11 April 2019

What’s been going on with the ‘hamburger professor’

It took some getting used to for his sister. “I used to say you were a dignified professor and now I have to say, ‘He makes hamburgers’.” Mark Post is still a professor at UM; he enjoys giving physiology lessons to medical students. But 80 per cent of his time goes into answering the question: how can we produce hamburgers on a large scale in a factory setting, without having to slaughter animals for it? “We hope to produce 50 kilos per week for the first exclusive restaurants in three years.”

By: Femke Kools