Sensory Science researchers have been selected as part of 5-year NIH grant
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Edgar Chambers, university distinguished professor, and Kadri Koppel, associate professor are part of a research team that has been selected to receive a 5-year, $500,000 NIH-grant for the project, “Predicting Human olfactory Perception from Molecular Structure”. Koppel will serve as the primary investigator with Chambers as the co-primary investigator.
This project is led by Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia with several other institutions contributing. K-State will be the lead institution for defining the sensory characteristics of the odor compounds.
Chambers and Koppel are sensory scientists within the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health’s Center for Sensory Analysis and Consumer Behavior. The Center is an internationally recognized research institute skilled in consulting, project management, method development, educational sensory and consumer research. For nearly 30 years, the Center has provided confidential, effective solutions for more than 100 domestic and international companies. They have experience evaluating: foods, beverages, cosmetics, fabrics, packaging, paints, health care, personal care products and fragrances as well as the flexibility of a wide range of methodologies.