Department of Human Nutrition

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN NUTRITION

ul. Chełmońskiego 37, 51-630 Wrocław

Head

PhD DSc Monika Bronkowska

 

Secretary

mgr Joanna Michalczyk         +48 71 320 7758                    joanna.michalczyk@up.wroc.pl

Teachers

prof. Jadwiga Biernat, prof. ass. Joanna Wyka, dr Danuta Figurska-Ciura, dr Karolina Łoźna, dr Jolanta Mikołajczak, dr Dagmara Orzeł, dr Dorian Nowacki, dr Ewa Piotrowska, mgr Ewa Bator

Technical staff

dr Marzena Styczyńska, mgr Anna Broniecka, mgr Agata Gruszka, mgr Katarzyna Marcinkiewicz

 

Teaching activities

Department offers courses in:

human nutrition, nutrition of healthy and ill people, food and diet supplements hygiene and toxicology, methodology of nutrition studies, gastronomy and catering, food legislation

 

Research topics

  1. Evaluation of nutrition and nutritional status of healthy and sick population .
  2. Evaluation of nutrient content of food rations of different groups of the population.
  3. Evaluation of content of essential and toxic elements in food products.
  4. Designing new food recipes and food products in the aspect of their nutritional value and health-related properties.
  5. Influence of nutrients and toxic substances on metabolic changes in organisms of experimental animals.
  6. Determination of glycemic index and glycemic load of various food products.
  7. Testing of food products for contamination with heavy metals in accordance to current legal requirements.
  8. Modification and improvement of products and recipes of traditional dishes.
  9. Comparison of different cooking techniques and their impact on quality and productivity of the process (sous vide, pressure frying).

Research equipment

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer Spektra AA (AA240FS + AA240Z + GTA120 + VGA) (Varian), Microwave Accelerated Reaction System MARS 5 (CEM Corporation), Mixer/Homogeniser B-400 (Buchi Labortechnik), Epoch Microplate Spectrophotometer (ELISA) (Epoch™ BioTek), Spektrofotometer RHY Leigh (SpectroLab), Bioimpedance Measuring Device BIA 101 (Kern), Ultra Low Temperature Freezer ULUF 65 (Arctico), AccuBlock™ Digital Dry Bath (Labnet International), Laboratory Centrifuge MPK351 (Medical Instruments), Laboratory Refrigerator Q-Cell (PollLab), Homogenizer X120 (CAT Corporation), Spirometer REF Spirolab III Colour (Medical International Research), Akccelerometer (CALTRAC™), Laboratory Muffle Furnaces Ht Ceramic (LAC, Mera), Laboratory Dryers (Lumen), Liquid chromatography mass spectrometer (PerkinElmer), Harpenden Skinfold Calipers