Plius

Address

Institute of Horticulture LAMMC
Kaunas st. 30, Babtai, LT-54333, Kaunas dist.
Company code 302474014
VAT number LT100005122310
Phone 8 37 555 210
Fax. 8 37 555 176
E-mail: institutas@lsdi.lt

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Technology

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Technology

Pranas Viškelis

Head of Laboratory,
Chief Researcher
Prof. Pranas Viškelis
tel.: 8 37 555 439;
e-mail: biochem@lsdi.lt

Research staff:

Dr. Česlovas Bobinas Senior Researcher tel.: 8 37 555 439;
e-mail: c.bobinas@lsdi.lt
Dr. Marina Rubinskienė Senior Researcher tel.: 8 37 555 439;
e-mail: m.rubinskiene@lsdi.lt
Dr. Edita Dambrauskienė Senior Researcher tel.: 8 37 555 439;
e-mail: e.dambrauskiene@lsdi.lt
Dr. Ramunė Bobinaitė Senior Researcher tel.: 8 37 555 439;
e-mail: r.bobinaite@lsdi.lt
Dalia Urbonavičienė Junior Researcher tel. 8 37 555 439;
e-mail:biochem@lsdi.lt
Jonas Viškelis Junior Researcher tel. 8 37 555 439;
e-mail:j.viskelis@lsdi.lt
Ieva Urbanavičiūtė PhD Student tel. +370 675 35112;
e-mail:Ieva.Urbanaviciute@stud.asu.lt
Mindaugas Visockis PhD Student tel. +370 675 35112

The main activity investigations of fruit, berry and vegetable quality, optimization of their storage and methods of processing, development of biologically valuable products, using the bio-variety of orchard and garden plants.

Equipment

-The equipment of juice processing

-The equipment of raw materials and products heating and rubbing

-Spectrophotometric methods – total phenolics, anthocyanins content, DPPH, chlorophylls

-Chromatographic methods – lycopene isomers, anthocyanins

-Measurements of fruit and vegetable color, texture

-The Electronic Tongue instrument – taste and analyze organic and inorganic chemicals that are typical found in liquids. The Electronic Nose allows the industry to cover a larger proportion of the sensory perception of consumers.

Themes of investigations:

Biochemical composition of the most important and rare orchard and garden plants and biologically active substances are investigated in order to select the most valuable cultivars.
Chemical and technological properties of spicery plants are investigated in order to expand the use and export of the local spices.
The optimal conditions of the storage of various orchard and garden plant production are established.
The methods of investigation of plant chemical composition are improved; data bank of chemical composition is accumulated.

Projects:

Quality and protection of Lithuanian food (project ES BP6).
VMSF grant “Improvement of Technologies of Herb Growing, Development of the New Technological Elements and Investigation of the Influence of Drying Methods on Herb Quality, Chemical Composition and Technological Properties”.
Preparation and continual training of the inspectors of State Food and Veterinary Service and State Plant Protection Service.
Projects of Socrates “ISEKI-Food2”, COST 863 “Euroberry” and Lithuanian priority science fields (“FUINMAKOSA”).

Quality and protection of Lithuanian food (project ES BP6).
VMSF grant “Improvement of Technologies of Herb Growing, Development of the New Technological Elements and Investigation of the Influence of Drying Methods on Herb Quality, Chemical Composition and Technological Properties”.
Preparation and continual training of the inspectors of State Food and Veterinary Service and State Plant Protection Service.
Projects of Socrates “ISEKI-Food2”, COST 863 “Euroberry” and Lithuanian priority science fields (“FUINMAKOSA”).

Services:

Seminars:
– fruit and vegetable quality;
– fruit and vegetable storage and processing.
Consultations:
– fruit and vegetable quality questions;
– fruit and vegetable storage and procession questions;
– fruit, berry and vegetable freezing questions;
– herb and spice growing, drying and processing questions.
Course of lectures “Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables” is being delivered in Kaunas Technological University.