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Dalija Segliņa

Structural unit
Unit of Processing and Biochemistry
Position
Leading researcher
Degree
Dr. sc. ing.
Activity directions
  • Testing of cultivar suitability for various processing methods 
  • New product and technology development
  • Possibilities of using fruit and vegetable by-products (press cake, leaves, shoots, etc.) to develop innovative products
Major accomplishments

5 major scientific publications:

Participation in projects (last 3 years)

  • Production of biodegradable polymers from renewable sources for the development of edible coatings and packaging materials for fruits. No.19-00-A01612-000004 (2019-2022) 
  • Development of new vegetable - edamame growing technology in organic production, No. I7-00-401620-000004 (2018 - 2021) 
  • Experimental (Pilot) development of plant-derived organic milk ice-cream (hemp and soy) with various berry, fruit and vegetable additives (2019-2020) (Investigator).
  • ERAF project Nr. 1.1.1.1/16/A/094 „Environment-friendly cultivation of emerging commercial fruit crop Japanese quince – Chaenomeles japonica and waste-free methods of its processing” (2017-2020) 
  • Revival of old traditional fruit, vegetable and ornamental plants and their products: Heritage Gardens Tour (Heritage Gardens). Interreg Baltic Sea Region program (2017 – 2019)
  • COST action OC-2015-1-19780 „European network to advance carotenoid research and applications in agro-food and health” (2016-2020)
  • Advancement of nontechnological innovation performance and innovation capacity in fruit growing and processing sector in selected Interereg Baltic Sea Region countries, InnoFruit, (2016 - 2019)
  • ERA-Net SUSFOOD Sustainable plant ingredients for healthier meat products - proof of concepts (SUSMEATPRO). ERA-Net (2015-2018) 
  • Collaborative Research Project of Latvian Council of Science Nr. 672/2014 “Scientific and technological developments for sustainable cultivation and comprehensive use of sea buckthorn” (2014–2017) 
  • State Research Program Nr. 10-4/VPP-7/3 “Biological processes influencing sustainable fruit growing and widening possibilities for use of by-products” (AgroBioRes) (2014–2017) Netehnoloģisko un tehnoloģisko inovāciju kapacitātes attīstība  augļu audzēšanā un pārstrādē Baltijas jūras reģiona valstīs (Advancement of nontechnological innovation performance and innovation capacity in fruit growing and processing sector in selected Interereg Baltic Sea Region countries, InnoFruit), (2016 - 2019)
  • COST action Nr. CA15136 “European network to advance carotenoid research and applications in agro-food and health" (EUROCAROTEN)  (2016 - 2020)
  • Collaborative research project with Latvian Council of Science No. 672/2014 "Scientific and technological developments for sustainable cultivation and comprehensive use of sea buckthorn" (2014-2017)
  • State Research Programme Agricultural Resources for Sustainable Qualitative and Healthy Food Production in Latvia (AgroBioRes) project No. 2 "Biological processes influencing sustainable fruit growing and widening possibilities for use of by-products (FRUITS)" (2014–2017)

Participation in projects (last 5 years)