A new microbiology laboratory has opened at Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) as part of the university's joint project with EFKO. The laboratory is fitted with the necessary equipment for cutting-edge food tech research.
Using a CO2 incubator, scientists and students can grow microorganisms in anaerobic conditions (without access to oxygen) and prepare new probiotic agents. This will help create products that are useful for human microflora.
Chromatography columns will facilitate in-depth study of plant proteins and help students learn how to extract alternative proteins, including sweet proteins.
The project is worth about three million rubles.
‘We are looking for those who would like to do interesting tasks, learn a lot and not rest on their laurels. We hope graduates of Tomsk Polytechnic University and other Tomsk universities will also join Healthy Innovation projects. Among promising areas, for example, are healthy sugar substitutes, locally manufactured probiotics and prebiotics, the biosynthesis of fats and oils.’