Elena Ibanez / Expressions of interest of Spanish institutions / Horizonte2020

Expression of Interest

Contact Person/Scientist in Charge

  • Name and surname: Elena Ibanez
  • Email: elena.ibanezSPAMFILTER@csic.es

CIAL (CSIC-UAM)

Department / Institute / Centre

  • Name: Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, CSIC-UAM)
  • Address: Nicolás Cabrera 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
  • Province: Madrid

Research Area

  • Chemistry (CHE)
  • Life Sciences (LIF)

Brief description of the institution:

CIAL is a joint research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Its main objective is to give quality research in the field of Food Science and Technology, with particular interest on nutrition and health. Examples of research activities carried out at CIAL are establishing scientific evidence of the effects of foods and ingredients on human physiology, health and disease, improving food safety and sensory properties and identifying biological action mechanisms at molecular level. CIAL makes research for people and for the industry, designs and produces new functional ingredients and foods and innovates processing strategies for better foods. CIAL also works for circular bioeconomy by adding value to food wastes, recovering valuable molecules by traditional or by new clean extraction methods. The Institute has personnel with expertise on functional foods, polyphenols, carotenoids, betalains, functional lipids, bioactive peptides, functional carbohydrates, probiotics, prebiotics, bioproducts for chronic diseases, foodborne pathogens, food allergies, biocatalysts, LAB, microbiota, bioactive gastronomy, aroma compounds-oral physiology interactions, sensory analysis, etc. It also counts with high-performance instrumentation, such as flow cytometry, qPCR, tandem mass spectrometry, and facilities, such as microbiology and cell culture -biosafety level 2- laboratories, a metabolomic platform, a gastrointestinal dynamic simulator, pilot plant, etc. URL: www.cial.uam-csic.es

Brief description of the Centre/Research Group (including URL if applicable):

CIAL is a joint research institute of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). Its objective is to give quality research in Food Science and Technology, with particular interest on nutrition and health. Examples of research carried out at CIAL are establishing scientific evidence of the effects of foods and ingredients on human physiology, health and disease, improving food safety and sensory properties and identifying biological action mechanisms at molecular level. CIAL researches for people and for the industry, designs and produces new functional ingredients/foods and innovates processing strategies for better foods. CIAL works for circular bioeconomy by adding value to food wastes, recovering valuable molecules by traditional or new clean extraction methods. CIAL personnel have expertise on functional foods, polyphenols, carotenoids, betalains, functional lipids, bioactive peptides, functional carbohydrates, probiotics, prebiotics, bioproducts for chronic diseases, foodborne pathogens, food allergies, biocatalysts, LAB, microbiota, bioactive gastronomy, aroma compounds-oral physiology interactions, sensory analysis, etc. It also counts with advanced analytical instruments hyphenated to tandem and high resolution mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS, LC-MS, GC-MS, CE-MS, LCxLC-MS, etc), flow cytometry, qPCR, and facilities, such as microbiology and cell culture -biosafety level 2- laboratories, metabolomic platform, GI dynamic simulator, pilot plant, etc. URL: www.cial.uam-csic.es

Project description:

Extraction processes design: towards a biorefinery concept

In the last years, the development of new processes for the extraction of active compounds from natural matrices is receiving great attention. To extract these bioactive compounds, bio-based solvents such as CO2, ethanol and water at sub and supercritical conditions have been widely studied and have demonstrated their technological ability in an important number of applications. Nevertheless, recently, a holistic approach on the principles of “green extraction” of natural products has been proposed, including the use of renewable vegetable sources, the employment of alternative solvents, the maximization of energy recovery and the use of innovative technologies. The main goal of this strategy is to reduce unit operations, to foster the development of safer processes and to generate co-products instead of by-products, approaching the concept of biorefinery. Interesting strategies that can be followed to move towards the biorefinery concept involve the development of integrated and intensified processes based on the use of compressed fluids. These processes have demonstrated important advantages such as the modulation of the solubility by changing the operation conditions, the efficiency of the processes, the possibility of integrating different steps (sample treatment, reaction, selective extraction, purification) in the same protocol, and the possibility to obtain extracts free of contamination, meeting the requirements of the legislation that limits the use of organic solvents in food and food ingredients production. In the present project all these concepts and approaches will be put together towards the design of specific processes to extract valuable compounds from agricultural byproducts and algae.

Applications

The applicant should send an updated CV and a motivation letter explaining the main reasons that drives him/her to work in this project. This letter should be send to the scientist in charge of the project (Dr. Elena Ibañez, elena.ibanez@csic.es) before the end of June 2018.

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