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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Examining the biological mechanisms that underlie the drive to eat in humans UK Research and Innovation 1 June 2024 31 May 2028
AI-Optimised Fermentation for Sustainable Protein Production from Food Side Streams 1 February 2024 31 July 2027
Elucidating mechanisms underlying multivalency modulating lectin-glycan binding and assembly properties-implications for lectin function regulation 1 May 2024 30 April 2027
Food Systems Transformation in Southern Africa for One Health (FoSTA Health), EU European Union - DG Environment 1 October 2020 31 March 2026
Food in Primary Schools – studying children’s real-world food choice and dietary behaviour (FiPS study) 8 February 2024 7 February 2026
AdvanceYeastProt- Advanced and sustainable yeast-based novel food, grown in bio-scaffolds for a high- structured and protein rich product 1 October 2023 30 September 2025
Development of an innovative plant-based burger with properties like a beef burger for the plant-based and flexitarian market Innovate UK 1 September 2023 31 August 2025
Building UK capability to deliver innovative alternative proteins Innovate UK 1 September 2023 31 August 2025
SusProFood: Optimising development of SUStainable functional fibre-rich FOODs fortified with plant PROteins Innovate UK 1 September 2023 31 August 2025
AI-Optimised Fermentation for Sustainable Protein Production from Food Waste 14 February 2024 13 August 2025
SNAPP – Sustainable Nutrition for Animal Protein Productivity. Innovate UK 1 April 2023 31 March 2025
Healthy and environmentally sustainable foods for infants and young children: taking a close look at commercial babyfoods and listening to families 1 June 2024 28 February 2025
GCRF - Addressing micronutrient deficiencies associated with the double burden of childhood malnutrition in China, a combined food system framework 1 February 2020 31 January 2025
RoboHog: developing an in vitro gut model system of the porcine hindgut 1 February 2023 31 January 2025
Enhancing Agri-Food Transparent Sustainability (EATS) EPSRC 1 January 2022 31 December 2024
Evaluation of the Ministry of Food Schools programme on cooking confidence, food literacy and dietary behaviour 1 July 2023 31 August 2024
Finding Healthy Online 22 January 2024 22 July 2024

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Acousto-optic cell for off-line SAXS instrument 4 May 2022 3 May 2024
Connected Everything II: Accelerating Digital Manufacturing Research Collaboration and Innovation EPSRC 1 December 2019 29 February 2024
Addressing health inequalities in Leeds: A pilot healthy eating intervention evaluation with a Third Sector Community Organisation and people from African Caribbean communities 1 December 2022 31 July 2023
CruSHH - Crustacean Shell protein-derived Peptides for Hearth Health 1 April 2022 31 March 2023
Addressing micronutrient deficiencies associated with the double burden of childhood malnutrition in China, a combined food system framework BBSRC 1 February 2020 30 January 2023
Plant-based egg Innovate UK 5 July 2021 4 January 2023
Coagulation towards remediation and sensing of microfiber pollutants in freshwater and marine environment using structurally and functionally modified biopolymers Marie Curie International Fellowship 1 November 2020 31 October 2022
Study and characterization of cushuro proteins and polysaccharides ('Nostoc commune') from the Cotaparaco-Recuay lagoon, Áncash, for the development of functional foods and contribution to reduce children malnutrition National Programme for Innovation in Fisheries and Aquaculture (PNIPA) Peru 1 October 2020 30 September 2022
Aflatoxin exposure assessment in home-based peanut oil consumers and biomarkers of early health effects The Academy of Medical Sciences 1 February 2020 31 July 2022
Safeguarding milpa-polyculture system for the development of sustainable agricultural practices and functional foods: a bioeconomics approach Newton Fund 17 February 2021 17 July 2022
AquaLub European Research Council (ERC) 1 May 2020 30 April 2022
Enhancing the bacterial anti-quorum effect by using chitosan based nanoencapsulation of 1,3-di-m- tolylurea and fluoride against dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans Newton Fund 1 March 2019 31 August 2021
Mapping the Production-Consumption Gap, Health Outcomes and Potential Circular Economy of the Leeds Food System University of Leeds ‘Pump Priming for Interdisciplinary Research Initiatives’ 4 November 2019 4 May 2021
Optimising the FIT Food online game app to promote the acquisition of skills and knowledge in nutrition and healthy food choice behaviours among users ESRC 1 October 2020 31 March 2021
Community-led, nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa 1 September 2019 1 March 2021
UK-China Agritech Challenge- CITRUSAFE BBSRC, Innovate UK, Newton Fund, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology 1 February 2019 31 January 2021
OptiFEl EU FP7 1 September 2013 28 February 2017
Sustainable ingredients for the plant-based food market Innovate UK 1 November 2021 01.04.2023
Plant sterols as modifiers of oxysterol metabolism in triple negative breast cancer relapse 1 October 2017 ongoing
Optimization and demonstration of a sustainable bioprocess for extraction of value-added food supplements and ingredients from crustacean waste resource (TAMFI) Innovate UK 01/11/2019 31/10/2021
OASES (Outcomes Assessment of Sensory Education in Schools) EU Horizon 2020 1 October 2018 12 October 2022
Diamond Leeds SAXS Facility EPSRC 01 Jun 2018 31 May 2023
Developing healthy eating recipe resources for African Caribbean multicultural communities in Leeds LeedsACTS! June 2021 March 2022
Cholesterol metabolism as a functional biomarker of triple negative breast cancer relapse 1 January 2017 open