News

Keep up to date with what is happening in the sensory world of our members, partners, and the ESN network.

08/15/2017

We are glad to announce that our network is growing. This year we are adding four new members, and with them, we are expanding our expertise as well as the numbers of countries and sensory cultures. Alexandre, Anne, Chris, and Keren – a very warm welcome from all of us.

08/11/2017

Eleven PhDs from different countries will be recruited, working in research environments with internationally recognized expertise in areas such as sensory perception, consumer sciences and sensometrics, food choice and behaviour, feeding behaviour, social marketing, consumer socialization, and cognitive psychology.

06/01/2017

The results of a research programme co-funded by ESN just have been published in Food Research International: TDL - a new method to understand the consumers' needs.

05/09/2017

Maurice O´Sullivan about talks about his new book “A Handbook for Sensory and Consumer-Driven New Product Development”.

03/18/2017

A new test, the ConsumerFacetsTM, differentiates the psychological dispositions of consumers. In an ESN video, sensory researcher Lise Dreyfuss explains how the test works and what it adds to the understanding of consumer behavior and product development.

03/06/2017

Nancy Holthuysen (from ESN member Wageningen Food & Biobased Research) and her team investigated how to choose the meal best suitable to be served in an airplane.

03/03/2017

A new study by Lukas Danner, European Sensory Network member Klaus Duerrschmid and colleagues shines a light on the association of certain odours with distinct age groups.

02/28/2017

Special features could make ready-made meal packaging more attractive for older consumers; ESN members Raija-Liisa Heinioö and Stefanie Kremer found out which ones are the most important.

12/22/2016

2016 has been an eventful year for ESN and the sensory science community. ESN has gained four new members, and we are glad to aggregate ever more knowledge and expertise.

12/08/2016

The European Sensory Network is welcoming a new member: the Department of Food Science (AU-FOOD) at Aarhus University.

10/04/2016

Ludovic Depoortere talks about the role of mobile and virtual reality devices for sensory and consumer research.

09/08/2016

“We are pleased to welcome the Monell Center as a new member of the European Sensory Network”, says ESN chair Claire Sulmont-Rossé.

07/11/2016

Klaus Dürrschmid gives an inside view into his research on implicit measurements of food choice.

04/07/2016

Who are the people behind ESN? Meet them in our new Facebook series.

11/10/2015

The ESN cofounded study on implicit emotion measurements is the most downloaded paper on Food Research International. Read the summary here.

11/09/2015

Video interview with Prof. Riette de Kock, University of Pretoria & research chair of the European Sensory Network.

10/06/2015

Read a summary and/or watch a video about Claire Sulmont-Rossé’s latest research on the sense of smell and taste in the elderly.

09/02/2015

The European Sensory Network is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship, starting in January 2016. (Application Deadline: 30th of September 2015)

08/21/2015

The results of the ESN programme “Implicit Emotion Measurement & Food Choice” will be published in Food Research International.

04/29/2015

From now on, the ESN website will also host videos about new findings, theories & publications. The format starts with an interview with Ep Köster.

03/02/2015

ESN members Matis and VTT are now collaborating in the EnRichMar project. Their aim: to increase the value of convenience food by adding ingredients from marine based materials.

11/18/2014

Lukas Danner from the ESN member BOKU investigated two methods to measure unconscious reactions in consumers.

11/13/2014

Campden BRI was asked to produce a gluten-free beer that is suitable for coeliacs using a novel raw material, the African grain Teff.

09/15/2014

ESN offers a public seminar on sensory & consumer science in Budapest on the 8th of October 2014.

09/06/2014

Three ESN members, Campden BRI (GB), Campden BRI (HU) and BOKU (Austria) are participating in the EU Salux project, a programme to reduce fat, salt and sugar consumption.

07/22/2014

With the government’s diet and health spotlight now firmly focused on sugar, Campden BRI’s seminar, Sugar reduction: challenges and opportunities will provide ...

07/21/2014

"Fascinating, challenging and especially smart”: haystack's Car Clinics 3.0 is rewarded by ESOMAR as the industry's best in demonstrating the tangible impact of market research.

06/30/2014

ESN member Campden BRI is offering a new and exciting seminar: Creating a new sensation: consumer engagement in the health and wellness food and beverage sectoris (10th October 2014).

06/02/2014

Campden BRI is pleased to announce that it has extended its accreditation by UKAS to cover DNA-based meat species authenticity testing.

04/21/2014

Earn an Applied Sensory and Consumer Science Certificate online at UCDavis.

02/20/2014

Nofima offers a free software package for analyzing typical data from consumer studies.