Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen: Milk proteins to prevent vitamin D deficiency

PhD defence, Thursday, 21 September 2017. Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen.

2017.09.21 | Lisbeth Heilesen

Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen.

Snapshot from a computer simulation of one of the complexes used to improve the availability of vitamin D. In blue are shown four milk proteins, and in red and white are seen 36 molecules of a fatty acid.

Vitamin D deficiency is a common problem worldwide and can have serious consequences if not addressed. During his PhD studies, Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen investigated how different proteins from milk could be used to improve availability of vitamin D in food. Using protein and fatty acid, new ways of improving the stability of vitamin D were investigated.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of how protein can be used to improve the availability of vitamins in food. Furthermore, the structure and molecular properties of the different mixtures were characterized to understand in what other applications they may be used.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This resume was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday 21 September 2017 at 13.15
Building 1593, room 012, the Lecture Theatre, iNANO House, Gustav Wieds vej 14, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation:
Use and abuse of liprotides: complexes between lipids and partially denatured proteins
Contact information:
Jannik Nedergaard Pedersen, e-mail: Jannik@inano.au.dk, tel.: +45 4034 4276
Members of the assessment committee:

Professor Peter Westh, Department of Science and Environment, Roskilde University
Associate Professor Luciano Galantini, Department of Chemistry, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Associate Professor Ken Howard (chair), iNANO, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:

Professor Daniel Otzen, iNANO and Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C. 

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