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Growing meat outside the animal body

PhD defence, Wednesday 31 May 2023, Stig Skrivergaard

Stig Skrivergaard

During his PhD studies, Stig Skrivergaard researched the intricate cell biology of cultivated meat, i.e.the growth of muscle stem cells with the ability to form muscle fibers, the main component of meat.

Stig Skrivergaard studied how to isolate the muscle stem cells from dairy cows and bull calves, also after several days of muscle tissue storage and how to grow them in a defined cell culture media without the use of FBS (fetal bovine serum).

The new research findings along with the implementation of several highly efficient image-based cell analysis methods contribute to the understanding and further development of a sustainable cultivated meat.

The PhD study was completed at the Department of Food Science, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday, 31st of May 2023 at 13:00.
Place: Building 5910, room 214, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, 8200 Aarhus N
Title of PhD thesis: CleanMeat – future sustainable meat protein 

Contact information: Stig Skrivergaard, e-mail: stsk@food.au.dk, tel.: +45 60138269

Members of the assessment committee:
Professor David Kaplan, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, USA

Associate Professor Pablo Pennisi, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark

Professor Lotte Bach Larsen (Chair), Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Margrethe Therkildsen, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Associate Professor Jette Feveile Young, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Associate Professor Martin Krøyer Rasmussen, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS,

Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.



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