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Organization profile

Organisation Profile

We characterize polysaccharides, especially those obtained as side streams from various bioprocesses, in food and food contact materials. We are interested in the behavior of polysaccharides in dispersed systems: their gelation and formulation into aerogels, emulsifying properties, and capacity to inhibit lipid oxidation.

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Projects 2013 2022

Publications 2008 2019

Centrifugal fractionation of softwood extracts improves biorefinery workflow and yields functional emulsifiers

Valoppi, F., Lahtinen, M., Bhattarai, M., Kirjoranta, S., Juntti, V., Peltonen, L., Kilpeläinen, P. O. & Mikkonen, K. S., 1 Aug 2019, In : Green Chemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Encapsulation of fish oil in protein aerogel micro-particles

Selmer, I., Karnetzke, J., Kleemann, C., Lehtonen, M., Mikkonen, K. S., Kulozik, U. & Smirnova, I., Nov 2019, In : Journal of Food Engineering. 260, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Engineering hemicellulose-lignin complexes? extraction for obtaining emulsion stabilizing hydrocolloids

Grenman, H., Rissanen, J., Lagerquist, L., Eklund, P., Lius, E., Lahtinen, M. & Mikkonen, K. S., 2019.

Research output: Conference materialsAbstractResearchpeer-review

Environmentally-compatible alkyd paints stabilized by wood hemicelluloses

Mikkonen, K. S., Kirjoranta, S., Xu, C., Hemming, J., Pranovich, A., Bhattarai, M., Peltonen, L., Kilpeläinen, P., Maina, N., Tenkanen, M., Lehtonen, M. & Willför, S., 16 Mar 2019, In : Industrial Crops and Products. 133, p. 212-220

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2009 2019

Applied sciences (Journal)

Mamata Bhattarai (Reviewer)
11 Mar 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Division of Chemistry of Renewable Resources, Department of Chemistry, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 24, 3432 Tulln an der Donau

Mamata Bhattarai (Visiting researcher)
18 Mar 20193 May 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

The potential role of associative properties of spruce galactoglucomannans in emulsion stabilization

Mamata Bhattarai (Speaker)
14 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Spruce gum as a sustainable food ingredient from trees

Mamata Bhattarai (Speaker)
9 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Speaker: Sensory profile of spruce galactoglucomannans and birch glucuronoxylans in food

Kirsi S. Mikkonen (Speaker)
3 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


EIT FOODIO-Food Solutions Award

Mamata Bhattarai (Recipient), Pia C Silventoinen (Recipient), Mohammad Azizkhani (Recipient), Laura Toppinen (Recipient), Sharon Abderhalden (Recipient), Maite Iriondo (Recipient), Beatriz Fernandez (Recipient), Valeria Belokhvostov (Recipient), Lital Cohen (Recipient) & Michael Faivush (Recipient), 12 Dec 2018

Prize: Prizes and awards