Nada El Darra

Nada El Darra
Faculty: Health SciencesDepartment: Nutrition & DieteticsPosition: Assistant ProfessorOffice Number: 622Phone: 00961-1-300110Ext: 2747

Biography

I obtained my BSc in Life and Earth Sciences from Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon in 2007.  I earned my M.Sc. in Food chemistry with honors from Saint-Joseph University, Lebanon in 2009. Then worked as a Quality manager at Conserves Modernes Chtaura_Lebanon. In 2013, I obtained a certificate entitled “ISO 22000:2005” Food safety management System Lead Auditor from RABQSA. I was subsequently awarded a scholarship to pursue my PhD under a joint program between Saint-Joseph University and University of Technology of Compiègne_France. I obtained in 2013 a PhD in Food chemistry from Saint-Joseph University and a PhD in Industrial Process Engineering and Sustainable Development from University of Technology of Compiègne_France. After completing my PhD, i worked in 2014 as a Quality manager at Abido Spices_Neemeh_Lebanon. I have a number of publications in peer-reviewed journals. In 2014, I was appointed as an assistant professor at Nutrition & Dietetics department, Faculty of Health sciences, at Beirut Arab University

Dr.Nada El Darra_Curriculum Vitae_EU.pdf

Teaching

Research Interests

Food safety & Technology.
Extraction of phenolic compounds
Antioxidant activity
Antimicrobial activity
Food chemistry
Food microbiology

Publications

Nada El Darra, Joanna Tannous, Paulette Bou Mouncef , Eugène Vorobiev, Nicolas Louka, Richard G.Maroun, 2012. A Comparative Study on Antiradical and Antimicrobial Properties of Red Grapes Extracts Obtained from Different Vitis vinifera Varieties. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 3: 1420-1432.
Nada El Darra, Nabil Grimi, Eugène Vorobiev, Nicolas Louka, Richard Maroun (2013). Extraction of Polyphenols from Red Grape Pomace Assisted by Pulsed Ohmic Heating. Food and Bioprocess Technology, 6:1281–1289.
Nada El Darra, Nabil Grimi, Richard G Maroun, Nicolas Louka, Eugène Vorobiev (2013). Pulsed electric field, ultrasound, and thermal pretreatments for better phenolic extraction during red fermentation. European Food Research and Technology, 236:47–56.
Hiba N Rajha, Nada El Darra, Eugène Vorobiev, Nicolas Louka, Richard G Maroun (2013). An Environment Friendly, Low-Cost Extraction Process of Phenolic Compounds from Grape Byproducts. Optimization by Multi-Response Surface Methodology. Food and Nutrition Sciences; 4: 650-659.
Nada El Darra, Nabil Grimi, Eugene Vorobiev, Richard G. Maroun, Nicolas Louka (2013). Pulsed Electric Field Assisted Cold Maceration of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture; 64(4).
. Hiba N Rajha, Nada El Darra, Zeina Hobaika, Nadia Boussetta, Eugene Vorobiev, Richard G Maroun, Nicolas Louka (2014). Extraction of Total Phenolic Compounds, Flavonoids, Anthocyanins and Tannins from Grape Byproducts by Response Surface Methodology. Influence of Solid-Liquid Ratio, Particle Size, Time, Temperature and Solvent Mixtures on the Optimization Process.  Food and Nutrition Sciences; 5:397-409.
Hiba N. Rajha, Nicolas Louka, Nada El Darra, Zeina Hobaika, Nadia Boussetta, Eugène Vorobiev, Richard G. Maroun (2014). Multiple Response Optimization of High Temperature, Low Time Aqueous Extraction Process of Phenolic Compounds from Grape Byproducts. Food and Nutrition Sciences; 5(5):351-360.
Nada El Darra, Mohammad F.Turk, Marie-Agnès Ducasse, Nabil Grimi, Richard G.Maroun, Nicolas Louka, Eugène Vorobiev (2015). Changes in polyphenol profiles and color composition of freshly fermented model wine due to pulsed electric field, enzymes and thermovinification pretreatments, Food chemistry, doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2015.08.059.
Nada El Darra, Nabil Grimi, Mohammad F.Turk, Nicolas Louka, Richard G.Maroun, Eugène Vorobiev, Effect of PEF-treating the must prior or during the cold maceration on the phenolic extraction of the red wine elaborated , "In press".

Activities

Member of faculty council committee 

Member of Advisory Committee, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beirut Arab University
Member of CCPE Steering Committee
Member of the Health and safety Committee


March 2016: supervision of students participating in a competition entitled “"Using New Technologies in Food Fraud Detection" held by the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
2-4th February  2016: Organizer and Instructor of a workshop with QUALEB_MISNITRY OF ECONOMY AND TRADE entitled “Advanced ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System Practical implementation of GMP, GHP, HACCP, ISO 9001” (3 days)
13-14th January 2015: Organizer and Instructor of a workshop with QUALEB_MISNITRY OF ECONOMY AND TRADE entitled “ISO 22000:2005 Food Safety Management System” at Beirut Arab University-Faculty of Health Sciences (2 days)
19-21th January 2015: Organizer and Instructor of a workshop with UNIDO entitled “HACCP training module” at Beirut Arab University-Faculty of Health Sciences (3 days)
13 March 2015: Organizer of a seminar with ECOLAB entitled “Cleaning and disinfection in foodservice establishments” at Beirut Arab University-Faculty of Health Sciences (3 hours_13 March 2015).
Attended «The Arab Forum for Food Safety and Quality» February 25-26, 2015, Beirut    Lebanon.
Attended “Arab forum food security challenges and prospects” Amman_jordan November 2014
Certificate of attendance at Beirut Arab University in a workshop entitled “Authentic Teaching & Learning”
Certificate of participation at the Arab Forum For Environment and Development in the seventh annual conference entitled “Food Security In Arab Countries”.
Certificate of attendance at Beirut Arab University in a workshop entitled “The Enhancement of Staff-members Teaching skills”
Certificate of attendance at MEFOSA in a workshop entitled “HACCP for Poultry Sector”
Certificate of attendance at QUALEB in a workshop entitled “Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points System: Principles & Guidelines for its application”.


Conferences:
- Hiba N.Rajha, Nada El Darra, Nicolas Louka, Richard G.Maroun, Walter Ziegler, Herbert Böchzelt (2012). Valorization of industrial waste using energy saving procedures. Phenolic compounds purification from grape by-products by Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE). In proceeding of: Renewable Energies for Developing Countries (REDEC), 2012 International Conference on, At Beirut.
 -El Darra N, Ducasse MA, Turk MF, Grimi N, Maroun RG, Louka N, Guérin-Schneider R, Vorobiev E (2012). "Pulsed electric field, enzymatic and thermovinified pretreatments for enhancing the phenolic extraction during red fermentation".Macrowine, Macrovision of viticulture, wine-making and markets.
- Nada EL DARRA, Nabil GRIMI, Eugène VOROBIEV, Nicolas LOUKA, Richard MAROUN (2011), Intensification de l’extraction des composés phénoliques pendant la macération pré-fermentaire à froid des raisins rouges. Congrès Nationnal SFGP XIIIème, Lille, FRANCE.
- Nada EL DARRA, Nabil GRIMI, Eugène VOROBIEV, Nicolas LOUKA, Richard MAROUN (2011). Effect Of Pulsed Ohmic Heating On The Extraction Of Phenolic Compounds From Grape Pomace, 6e Congrès international du CIGR, Nanthes, FRANCE .
-Nada El Darra, Marie-Agnès Ducasse, Mohammad F.Turk, Nabil Grimi, Richard G.Maroun, Nicolas Louka, Rémi Guérin-Schneider, Eugène Vorobiev (2012). Pulsed electric field, enzymatic and thermovinified pretreatments for enhancing the phenolic extraction during red fermentation, Macrowine, Macrovision of viticulture, wine-making and markets, Bordeaux.
- Nada El Darra, Nabil Grimi, Richard G.Maroun, Nicolas Louka, Eugène Vorobiev (2012). Comparison of the ultrasound, pulsed electric field and thermal pretreatments prior to red fermentation, BFE, International Conference Bio & Food Electrotechnologies, Italy.
- Nada El Darra, Nabil Grimi, Nicolas Louka, Richard G.Maroun, Eugène Vorobiev. Effects of Pulsed Electric Field on prefermentative cold maceration of Cabernet Franc Grapes, BFE, International Conference Bio & Food Electrotechnologies, Italy.
- C.Delsart, N.Darra, N.Grimi, M;A Silva, R.Ghidossi, E.Vorobiev, P;L;Teissedre, and M,Mietton-Peuchot (2011), Effect of pulsed electric fields on the grape as an extraction process in red winemaking, Congrès “Fruit and Veg Processing” , Avignon, FRANCE.
- Anthony Ojeil, Nada El Darra, Youssef El Hajj, Paulette Bou Mouncef, Toufic J.Rizk et Richard G. Maroun (2010), Identification et caractérisation fonctionnelle de composés phénoliques extraits du raisin château KSARA, Lebanese Science Journal, vol. 11, N0.2.
Supervisor (thesis):
2015-2016 : Co- Supervising a master thesis entitled : “FUNCTIONALIZED POLYOXOMETALATES for water hardness treatment and antimicrobial effect”.