Rares-Ionut Birsan

Postgraduate Student

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Food structure, colloids and digestion

After Studying Food Biotechnology at Wageningen University in The Netherlands, I decided to continue my research career within the area of Biorefinery at Quadram Institute, Norwich, UK. Thus in 2017, my 3-Year contract as a PhD student began.

The project that I am working on consists in a collaboration between Quadram Institute, Norwich and Teagasc Institute, Ashtown in Dublin, and focuses on valorisation of food processing co-products (or by-products) which may hold little or no value and hence considered ‘waste’.

The goal of the project is to recover functional ingredients from this ‘waste’ that can potentially serve as sustainable agents in functional food or phytopharmaceutical products.

Birsan R. I., Wilde P., Waldron K. W., Rai D. K.. (2019)

Recovery of Polyphenols from Brewer's Spent Grains.

Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland), 8, 380


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