FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Reference number
CO/3235
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
innovative fish technology
seafood
by-products
enzymes
protein
bio-peptides
lipids
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

The Fish Technology Group (FTG) consists of interdisciplinary specialists whose work is primarily focused on:

  • Fish and seafood processing technologies, especially marinating, salting, canning and surimi;

  • Properties, purification and application of selected proteolytic enzymes and transglutaminase;

  • By-products and waste recovery in fish industry;

  • Analysis of lipids, phospholipids and fatty acids;

Reference number
CO/0176
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
animal genetics
genetic markers
RFLP-PCR
real-time PCR
cell cultures
cytotoxicity
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

The Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics (LMC) groups specialists whose research are mainly focused on the following topics:

  • diagnosis of animal genetic diseases;

  • identification of molecular genetic markers for animal breeding (e.g. the analysis of the influence of genetic factors on the composition of fatty acids in cattle milk);

Reference number
CO/5006
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
abiotic stress
drought
salinity
frost resistance
chlorophyll fluorescence
delayed luminescence
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Research of Department Physics and Agrophysics is focused on the functioning of plants under abiotic stress. The major abiotic stress factors investigated include salinity, drought, frost, UVB radiation and high irradiance as well as multistress interactions of those factors.

Reference number
CO/5376
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
microscopy - histochemistry
rheology
texture
meat properties
meat technology
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

 The Meat Science Department is an interdisciplinary group of specialists working primarily on:

  • effects of biological (including nutrition) and genetic factors on structural and mechanical properties of meat;

  • suitability of game and exotic animals meat as well as game birds and ostriches for culinary and meat products;

  • production of healthy dry-cured and cooked foods;

Reference number
CO/5570
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
physiology
proteomics
two-dimensional electrophoresis
MALDI-TOF MS
Western-blot
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

The Department of Physiology, Cytobiology and Proteomics (DPCP) consists of a group of scientists with extensive experience in research on comparative proteomics utilising two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. DCPC conducts research on:

  • effects of pharmaceuticals (e.g. immunosuppressive drugs) on proteomic changes in selected tissues;

  • effects of physiological factors (i.a. pregnancy) on proteome changes in biological fluids and in immunocompetent cells;

Reference number
CO/3268
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
diet composition
metabolism
human nutrition
nutrition habits
nutrition state
pro-health nutritional education
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Research directions of the Department of Human Nutrition Physiology are focused on

Reference number
CO/1247
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
new pathogens
strains toxigenicity
detecting food adulteration
pro-/prebiotic bacteria
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

 The group works primarily on various aspects of:

  • food safety and quality control, including new emerging pathogens, toxigenic potential of pathogenic bacteria under diverse/atypical conditions encountered in food and food processing environment; survival and adaptative abilities of pathogenic bacteria to hostile environments; preventive measures to be undertaken to eliminate and/or stop the activity of harmful/spoilage/spore-forming bacteria, including new technologies (e.g. cold plasma);

Reference number
CO/8924
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
bioimmobilization
nanomaterials
active packaging materials
bioplastics
biopolymers
films
foils
paper
paperboard
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

The Centre of Bioimmobilization and Innovative Packaging Materials (CBIMO) is an interdisciplinary group of specialists working on:

  • innovative packaging materials (bioplastics, modified polymer films/foils, improvement of barrier properties);

  • modification of cellulose materials (innovative formulations for coating applications);

Reference number
CO/4155
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
tumour
multidrug resistance, MDR
anthracycline drugs and their anthraquinone derivatives and analogues
antitumour properties of plant polyphenols
metastatic potential of MDR tumour cells
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

The scientific work of the Department of Biochemistry is focused on studying mechanisms of multidrug resistance (MDR) of tumour cells. The main goal of these studies is creation of a basis for rational design of antitumour compounds retaining the activity against MDR cells as well as development of new strategies to restore the activity of clinically important chemotherapeutic agents against MDR tumour cells.

 

The specific aims of our research involve:

 

Reference number
CO/7455
Type of partner
UNIVERSITY
Keywords
genetics
epigenetics
cytogenetics
molecular markers
GISH
FISH
mitochondrial and plastids’ genomes
conservation genetics
molecular ecology
Ostracoda
Hydrachnidia and Odonata European Blackbird
European mink
Carex sp.
Taraxacum sp.
Invasive Alien Species
Industry
FOOD AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

Institute for Research on Biodiversity consists of 4 departments: Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Limnology, Department of Cell Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Department of Plant Taxonomy and Phytogeography and Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Anthropology.