Virtuous project Kick Off Meeting
The Industrial Systems Institute participates in the kick off meeting of the Horizon2020 project Virtuous on December 5, 2019 in Turin, Italy. Virtuous aims at developing an integrated computational framework able to screen food for natural lignants targeting taste receptors. Prediction of the organoleptic profile of a specific food based on its chemical composition is targeted at, integrating intelligent algorithms, drug discovery techniques, machine learning classifiers, big data analysis and cloud computing paradigm. The outcome of the research will shed light on the mechanisms driving information transfer from the chemistry level, where food molecular constituents bind taste receptors, toward a cascade of molecular, supramolecular and cellular events emerging as an elaborated sensation which strongly contribute to the food
organoleptic profile. Emphasis is given on two basic ingredients of the Mediterranean diet: olive oil and wine.