Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

About Us

The Functional Grains Centre (FGC) is a Research Centre funded by the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Training Centre program. The aims of the Centre are to:

  1. Identify national and international consumer preferences for new products targeted to consumer demand now and the future;
  2. Improve grain storage and processing to maintain and enhance human health and other functionalities in processed foods;
  3. Improve end-product quality by identifying key sensory attributes and chemical markers for quality;
  4. Identifying novel bioactive compounds that can be used to generate new functional products;
  5. Training the next generation of food scientists with expertise and industry background to continue to transform the current commodity based industries into high-value product-focused businesses beyond the life of this project;
  6. Building long term collaborative food innovation systems.