Workshop: Machine learning meets molecular dynamics for taste prediction
17 November 2022
East Campus USI-SUPSI - Room C1.02
The EU MCSA VIRTUOUS project aims to create a virtual tongue through an integrated computational framework able to screen food for natural ligands targeting taste receptors. VIRTUOUS integrates drug discovery techniques, big-data and machine learning algorithms to predict the organoleptic profile of Mediterranean ingredients based on their chemical composition. Recent developments in the VIRTUOUS project will be presented in the workshop, ranging from new algorithms for advanced modelling simulation, machine learning tools to identify the most relevant descriptors affecting compounds’ taste, and standardized procedures for sensory analysis of virgin olive oils. New results on application of artificial intelligence for quality assessment of extra-virgin olive oil from fluorescence spectrum will be shown. Finally, a first DEMO of the Virtuous platform will be presented

Organisation details

Contact: Dario Piga, Gianvito Grasso. e-mail:
Online participation: The workshop will be in presence. People who intend to attend the workshop remotely can write an email to to receive an MS Teams link to the workshop