LiFT course 2020

The LiFT course “Innovation strategy, Entrepreneurship and Project management” planned to be held at Chalmers in Gothenburg, 23-26 November 2020 has been post-poned.
Information about new dates for the course (possibly in late spring or fall 2021) will come.

Matdagen at the Modern Museum May 7th 2020 has been cancelled.

LiFT course 2019

The LiFT course “Food Ethics and Leglisation”
was hosted by SLU in Uppsala, 6th-8th May, 2019.

The course gave an overview of food legislation and included legislation and ethics from the industry´s point of view, food safety – risk assessment and management, pseudoscience in food and health, risk and crisis communication and animal ethics, with implications to food. The presentations were provided by lecturers from the National Food Agency, the Swedish Food Federation, Lund university, Uppsala university and SLU.
As a co-event to the course in Uppsala, 11 LiFT PhD students participated at a seminar 9th May, organized by Elisabet Rytter at the Swedish Food Federation in Stockholm.
The program included a presentaion of the Swedish Food Arena (SFA), by Marie Gidlund, director for the SFA and information about the current Health claims/labelling of food by Elisabet Rytter. After the seminar the PhD students attended to the Matdagen at the Modern Museum, this year with the topic public health.

LiFT course 2018

The research school LiFT organized the course “Swedish Food Industry” in Lund from 29th October to 1st November 2018. The course gave an overview of the organization of the Swedish food actors, including food policy in Sweden, market strategies, packaging logistics in a food supply chain, R & D activity in the food industry and much more. The course included a study visit to Tetra Pak, a multinational food packaging and processing sub-company of Tetra Laval.
Various speakers from Swedish food industries and academia delivered lectures during the course. Some of them are former LiFT PhD students.
“We learned how Swedish food industry has developed over the past decades, we discussed challenges and innovative solutions. This course indeed was an important component of my PhD study”, says LiFT PhD student Hasitha Priyashantha, one of the course participants.

Dissertations 2019

Gabriel Barbosa de Oliveira from Chalmers department of Biology and Biological engineering, division Food & Nutrition science, defended his PhD thesis:Processing of berries – Effects on functionality, stability and bioactivity of anthocyanins. Tuesday 17 December, 2019, at 10:00, Lecture hall Kollektorn, Kemivägen 9, MC2-huset, Chalmers tekniska högskola Göteborg.

Stina Burri from Department of Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition Faculty of Engineering (LTH), Lund University, defended her PhD thesis:Antioxidants as potential anti-inflammatory components in processed meat products. Wednesday 6 December, 2019, at 09:15, Lecture hall A, Chemistry centre, Lund University.

Maria Karlsson from Department of Molecular Sciences, Swedish Agricultural University, defended her PhD thesis:Stability of ultra-high temperature treated milk. The effect of raw milk quality, storage temperature and storage time. Tuesday 5 December, 2019, at 13:15, Room L, Undervisningshuset, Ultuna, SLU Uppsala.

Hanna Harrysson from Chalmers department of Biology and Biological engineering, division Food & Nutrition science defended her thesis: Food ingredients from cultivated seaweeds. Improving storage stability and protein recovery”. Friday 4 October 2019, at 13.00, Lecture Hall KA, Kemigården 4, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.

Dissertations and och Licentiat seminars 2018

Graziele Gustinelli from Chalmers department of Biology and Biological engineering, division Food & Nutrition science and RISE, presented her licentiate seminar on: “Supercritical fluid extraction of bioactive compounds from beery seeds”. Monday 11 June, 2018 at 13:15, Utsikten, Room 7033, Kemihuset, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.

Niklas Engström from Chalmers department of Biology and Biological engineering, division Food & Nutrition science, defended his PhD thesis:Toward celiac-safe foods – Investigation of the interaction between transglutaminase 2 and gluten”. Friday 8 June, 2018, at 10:00, Lecture hall KB, Kemihuset, Kemigården 4 Chalmers tekniska högskola Göteborg. 

Cecilia Tullberg defended her PhD thesis “Oxidation of marine oils during in vitro gastrointestinal digestion and its effects on stress in human intestinal Caco-2 cells”, Friday 2 February 2018 at 10:00 Lecture hall KC, Kemigården 4, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.

Current LiFT PhD students

Andrea Bolos, SLU
Emilia Berndtsson, SLU
Mathilde Brunel, SLU
Thomas Eliasson, SLU
Semhar Ghirmai, Chalmers
Olle Hartvigsson, Chalmers
Anja Herneke, SLU
Therese Hjort, Chalmers
Mukul Hossain, LTH/LU
Huang Fang, LTH/LU
Jayarathna Shishanthi, SLU
Mathias Johanson, SLU
Ludwig Lundqvist, SLU
Cecilia Mayer Labba, Chalmers
Klara Nilsson, SLU
Elise Nordin, Chalmers
Siri Norlander, LTH/LU
Anna-Lovisa Nynäs, SLU
Solja Pietiäinen, SLU
Laura Pirkola, SLU
Hasitha Priyashantha, SLU
Mursalin Sajib, Chalmers
Eva Schmitz, LTH/LU
Louise Selga, SLU
Klara Sjölin, LTH
Mia Stråvik, Chalmers
Joao Trigo, Chalmers
Jingnan Zhang, Chalmers
Xue Zhao, SLU

Dissertations 2017

Daniel Johansson försvarade sin avhandling “Impact of Cereal Food structures on Metabolic Effects and Satiety”, fredagen den 20 januari 2017 kl 9:00 i Lennart Kennes sal A281, BioCentrum Ultuna, SLU, Uppsala.

Nikul Soni försvarade sin avhandling “The impact of the fatty acids EPA and DHA on murine gene expression: a possible role in the prevention of high fat diet induced metabolic dysregulation” , onsdagen den 25 januari 2017, kl 10:00 i föreläsningssal FH, Fysikgården 4, Fysikhuset, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.

Otto Savolainen försvarade sin avhandling  “Mass spectrometry based metabolomics: Development of a next generation GC-MS method and its application to type 2 diabetes and dietary biomarker research”, fredagen den 10 mars kl 13:00 i KB, Kemigården 4, Kemihuset, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.

Linda Ekström försvarade sin avhandling “Tailoring the course of postprandial glycaemia to bread: On the importance of viscous fibre for acute and semi-acute glucose tolerance and appetite”, den 29 mars 2017, kl 9:15 i sal A-C, Ole Römersväg 3, Lunds tekniska högskola.

Susanne Djurle försvarade sin avhandling “Carbohydrate Quality of Barley Products with focus on β-glucan” fredagen den 12 maj 2017, kl  9:00 i Lennart Kemmes sal A281, Ultuna

 Disputationer under 2016

Karin Jonsson  försvarade sin avhandling “Early dietary exposure is associated with allergy development in the FARMFLORA birth cohort”, fredagen den 28 oktober, 2016 kl 13:00 i sal KA, Kemigården 4, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.

Linnea Qvirist försvarade sin avhandling “Biofortification of fermented foods with selected yeast strains and process for raised folate content and mineral availablity” måndagen den 28 november  2016 kl 10:00 i 10:an, Forskarhus 1, Kemihuset, Chalmers tekniska högskola, Göteborg.

Genomförda kurser inom LiFTs forskarskola 2016

Forskarskolan LiFT organiserade tillsammans med forskarskolan “Food in Focus” kursen  “Multivariate statistics and experimental design” i oktober 2016. Kursen arrangeradesi Uppsala, vid Ultuna uppdelad på två delmoment. Del 1 (Multivariat analys) den 3-4 oktober och del 2 (Försöksdesign) 6-7 oktober. Kursen Innovationsstrategi, entreprenörsskap och projektledning  genomfördes den 11-14 april 2016 vid Chalmers i Göteborg