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Chalmers University of Technology

CUT – Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that conducts research and education in technology and natural sciences. The university has approximately 3,100 employees and 10,000 students, and offers education in engineering, science, shipping, architecture and other management areas. Chalmers is a highly-reputed university in education and research worldwide. It is considered a leading European technical university, and it is consistently ranked among the top 100 engineering universities in the world.

The division of Food and Nutrition Science (FNS) is one of four research divisions at the department of LIFE Sciences at Chalmers. FNS addresses major societal challenges related to sustainable food production, nutrition and health. We conduct fundamental and applied research, innovation, education and dissemination in Food and Nutrition Science with the aim to provide new knowledge and solutions that pave the way for a sustainable planet and healthy humans. Research topics span from food chemistry and food technology to molecular and data- driven nutrition (Precision Nutrition). In Food Science, we focus primarily on marine and plant-based food systems for which we develop tools and processes to promote high food quality, minimize losses throughout the value chain and allow nutrient recovery from alternative biomasses. In nutrition, we focus on human observational and intervention studies as well as cell-based model studies and apply advanced data-driven approaches and state of the art biochemical and OMICs technologies to understand and predict the role of foods, dietary components and dietary patterns in human health. The research is also related to global food security topics in an international context.

Role in Healthferm

Chalmers has a leading role in two tasks in work package 3. Professor Rikard Landberg leads the team at Chalmers. The team will identify a health-associated microbiome and investigate how microbiota of a free-living Swedish population associates with cardiometabolic risk factors. We will replicate findings from an independent cohort. Chalmers will also set up a clinical trial with the aim to investigate the effects of a portfolio diet of fermented plant-based foods vs. unfermented analogues vs. habitual diet on cardiometabolic disease risk among 100 individuals at elevated risk for CVD.

Team members

Photo of Prof. Rikard Landberg
Prof. Rikard Landberg
Photo of Dr Elise Nordin
Dr Elise Nordin
Post doctoral researcher