Food Technology and Nutrition Center of Excellence

Recent Projects

2022
TC-BIOsens
Development of different biofunctional surfaces as sensory interfaces for (non)-cellular analysis. (Dr. Peter Lanzerstorfer, TIMed 2022++ 1,124,185,- Euro)
TC-NoFAT
Combination of cell biology, bioanalytics and bioinformatics to characterize plant extracts for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). (Dr. Bernhard Blank-Landeshammer, TIMed 2022++ 112.524,- Euro)
2021
Cell surface clusters of MHC class I molecules
The two-hybrid antibody micropattern technique that differentiates the conformational forms of class I MHC will be used to investigate the formation of these clusters, their structure, and their physiological role, and complement this work with single-molecule microscopy, biochemistry, and in silico studies. (Dr. Peter Lanzertorfer, FWF JOINT, 276.853,- Euro)
PhytoFERM
Microencapsulation and fermentation of plant substances to improve their biological potency (FFG, dissertation programme of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, 120.000,- Euro)
REACT Enabling Technologies for Zero Defect Manufacturing
Development of various methods in the environment of "Zero Defect Manufacturing" (ZDM). ZDM aims to avoid rejects in general or at least to reduce them significantly. This is particularly important in connection with the entire value chain of food and feed. 01.01.2021 – 30.09.2022 (EFRE | Upper Austria 715.000.- Euro)
2020
ZELLchip
Cell biochips as basis for the investigation of MHC class I molecule clusters (FFG, dissertation programme of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, 109.705,- Euro)
2019
Josef Ressel Center for Phytogenic Drug Research
Analysis of phytogenic substances in nutrition for the prevention and treatment of metabolic syndrome in humans. Effects of phytogenic additives in feed on improving the health and performance of animals. (CDG, 1.4 million euros)
2017
FFoQSI
K1 Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation, FFoQSI (FFG, Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Vienna, 16.4 million euros in the first funding period 2017 - 2020 and 19.4 million euros in the second funding period 2021 - 2024)

Completed Projects

2021
Phytogenics
Molecular biological characterisation of protective mechanisms of selected phytogenic substances (FFG, dissertation programme of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, 120.000,- Euro)
FODMAPs
Analytical methods for the detection of FODMAPs and participating microorganisms (FFG, dissertation programme of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences, 120.000,- Euro)
TC-BIOsens beta
Basic research for applied biomedical sensors (e.g. functional polymers for 2D/3D nanostructuring, cell biochips for drug screening, electro-mechano chips, etc.). (Dr. Peter Lanzertorfer, #Upper Vision 2030, 385.884,- Euro)
2019
TC-PhytoCluster
Establishment of a new screening strategy ("PhytoCluster") based on the combination of in-silico analyses and cell biological methods (Innovative Upper Austria 2020, 48.247,- Euro)
2018
TC BioScreen
Development of microscopic analyses of proteins and their binding partners in the plasma membrane of living cells (Innovative Upper Austria 2020, 111.500,- Euro)
Acrylamid
Development of processes to reduce the acrylamide content in grain-based coffee substitutes (Clusterinitiative OÖ 2014-2020, 20.000,- Euro)
2017
GlucoTOP
Development of antidiabetic food supplements (LuxInnovation, 225.000,- Euro)
TeaStar
Development of pharmaceutical tea products with health-promoting effects (Clusterinitiative OÖ 2014-2020, 70.000,- Euro)
2016
LipoDrop
Identification of phytogenic substances to prevent intracellular fat deposition in lipid droplets (core funding FH OÖ, 70.000,- Euro)
SLF
Increasing the food research at the Wels campus (OÖ, 400.000,- Euro)
2015
PhytoSTAR
Identification and characterisation of phytogenic substances with antidiabetic effects (FFG Bridge1, 380.000,- Euro)
GlucoSTAR
Screening-platform for the identification and characterization of insulin-mimetic substances (core funding FH OÖ, 80.000,- Euro)
2014
StarPatt
Development of a high-throughput screening method based on microstructured surfaces (Micro-patterning) (FFG Bridge early stage, 305.000,- Euro)
2013
PhytoDoc
Research on molecular modes of action of phytamines in the human body (EU/Land OÖ - EFRE, 310.000,- Euro)
2012
Celmophyt
Bioavailability of selected phytamines using in vitro cell culture models (FFG core funding, 40.000,- Euro)
2011
Detector | MicroProt
Bioinformatic development of a micro-patterning assay for the detection of the influence of phytamines on important cellular signal transduction proteins (core funding FH OÖ, 170.000,- Euro)
2010
Regio13: Functional Food
Basic research in the field of functional food and bioenergy (EU/Land OÖ - EFRE, 1 Mio. Euro)
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