FoQuS Research Group

Our research focuses on food quality and safety issues to understand better the changes in foods during processing. We apply fundamental engineering tools, unit operations and advanced analytical techniques to improve our insight on food.

At FoQuS, we recognize the importance of supporting research through collaboration. Hence, we have important academic partnerships with, among others, Europe’s leading research institutions. In addition, we have strong partnerships with food industry ranging from small-medium enterprises to larger companies at national and international levels. Also, we have been collaborating with world’s leading analytical technologies providers.

We mainly strive to obtain funding from industry and internationally supported projects to sustain our research operations. In this way, we not only test importance and quality of the work we do, but also we diversify funding sources that eliminates dependence.

What's in FoQuS?

Acrylamide in Food is fully updated

Acrylamide in Food, Second Edition, is fully updated with four new chapters that incorporate current literature on acrylamide, including analysis, formation mechanisms, levels in foods, reduction strategies, and new regulations,…
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Gold medal to FoQuS Members

Patented invention by FoQuS members entitled “A Solution Extending Shelf Life of Ready-to-Eat Fresh Fruits and/or Vegetables and an Application Method Thereof” has won Gold Medal in the 2nd Istanbul…
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Award to Dr. Tolgahan Kocadağlı

We are pleased to announce the 2017 junior medal winner is Dr. Tolgahan Kocadağlı, Research Assistant, Department of Food Engineering at Hacettepe University, Turkey. This award is based on his…
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Award to Dr. Aytül Hamzalıoğlu

2nd Food Chemistry Conference has been held in Sevilla, Spain on Sep 17-19. Dr. Aytül Hamzalıoğlu, member of FoQuS research group has won the best early career presentation award for her presentation…
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Did You Know?

Humans have been processing food ever since we learned how to cook, preserve, ferment, dry or extract. Processed food has powered the evolution of species and the expansion of empires.

Food and drink is one of the largest manufacturing sectors in developed economies. There are range of opportunities food and drink sector offers and inspiring the next generation of food engineers…

Grains are important sources of nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet may have reduced risk of certain chronic diseases.