An industrial research centre with oat in focus

Who we are

Passionate about oat, we are working together, for more knowledge and products

What we do

In five work package, from genome to healthy, sustainable products, scientists and companies work together to get knowledge and new, innovative products

news and happenings

Oatly invests in oat research in Lund. In the long term, 100 researchers will work at Science Village Scandinavia with Food Science Oatly.

“Our goal is to develop food industry using oat as the fundamental ingredient”

– CEO, Leif Bülow

Our ambition with ScanOats is to take a world-leading role in the development of unique products and applications based on oat. The centre will form a link between advanced basic research and industrial applications. This dual approach will benefit Swedish industry, society and agriculture in terms of new knowledge, new products, improved health, a more sustainable environment, increased exports and new jobs. Through the unifying force that ScanOats will provide, we expect that a variety of products and innovations will be delivered partly through members’ activities and partly by ScanOats directly.

Our goals
  • ​Develop new oat varieties
  • Develop new ingredients
  • Promote cultivation of oats
  • Increase the number of application areas
  • Double the exports of oat based products
  • Educate 8-12 experts, start 1-2 companies and create >100 new jobs​
Who we are

We are three academic and three industrial partners, working in a strong collaboration with each other, passionate and dedicated about oat.


ScanOats is managed by a Centre Board represented by three companies. All of them with a long tradition and experience of working with oat and oat products. The day-to-day management is handled by a Centre director.

Havrens hela genuppsättning publicerat i tidskriften Nature

Nu har forskare på ScanOats och CropTailor i Lund kartlagt och karakteriserat havrens hela genuppsättning

Meet ScanOats work packages leaders

Meet ScanOats work packages leaders

Meet ScanOats work packages leaders Sofia Marmon, Alfredo Zambrano, Johanna Wetterlind (not pictured), Cecilia Tullberg, Lieselotte Cloetens and Martin Hedström…

Abstract, master thesis Elin Johansson

Production and evaluation of enzymatically processed oat fibres as potential prebiotics is a new master thesis from ScanOats work package Oat processing. Master student Elin Johansson has performed her master thesis at the department of Biotechnology, Lund University, under the supervision of Siri Norlander and Carl Grey. Examiner was Patrick Adlercreutz …

Abstract master thesis Sharmeen Mustafa

New master thesis from ScanOats work package Oat processing Rancidity Development Studies After Storage of Oats. Master student Sharmeen Mustafa has performed her master thesis at the department of Biotechnology, Lund University. Supervisors were Cecilia Tullberg and Jenny Lindberg Yilmaz…

Abstract, master thesis Karthik Vishaal Mohan

Master student Karthik Vishaal Mohan has performed his master thesis Functional Characterization of High Arabinoxylan Lines in Oat at ScanOats work package New oat varieties and the department of Pure and applied Biochemistry. Supervisors were Alfredo Zambrano, Juscelino Tovar and Olof Olsson. All active scientists in ScanOats…

ScanOats R&D

1] The oat genome

2] New oat varieties

3] Sustainable oat cultivation

4] Oat processing

Oat diets

5] Oat diet for disease prevention