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Design and development of REAlistic food Models with well-characterised micro- and macro-structure and composition

Objective

DREAM a trans-disciplinary partnership involving two multinationals and nine countries will develop realistic, physical and mathematical, food models for use as standards to be exploited across all major food categories to facilitate development of common approaches to risk/benefit assessment and nutritional quality in food research and industry. These models will enhance knowledge on process-structure-property relationships from the molecular to macroscopic level and facilitate creation of generic food matrices with functional and nutritional properties based on tailored microstructure. To address as wide a range of food products as possible, 4 generic structure groups will be used representing plant-based foods; meat; dairy and bakery products; for each, the most relevant types of products will be selected using criteria including structural characteristics and industrial and societal needs, ensuring that benefits/risks, economic importance and sustainability are taken into consideration. The model development will be conducted in close collaboration with food manufacturers through a specification-based approach. The objective of the mathematical approach is to realise a complete dynamic description of food processing using an innovative strategy exploiting most recent advances in cognitive and complex system sciences to allow the generalised methodologies to be extended to other food products. Models and protocols developed within DREAM will be disseminated by expert partners via existing channels (EFFoST, ETP and national platforms, CIAA and national federations, EFSA, national regulatory bodies) to be used by scientists, SMEs and multinationals to improve nutritional quality and benefit-risk management of the food chain. The involvement of ETP Food for Life will ensure the approach is extended to all foods by 2015. Training for young members of DREAM will equip them with scientific and other complementary skills necessary for career development within the ERA.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-2A
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
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147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monique Axelos (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 1 373 179

Participants (20)

ADRIA DEVELOPPEMENT (ASSOCIATION POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT, LA RECHERCHE ET L'INNOVATION AGROALIMENTAIRES)
France
EU contribution
€ 299 376
Address
Z.a. Créac'h Gwen
29196 Quimper

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Helene Mercler (Ms.)
CAMPDEN BRI
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 319 639
Address
Station Road
GL55 6LD Chipping Campden

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wayne Betteridge (Mr.)
CAMPDEN BRI MAGYARORSZAG NONPROFITKFT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 254 302
Address
Haller Utca 2
1096 Budapest

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Other
Administrative Contact
Andras Sebok (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 355 196
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julie Zittel (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 395 961
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Administrative Contact
Angelo Visconti (Dr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 349 973
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tuong Bao Diep (Dr.)
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES
Spain
EU contribution
€ 203 706
Address
Ctra C-59 Km 12 Torre Marimon
08140 Caldes De Montbui Barcelona

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Other
Administrative Contact
Carolina Realini Cujó (Dr.)
ACTALIA ASSOCIATION
France
Address
310, Rue Popielujko
50000 Saint Lo

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Administrative Contact
Jean Rene Kerjean (Dr.)
INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DU LAIT ET DES PRODUITS LAITIERS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 209 999
Address
Rue De Chateaudun 42
75314 Paris

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Administrative Contact
Jean Rene Kerjean (Dr.)
QUADRAM INSTITUTE BIOSCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 409 998
Address
Quadram Institute Bioscience Norwich Research Park
NR4 7UQ Norwich

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Administrative Contact
Mary Anderson (Dr.)
KOZPONTI ELELMISZER-TUDOMANYI KUTATOINTEZET

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Hungary
Address
Herman Otto Ut 15
H-1022 Budapest

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Administrative Contact
Erzsébet Némedi (Ms.)
NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 121 848
Address
Szent Gyorgyi Albert Utca 4
2100 Godollo

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Other
Administrative Contact
Zsuzsanna Farkas (Ms.)
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 199 999
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Cooney (Mr.)
Stichting Top Institute Food and Nutrition
Netherlands
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 9a
6700 AN Wageningen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michiel Sytsma (Mr.)
SOREDAB SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 189 999
Address
Lieu Dit La Tremblaye
78125 La Boissiere Ecole

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Unfried (Mr.)
United Biscuits (UK) Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Hayes Park, Hayes End Road
UB4 8EE Hayes

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucio Cicerelli (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 262 749
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Milena Prosen (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 389 999
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irmeli Koskinen (Ms.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 508 538
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthijs Dekker (Dr.)
NIZO FOOD RESEARCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 71 325
Address
Kernhemseweg 2
6718 ZB Ede Gld

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frans Scheepers (Mr.)