Research Center in Biochemistry and Agrofood Biotechnology (CCBBA)

Led by: Carmen SOCACIU
Fields: Molec. Cell. & Sys. Biol.
Institution: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (USAMVCN)
Scientists/Total: 15/15
Keywords:  1. Chemistry of natural compounds: primary and secondary plant metabolites (pigments, phenolic compounds, phytosterols, glucosinolates) 2. Vegetal, food, animal and medical biochemistry: bioactive compounds with impact in life sciences and associated technologies. 3. Food metabolomics: advanced UV-Vis, IR, Raman spectrometry, and chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (LC-DAD-MS, GC-MS) 4. Food biotechnology: fermentative processes on a vegetable support, enzyme-assisted extraction (biorefining) 5. In vitro test systems of biologically active natural compounds 6. Evaporation, microencapsulation and granular, controlled release in abiotic and biological systems technologies 7. Technologies for obtaining and use of nanobiostructures (nanoparticles, nanoubes, quantum dots, metal complexes with amino acids) with applications in biomedicine

Plant metabolomics: biosynthesis, phytochemicals markers (carotenoids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, polyphenols, phytosterols, lipids functional); extraction, purification and analysis (fingerprint chromatographic and spectrophotometric) of phytochemicals in extracts (dietary supplements, functional foods); test "in vitro" and "in vivo" has antioxidant and cytotoxic action of natural compounds; biotechnological applications of phytochemicals (waste recovery and biconversion).


- High performance liquid chromatograph with UV detection, Agilent 1100
- High performance liquid chromatograph with DAD detection Shimatsu
- High performance liquid chromatograph with DAD and MS detection (LC-MS) Agilent 1200
- Spectrometers UV-Vis: T70+, Perkin Elmer
- Multianalizor Biotek (UV-Vis, fluorescence, chemiluminescence)
- Spectrometer Nanodrop (UV-Vis)
- Infrared spectrometer (FTIR) Shimatsu Prestige 21
- Spectrometer Raman – Bruker GmbH
- Gas chromatograph with mass spectrometry detector (GC-MS)
- Installation of micro-encapsulation
- Laboratory Bioreactor capacity 2 l
- Pilot Bioreactor, capacity 12 l
- CO2 Incubator - Memmert - Microbiology
- CO2 Incubator – Memmert – cell cultures
- Laminar flow hood for cell culture
- Horizontal electrophoresis system
- Zeiss optical microscopes
- Fluorescence microscope with reverse
- Cryogenic lyophilizor (Freeze dryier) ALPHA 1-2 LD Plus
- Deep freezer - 80 C
- Fluid bed dryer Glatt (pilot scale)
- Niro Minor spray dryer
- Microbiological hood - Gemi Steril
- Ultrasonic Elmasonic
- Soxhlet Lipid extraction apparatus
- Centrifuge - MPW350
- Centrifuge - Sigma 113
- Centrifuge – Eppendorf 5804R
- Rotary evaporator - Buchi
- Calcining kiln - Habertherm
- Ultrapure water system - Millipore UV DirectQ
- pH-meter – Inolab710, Hanna
- Magnetic Stirrers - 1010 + UNIMAX Heidolph + Incubator



Cale Mănăştur nr. 3-5, 400372
Cluj-Napoca, jud. Cluj, România
Tel: +40 264 595825 +4 0741 115673
Fax: +40 264 593792




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