Ivana Karabegović (born Stanisavljević) (female) holds a degree (2001) in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, a MSc (2006) and a PhD (2011) in Food Technology and Biotechnology from University of Niš, Faculty of Technology (Serbia). She started her academic career as a teaching assistant (2006) at the Faculty of Technology, progressing to the position of the Associated Professor (2019) at department of Food Technology and Biotechnology. She is a member of the Serbian Association of Food Technologists, Serbian Chemical Society and the International Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research. She is a Certified Internal Auditor of the Quality Management Systems HACCP, ISO 22000:2005.

Her areas of expertise are extraction, purification and characterization of natural bioactive compounds from plants and industrial waste materials. Use of various mathematical and statistical software for mathematical modelling, simulation and optimization of processes. Application of biologically valuable natural compounds for formulation of new or modification of traditional recipes in order to obtain functional products with added value (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bakery and confectionery products).

She has published 25 papers in refereed international scientific journals, 16 papers in national scientific journals and presented her work at many national (34) and international (47) conferences. She has supervised/supervises several undergraduate and master's degree projects (7), and PhD thesis (2). Author’s H-index is 11 and has 373 citations by 346 documents (Scopus).

About the group - WG7. Valorization of by-products, residues and food wastes throughout the entire value chain


Jorge Miranda (InCubus, Portugal) - MMXX

Jorge Miranda (InCubus, Portugal) - MMXX

Alexandrina Sirbu (Romania) - MMIX

Objectives and impacts

  • Valorisation of by-products, residues and food wastes from cereal cultivation and sourdough biotechnology, by incorporation into new value chains.
  • Development and optimization of analytical methodologies for the extraction or conversion, separation and purification of compounds from by-products
  • Promote the social and economic sustainable development, the reduction of food wastes, and the circular economies.


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