Design of functional oligosaccharides as sucrose replacers

Lead Research Organisation: University of Surrey
Department Name: Nutrition & Metabolism


The project will investigate the use of chemical and enzyme methods for extracting oligosaccharides for plant cell walls, with the aim of discovering a replacement for the sucrose which can be used in food products.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/R505134/1 01/10/2017 31/12/2021
1941832 Studentship BB/R505134/1 01/10/2017 31/12/2021 Ndidi Ihekwaba
Description Put together online introductory statistics course for PhD students
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Description Exhibited at the Royal Society Summer Scence Exhibition 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact I was part of a team from the university of surrey nutrition department in partnership with teams from Warwick and Oxford university, jointly hosting a stand celebrating 150 years of the Periodic Table (since it was first proposed by Mendeleev), entitled "In Your Element". More than 12000 people visited and engaged with the stand, with members from the team explaining the importance of elements in everyday nutrition, as active ingradient in drugs and ocean life.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019