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FIRM Funded Functional Foods Projects

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PROJECT TITLE
COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS
PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR
PROJECT STATUS
FINAL REPORT
Phytosterols and Oxyphytosterols in foods. UCC Dr.N.M.O'Brien,Department of Food Science and Technology,University College Cork,Cork. Complete  
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  
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  
Development of novel functional ingredients for use in the manufacture of convenience type meat / food systems. Teagasc AFRC, UCC Professor Joe Buckley,Food Technology Department,University College Cork,Cork. Complete  
Edible films and coatings for foods. UCC, UCD Mr.Michael O'Sullivan,Department of Food Science,University College Dublin,Belfield, Dublin 4. Complete  
CLA in dairy functional foods. DCU, TMFRC Dr.Catherine Stanton,Teagasc,Dairy Products Research Centre,Moorepark,Fermoy,Co.Cork. Complete  
Probiotic functional foods. Teagasc MFRC, UCC Professor Gerald Fitzgerald,Microbiology Department,University College Cork, Co.Cork. Complete  
Flavour and nutraceutically fortified foods enhanced by modified polysaccharide microgels containing targeted and controlled release materials. Teagasc MFRC, UCD Dr.Jean-Christophe Jacquier, Department of Food Science,University College Dublin,Belfield,Dublin 4. 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 highly functional cheese sauce incorporating novel-enzyme modified cheese Teagasc MFRC Dr.K.Kilcawley, Teagasc, Dairy Products Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co.Cork. Complete  
Functional beverages based on proteolysis of whey. Teagasc MFRC, UCC Dr.C.Staunton, Teagasc, Dairy Products Research Centre, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co.Cork. Complete  
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. 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. Ongoing  
Novel snack foods containing functional fibre. UCD Dolores O'Riordan, Dept of Food Science, University College Dublin, Delfield, Dublin 4 Ongoing  
Novel antimicrobial by-products of whey. UCD Dolores O'Riordan, Dept of Food Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4 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 Ongoing  
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. Ongoing  
Beverages to promote optimum skeletal joint function. UCD Dr.Dolores O'Riordan,Department of Food Science,University College Dublin,Belfield,Dublin 4. Ongoing  
Novel functional beverages based on Polysaccharide additives of algal original Athlone IT, NUIG,UCC Dr.Maria Touhy, NUIG, University Road, Galway. Ongoing  
Functional Beverages containing health promoting prebiotic milk oligosaccharides Teagasc MFRC Dr.R.Mehra,Teagasc,Dairy Products Research Centre,Moorepark,Fermoy,Co.Cork. Ongoing  
Investigation of 'buttermilk' fat globule membrane composition its enrichment using novel technologies and adaptation as a modern functional beverage Teagasc MFRC Dr.P.M.Kelly, Dairy Produce Research Center, Teagasc, 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  
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  
Development of functional foods with waste/by-products of fruit, vegetable, fish processing DIT, NUIG, TCD, TAFRC Dr. Nigel Brunton,Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc,Ashtown,Dublin 15 Ongoing  
Replacement of gluten with a functional casein-bases ingredient in bread Teagasc AFRC, MFRC Dr.Brendan O'Kennedy,Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork Ongoing  
Development of food ingredients for modulation of glycaemia Teagasc MFRC Dr. Mark Fenelon,Teagasc, Moorepark Fermoy Co. Cork Ongoing  
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  
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  
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  
Discovery and Application of Novel Bioactive Substances from Marine Sponges for the control of Major Food Pathogens UCC Dr. Alan Dobson, Microbilogy Dept. and Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork,Lee Road ,Cork Ongoing  
Meat & related products as novel sources of 25-hydroxyvitamin D - a novel food-based bioactive with multiple health benefits UCC Prof Kevin Cashman,Dept. of Food and Nutritional Sciences University College Cork Cork Ongoing  
Healthy cereal-based snacks for the elderly TAFRC, UCC Dr. Eimear Gallagher, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc,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, Teagasc,Ashtown,Dublin 15 Ongoing  
Understanding the physico-chemistry of the meat matrix and its potential as a delivery system for added bioactive compounds TAFRC, UCC Dr. Ruth Hamill, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Teagasc,Ashtown,Dublin 15 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  
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  
Eldermet: Gut Microbiota as an indicator and agent of nutritional health in elderly irish subjects UCC, MFRC Dr Paul O Toole,    
Marine Functional Food Research Initiative TAFRC, UCC, UL, NUIG, UCD, MFRC, UUJ Declan Troy, Ashtown Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15 Ongoing  

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