NATURAL EXTRACTS OF BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS FROM THE RESIDUE OF BREWER’S SPENT GRAIN WITH APPLICATIONS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW FUNCTIONAL FOODS – Research project PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-0842. This work was supported by a grant of the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS–UEFISCDI, contract number 52/01.10.2015



1. Plant Biology Europe EPSO/FESPB 2016 Congress – Prague, Czech Republic, June 26-30, 2016

Poster presentation: Characterization of different brewers’ spent grain aqueous extracts regarding their content in bioactive compounds

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2. 7th Casee Conference “The Role of Life Sciences in Europes’s 2020 Strategy – Timisoara, Romania, May 22-24, 2016

Poster presentation: Exploitation of food wastes as valuable sources of bioactive compounds

Poster presentation: Use of essential oils in the development of new food product


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3. International Conference “The Future of Food Waste: Challenges and Opportunities for Valorization in Europe”,

COST Action TD1203 (EUBIS) Wageningen, Olanda, September 20-21, 2016

Full Scientific Report – pdf

Poster presentations: Fatty acid composition and volatile profile of brewers spent grain by-product

Poster presentations: Brewers’ spent grain content in bioactive compounds: influence of the extraction solvent

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4. The 15th International Symposium Prospects for the 3th Millennium Agriculture 29th September – 1st October 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Oral presentation: Bioactive compounds from plant-derived wastes to be used as food ingredients

Oral presentation: The chemical composition and bioactive compounds of some wild edible mushrooms – a review

Poster presentations: Study regarding the use of Salvia Officinalis essential oil in food products with high fat content (Mayonnaise)


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5.  16th National Conference with International Participation ”Nutrition – Medicine of the Future” – 24-25 November 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Session: Diet and lifestyle in relation to human health – Scientific program pdf.

Oral presentation: Utilization of food wastes as sources of functional ingredients

Invited Speaker: Lect. dr. Sonia Socaci

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6. The 8th CASEE Conference “Sustainable development in Europe – cooperation between science and practice – What’s the position of Central and South Eastern Europe?” was held at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland from 14-16 May 2017.6CASEE

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Oral presentation: From waste to functional ingredients – Sonia A. Socaci, Anca C. Farcas, Dan Vodnar, Bogdan Rusu, Oana L. Pop

Poster presentation: Exploitation of brewing industry waste to produce functional ingredients – Anca C. Fărcaș, Sonia A. Socaci, Maria Tofană