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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
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


Founded in 1845 as Queen's College Belfast, one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland, it became an independent university in 1908 and is the ninth oldest university in the UK. Today, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos.

Queen’s is ranked 24th in the UK for Research Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education) with over 88% of research submitted by Queen’s has been assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent Power (REF 2021/ Times Higher Education). Northern Ireland has been named the safest region in …

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