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THE MECHANISTIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE SWEETNESS RESPONSE

Objective



The proposal aims to elucidate sweet taste mechanisms by studying the role of water in sweet taste chemoreception. A multidisciplinary group will study critical solution effects under a number of specific tasks including structural studies using a range of spectroscopic methods, synthesis of sweeteners and psychophysical studies of sweetness in solutions and mixtures. The results can be applied to optimize sweet taste quality in food and drink.

Coordinator

University of Reading
Address
Whiteknights
RG6 2AS Reading
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF WAGENINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Po Box
6700 HB Wageningen
THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Cicognara 7
20133 Milano
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH
Switzerland
Address
Kuenstlergasse
8001 Zurich
University College Galway
Ireland
Address
University Road,
90 Galway
Université de Reims Champagne - Ardenne
France
Address
23 Rue Boulard
51097 Reims