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Riddet Institute collaborates with Danone Nutricia

Riddet Institute collaborates with Danone Nutricia

Fundamental research on food structures will be carried out as a result of a collaboration between Danone, through its New Zealand subsidiary Nutricia NZ Ltd, and the Riddet Institute, one of New Zealand's government-funded Centres of Research Excellence.

Nutricia New Zealand Limited, as part of Group Danone, manufacturers the Karicare formula range for infants and toddlers. It has seconded one of its scientists, Dr Sophie Gallier, to carry out mechanistic studies towards developing a deeper understanding of molecular structure of foods. Dr Gallier is from France and has a doctorate in food science.

Distinguished Professor Paul Moughan, co-director of the Riddet Institute, says the raison d'être of the Riddet Institute is to undertake fundamental food science that will have significant impact.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Dr Gallier's calibre working at the Institute. She brings an international perspective. Her work is of the highest calibre, and she is a great role model for our young post-graduate scholars".

Marie Dobenesque, Head of Research & Development Early Life Nutrition for Nutricia Australia/New Zealand, said Nutricia takes a scientific approach to nutrition that encompasses extensive fundamental research and clinical studies, in collaboration with research institutions and healthcare professionals around the world.

"It is important for Danone to have a strong research presence in the Asia-Pacific region," she says. "We are delighted to be collaborating with the Riddet Institute, which has a global reputation for excellence."


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