Team Brewery and Food Flavours (Pr Sonia Collin)


Research Field and Subjects

The INBR team is mainly active in the improvement of flavour stability through ageing (impact of raw materials, manufacturing, processes,..). This objective requires the knowledge of all chemical and biochemical pathways leading to food flavours (beer, chocolate, wine, honey, …).

A large part of the activity is focused on the structures and properties (in vitro activity, health-potential,..) of new antioxidants, mainly polyphenols (flavanoïds and resveratrol analogues) and melanoidins.

With the aim of having efficient methods for extracting or analyzing aroma, part of our job is also devoted to the mechanisms responsible for aroma retention in food.

In the brewing area, other research topics are also investigated : hop chemistry, mycotoxins, yeast activity, ...

Annual reports : 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Publications , Master Degree research proposals, PhD Theses, Awards, Equipments.

Products and Services

1. Malt, beer and dry-hopped beer analyses, consulting, new product design (CRQMB, « Centre de référence pour la qualité des malts et de la bière »)

2. Chocolate analyses

3. Wine analyses

4. Extraction, identification and quantification of food flavours and food packaging volatiles

5. Polyphenol analyses and antioxidant activity

De Clerck Chairs 2018, 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000