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QUALITY.1 Plant quality for human consumption

Research Domain FUNCT
FUNCT Functional Plant Biology
Research Domain MICRO
MICRO Plant-Microbe Systems
Research Domain MICRO
BIOINF Genomics and bioinformatics in horticulture
Research Domain QUALITY
QUALITY Plant Quality and Food Security
Publications of PA QUALITY, 2016-2019
QUALITY.1 Plant quality for human consumption
QUALITY.1.JR OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways
QUALITY.2 Food chemistry and human nutrition
QUALITY.3 Economic development and Food Security
Research Domain HORTSYS
HORTSYS Next-Generation Horticultural Systems
Description
Staff
Partners
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Head of RG QUALITY.1: Prof Dr Monika Schreiner

The general public has become increasingly concerned about the quality of their consumed food, especially in terms of supporting human health, resulting in increased demand for food products enriched with health-promoting compounds. Thus, the research of QUALITY.1 focusses on the identification, quantification and characterization of secondary plant metabolites (PSM) such as (Se) glucosinolates and their breakdown products, phenolic compounds and saponins in (underutilized) plant species for developing new strategies in generating high-quality, plant-based food products.

Cooperation Partners

NAME
Location
Country
Humboldt-Universität Berlin
Berlin
Germany
Technische Universität Berlin
Berlin
Germany
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim
Bornim
Germany
German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE)
Potsdam
Germany
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Hanover
Germany
Universitätsklinikum Freiburg
Freiburg
Germany
University of Potsdam
Potsdam
Germany
Universität Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
Julius Kühn-Institut
Quedlinburg
Germany
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)
Berlin
Germany
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut
Berlin
Germany
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Munich
Germany
University of Pécs
Pécs
Hungary
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland
University of Pisa
Pisa
Italy
Örebro University
Örebro
Sweden
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Vienna
Austria
Aarhus University
Aarhus
Denmark
South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences
Iserlohn
Germany
IGV Institut für Getreideverarbeitung GmbH
Nuthetal
Germany
Gemeinschaft zur Förderung der privaten deutschen Pflanzenzüchtung e.V.
Bonn
Germany
YOUSE GmbH
Berlin
Germany
Southern Taiwan University of Technology
Taiwan
Taiwan
AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center
Shanhua
Taiwan
icipe—African Insect Science for Food and Health
Nairobi
Kenya
International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Ibadan
Nigeria
Thünen Institute
Branschweig
Germany
Co Concept
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Jomo Kenyatta University
Juja
Kenya
Sokoine University of Agriculture
Morogoro
Tanzania

Hence we are working on (I) identification of constitutive high concentration of specific protective PSM in (underutilized) plant species (project “Hortinlea”), (II) alteration of physiological processes in planta by targeted elicitor applications especially narrow-band (UVB) light (project “SEcondaRy UV”) and selenium implementation (seed funding by NZ, joint Catalyst Fund) for a tailored increase of protective PSMs, (III) elucidation on the PSM structure-specific biofunctionality in both plants and humans in freshly consumed and in processed food (projects “NutriAct” I, II, “OptiGluP”, “EnatGluPro”), and (IV) identification of new terrestrial or aquatic species adapted to saline and/or arid conditions for sustainable food production including the sustainable production of plant proteins (projects “Food4Future”, initiative “Proteins4Future”).

Current Project

2019 - 2024

Office Agricultural Systems of the Future

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Other Projects

Joint Lab PhaSe – Phytochemistry and biofunctionality of plant Secondary metabolites

Subject of our research at the Joint Lab PhaSe is research how secondary plant metabolites  – e.g. carotenoids, glucosinolates, and polyphenol...

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Food4Future (F4F)

The Food4Future (F4F) Project is funded in the Framework of the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Research and education) call “A...

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OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways for Increased Quality and Health Benefit of Brassica

The Junior-Research Group OPTIGLUP-Optimization of Glucosinolate Degradation Pathways for Increased Quality and Health Benefit of Brassica Products, financed...

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NutriAct: Nutritional Intervention for Healthy Aging: Food Patterns, Behavior and Products

(Competence cluster for Nutritional Research Berlin-Potsdam)

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