Working Group Food & Environment

Description of research objectives

To provide analytical data from food and environmental samples a wide variety of methods is needed. Therefore, our working group is divided into five working areas:

All working areas share the same objective to develop and implement analytical methods for the detection of various contaminants, allergens and pathogens in food, feed and water. The wide knowledge base on different techniques available in the working group enables straightforward interdisciplinary research, which is needed to solve analytical problems of increasing complexity.

Ongoing research projects

  • Danube Allergy Research Cluster: Under the direction of Univ.Prof. Rudolf Valenta. This is a research network for allergy research funded by the state of Lower Austria, in which numerous scientists from Vienna and Lower Austria are networked with each other.
  • PHOTONFOOD: Horizon 2020 project which is coordinated by Prof. Achim Kohler from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.