This area includes research into enzyme encapsulation and immobilization strategies, sensors, novel ingredients, protein digestive systems of animals and plants, milk protein biophysics, enzyme modelling, antifouling surfaces, antimicrobial compounds, oral microbiology, as well as nutrigenomics. iNANO seeks to markedly expand activities in this area and to foster collaboration with new AU research groups and international as well as national key players in the area of nanoscience with relevance to food and nutrition. The research involves a high level of industry collaboration, as currently demonstrated by iNANO's joint research programs with, e.g. Arla, Danisco, and Nestlé.