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Join the growing alternative protein research community
The field of alternative protein development comprises a growing community of academics from across multiple disciplines. Our paper published in Nature Biotech explores the various reasons why this is a fascinating area of study, and the countless opportunities for researchers entering the space.
Still a student? Our students and educators page also has a great collection of resources and courses to help break into this fascinating field.
The alternative protein researcher directory
Use this directory to connect with European researchers who are active in the alternative protein space or are looking to apply their expertise to this field. This directory also indicates what kinds of collaborative work researchers are interested in exploring with students, labs, and companies.
If you are working on alternative proteins science (or you might like to do so in the future) and want to raise your profile in the global research community, you can apply to join the directory here.
Meet some of Europe’s alternative protein scientists
Check out our Meet the Researcher blog series, talking to alternative protein scientists about their work and hearing their advice for researchers looking to join this rapidly evolving and hugely exciting field.
Meet the researcher: Expanding the tentacles of alternative seafood research with Frederico Ferreira
A researcher working to develop the first cultivated octopus product is at the heart of a €7 million project bringing…
A humble plant that grows in abundance across the planet is at the heart of a project aiming to transform…
Across Europe, researchers are finding new ways of using well-established technologies to develop sustainable fat with the same the complex…
A career spent analysing the chemistry behind milk has given Etske Bijl unique insights to help her develop the world’s…
A long-standing passion for the ocean inspired Richard Splivallo’s project – using his fermentation expertise to create better alternative seafood…
Professor Che Connon’s quest to bring cultivated meat closer to dining tables has led to him bridging the gap between…
Meet the researcher: leading the UK’s new £12m cellular agriculture research hub with Prof Marianne Ellis
Head of the UK’s new £12 million Cellular Agriculture Manufacturing Hub (CARMA), we talk to Marianne Ellis about her goals…
Meet the researcher: discovering the next big ingredients in plant-based protein with Karolina Östbring
The plant-based industry has only begun to scratch the surface of what ingredients can be used to create more sustainable…
View our calendar of key events in the alternative protein calendar, including conferences, webinars, and summits.
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Become a part of our GFIdeas community of scientists, students, entrepreneurs and subject matter experts who are driving alternative protein innovation.
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Learn more about key projects and available research funding for alternative protein projects.
Explore our library of free-to access resources on plant-based, cultivated and fermentation-made meat, seafood, eggs and dairy.
Learn more about available courses, how to get alternative proteins on the curriculum at your institution, and our Alternative Protein Project university chapters.
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David leads our work to foster a thriving research community for alternative proteins across Europe.