PhD Liana Salanță, focused in the last 7 years on research topics which aimed the analysis of a wide range of biologically active compounds with antioxidant character, respectively antimicrobial (bitter acids, essential oils, phenolic compounds and flavonoids), from various vegetal matrices (hops, beer, malt, wort, beer industry residues, fruits and vegetables, vinegar). Most of the articles were focused on determination/quantification of bitter compounds, essential oils and phenols as biomarkers of different varieties of hops and spent grain resulted from the production of beer with application in the food industry and pharmaceutical. The expertise in the field of extraction and analysis of bioactive compounds, food quality and safety control, development and optimization of new functional products, can be proven by all papers published previously. PhD Liana Salanță is reviewer for ISI journals and International Database journals and member in editorial board for several journals. She has done an international project on "A study on young drinking behaviourevaluation the relationship between taste reactivity and special beer consumption"- Ref EA 15 45, Funding agency: ERAB (The European Foundation for Alcohol Research); Ongoing period: 2016-2017.
Salanță Liana's research interests include Food science, extraction and analysis of bioactive compounds, development of new functional products, chromatographic technique.