Lead partner


University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry (UBFC)

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Chemistry (UBFC) is a promising institution in an EU Associated country of the region of Western Balkan and a key contributor to the research excellence of Belgrade University in the field of food science and technology. The UBFC has an excellent analytical platform for proteomics, metallomics and lipidomics and strong expertise in methods development for food and environmental applications.

Therefore, UBFC has strong analytical expertise and major infrastructure to enable cutting-edge –omics technologies in the fields of food, nutrition, agriculture and environmental sciences. http://www.chem.bg.ac.rs/  

Center for Molecular Food Sciences (CoE MFS) is one out of 16 centers of research excellence in Republic of Serbia. The CoE MFS is recognized as a national and regional leader for food analytical sciences, especially for the advanced proteomics and peptidomics methods development and implementation in the fields of food, nutrition, agriculture and life sciences. CoE MFS has become, since its foundation in 2013, a key research partner of many Serbian and EU institutions, contributing with proteomics expertise and advanced high-resolution mass spectrometry applications to scientific problems in various fields, including food, nutrition, medicine, agriculture and fundamental biological problems.

EU member


Karolinska Institutet (KI) 

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the largest and most prestigious medical universities in the world and has a vast experience of large European networks. It profiles matches the proposal as Karolinska Institutet has great knowledge of molecular allergology and proteomic studies in the field of food allergy, both from a scientific as well as from a clinical point of view. Department of Medicine of Karolinska Institutet is an important partner for many food allergy-related European initiatives. The collection of the sera from numerous food allergic patients, and expertise in both environmental and food proteomics and allergomics will contribute to the FoodEnTwin project. https://ki.se/en/startpage

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven)

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KULeuven) is top-ranked scientific and educational institution in Europe, frequently recognized as the top innovative university in Europe. The specific S&T contribution of the KULeuven to the FoodEnTwin network will be twinning of the research activities towards development of the novel chemical tools in proteomics. KU Leuven has a widely recognized expertise in synthesis of artificial proteases and jointly with UBFC the new, specific chemical tools, suitable for food field could be developed. https://www.kuleuven.be/english/


Ghent University (UGent)

Ghent University (UGent), is one of the largest Flemish universities, consisting of 41,000 students and 9,000 staff members. Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium with 11 faculties offering a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Faculty of Bioscience and Engineering (FBE), Department of Food Safety and Food Quality is the focal point for Flemish and European Food Industry and hub of the Food2Know cluster, the largest network of research and industrial partners of the agro-food sector in Europe. Besides food safety and food quality, FBE conducts more fundamental studies of the mechanism of health-promoting of health-detrimental effects of nutrients and contaminants using state-of-the art in-vitro models. Their expertise is therefore food and nutritional transcriptomics, proteomics and lipidomics, especially with relation to food safety. https://www.ugent.be/en


Medizinische Universitaet Wien (MUW)

Medizinische Universitaet Wien (MUW) is one of the most traditional medical training and research facilities in Europe. It is today the largest medical training institute in the German-speaking area with about 8,000 students. Within frame of FoodEnTwin it is responsible for animal models development and focusing on of the impact of the environment on the health in the animal models of human diseases. There are two labs within this partner with expertise in 1) food protein chemistry and the other in 2) animal models of allergic disease. This partner will be responsible for animal model development and focusing on of the impact of the environment on the health in the animal models of human diseases and with the purification and identification of allergens. https://www.meduniwien.ac.at/web/en/