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Derek V. Byrne, Aarhus University, Denmark


Derek V. Byrne is Professor of Sensory and Consumer Science and Science Leader of the Food Quality Perception & Society (FQS) Team at The Department of Food Science, Aarhus University in Denmark. Derek has some 25 years’ experience in sensory and consumer science research, from the senses through to product quality and design and on to the critical importance of sensory science in food industry applicability. Derek’s teams focus is understanding food quality and perception via a cross-disciplinary synergy of multisensory human food analysis, experimental psychology, physiological responses and cognitive neuroscience, in the design and development of high quality, better-tasting, more stimulating, more memorable, and healthier food and drink experiences.

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