Research and Industry

School Research Expertise and Collaboration with Industry

The School of Food and Nutritional Sciences has been delivering excellence in food and dairy research since 1928. Our researchers, postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and principal investigators have a long and successful history in parterning with industry, providing ground breaking research that shapes food production in Ireland and around the world. We hope you enjoy learning about our research and its impacts across the Food Chain, from infant nutrition to dairy processing, to developing new food products and improving how nutrition can aid us in recovery from illness.

The School is also committed to providing high quality postgraduate and postdoctoral research training; supporting innovation in the food industry and consumer health protection; engaging in the transfer of new knowledge to end-users and stake-holders, including industry, regulatory authorities and policy makers.


Food Science and Technology
Nutrition and Human Health
  • Cork Centre for Vitamin D and Nutrition Research
  • Nutrition surveillance, including national nutrition surveys
  • Nutritional biochemistry: bioactivity, bioavailability and cytoxicity
  • Functional food development and validation
  • Diet, obesity and cancer
  • Modulation of the immune system and inflamation by nutritional means
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Irish Food Composition Database




School Facilities and Equipment

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences

School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, Room 240 Food Science Building, University College, Cork