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Come to an Open Day on 11/6 at the National Food Institute

Monday 03 Jun 19


Heidi Kornholt
Head of Communications and Institute Secretariat
National Food Institute
+45 35 88 77 05

The programme is now available for the National Food Institute’s Open Day on 11 June 2019. The institute is celebrating its 60th anniversary by inviting cooperation partners to come and hear about, see and taste the institute’s research.

On 5 June 2019, it will be 60 years since Denmark passed the law on establishing an institute for food, thus sowing the seed for a large part of what is now the National Food Institute. To help celebrate its birthday, the institute is inviting cooperation partners to an Open Day on 11 June. 

There will be an opportunity to visit different parts of the institute’s facilities. You can e.g. visit the mega-laboratory for research in the field of microbial biotechnology and biorefining, have a look at the sensory laboratories including the facilities for consumer research and visit the institute’s Pilot Plant. The Pilot Plant is set up as a test hall, where it is possible to work with production processes on the type of machines, which the industry uses but on a smaller scale.

In the Biosphere in building 202, the institute’s employees will present different areas of research, innovation projects, research-based consultancy and business-relevant study activities at different stands. You can e.g. hear how analysis can validate, whether foods are made with the ingredients that are promised on the label, hear about plans to extract omega-3 from invasive starfish in Danish waters and sample protein bars made with protein from grass.

You can also learn about sustainable diets, how QSAR-models can predict the harmful effects of chemicals and how the gut microbiota can affect the body’s uptake of and sensitivity towards chemicals.

Furthermore, it will be possible to hear short presentations on ongoing activities, results obtained and future perspectives—e.g. on food allergies, chemical cocktails, risk-benefit assessments of food and cell factories, which can facilitate sustainable use of by-products from the dairy industry.

Refreshments will be served during the day. 


Have a look at the programme and plan what you intend to see, hear and taste.


Tuesday 11 June from 14-17.


DTU Lyngby Campus
Building 202
2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Participants and registration

The event is aimed at DTU’s cooperation partners in a broad sense: Partners who have had or might wish to engage in a professional cooperation with the institute. 

In order to take part in the Open Day, you will have to register using a registration form on the institute’s website. Registrations have now closed.