Designing sustainable and novel foods for the future with new processing and packaging formats. Research into consumers perceptions, preferences and behaviours so that we can deliver healthier and more satisfying foods. These are just two of the focus areas aligned to FOODHAY.

FOODHAY, Open Innovation FOOD & Health Laboratory research infrastructure, was funded as part of the Danish Roadmap for Research infrastructure (2015-2020) and in 2019 received a grant of 51.5 M DKK (6.9 M Euro) from the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

The consortium behind FOODHAY, cofunded the establishment of FOODHAY, resulting in a new Danish research infrastructure in the health and food area of 103 M DKK (13.8 M Euro). FOODHAY is nationally distributed, so the new research infrastructure is aligned to each of the consortium partners.

The following presents UCPH FOOD’s instruments in the project divided by platform. Contact information for FOOD people responsible for the instruments is also shown.

Biomarker and screening platform:


TapeStation 4200

Lukasz Krych, Associate Professor 

Real-Time PCR CFX96 touch

Lukasz Krych, Associate Professor 

IFC Controller RX

Lukasz Krych, Associate Professor


Lukasz Krych, Associate Professor 

Flowbot ONE

Lukasz Krych, Associate Professor 


Nils Arneborg, Associate Professor

Submerged fermentation bioreactors (4x)

Nils Arneborg, Associate Professor 

Solid state fermentation bioreactors (2x)

Nils Arneborg, Associate Professor 

BioLector II

Nils Arneborg, Associate Professor 

Proteomic and Metabolomic Platform:


Bekzod Khakimov, Associate Professor

Søren Balling Engelsen, Professor

Sensory and Consumer Platform:


PTR-TOF MS instruments

Mikael Agerlin Petersen, Associate Professor

Wender Bredie, Professor

2D GCO-MS with thermal desorption inlet

Mikael Agerlin Petersen, Associate Professor

Surveying tool food consumption

Wender Bredie, Professor

Sanne Sansolios, Coordinator


Food Biophysics Platform:


SAXS/WAXS instrument

Jacob Kirkensgaard, Associate Professor

Project details:

Picture of FOODHAY logo

FOODHAY was funded as part of the Danish Roadmap for Research infrastructure.

Project: FOODHAY
Period:  November 2019 - December 2023
Granted by: Ministry of Education and Research (DKK 51.55 mio.)
Total budget: DKK 103.1 mio.
Total UCPH FOOD budget: DKK 26.1 mio.

Contact the UCPH FOOD representative:

Associate professor