About Us


National Research and Development Institute for Food Bioresources – IBA Bucharest is a public research entity coordinated by the Ministry of Research and Innovation with research activity in 4 strategical areas: food safety, nutrition, consumer behaviour and food (Bio)technologies.

Our research activity is carried out in 9 laboratories, 3 pilot experimental stations and 2 other departments specialized in support actions and long life learning. Also, the research activity is assisted by the Marketing-Commercial department and by the Technological Information Center.

Besides the research activity, the institute also carries out third party services which consists of: laboratory analysis, personalized food production for consumers with special needs as well as food supplement notifications.

IBA Bucharest is an industry oriented organisation with a keen interest in developing products and technologies, analitical laboratory methods, studies and strategies.


Our mission is to face the societal challenges by elaborating, implementing and disseminating the agri-food research results. Our objective is to raise the quality of life by providing healthy food products and an increasing number of employees within the food chain in order to develop a close relationship with society and the food related companies.


Our vision is to be an important landmark in romanian agri-food sector and to be part of the international research community. Also, our intention is to be a reliable partner for food related companies providing an increasing level of satisfaction in research-development-innovation demands.

In our vision, promoting an healthy way of living and an healthy nutrition can be done by developing high quality, safe and sustainable food products.


We believe in innovation, responsibility and performance but most of all we believe in people.

Organisational structure

Board of directors

Nastasia Belc
President/General Manager
IBA Bucharest
Denisa Eglantina Duță
Member, President of the Scientific Council/Scientific Director
IBA Bucharest
Daniela Iacob
Member, Superior Counselor
Ministry of Research and Innovation
Marius Știrbu
Member, Superior Counselor
Ministry of Public Finance
Adrian Aflorei
Member, Chief in Service
Ministry of Labor and Social Justice
Viorel Morărescu
Member, Director
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
Petru Niculiță
Member, President of the food industry section

Scientific council

Nastasia Belc
Dr. Nastasia Belc Associate Professor
General Manager
Denisa Eglantina Duță
Dr. Denisa Eglantina Duță
Scientific Director
Gabriel Sorin Mustățea
Dr. Gabriel Sorin Mustățea
Head of Food Packaging Laboratory
Alina Culețu
Dr. Alina Culețu
Head of Colloidal Biochemistry
Luminița Catană
Dr. Luminița Catană
Head of Human Nutrition Laboratory
Mioara Negoiță
Dr. Mioara Negoiță
Head of Cromatography Laboratory
Alina Alexandra Dobre
Dr. Alina Alexandra Dobre
Head of Microbiology ELISA Laboratory
Lavinia Mariana Berca
Dr. Lavinia Mariana Berca
Head of Molecular Biology Laboratory
Florica Constantinescu
Dr. Florica Constantinescu
Scientific Secretary
Adriana Macri
Adriana Macri
Head of Interdisciplinary Research Department
Organisational Chart
Quality Policy

Quality is closely linked to the development strategy of the National Research and Development Institute for Food Bioresources – IBA Bucharest.

The Quality Policy established by the General Manager in accordance with the reference standards, corresponds to the nature of the internal/external environment and the own risks of the organization and takes into account the quality of the processes/products/services executed, the market strategy and the goals pursued. It also supports the satisfaction of clients’ needs in compliance with the legal requirements, it is appropriate to the purpose and context of the organization and is in full agreement with the strategic direction.

The General Manager commits to develop and maintain the management system in accordance with the reference standards adopted within the institute and to continuously improve its effectiveness by:

  • Renewal of the accreditation according to ISO/CEI 17025:2018 of the laboratory testing activities through the Department of Quality Control of Agrifood Products and Food Packaging
  • Communicating within the organization the importance of satisfying the clients’ requirements, as well as observing the legal and regulatory requirements, complying with the adopted standards’ requirements and those regarding the quality of products and processes realized within the institute
  • Process – based approach and risk-based thinking, communication and application in the process of carrying out the documents of the quality management system in order to obtain products/services at the highest quality standards
  • Consistent delivery of products and services that lead to increased customer satisfaction by effectively/efficiently applying the management system and improving performance in terms of quality
  • Communicating, understanding and applying the quality policy and its documents at all levels of the organization, continuously imprbing and ensuring their compatibility with the strategic context and directions of the organization; ensuring the availability of Quality Polixy for all stakeholders
  • Ensuring that the objectives are set, analyzed and achieved, the associated risks are evaluated as well as the accepted limits for risk tolerance
  • Ensuring that the management system is working properly and obtaining good quality products
  • Ensuring compliance with the applicable law and the appropriate management of the analysis mad by the management team
  • Ensuring the availability of the necessary resources (human resources and specialized skills, organizational skills, organizational infrastructure, technological and financial resources), as well as engaging, directing and supporting employees to contribute to the effectiveness of the management system
  • Applying the declared methods for the realization of the products/services
  • Supporting relevant management roles to ensure leadership in all areas of responsibility

Participating in the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the management system is a job task of each employee

Responsibility for quality is the responsibility of everyone.

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