Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: Dilip

Contact Surname: Rai

Contact Address:

Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, IRELAND

Telephone Contact Number: +353-(0)1-8059569

Fax Contact Number: +353-(0)1-8059550

Email Address: dilip.rai@teagasc.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Research Institute

Higher Education Organisation Name: Other Institute

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: Teagasc

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.teagasc.ie

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
Dr. Dilip Rai leads research projects in the area of phytochemicals and on valorisation of waste generated from food processing and production. His main experitse is in the area of extraction and structural characterisation of bioactive compounds from plant foods, marine and meat and quantification of these bioactives along the food-chain. Teagasc is the leading public sector organisation in the fields of agriculture and food research in Ireland, undertaking activities in research, knowledge dissemination and education covering the following broad thematic areas: ● Animal and Grassland ● Crops, Environment and Land Use ● Rural Economy and Development. ● Food

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
waste valorisation, phytochemicals, functional food, structural characterisation, bioactive

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Sustainable Environment Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

 Improve societal awareness and skills on raw materials

Focus Areas

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.

I have participated in Marie Curie Actions (IAPP) in 2011 and 2012, which were unfortunately not successful. Teagasc has been a involved in several EU-funded projects as a partner and some as a coordinator including: 1)ProSafe Beef,: Advancing beef safety and quality through research and innovation, 2)BIOCLA: \\\'Production of CLA [conjugated linoleic acid]-enriched dairy products by natural means\\\', 3) PEN: Pathogenic Escherichia coli network,. 4)ACE ART: Assessment and critical evaluation of antibiotic resistance transferability in the food chain, 5)BIOCOP: new technologies to screen multiple chemical contaminants, 6)BIOTRACER: Improved bio-traceability of unintended microorganisms and substances in food and feed chains, E-MENSA: E-platform technologies for the European agro-food supplu chain, 7)EPIPAGRI: Towards collective management of public intellectual property for agricultural biotechnologies, 8)FORALLVENT: forum for allergy prevention, 9)FFNET: Functional Food Net, 10)ISAFRUIT: Healthy fruit for a healthy Europe, 10)PARATBTools: Testing for a costly cattle disease, 11)Q-PORKCHAINS: Development of innovative, integrated, and sustainable food production chains of high quality pork products matching consumer demands, 12) SAFE FOODS: promoting food safety through a new integrated risk analysis approach for foods, 13)SEAFOOD plus: A better life with seafood, 14)TRACE: Tracing the origin of food, 15)TRACEBAK: Keeping track of the food trail, 15) Welfare Quality: Animal welfare in the food chain, 16)Young-Train: Developing our young scientists, 16)ROBUSTMILK, 17)BASELINE: Selection and improving of fit-for-purpose sampling procedures for specific foods and risks, 18)NETGROW: Enhancing the innovativeness of food SMEs through the management of strategic network behaviour and network learning performance.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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