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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.2 Food chemistry and human nutrition
QUALITY.3 Economic development and Food Security
Research Domain HORTSYS
HORTSYS Next-Generation Horticultural Systems
Description
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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

2018 - 2024

Food4Future (F4F)

The Food4Future (F4F) Project is funded in the Framework of the BMB...

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Other Projects

Proteins4Future

Proteins4Future is establishing a thematic-functional model region in Havelland-Fläming-Spreewald in order to create an intelligen...

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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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SEcondaRy UV

The project SEcondaRy UV realizes the possibility to generate new scientific knowledge for applications of UVB...

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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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Junior Research Group `Detection, Biosynthesis and Function of Flavonoids´

In the quality department flavonoids are investigated since severeal years intensively. Research focusses on the identification...

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Biofumigation for sustainable and intensive tree production

The aim of the BÖLM-project, financed by the BMEL is to establish biofumigation as a sustainable and practical plant protection procedure and as an alternat...

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LeguAN – Innovative and comprehensive concepts for higher value-added, functional food and feed products based on domestic grain legumes covering the whole value-chain from cultivation to utilization

The aim of this research project is to efficiently produce innovative food products and ingredients (semi-finished) that are in line with market requirements...

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WeGa Competence Network

The competence network WeGa (Wertschöpfung im Gartenbau, Creation of Value in Horticulture), which receives funding from the Federal Ministry of Education a...

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COST Action – UV-B radiation: A specific regulator of plant growth and food quality in a changing climate

Significant new understanding of UV-B mediated processes in plants has been gained during the last decade. Rather than being a damaging agent, it is now reco...

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Future Strategy Horticulture

Resources are decreasing, climate change becomes more and more visible on global and regional level, markets are globalizing, while consumer´s preferences a...

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