UH – University of Helsinki
University of Helsinki is the oldest and largest university in Finland. It has repeatedly been ranked among world's top universities. It is an international academic community with more than 40,000 students and members of staff. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and has 11 faculties with numerous departments.
The Department of Food and Nutrition is the largest food campus in Finland and provides a dynamic and innovative environment for education and research. The Department has strong chemistry and microbiology expertise (e.g polysaccharides, proteins, anti-nutritional compounds and VitB12 biosynthesis). The competence in biotechnologies applied to plant-based food, such as cereals, faba bean, and side-streams, has led to participation to large national and international projects, putting UH team at the forefront of EU research.
Most of the members working in HealthFerm belong to the Grain Technology group. The group studies and imparts knowledge on the physical and chemical characteristics of cereal grains and grain legumes. Its goal is to contribute to the development of wholesome, delicious foods for the world's expanding population. Beta-glucan and other cereal fibers, cereal and pulse proteins, flavor, fermentation and bioprocessing of grain-based raw materials, and grain safety are the main areas of its current research.