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Karina Juhņeviča-Radenkova

Structural unit
Unit of Processing and Biochemistry
Dr. sc. ing.
Activity directions
  • Development of technological approaches for more efficient and rational use of the plant-derived by-products for the production of innovative food products
  • Elaboration of environmentally friendly packaging and coating materials from renewable resources to extend the shelf-life of fresh fruit
  • The accomplishment of plant origin raw material, processed product and by-product microbiological analysis
Major accomplishments

5 major scientific publications:

The 5 major popular scientific publications:

  • K. Juhņeviča-Radenkova, V. Radenkovs: Ēdamais iepakojums – viens no atkritumu problēmas risinājumiem (Edible packaging is one of the solutions to the waste problem). Saimnieks Nr.6, 62-66. lpp. (2022).  
  • K. Juhņeviča-Radenkova, V. Radenkovs: Klijas ir ļoti vērtīgs blakusprodukts (Bran is a very valuable by-product). Saimnieks. Nr.11 (40-42) (2021).
  • Karina Juņeviča-Radenkova, Inese Drudze urnāla “Ēdamie augļu un ogu pārklājumi” ("Edible fruit and berry coatings").“Agrotops” Nr.2, 66-67 lpp. (2021).  
  • Karina Juņeviča-Radenkova, Inese Drudze. “Klijas - Vērtīgs blakusprodukts”( Bran - Valuable by-product). “Agrotops” Nr.4,  6 lpp. (2021).
  • V. Radenkovs, K. Juhņeviča-Radenkova. Augu blakusproduktu paplašināšanas iespējas (The possibilities extending the use of plant-derived by-products). AgroTops. Nr.8 (2018), 74.lpp. ISSN 1407-5164.
  • V. Radenkovs, K. Juhņeviča-Radenkova. No augļu, ogu un graudu blakusproduktiem līdz veselīgai pārtikai (Conversion of fruit, berry, and grain by-products into new food products). Profesionālā Dārzkopība. Nr. 3 (4) (2017), 30.-31.lpp.

Participation in projects:

  • ELFLA project 19-00-A01620-000098“The introduction of innovative, competitive growing technologies for Japanese quince and the extension of the range of fruit-processed products” (2020–2023) (Investigator).
  • EAFRD project No.19-00-A01612-000004 “Production of biodegradable polymers from renewable resources for the development of edible coatings and packaging materials for fruits” (2019-2022) (Head of project).
  • FLPP excellent grant No. lzp-2020/2-0323, “Highly Efficient Release of Ferulic Acid from Agro-industrial By-products by Cellulose-Degrading Enzymes (FerulCelluZyms)” (2020) (Investigator). 
  • ERAF project Nr. “Environment-friendly cultivation of emerging commercial fruit crop Japanese quince-Chaenomeles japonica and waste-free methods of its processing” (2017-2020) (Investigator);
  • Interreg Baltic Sea Region program project Nr. #R004 “Advancement of non-technological innovation performance and innovation capacity in fruit growing and processing sector in selected Baltic Sea Region countries (InnoFruit)” (2016-2019) (Investigator).
  • 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) (Investigator).
  • State Research program Nr. 10-4/VPP-5/4 “Sustainable use of local resources (earth, forest, food and transport) – new products and technologies” (NatRes) (2010-2013), (Investigator).
  • ESF project No. 2013/0048/1DP/ “Creation of a researcher group to investigate the possibilities of stone fruit trees propagation, quality improvement of generative processes and fruit usage” (2013-2015) (Investigator).
  • ESF project No. 1DP/ „Scientific capacity building in fruit-growing, forestry and information technology sectors, providing research on environmentally friendly growing strategies, product development and introduction aided by computer technologies” (2009-2012).  (2010-2012) (Investigator).