Another MBIE programme
Congratulations are due to Frederique Vanholsbeeck and her collaborators on being awarded an MBIE Research Programme entitled "Capturing the true value of NZ meat: Objective measurement of meat quality in beef, lamb and venison". The overall programme won $4,250,000 excl GST over a 5 year term, and the Auckland team will have a subcontract in the larger project which will develop a platform of sensor technologies that can measure the nutritional composition and structural properties of meat products at processing.
Led by AgResearch, the programme has substantial subcontracts to the Dodd-Walls Centre, Auckland Bioengineering Institute and the Cawthron Institute. Fred will apply OCT and spectroscopic fluorescence sensors to meat and will also play a key role in data analysis and integration.