, John Bonestroo (PhD student)
    Project members: Nils Fall (SLU), Ulf Emanuelson (SLU), Ilka Klaas (DeLaval)
  • Viking Genetics: DNA-Tinder cow – a program for selection and matching, Christian Bengtsson (PhD student)
    Project members: Erling Strandberg (SLU), Jørn Rind Thomasen (VikingGenetics)

5 min break

  • Lantmännen: Wheat flour quality for baking applications, Louise Selga (PhD student)
    Project members: Roger Andersson (SLU), Christian Malmberg (Lantmännen)
    Norrmejerier: The origin and presence of Lactobacilli in the cheese value chain, Thomas Eliasson (PhD student)
    Project members: Åse Lundh (SLU), Karin Hallin Saeden (Norrmejerier)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

Afternoon Session 13.00-16.00

  • Fazer Group: Dietary fibre, gut-brain axis and health behaviour, Laura Pirkola (PhD student)
    Project members: Roger Andersson (SLU), Jussi Loponen (Fazer)

5 min break

  • BioGaia: Production of potent probiotic bacteria, Ludvig Lundqvist (PhD student)
    Project members: Stefan Roos (BioGaia, SLU), Sebastian Håkansson (BioGaia, SLU)
  • Nordic Beet Research: Longer storage and less loss in sugar beets, William English (PhD student)
    Project members: Håkan Asp (SLU), Joakim Ekelöf (NBRF)

10 min break

  • Kronfågel: Reduce the number of Campylobacter and other pathogenic bacteria in the ready-to-eat chicken ,Tomasz Dzieciolowski (PhD student)
    Project members: Ingrid Hansson (SLU), Christian Gylche (Kronfågel)
  • Group discussion (planning activities for the spring)

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