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Insect protein – The sustainable protein source of the future

PhD defence, Thursday 8 June 2023. Sofie Kaas Lanng.

Sofie Kaas Lanng

During her PhD studies, Sofie Kaas Lanng has studied the metabolic response to ingestion of insect protein. Insect is a novel emerging food source in the Western world containing sustainable protein of apparent high quality. Sofie Kaas Lanng studied digestibility of insect protein and how ingestion affects the gut microbiome and stimulation of muscle protein synthesis.    

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of the nutritional value of insect protein and the consequences of insect protein replacing more classical protein sources.

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

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 8 June 2023 at 11:00
Place: Building 5910, room 214, Lecture Theatre, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, 8200 Aarhus N
Title of PhD thesis: Insect protein as a component in human diet – Elucidation of its nutritional value by metabolomics 

Contact information: Sofie Kaas Lanng, e-mail: sofiekaaslanng@food.au.dk

Members of the assessment committee:
Senior Lector Oliver Witard, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s Collage London, England

Senior Researcher Heidi Amlund, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Professor MSO Carl-Otto Ottosen (Chair), Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Professor Hanne C. Bertram, Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Associate Professor Mette Hansen, 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 Natural Sciences/GSNS,

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

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