Project Title: Value addition to aqua culture seaweeds for novel functional food development.
Overview: Laura's research interests are in the future of food and sustainable food production. She is interested in alternative proteins, the valorisation of waste and developing value-added ingredients. Laura's background is in entomology and she has industry experience in novel protein production and commercial insect-farming. She also runs her own food business centered around fermentation and gut-health. Laura's current project is on the development of value-added functional whole food and food ingredients from Irish seaweeds and the extraction of valuable ingredients for multiple markets.
Main research topics include:
- Irish seaweeds.
- Novel processing.
- Green food technology.
- New proteins.
- Value-added ingredients.
Programme area: Food Chemistry and Technology.
Supervisors: Prof. Brijesh Tiwari, Dr Carl Sullivan, Prof James Curtin, Dr Uma Tiwari.
Location: Technical University Dublin (TUD).
Funding source: SFI.