Understanding and implications of formation of lipid nanostructures in milk

  • Boyd, Benjamin (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hawley, Adrian Marcus (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Milk is the most important food for human survival, providing all the essential nutrition to newborn infants, and
constitutes a major part of the adult diet. The recent discovery that nanostructure is formed during the digestion of
both cow and breast milk, but not by vegetable 'milk' has opened a large number of questions to answer in this
project. Specifically the project will link nanostructure formation in milk with composition during digestion, and the
subsequent propensity for delivery of nutrients. State of the art synchrotron and microscopy techniques will be
employed to address these questions, and will drive new innovation in highly effective products for delivery of
nutrients to infants and improve our understanding of digestion.
Effective start/end date1/01/1631/12/19


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$522,900.00
  • Monash University
  • Australian Synchrotron (Australia)