The 2017 FSS Conference

On the 8th of December 2017, the FSS Conference was held at SLU, Uppsala. We had a great day in “Ladan”, an old building with fantastic atmosphere. The theme of the meeting was “Current research, strengths and priorities for the future”, with an important aim being to set up a document for future priorities in food science research.

It was an intense day with interesting talks by international speakers Harry Barraza (Arla Foods, DK) and Michael Muller (Norwich Medical School, UEA, UK) and Turid Mørkøre (NOFIMA, NO), as well as presentations by PhD-students Mursalin Sajib (Chalmers) and Jing Lu (SLU).
Just before lunch we got short presentations of some of the posters in the poster exhibition and during the lunch break, we were all strolling around to study and discuss all the interesting posters brought by our ambitious researchers.
The afternoon was dedicated to the National Research Strategy, starting with a presentation of the Swedish Food Strategy by Inger Anderson, who is the chair of the National Committee for Food Science Research and Erika Ax from FORMAS. We also got a very interesting bibliometric overview of our research strengths from the leader of FSS, Anna Ström, Chalmers, as well as short summaries of the research at the different FSS partner organisations. The final activity of the day was a workshop with the theme “What are the top national food research priorities and how do we collaborate tho achieve them?”. There were intense discussions and we are looking forward to summarise and present the results as a part of the work towards a future national research strategy.
Find the full programme here.
Results from workshop here: Summary FSS workshop 171208

Some photos from the conference:

Prof. Michael Muller speaking

Moderator of the day: Annika Åhnberg

The poster session: