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216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Welcome to the Kansas State University Food Science Institute!

The Food Science Institute (FSI) was established in 2001 to integrate the expertise in food science across K-State. FSI facilitates the undergraduate, graduate, and online education programs and provides both research and technical assistance for the food industries. Approximately, 47 nationally and internationally recognized faculty from five colleges and 11 departments serve as teachers, mentors, researchers, and extension specialists in the following areas: food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, veterinary medicine, cereal science, dairy science, meat science, food service, sensory analysis, food engineering, human nutrition, and product development. We look forward to assisting you in the area of food science.

What's New

Beef's role in a sustainable food system

Sara Place


First round of Global Food Seed Grants awarded

The Office of Research Development announces the results of the fall 2019 call for proposals for the Global Food Systems, known as GFS, Seed Grant Program. This funding is intended to support innovative research in all aspects of global food systems, with particular interest in those projects that are interdisciplinary; engage graduate and/or undergraduate students; partner with industry, particularly those based in Kansas; and are expected to result in job creation and economic development.

All proposals were peer-reviewed by faculty members with a variety of relevant expertise. Several Food Science Institute faculty received these grants. See the full list of awardees from K-State Today.


Honorees of the Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony

Congratulations to the following Food Science Institute women faculty for their achievements!

  • Valentina Trinetta, Advanced Distinguished Lecture Series Award
  • Sara Gragg, promotion to Associate Professor
  • Kadri Koppel, promotion to Associate Professor
  • Hulya Dogan, promotion to Professor


K-State Science Communication Week

KSCIThe Kansas Science Communication Initiative, or KSCI, seeks to engage communities in understanding, enthusiastically promoting, and actively participating in science and research.

Our network of researchers, communicators, and community partners is working together to pursue this mission.

The K-State Science Communication Week will be held on October 12-19, 2019. See the schedule for registration details and events.


One Health Day

On Nov. 6, groups from around the world are celebrating a collaborative approach to human, animal and environmental health called One Health. Kansas City is celebrating, too.

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events: A One Health Perspective

3-6 p.m. | Nov. 6
K-State's Olathe campus

Details and registration


Dr. Fadi Aramouni receives award from Kansas Manufacturing Solutions

Kansas Manufacturing Solutions announced on Tuesday, September 10th that they have selected Dr. Aramouni, representing the Food Science Institute, as a sub recipient awardee of $117,000 to support food safety programs of Kansas food processors. The FSI is one of 4 SRAs selected in the state and the announcement was made at a ceremony in Lenexa in which MAMTC introduced their new corporate name as Kansas Manufacturing Solutions.


FSI Welcomes Asseta Kagambega, Fullbright Postdoctoral Researcher

Dr. Asseta Kagambega is a microbiologist working on foodborne pathogens, epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance. Her Fulbright project is on Salmonella epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Athens, GA.

Dr. Valentina Trinetta and Dr. Asseta Kagambega have already collaborated and published a study on the prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter in poultry and poultry carcasses in 2017.

During her Fulbright project, Dr. Asseta made some time to visit the Laboratory of Dr. Valentina Trinetta to enhance collaboration with other researchers, contribute to teaching and get some training on genomic analysis.

Dr. Asseta Kagambega     Dr. Asseta Kagambega


Save the Date! Urban Food Systems Symposium

Urban Food Systems

The Urban Food Systems Symposium Scientific Committee is pleased to announce their Call for Abstracts

Abstracts for the Urban Food Systems Symposium set for June 4 - 6, 2020 in Kansas City, MO, are now being accepted. The abstract submission deadline is 5 p.m. CST, November 1, 2019. This is a great way to share your work with others through oral or poster presentations.

The symposium brings together researchers, not-for-profit administrators, community organizers, extension professionals, students, and others, to share and gain knowledge on urban food systems and agriculture and their role in global food security. The focus is on climate change; nutrition and human health; food production and distribution in cities; urban planning and development; food security; food policy and advocacy; international perspectives; community engagement; and urban planning and economic development.

More information about the 2020 Urban Food Systems Symposium, including how to submit abstracts, is available by clicking the button below or by emailing info@ufss2020.org.









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