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Queen's University Belfast: Food Safety and Biotechnology

Institution Queen's University Belfast View institution profile
Department School of Biological Sciences View department profile
Study type Research


This programme focuses on applied aspects of advanced and emerging analytical technologies to address current issues in food safety, nutrition and food supply. It covers the entire food chain from farm to fork and places a strong emphasis on the link between improved food safety and nutrition and improved public health.

Research Strengths

  • Advanced and emerging technological and analytical platforms (biosensors, isotopic and omics)

  • Animal food and feed safety

  • Animal health and disease diagnostics

  • Global food security

  • Food and nutrition metabolomics

  • Food and nutrition quality measurements

  • Food chemistry

  • Food safety detection methodology

  • Food traceability and authenticity

  • Immunodiagnostics for food contaminant and toxin detection

  • Natural compounds and their health applications

  • Novel and functional foods

  • Therapeutic biomolecules

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

Queen’s University Belfast
Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences


The Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences at Queen’s University has a reputation for excellence in education and research - a reputation which is reflected in our position in the Top 200 Universities in the World for 2021 (THE World University Rankings 2021)

Our hope is that students from around the world will join with us to both learn and also bring new ideas and approaches to help drive forward our ambitions to enhance and advance life.

Through our education and research, we strive to address some of …

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