Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale

The Institute of Life Technologies at the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) is comprised of 16 senior researchers (food technologists, microbiologists, analytical and food chemists) and a total scientific staff of about 50 persons. The HES-SO has accredited analytical facilities which permit a thorough screening of plant matrices and stability assessment of bioactive compounds by following degradation pathways and identification of reaction products. The institute is composed of three functional units: Food Technology, Biotechnology and Analytical Chemistry. The Food Technology Research Unit is headed by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Andlauer, a food chemist with profound knowledge in bioactive plant compounds and in bioactivity testing.

TRAFOON Successful Open Innovation case:

Dirfis Mushrooms in close collaboration with scientists from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart) Germany developed dried mushroom products, naturally-enriched with vitamin D in a sustainable way using a innovative solar drying technology.

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Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception
Priority environmental contaminants in seafood: safety assessment, impact and public perception
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no. 613912