On the 11th of December 2018 Jasmina Masten, a doctoral student at the JSI Department of Environmental Sciences, received the Prešeren award of the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana for her Master’s work titled “Quality parameters of lettuce, tomato and bell peppers from supermarkets”.
Jasmina Masten, a young researcher at the JSI Department of Environmental Sciences was a recipient of this year’s Prešeren award of the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. The award was presented on the 11th of December, 2018 in the Chamber hall of the University of Ljubljana by the dean of the Biotechnical faculty prof. dr. Emil Erjavec.
Jasmina received the award for work titled Quality parameters of lettuce, tomato and bell peppers from supermarkets. The work was performed under the supervision of prof. dr. Rajko Vidrih (Biotechnical faculty, University of Ljubljana). In her thesis Jasmina analysed the nutritional quality of different vegetables according to their geographical origin and the period of storage. Her work shows that differences exist in the content of certain bioactive compounds in vegetables of different geographical origin. Additionally, her research shows that storage time affects the bioactive compound content differently in different vegetable varieties. During a ten-day storage period, the content of certain compounds decrease while others increase. Jasmina’s research findings have been presented in an article published in Food Control.