19th December 2000
A prominent Lincoln-based food scientist has returned from a week-long stint helping to evaluate food research projects for the European Commission in Brussels.
Prof Tony Taylor, who heads up the Food Research Centre at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, worked on a panel evaluating projects hoping to land EU grants as part of the Quality of Life 5th Framework Programme.
Key areas in line for funding include the ageing population and interdisciplinary research between food, health and psychology in particular.
“I found it to be a most interesting and valuable experience to be a member of the panel evaluating EU project proposals,” said Prof Taylor, who moved to Lincoln from Grimsby when the university’s former Food School relocated to the city.
“While the procedure is very transparent it really was useful to be on the inside and involved in the discussions. It gave me an insight into the way the EU operates, and I was very impressed.”
Prof Taylor was one of a panel of five scientists evaluating projects hoping to secure a slice of a budget worth £39 million Euros (£23.7m).
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