Institut Lyfe Research and Innovation Center
The Institut Lyfe Research and Innovation Center conducts multidisciplinary research on food and food service questions in relation to meal pleasure and health.The center offers a doctoral program with partner universities, conducts collaborative research programs and develops operational knowledge for socioeconomic actors, based on the cooperation between scientists and gastronomy experts. The research program aims better understanding the underlying mechanisms of promoting the development and consumption of healthy, tasty and sustainable food for all is addressed at different levels, from contextual ones (meals, social environment, cultural area) to focused ones (individuals, products).. It is also attached to contribute to the design of pleasurable food in relation to specific individuals’ needs coping with physiological constraints, psychological constraints, cultural constraints. Four axes are particularly important:
- “Sustainable food choices away from home”;
- “Eating and drinking traditions and their evolution” integrating cultural differences in adjusting offered products and services to an international clientele;
- “Food Cognition” aiming at understanding cognitive mechanisms involved in food perception;
- “Eating behavior and Appetite /energy intake regulation” aiming at providing recommendations for adequate food offer. A strong effort is made to transfer scientific knowledge to industry, both food and food service to contribute to the well-being of the population, whatever the age or the context of consumption.
Role in the project:Within the SCALE project, the Institut Lyfe Research and Innovation Center will accompany Microphyt activities towards identified or newly emerging market demands. To this end, the Institut Paul Bocuse will:
- Study the perception of microalgae by European consumers and food service professionals.
- Create recipes to promote microalgae according to consumers and professionals’ needs and preferences.
- Test the best recipes with European consumers.