Timely forecasting of climate extremes

prof. dr. Miralles Diego

prof. dr. ir. Eeckhout Mia

UGent’s MYCOLAB helps companies to identify the mould species on their products, predicts their growth, and helps to set up and validate preventive measures.

The spoilage of dry or semi dry products due to  mould is a common problem in food industry. It is the cause of product fall out at industrial level and food losses and food dislike at consumers level.  There are a lot of mould inhibitors on the market but in the  light of the "clean label" strategy (using less synthetic preservatives) researchers are looking for new products and strategies. MYCOLAB helps companies in identifying the mould species on their products, predicts their growth, and helps to set up and validate preventive measures.

The prevention of microbial spoilage of food is of economic importance for industry and society.

 

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