We are organising an online Academic Training, which is part of COMFOCUS Summer School!

We are organising an online Academic Training, which is part of COMFOCUS Summer School! The aim of the training is to demonstrate and disseminate harmonised measurements, protocols, datasets and to study best practices in the field of food consumer science (FCS).

Academic Training is another great opportunity to learn with COMFOCUS and other fellows and get insights into the latest developments in the field!

The event is taking place on November 20, 2023, 14:00 – 16:00 (CET)!

Please REGISTER for the event and feel free to share this invitation with others!

We hope to see you there!

An online community event took place on October 30, 2023!

COMFOCUS is continually working on Open Call 2 that gives an opportunity for early career researchers to visit a food consumer science institute in Europe and conduct research there using emerging technologies. 61 applicants from 28 countries were already selected and are ready to go to the nine institutes and start first experiments!

In order to strengthen cooperation with the selected applicants and start building a food consumer science community, COMFOCUS launched a community event on October, 30, 2023!

Consortium members, as well as International Advisory Board (IAB), stakeholders and selected applicants participated in the event and got an overview of the last months’ work, shared by the COMFOCUS project members Machiel Reinders (Project Coordinator), Hans van Trijp (Scientific Coordinator), Ellen van Kleef (Professor of Wageningen University), Elena Horska (Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Agriculture at the University of Nitra), Violeta Stancu (Aarhus University) and a member of the International Advisory Board (IAB) Silvain Deplanque, who talked about the importance of COMFOCUS in today’s science.

Interesting discussions in five breakout rooms on different emerging technologies, led by the consortium members, aimed at identifying the specific values each emerging technology can bring to the participants’ research.

The meeting was a great start of the COMFOCUS community and a step towards a better and sustainable food future for everyone!

COMFOCUS will participate in the 14th European Nutrition Conference (FENS)!

COMFOCUS will participate in the 14th European Nutrition Conference (FENS)! On November 13, our team is organising a pre-conference workshop and inviting you to register!

The workshop is taking place from 15-30 to 17-00 (CET).

Workshop: Why we eat what we eat: Better understanding of healthy eating patterns in practice Explore the future of food behavior research!

Join our COMFOCUS workshop for insightful presentations and discussions:

  1. Harmonisation of measures by Dr Ellen van Kleef; can harmonisation of selfreport measures improve quality of research or kill creativity?
  2. Opportunities and hurdles of physio-physical measures for understanding eating behaviour and data integration by Dr Harold Bult.
  3. Better collaboration and data integration: complying with principles for FAIR and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) practices by Prof. Dr Lada Timotijevic.

Pre-registration is required. Hope to see you there!