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INBR publications

Over the years , the team Brewery and Food Flavors of Prof. Sonia Collin has proven itself to be one of the leaders in the brewing research field. The follwing list of all the published work testifies it.

Between 2021 & ...

 Between 1996 & 2000:

Between 2001 & 2005:

Between 2006 & 2010:

  • Catherine Vermeulen & Sonia Collin. Combinatorial synthesis and screening of novel odorants such as polyfunctional thiols. Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening, 9 (2006), 583-590.

  • Vesna Jerkovic & Sonia Collin. Occurrence of resveratrol and piceid in American and European hop cones. J. Agric. Food Chem., 55 (2007), 8754-8758.

  • Vesna Jerkovic, Fanny Nguyen, Sabrina Nizet & Sonia Collin. Combinatorial synthesis, reversed-phase and normal-phase HPLC elution data and liquid chromatography/positive atmospheric pressure chemical ionization tandem mass spectra of methoxilated and glycosylated resveratrol analogues. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 21 (2007), 2456-2466.

  • Delphine Callemien & Sonia Collin. Better knowledge of flavanoids in fresh lager beers : comparison of extraction methods and use of thiolysis-RP-HPLC-ESI(-)-MS/MS. European Brewery Convention, Fachverlag Hans Carl, Nürnberg, Germany (2007), n°116, 1040-1048 (ISBN-798-90-70143-24-4).



Between 2011 & 2015:

  • Jacques Gros, Sabrina Nizet & Sonia Collin. Occurrence of odorant polyfunctional thiols in the super alpha Tomahawk hop cultivar. Comparison with the thiol-rich Nelson Sauvin bitter variety. J. Agric. Food Chem., 59 (2011), 8853-8865.

  • Sonia Collin & Jean Crouzet. Polyphénols et procédés. Ed. Tec & Doc, Lavoisier, France (2011), 337pp. ISBN : 978-2-7430-1338-7, ISSN : 0993-3948. Including :

Sonia Collin, Christine Counet, Delphine Callemien & Vesna Jerkovic. Nomenclature et voies de synthèse des principaux polyphénols. Partie 1. Chapitre 1, 5-27.

Sonia Collin, Delphine Callemien & Sabrina Nizet. Extraction et analyse des polyphénols. Partie 1. Chapitre 2, 29-43.

Sonia Collin, Delphine Callemien & Vesna Jerkovic. Propriétés des polyphénols. Partie 1. Chapitre 3, 45-65.

Sonia Collin, Meike Brohan, Julie Laille, Christine Counet & Fanny Nguyen. Les polyphénols dans les produits cacaotés et dans le chocolat. Impact des procédés de fermentation, de torréfaction et de conchage. Partie 2. Chapitre 1, 69-101.

Sonia Collin, Delphine Callemien, Aurore Timmermans, Meike Brohan, Sabrina Nizet & Vesna Jerkovic. Les polyphénols du malt, du sorgho, du houblon et de la bière. Impact du maltage des céréales, des procédés de conditionnement du houblon et des étapes de fabrication de la bière. Partie 2. Chapitre 3, 159-230.

Cédric Saucier, Vesna Jerkovic & Sonia Collin. Les polyphénols du raisin. Impact des étapes de fabrication du vin. Partie 2. Chapitre 4, 231-276.


  • Sonia Collin, Sabrina Nizet, Thomas Claeys Bouuaert & Pierre Despatures. Main odorants in Jura flor-sherry wines. Relative contributions of sotolon, abhexon, and theaspirane-derived compounds. J. Agric. Food Chem., 60 (2012), 380-387.

  • Jacques Gros, Florence Peeters & Sonia Collin. Occurrence of odorant polyfunctional thiols in beers hopped with different cultivars. First evidence of an S-cysteine conjugate in hop (Humulus lupulus L.). J. Agric. Food Chem., 60 (2012), 7805-7816.

  • Caroline Scholtes, Sabrina Nizet & Sonia Collin. Occurence of sotolon, abhexon, and theaspirane-derived molecules in Gueuze beers. Chemical similarities with "Yellow wines". J. Inst. Brew, 118 (2012), 223-229.

  • François Lyumugabe, Jacques Gros, Philippe Thonart & Sonia Collin. Occurrence of polyfunctional thiols in sorghum beer “ikigage” made with Vernonia amygdalina “umubirizi”. Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 27 (2012), 372-377.

  • Sonia Collin, Sabrina Nizet & Jacques Gros. Le houblonnage à cru des bières spéciales belges est bien plus qu'une simple dissolution des composés aromatiques du houblon. Cerevisia, 36 (2012), 119-124.

  • Jacques Gros & Sonia Collin. Identification of a new light-struck off-flavour in “light-stable” beers. Cerevisia, 37 (2012), 10-14.

  • Sabrina Nizet, Jacques Gros, Florence Peeters, Sophie Chaumont, Raphael Robiette & Sonia Collin. First evidence of the production of odorant polyfunctional thiols by bottle refermentation. J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem., 71 (2013), 15-22.

Between 2016 & 2020:

  • Laurence Gijs & Sonia Collin. Review-Occurence et voies de formation des arômes soufrés dans la bière. 3. Les terpènes et hétérocycles soufrés. Cerevisia., 28 n°3  (2003), 31-39.

  • Amale Benzekri, Rafika Iraqi, Amina Bouseta & Sonia Collin. Mise en évidence des COV produits par des champignons toxinogènes. Journal of Catalytic Materials and Environment, 2 (2003), 25-29.

  • Catherine Vermeulen, Laurence Gijs & Sonia Collin.  Sensorial contribution and formation pathways of thiols in foods : a review. Food Reviews International, 21 (2005), 69-137.

  • Catherine Vermeulen, Delphine Callemien, Sabine Bailly & Sonia Collin. Occurence of polyfunctional thiols in fresh and aged lager beers. New additional synthesis pathway for 3-methyl-2-buten-1-thiol (MBT). European Brewery Convention, Fachverlag Hans Carl, Nürnberg, Germany (2005), n°93, 829-832 (ISBN 90-70143-23-2 et ISBN-13 978-90-70143-23-7).

  • Vesna Jerkovic, Delphine Callemien, Denis Dubois & Sonia Collin. Determination of stilbenes contents in various hop cultivars and conditionings. European Brewery Convention, Fachverlag Hans Carl, Nürnberg, Germany (2005), n°111, 979-983 (ISBN 90-70143-23-2 et ISBN-13 978-90-70143-23-7).

  • Nicolas Declercq, Sonia Collin, Marc Maudoux, Anne Fumanal, André Prieto & Philippe Cario. Una nueva alternativa para la optimizacion del perfil organoleptico de la cerveza. Cerveza y Malta, 45(2) (2007), 35-38.

  • Sonia Collin, Etienne Bodart, Camille Badot, Amina Bouseta & Sabrina Nizet. Identification of the main degradation products of patulin generated through heat detoxication treatments. J. Inst. Brew., 114 (2008), 167-171.

  • Nicolas Declercq, Olivier Duthoit, Sonia Collin, Marc Maudoux & Philippe Cario. A new alternative to increase the flavor stability of the beer. Beer Today, 2 (2009), 64-69.



  • Marie-Lucie Kankolongo Cibaka, Jacques Gros, Sabrina Nizet & Sonia Collin. Quantitation of selected terpenoids and mercaptans in the dual-purpose hop varieties Amarillo, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, Mosaic and Sorachi Ace. J. Agric. Food Chem., 63 (2015), 3022-3030.

  • Caroline Scholtes, Sabrina Nizet & Sonia Collin. How sotolon can impart a Madeira off-flavour to aged beers. J. Agric. Food Chem., 63 (2015), 2886-2892.

  • Thi Thu Hang Tran, Marie-Lucie Kankolongo Cibaka & Sonia Collin. Polyfunctional thiols in fresh and aged belgian special beers. Fate of hop S-cysteine conjugates. J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem., 73 (2015), 61-70.

  • Victor Jos Eyamo Evina, Cedric De Taeye, Nicolas Niemenak & Sonia Collin. Dégradation des flavan-3-ols naturels du "German cocoa" lors d'incubations mimant la production des acides lactique et acétique en fermentation. Actes du Collège Doctoral : Biotechnologies végétales et Agro-alimentaire – Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (2017), 111-114.

  • Laura Decourrière, Carlos Silva Ferreira, Cécile Chenot & Sonia Collin. HPLC-ESI(+)MS/MS quantitation of the newly evidenced glutathione S-conjugates in two dual-purpose hop varieties : Citra and Sorachi Ace. Flavour Science. Siegmund & Leitner Eds, Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, Austria (2018), 167-170. DOI:10.3217/978-3-85125-593-5-37, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

  • Cécile Chenot, Laure Briffoz, Antonin Lomartire & Sonia Collin. Occurrence of Ehrlich-Derived and Varietal Polyfunctional Thiols in Belgian White Wines Made from Chardonnay and Solaris Grapes. J. Agric. Food Chem. 68 (2020), 10310-10317. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b05478

  • Carlos Silva Ferreira & Sonia Collin. Fate of Bitter Compounds through Dry-Hopped Beer Aging. Why cis-Humulinones Should be as Feared as trans-Isohumulones? J. Am. Soc. Brew. Chem. 78,  (2020), 103-113, DOI: 10.1080/03610470.2019.1705037



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