Nutrition for health promotion

MOHD SHUKRI, Nurul Husna, WELLS, Jonathan C. K., EATON, Simon, MUKHTAR, Firdaus, PETELIN, Ana, JENKO PRAŽNIKAR, Zala, FEWTRELL, Mary. Randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of a breastfeeding relaxation intervention on maternal psychological state, breast milk outcomes, and infant behavior and growth. The American journal of clinical nutrition, ISSN 0002-9165, [in press] Jun. 2019, vol. 109, iss. 6, str. 1-10, ilustr. https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/ajcn/nqz033/5510581?redirectedFrom=fulltext.

KENIG, Saša, PETELIN, Ana, POKLAR VATOVEC, Tamara, MOHORKO, Nina, JENKO PRAŽNIKAR, Zala. Assessment of micronutrients in a 12-wk ketogenic diet in obese adults. Nutrition, ISSN 0899-9007. [Print ed.], Nov./Dec. 2019, vol. 67/68, str., ilustr. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0899900719300760?via%3Dihub.

PETELIN, Ana, TEDESCHI, Paola, JURDANA, Mihaela, JENKO PRAŽNIKAR, Zala, et al. Total serum antioxidant capacity in healthy normal weight and asympomatic overweight adults. Experimental and clinical endocrinology & diabetes, ISSN 1439-3646. 10.1055/s-0043-107783.

MOHORKO, Nina, JENKO PRAŽNIKAR, Zala, PETELIN, Ana. Leucine and lysine intakes are highly associated with serum adiponectin levels in asymptomatic adults. Minerva endocrinologica, ISSN 0391-1977, sept. 2016, vol. 41, no. 3, str. 302-313, ilustr. http://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/minerva-endocrinologica/article.php?cod=R07Y2016N03A0302&acquista=1.

MOHORKO, Nina, PETELIN, Ana, JURDANA, Mihaela, BIOLO, Gianni, JENKO PRAŽNIKAR, Zala. Elevated serum levels of cysteine and tyrosine : early biomarkers in asymptomatic adults at increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome. BioMed research international, ISSN 2314-6141, 2015, vol. 2015, art. ID 418681, str. 1-14, graf. Prikazi.

BIZJAK, Mojca, JENKO PRAŽNIKAR, Zala, KOROUŠIĆ-SELJAK, Barbara. Development and validation of an electronic FFQ to assess food intake in the Slovene population. Public health nutrition, ISSN 1368-9800, 2014, vol. 17, iss. 8, str. 1729-1737, ilustr.

ČERNELIČ BIZJAK, Maša, JENKO PRAŽNIKAR, Zala. Body dissatisfaction predicts inflammatory status in asymptomatic healthy individuals. Journal of health psychology, ISSN 1461-7277, 2018, vol. 23, no. 1, str. 25-35, ilustr. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1359105316672923.

The head of the dietary laboratory is Assist. Prof. Mojca Stubelj.

Dietetic laboratory equipment
Indirect Calorimeter Medgem For measurement of Resting Energy Expenditure (REE).
Indirect Calorimeter RMR Quark For accurate measurement of Resting Energy Expenditure (REE) and respiratory ratio (R), through the measurement of oxygen consumption (VO2) and carbon dioxide production (VCO2).
Tanita MC-980 MA analyser For body composition results using bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology: body weight, muscle mass, fat mass, bone mass, lean body mass, total body.  For body composition results using bio-electrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology: body weight, muscle mass, fat mass, bone mass, lean body mass, total body.
Metal skinfold caliper For assessment of the skinfold thickness, and prediction of percentage of body fat.
Software PRODI 5.8 EXPERT For energy and nutrient intake calculation, and menu planning.
Portable Density Meter Enables evaluation of key chemical composition parameters such as soluble solids in foods, fruit quality, fruit juices, diet formulas and products for patients with dysphagia

 

The head of the biochemical laboratory is Assist. Prof. Ana Petelin, Head of the Microbiological Laboratory, Assist. Katja Bezek.

Equipment of the biochemical and microbiological laboratory
Biochemistry analyzer Biochemistry analyser offers consolidated testing from a broad menu of clinical chemistry applications. This analyzer has the capacity for ion-selective electrode (ISE) determination of sodium, potassium, and chloride in serum, plasma, and urine. In addition, measurement of triacylglycerol’s, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, glucose, bilirubin, and different enzymes can be performed.
Reflotron Reflotron, an immediate clinical chemistry system which allows the measurement of different parameters from whole blood, plasma or serum.
Photochem Photochem, an antioxidant analyzer, allows the analysis of the antioxidative capacity of water-soluble or lipid-soluble substances with the PCL method.
Spectrophotometer Tecan The Spectofotometer Tecan  a multimode plate reader, enables determination by ELISA method and implementation of many other colorimetric methods.
Refrigerated centrifuge Instrument ideal for centrifugation of samples that may be also temperature sensitive. Many feature interchangeable rotors and adaptors to accommodate a wide range of sample volumes and speeds.
Fluorimeter Optical density measurement or fluorescence for the determination of plant bacteria in a cell.
Incubator CO2 Enable cultivation and Incubation of cell cultures in the appropriate atmosphereEnable cultivation and Incubation of cell cultures in the appropriate atmosphereLaminar flow hoods for cell cultures A carefully enclosed bench designed for creating aseptic environment in laboratory conditions when working with cells.
Laminar flow hoods for bacteria A carefully enclosed bench designed for creating aseptic environment in laboratory conditions when working with bacteria.
Microfluidic system for cells Microfluidic Perfusion System delivers microenvironment control for live cell imaging experiments.
Mikropretočni sistem Spremljanje bakterij ali celic pod kontroliranimi pogoji, raziskovanje različnih vplivov na razmnoževane mikroorganizmov
Fluorescentni mikroskop Olympus s pripadajočo kamero za opazovanje in snemanje Opazovanje mikrobioloških in celičnih preparatov obarvanih z različnimi flour. barvili, imunoflourescenčne metode za določanje viabilnosti, apoptoze…
Inverted Olympus IX51 microscope microscope equipped with the most common fluorescent filters. It enables observation of microbial and cell preparations stained with different dyes.
Sistem za elektroforezo Elektroforeza, omogoča ločevanje in določanje pomnoženih delov DNA, omogoča določanje prisotnosti in količine proteinov
Real time PCR A technique used to monitor the progress of a PCR reaction in real time. At the same time, a relatively small amount of PCR product (DNA, cDNA or RNA) can be quantified.
Multiskan Sky Microplate Spectrophotometer A UV/Vis microplate reader designed to be convenient and easy to use for virtually any photometric research application, especially DNA, RNA and protein analysis
Abbott i-stat Alinity Enables measurements of pH, gasses, Haematocrit, Haemoglobin, certain electrolytes and other markers in arterial or venous whole blood
iBlot 2 Gel Transfer Device Is a dry transfer device that performs western blotting transfer efficiently and reliably, within seven minutes, and without the need for liquid buffers. The iBlot 2 system is compatible with both polyvinylidene difluoride (PVDF) and nitrocellulose membranes and has comparable performance to traditional wet-transfer methods in a fraction of the time. The iBlot 2 Gel Transfer Device is an integral part of the iBlot 2 Dry Blotting System, which consists of the transfer device and consumable transfer stacks that contain the required buffers and transfer membrane (nitrocellulose or PVDF).
Flask-trap aspirator FTA 2-i Aspirator with trap flask FTA-2i is designed for aspiration or removal of liquid from reaction vessels
Homogenizer for the preparation of food samples BagMixer® 400 P is an easy-to-use and powerful lab blender. Adapted to all kinds of applications and with a guarantee of optimal bacterial extraction or e.g. preparing the food sample for further physical and chemical analysis

 

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

V4-2004: Management strategies and control of Salmonella Infantis infections in broiler flocks (CRP project ARRS)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

EU MENU Slovenia – Support to National Dietary Surveys in Compliance with the EU Menu methodology – fourth support (National project)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

GUEST UP (National project) – HOSTING FOREIGN EXPERTS AND PROFESSORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PRIMORSKA – GUEST UP

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

J4-7608 Control of contamination of poultry meat with campylobacters in slaughterhouse (Basic project ARRS)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

Multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of obesity (Self-financed project)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

Interdisciplinary approach in dealing with over-fed children and adolescents (National project)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

Bilateral project ARRS SLO-SRB: Innovative fermentation of cereals and pseudocereals for functional bakery products

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

Bilateral project ARRS SLO-SRB: New dietary food product for physically active people

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

SCHOOL POT (National project)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

J3-8209 Bilirubin as a protective factor against the development of chronic degenerative diseases: serum biomarker and pharmacological modulation (Basic project ARRS)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

Upgrading the Interdisciplinary Approach to Overfeeding Children and Adolescents (National projekt)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

I0-0035 – Infrastructure group of University of Primorska

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

P4-0092 – Animal Health, Environment and Food Safety

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

P1-0386 – Conservation biology, from molecules to ecosystem

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

EATMOT Psycho-social motivations associated with food choices and eating practices

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

ALMICROBHOL – EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ON GUT MICROBIOTA COMPOSITION IN ADULTS (ERAB GRANT)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

TRANS2CARE Transregional Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer to Improve Health Care (INTERREG SLOVENIA – ITALY 2007 – 2013)

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

PKP: SMOOTHIE – Smoothie for health

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

PKP: FONDA – Culinary Tips for Cooking Healthy Fish and Cooking Recipes for the Fish Farm FONDA

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

PKP: KREPKO – Influence of kefir consumption on metabolic syndrome indicators

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

PKP: MEDEX – The effects of royal jelly on systemic inflammation

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

PKP: ČILI – Chili analysis

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

PKP: DIETA – The influence of low carbon hydroatate nutrition on health indicators

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

ŠIPK: FUNKCIONAL – The possibility of using useful discards of food and waste of primary processing for the preparation of functional foods

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

PKP: PROICECREAM – Development and testing of ice cream with the addition of probiotic microbial cultures

Influence of nutrition and functional food on health parameters (Internal research program).

ŠIPK: OKOUČINKOVIT – Preparing a model for evaluating sustainable development and the environmental efficiency of educational institutions