Distinction of the Polish Academy of Sciences for researchers from the Gdansk University of Technology 

Karolina Misztal/REPORTER

Female chemists from the Gdansk University of Technology have won a distinction from Division II of Biological and Agricultural Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The researchers dealt with bioactive antioxidant phytochemicals and their health-promoting effects on the human body.

A team of researchers from the chemistry department: Prof. Agnieszka Bartoszek, Dr Izabela Koss-Mikołajczyk, and Monika Kuczyńska, observed that plant-derived foods containing bioactive phytochemicals of an antioxidant nature exhibit better health-promoting effects than substances isolated from plants alone.

“The research showed that the plant matrix – i.e. other compounds found in these plants – somehow interacts with these bioactive phytochemicals, making them exhibit biological activity, while isolated phytochemicals do not”, explains Izabela Koss-Mikołajczyk.

Read more: https://pg.edu.pl/aktualnosci/2023-01/wyroznienie-polskiej-akademii-nauk-dla-badaczek-z-pg

Medicine and biotechnology