Placed in the south-east of Romania The first mention of the city under its current name dates back from 1445 Estimated population in 2009 – 290.733 Rivers : Danube and Siret Galati city
Tourist sights in Galati Romanian Orthodox Cathedral The Danube River Memorial House of Al. I. Cuza Fortified Chu r ch
Tourist sights in Galati The television tower The Palace of Navigation Botanical Garden Theatres
Dunărea de Jos University in Galati www.ugal.ro 1948 – Faculty of Teritorial Improvement Today: 16 Faculties (Food Science and Technology, Metalurgy, Sport, Medicine and Pharmacy, Educational Studies, Science, Economical Studies, Low, Art etc.) Our university operate with18000 students in 46 fields of education having BSc, MSc and PhD levels. Within the university there are ten doctoral schools preparing approximately 500 PhD students under the guidance of 75 doctoral scientist leaders
Faculty of Food Science and Engineering www.sia.ugal.ro The oldest Faculty of Food Science in Romania 3 Departaments: Bioengineering in Food Industry Biochemistry and Technologies Aquaculture and Fishery
BIOALIMENT PLATFORM Research and Education Centre for Biotechnology Applied in Food Industry http://www.bioaliment.ugal.ro BIOALIMENT Project Contract value 1.5 M Euro Financial supported by our University and the National Council for Scientific Research in High Education 2006 – 2008 Project manager: p rof. Gabriela BAHRIM BIOALIMENT PLATFORM Location University “Dunărea de Jos” Galati, Romania Faculty of Food Science and Engineering Project Objectives Improve endowment Develop a research pole based on multidisciplinarity Support education and training Promote innovation Participate in national and European projects
Key Research Directions
Natural Food Colorings
Biotehnolog y and Food Safety
Bioprocess Model ling
Starter Cultures and Fermentation
Bioadditives and Bioingredients
Galati University Press
Published in English
Indexed in Chemical Abstracts, ProQuest Science Journals, Ulrich’s Directory and IndexCopernicus International
First issue 15 November 2007
5 papers (1 review+4 research papers)
Faculty of Science Galați, Str. Domnească, nr. 111 Cod poştal: 800201 Tel: 0336130251 Fax: 0336 130 285 http:// www.sciences.ugal.ro Faculty of Science University “Dunărea de Jos” of Galati, Romania
Chemistry, Physics and Environment
Develop a research pole based on multidisciplinarity
Support education and training
Participate in national and European projects
Key Research Directions
1. Chemistry of natural and synthetic compounds
2. Physic-chemical analysis in material science and environment
3. Management and environmental monitoring m odel ling
Faculty of Science
Research is conducted mainly in two research centers:
the European Centre for Environmental Excellence (ECEE = www.ecee.ugal.ro)
Physical and Chemical Analysis Center, (CAFCMC = http://www phys.ugal.ro / ResearchCenter / default.htm).
Faculty of Science
Portable Spectrometer XRF - Thermo Scientific XLTj-793 NITON Spectro UV-VIS Double Beam PC 8 Scanning auto cell UVD-3200 , Lobomed, INC , Faculty of Science
Electronic Microscop Quanta 200
Faculty of Science
Flamphotometer Jenway model PFP7 Faculty of Science
Analitycal balance Faculty of Science
2002-2004 : COBIL Ro-German y : Bilateral Co-operation Romania (University Dunarea de Jos of Galati)-Germany(Technical University of Berlin): Behavior of substances with protective effects during processing of vegetables .
2004-2009 : COST Action 927 : Thermally processed foods: possible health implications.
2007-2011, COST Action FA602, Bioactive Food Components, Mitochondrial Function and Health, European project.
2010-2012 , Study on antioxidant and allergens in authentic Cypriot and Romanian wines) ACYROWINE (414-1/19.05.2010
2007-2010, Project PN II, Partnership Program, cod 51-052, Research on the development of a computerized control system used in food packaging, in order to increase consumer food safety (SISCAM)
2009-2012, Project PNII, IDEAS Program, cod 517, Research on the establishment of analytical systems for traceability of milk and dairy products in order to align Romanian European food safety requirements ( www.trasilact.ro )
2010-2013, Postdoctoral School of Biotechnology applied to impact national interest in Romanian Bio-economics (PDS-BIOTECH) ( http:// www.usamvcluj.ro /SPD-BIOTECH/ index.htm ).
Râpeanu G., Stanciuc (Sava) N ., Vicol C., Bahrim G ., 2009, Possibility to Identify Romanian Wines Adulteration , EuroFoodChem XV Food for the future, July 5-8, Copenhagen, Denmark, p.104-107.
Constanţa Vicol, Gabriela Râpeanu , Mircea Bulancea, Elena Pătraşcu, Gabriela Bahrim , 2009, Evaluation of wine naturalness from Odobesti vineyard , Chimia 2009 “New trends in applied chemistry”, May 13-16, Constanta, Romania.
Râpeanu G ., Van Loey A., Smout C., Hendrickx M., 2006, Biochemical characterisation and process stability of polyphenoloxidase extracted from Victoria grapes (Vitis Vinifera ssp. Sativa) , Food Chemistry, 94(2), 253-261.
Maria Cioroi , 2010 , The study on the contents of L-ascorbic acid in sea buckthorn berries , L e sixieme colloque COFrRoCA, Orleance, France, 7.07-10.07, 2010
Maria Cioroi , Mihaela Moisi (Lionte), Cretu Romica, 2009, Spectrophotometric Evaluation for the Stability of the Ascorbic Acid from the Sweet Briar Extract (Rosa canina) and White Sea Buckthorn (Hyppophae Rhamnoides), The International Symposium Euro – aliment 2009, Challenges for Food Science and Food Industry in the Recession Era, 9th – 10th of October, 2009, Galati, Romania.
Research directions and selected works of Romanian team 1. Investigation of rich biologically active substances
Maria Cioroi , Daniela Dumitriu, 2009, “ Studies on Total Polyphenols and Reducing Power of Extracts from Selected Lamiaceae Species ”, The International Symposium Euro – aliment 2009, Challenges for Food Science and Food Industry in the Recession Era, 9th – 10th of October, 2009, Galati, Romania.
Maria Cioroi , B. Caemmerer, W. Kroh, Study on some Phenolic Acids and Flavonoids from Cultivated Strawberries , 3rd International SYMPOSIUM ON RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS, Book of Abstracts, p. 379, Prague, November 7–9, 2007.
Maria Cioroi , B. Caemmerer, W. Kroh, Study on the Concentration of Quercetin and Kaemferol from Jam and Fresh Strawberries , 3rd International SYMPOSIUM ON RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS, Book of Abstracts, p. 380, Prague, November 7–9, 2007.
Maria Cioroi , Tudor Lucian Miron , Gabriela Rapeanu , Nicoleta Stanciuc , Elena Postolache, Constanta Vicol, 2010, Study on Free Radical Scavenging and Total Polyphenols of some Romanian Wines , Food and Environment Safety (ISSN 2068 - 6609) . (B+ CNCSIS , Journal index ed in international IndexCopernicus).
2.P hysicochemical and antioxidant activity on plants and beverages
Elaboration formulas and technologies for new functional foods and beverages production 1. Facult y of Food S cience and Engineering Universit y “ Dunarea de Jos ” of Galati Str. Domneasca, 47, 800008, Galati 2. Facult y of S cience Domnească str. 111, Universit y “ Dunarea de Jos ” of Galati
Faculty of Food Science
Faculty of Science from University Dunarea de Jos of Galati
The Bulgarian partner
FRDI (former Canning Research Institute) Plovdiv
University of Food Technologies Plovdiv
Gabriela Rapeanu Assoc. Prof. PhD
Maria Cioroi Assoc. Prof. PhD
Gabriela Bahrim Prof. PhD
Nicoleta Stanciuc Lecturer. PhD
Camelia Bonciu PhD
Tudor Lucian Miron PhD Student
Parfene Georgiana PhD Student
Horincar Vicentiu PhD Student
Team of Bulgarian Partner SOFKA KATSAROVA Ognyan Karabadzhov Tana Sapoundzhieva Nikolay Penov Gabor Zsivanovits Dida Isserliiska Boryana Brashlyanova Panayot Tsonev Angel Iliev CANRI CANRI CANRI University of Food Technologies CANRI CANRI CANRI CANRI CANRI
WP5. Investigation rich biologically active substances and elaboration of models with a beneficial effect on human health and reduce the risk of diseases related to nutrition
A.1.a. Biologically active substances analysis from various sources, like fruits, vegetables and cereals.
A.1.b. Elaboration of models of functional foods with beneficial effects on human health
WP6. Formulation of new functional foods and beverages in accordance with the legislation in Bulgaria, Romania and EU.
A.2.a. Optimization of new functional foods and beverages composition
A.2.b. Verification of new recipes of functional foods and beverages in accordance with the legislation in Bulgaria, Romania and EU
WP7. Elaboration of technologies for the foods and beverages production that preserve biologically active components
A.3.a. Optimization of production parameters to obtain functional food
A.3.b. Optimization of production parameters to obtain functional beverages
WP8. Application of the developed formulas and technologies for production of test models foods and beverages
A.4.a. Production of functional foods at pilot scale
A.4.b. Production of functional beverages at pilot scale
WP9. Sensory, physicochemical and microbiological studies and antioxidant activity on the create d new foods and beverages which demonstrat ed their functional purpose.
A.5.a. Sensory analysis of functional foods and beverages
A.5.b. Microbiological analysis of functional foods and beverages
A.5.c. Physico-chemical analysis of functional foods and beverages
5.1. The antioxidant capacity of new formula food will be evaluated using:
Fruit extracts: red grapes, Sweet Briar (Rosa canina), White Sea Buckthorn (Hyppophae Rhamnoides
Vegetable extracts: onion, red beet
Functional Beverages prepared by Bulgarian and Ropmanian teams
Functional Food – BG
Will do functional beverages and food at laboratory scale – BG and RO
Work with blueberry, apple, sour cherry and tomato
They will get cloudy juice and pressings.
Based on models disigned for functionality will create beverages and foods.
For functionality of food will test for content of polyphenolic substances, antocyanins, vitamin C, antioxidant activity.
RO: identification of some polyphenols, ascorbic acid quantification by HPLC.
The mobility is supported by the Bilateral Cooperation: Romania and Bulgaria - FUNCFOODFORM
Elaboration formulas and technologies for new functional foods and beverages production- The ANCS and University Dunarea de Jos (448 CB/4.09.2010)
The research will be supported by the project ” Research on establishment of analytical systems for traceability of milk and milk products in order to align Romanian products in EU food safety requirements ” directed by Nicoleta Stanciuc, UEFISCSU code 517, which will provid us funding for research activities.