Laboratory of Biochemistry

Department of Microstructure and Mechanics of Biomaterials

Laboratory of Biochemistry

Supervisor: DSc Eng Justyna Cybulska, member of PYA PAS

e-mail: j.cybulska@ipan.lublin.pl

 

Research profile:

  • Biochemistry of plant materials, especially cell walls.
  • Physiological state of fruits and vegetables based on key parameters.
  • Quality of food-plant products and semi-products.
  • Modelling of plant cell walls using their physical analogues.

Analysis:

  • Pectin, calcium and nitrogen in biomaterials, mainly in plant tissue.
  • Starch by polarimetric and enzymatic methods, and quantitative marking by the starch index method.
  • Polysaccharides of plant cell walls by sequential extraction.
  • Sample preparation for biochemical analysis by accelerated solvent extraction.
  • Total soluble solids, total titratable acidity, dry mass and water activity in plant tissues and food products.
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