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  • top news More

    We are looking forward to an exciting workshop and meeting in Amsterdam on the 19th and 20th of April 2018.

    The EU project EDULIA is recruiting 11 Marie-Curie PhD positions on healthy eating in children.

    New research from ESN member BOKU illustrates why expectation and perception don´t always match.

  • who we are

    The European Sensory Network (ESN) is a powerful international network of leading research institutions and industrial partners at the cutting edge of sensory and consumer sciences. It was  founded in 1989 to meet the challenge of the rapidly developing science of sensory analysis within  Europe.

    Today, the European Sensory Network brings together 32 member organisations acting in 17 European countries, and five non-European countries. ESN members and partners share their knowledge and expertise to explore the value and applications of sensory sciences in food and non food industrial practices.

    A focus of ESN activities is on cross-border studies. ESN offers numerous close cross-border links between sensory scientists and industrial partners. These collaborations have proven to be very  valuable. The well established contacts among ESN members make it easy to plan and perform international studies, and guarantee exceptional research following universal standards.

  • recent publications More

    Desires for beverages and liking of skin care product odors in imaginative and immersive virtual reality beach contexts

    Ida Ninett Skovgaard K. Andersen, Alexandra A. Kraus, Christian Ritz, Wender L.P. Bredie (2018) (Food Research International) Volume in press. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2018.01.027

    Plant cells as food – A concept taking shape. Food Research International

    Emilia Nordlund, Martina Lille, Pia Silventoinen, Heli Nygren, Tuulikki Seppänen-Laakso, Atte Mikkelson, Anna-Marja Aura, Raija-Liisa Heiniö, Liisa Nohynek, Riitta Puupponen-Pimiä, Heiko Rischer (2018) (Food Research International ) (Issue 107), 297-305. doi:10.1016/j.foodres.2018.02.045

     

     

  • esn members:

    SAM Sensory and Marketing International
     
  • esn industry partners: