December 3, 2020 - December 4, 2020

Exploring the molecular diversity of grape, a source of natural ingredients

Grapevines and their byproducts produced a broad range of specialized metabolites, including flavonoid- and stilbenoid-type compounds, that exhibit diverse biological activities highly sought by biomass-based industries. Among the large molecular diversity present in grape, only few lead molecules are exploited. This is the case for resveratrol; currently exploited as food supplements and cosmetics ingredient for its anti-aging properties and for oligomeric pro-anthocyanidins (OPCs) that are used for several health purposes including the prevention of cardiac and Alzheimer diseases. Beyond these two well-known lead molecules, grapevine is a natural source for a myriad of other biomass-derived molecules that remains underexplored. The objective of the present workshop is to build-up a transversal platform for the development of novel grape biomass-derived chemicals with outputs in pharmacy, cosmetics and sustainable agriculture. Several aspects will be covered in a top-down approach such as impact of climate change on phytochemicals, green extraction technologies, comprehensive analytical tools and biological activities.

Key words

Grape, biobased industrial products, natural ingredients, eco-friendly extraction, innovative formulations, comprehensive analyses, biological activities.


Dr Magdalena Malinowska,
FROM Cracow University of Technology - PL
IN RESIDENCE AT Biomolecule and Plant Biotechnology (BBV), University of Tours - FR

Dr Arnaud Lanoue,
Biomolecule and Plant Biotechnology (BBV), University of Tours - FR



Thursday 03rd December 2020

  • Dr Magdalena Malinowska - Grape cane extract a natural ingredients with cosmetic activities
  • Dr Arnaud Lanoue - Molecular diversity of grape explored with semi-targeted metabolomics
  • Dr Hernani Geros - From the french paradox to nanoencapsulation of wine bioactive compounds
  • Dr Viviana Martins - Potential of vineyard calcium sprays to improve grape berry and wine quality
  • Dr Elzbieta Sikora - Supercritical CO2 plant extracts as raw materials in modern cosmetic formulations
  • Dr Franck Michoux -
  • Dr Régis Gougeon -  
  • Dr Katarzyna Paradowska - Aronia melanocarpa Fruits as a Dietary Source of bioactive compounds: 1H‑NMR, HPLC-DAD, and Chemometric Studies
  • Dr Helena Kandarova - Phototoxicity testing in vitro of the food supplements and cosmetics
  • Dr Christophe Hano - Screening for youth : from in vitro to in vivo assays with a particular emphasis on the contribution of baker yeast for anti-aging assays


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