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Seminars by the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland

Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Within the Erasmus Staff Mobility for Teaching, two scholars of the Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland will hold seminars on Junee 7 and 8 at 3.40 and 5.30 pm at “Aula Industrie” (Palazzo Chimico Zootecnico, 1st floor Tecnologie Alimentari) of the “Dipartimento di Agraria”.
 
The professors are:
 
Joanna Harasym, PhD, MSc works as assistant professor in Food Biotechnology Department at Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland. She is also a Director of Bio-Ref Laboratory located within the department. She obtained her MSc in Biotechnology at Wroclaw Technical University and PhD at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Science. Her scientific interest focuses on gluten-free raw materials and novel technologies facilitating usage of non gluten cereals and pseudocereals in standard applications. She uses microwaves, ultrasounds, static magnetic field and cold plasma as factors modifying both processes and structure of processed raw materials. Joanna Harasym has been awarded this year with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship and will be hosted by Prof. Felicidad Ronda Balbas at University of Valladolid, Spain for BREADforALL project.
 
Tomasz Podeszwa, MSc works as predoctorate research assistant at Bio-Ref Laboratory in Food Biotechnology Department at Faculty of Engineering and Economics of Wroclaw University of Economics in Poland. He obtained his MSc at Production Management and Engineering in Wroclaw University of Economics. He is working on PhD thesis under the supervision of Joanna Harasym on topic related to brewing with buckwheat malt. He is also home brewer of Big Island Home Brewery, certified judge for home brewer competitions,  awarded at many contest with lastly achieved First prize for Grodziskie beer – specific polish beer.
 
On June 7Joanna Harasym will talk about:
 
"Gluten-free food challenge" - topics of the seminar: Buckwheat - physicochemical characteristic and market potential, Microwave radiation - supportive action, Oat beta-glucan - antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity.
 
On June 8 Tomasz Podeszwa will talk about:
 
"Nano scale brewing from Polish perspective" - topics of the seminar: Craft Brewing - Polish perspective, Home brewing - law regulation in Poland, Pseudocereals as raw material in brewing, Gluten-free beer manufacturing from buckwheat.
 
All participant will be awarded 0.5 CFR.