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

poster-epso-2016epso praga


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


dsc01885 dsc02003

img_0895 img_0881 img_0885

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

poster-wageningen-anca  wageningen  poster-eubis-2016-socaci

img_1728 img_1696


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)


img_1813 img_1814 poster-simpozion-ana-cuceu-final

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

invited-speaker-cnmv-2 invited-speaker-cnmvpoza-conf-umf

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

Group pictures CASEE Conference Nitra

Photo Gallery


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 Tofana

7. International Conference “The 11th World Congress on Polyphenols Applications: Vienna Polyphenols 2017” 20-21 iunie 2017, Viena, Austria

Poster presentations: Influence of Brewing Techique on the Content in Bioactive Compounds of Spent Coffee Grounds – Sonia Socaci, Anca Farcas, Dumitrita Rugina, Zorita Diaconeasa, Oana Pop.

Poster presentations: Apple Processing By-Products as a Potential Source of Bioactive Molecules – Farcas Anca, Socaci Sonia, Tofana Maria, Diaconeasa Zorita, Pop Carmen, Rotar, Ancuta.

           23023792_1567232263334938_1691683436_n 23114679_1567232240001607_2094778675_n 23114716_1567232233334941_1217516679_n 23140351_1567232250001606_1270868671_n

8. International Conference “NEEFOOD 2017 – 4TH NORTH AND EAST EUROPEAN CONGRESS ON FOOD”, 10-13 Septembrie 2017, Kaunas, Lituania

Book of abstracts

Poster presentation: In vitro antiproliferative and antioxidant activities of apple processing by-products – Fărcaș Anca, Socaci Sonia, Tofană Maria, Diaconeasa Zorița, Pop Anamaria, Păucean Adriana.
Oral presentation: Methods used for the recovery of antıoxıdant compounds from food waste – revıewSonia Socaci, Anca Fărcaș, Anamaria Pop, Maria Tofană.

_DSC0332 DSC_6643 DSC_6756 DSC_6855


9. International Conference 16th International Symposium “Prospects for the 3rd Millennium Agriculture”, 28-30 Septembrie 2017, USAMV Cluj-Napoca, România.

Poster: In vitro antimicrobial activity of apple processing waste – Fărcaș Anca, Socaci Sonia, Tofană Maria, Mirela Jimborean, Carmen Pop, Anca Rotar. Best Poster Award.