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FIRM Funded Food & Health Projects

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Analysis of the Irish Universities Nutrition Alliance food consumption database for issues relating to food safety and nutrition. TCD, UCC Professor M.J.Gibney,Unit of Nutrition and Dietetics,Department of Clinical Medicine,Trinity College Medical School, St.James Hospital, Dublin 8. Complete
Antimicrobial peptide preventing beer spoilage with nutraceutic potential TCD, UCC Dr. Ursula Bond,Moyne Institute of Preventative Medicine, Dept. of Microbiology,Trinity College,Dublin 2 Ongoing
Beverages to promote optimum skeletal joint function. UCD Dr.Dolores O'Riordan,Department of Food Science,University College Dublin,Belfield,Dublin 4. Ongoing
Bioavailability of health promoting ingredients from functional meat products : cost effective in vitro assessment. UCC Dr.Nora M.O'Brien, Dept of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork. Complete
CLA in dairy functional foods. DCU, TMFRC Dr.Catherine Stanton,Teagasc,Dairy Products Research Centre,Moorepark,Fermoy,Co.Cork. Complete
Conjugated linolecic acid: evaluation of health benefits in humans. TCD, UCC Professor Kevin Cashman,Nutritional Sciences,Department of Food Science and Technology,University College Cork,Cork. Complete
Consumer orientated development of new functional drinks:meal replacements and supplements. UCC, UCD Dr.James Lyng, Department of Food Science, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4 Complete
Development of a new generation of fermented (non alcoholic) functional cereal beverages produced with a flexible industrial fermentation system. UCC Dr.Jorge Oliveria, Dept of process and chemical engineering, University College Cork, Cork. Complete
Development of food ingredients for modulation of glycaemia Teagasc MFRC Dr. Mark Fenelon,Teagasc, Moorepark Fermoy Co. Cork Ongoing
Development of gluten free cereal based convenience foods. Teagasc AFRC , UCC Dr.Elke Arendt,Department of Food Science and Food Technology and Nutrition,UCC,Cork. Complete
Development of healthy spreads enriched with beneficial omega-3 fatty acids and low in trans fatty acids UL, Teagasc MFRC Dr. Deirdre Ni Eadhin,Food Science Research Centre, Department of Life Sciences University of Limerick Limerick Ongoing
Development of low sodium solutions for the snack food sector UCD Dr. Elaine Duggan,School ofAgriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture and Food Science Centre, U.C.D., Belfield, Dublin 4 Ongoing
Development of novel beverages as pharmacological delivery systems for over-the-counter medicines. UCC, UCD Dr.Jean-Christophe Jacquier, Department of Food Science,University College Dublin,Belfield,Dublin 4. Complete
Diet the large bowel microflora and metabolomic profiling of healthy human subjects UCC,UCD Professor M.J.Gibney, Room 302A, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science Centre, School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, College of Life Sciences, UCD, Belfield, Dublin 4. Ongoing
Efficacy of vitamin D as a functional food ingredient for disease prevention during the life cycle UCC Dr. Mairead Kiely,Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences University College Cork Ongoing
Eldermet: Gut microbiota as an indicator and agent of nutritional health in elderly Irish subjects. UCC, MFRC Dr Paul O Toole, Dept. Microbiology & Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre Rm 447 Food Science Bldg. University College Cork Ongoing
Exploring the potential of potato peel waste as a source of phytopharmaceuticals, bio-active peptides and as a control measure for potato nematodes TAFRC, UCC Dr. Nigel Brunton,Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc,Ashtown,Dublin 15 Ongoing
Functional Beverages containing health promoting prebiotic milk oligosaccharides Teagasc MFRC Dr.R.Mehra,Teagasc,Dairy Products Research Centre,Moorepark,Fermoy,Co.Cork. Ongoing
Functional properties of beta glucan from oats, barley and seaweed UCC, AFRC, CIT, UCD Dr. Elke Arendt,Dept. of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork Ongoing
Generation and characterisation of novel functional and bioactive casein hydrolysates UL, UCC Galway-Mayo IT Professor Richard Fitzgerald,Life Sciences Department University of Limerick Limerick Ongoing
Generation and characterisation of novel health enhancing ingredients from brewers' spent grain. UL, UCC Professor Richard Fitzgerald,Life Sciences Department University of Limerick Limerick Ongoing
Genetics of healthy eating - fruit and vegetable intake in children UCD Dr. Eileen Gibney,School ofAgriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, Agriculture and Food Science Centre, U.C.D., Belfield, Dublin 4 Ongoing
Healthy cereal-based snacks for the elderly TAFRC, UCC Dr. Eimear Gallagher, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Ongoing
Healthy cereal-based snacks from byproducts of the milling, malting, brewing and cider industries TAFRC, UCC, UCD, DIT Dr. Eimear Gallagher, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Ongoing
Healthy fatty acid-enriched fresh beef: implications for shelf-life, flavour and the health of the consumer. TCD, TAFRC, UCD A.P. Moloney, Teagasc, The National Food Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Complete
HEART FRIENDLY FOODS: Identification and exploitation of food components linked to heart health Teagasc MFRC, UCC Dr. Catherine Staunton,Teagasc, Moorepark Fermoy Co. Cork Ongoing
Marine Functional Food Research Initiative TAFRC, UCC, UL, NUIG, UCD, MFRC, UUJ Declan Troy, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Ongoing
Meat & related products as novel sources of 25-hydroxyvitamin D - a novel food-based bioactive with multiple health benefits UCC Professor K.Cashman, Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences, University College Cork, Cork. Ongoing
Novel snack foods containing functional fibre. UCD Dolores O'Riordan, Dept of Food Science, University College Dublin, Delfield, Dublin 4  
Nutraceutical and Functional Food Bioactive Peptides in Beef, Bovine Offals and Fermented Meat Products Teagasc AFRC, MFRC, UCC Dr. Declan Bolton,Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Ongoing
Nutrigenomic Technologies & Functional Food Development: High - CLA Beef as a model functional food TCD, TAFRC Dr. Helen Roche,Nutrigenomics Research Group, Institute of Molecular Medicine,Trinity College School of Medicine, St. James Hospital, Dublin 8 Ongoing
Nutritional and metabolic effects of phytosterols: functional benefits of plant sterols and stanols as ingredients in functional foods. UCC Dr.Nora M.O'Brien, Dept of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork. Complete
Phytosterols and Oxyphytosterols in foods. UCC Dr.N.M.O'Brien,Department of Food Science and Technology,University College Cork,Cork. Complete
Probiotic functional foods. Teagasc MFRC, UCC Professor Gerald Fitzgerald,Microbiology Department,University College Cork, Co.Cork. Complete
Product reformulation and in vitro testing of low glycaemic breads Teagasc AFRC, UCC Dr. Eimear Gallagher,Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc,Ashtown,Dublin 15 Ongoing
Reduced fat cheese for pizza. Teagasc MFRC Dr.T.Guinee,Teagasc,Dairy Products Research Centre,Moorepark,Fermoy,Co.Cork. Complete
Reduced salt-breads for enhanced health: safety, consumer acceptance and health outcome efficacy UCC Prof Kevin Cashman,Dept. of Food and Nutritional Sciences University College Cork Cork Ongoing
Reformulation of reduced sodium chilled ready meals with improved nutritional,safety and sensory properties through inclusion of health enhancing ingredients UL, Teagasc AFRC Dr. Martin Wilkinson,Life Sciences Department, University of Limerick Limerick Ongoing
Releasing the potential of Bovine Lactoferrin Teagasc MFRC, UCD Dr. Linda Giblin, Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork Ongoing
Replacement of fluten with a functional casein-bases ingredient in bread Teagasc AFRC, MFRC Dr.Brendan O'Kennedy,Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork Ongoing
Safe and healthy foods AFRC, AFBI, CIT, QUB,UCD,MFRC, UUJ, UCC Dr Martin Danaher, Food Safety Department, The National Food Centre, Ashtown Dublin 15 Ongoing
Studies on the microbiology and sensory properties of novel low sodium ethnic ready meals. Teagasc AFRC, MFRC, UL Dr. Martin Wilkinson, Dept of Life Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick.  
Technology and process optimization to minimize losses of polyacetylenes in carrots NUIG, TAFRC Dr. Nigel Brunton,Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc,Ashtown,Dublin 15 Ongoing
The effects of folate on gene expression and DNA methylation DCU Anne Parle McDermott,School of Biotechnology Dublin City University Dublin 9 Ongoing
Water activity control and texture stabilisation of high protein snack bars TMFRC, UCC Dr. P.M.Kelly,Teagasc,Dairy Products Research Centre,Moorepark,Fermoy,Co.Cork. Ongoing

Should you require further information on any of the projects listed above, please send an email to research@agriculture.gov.ie