The name of our new international exchange student is Julia Azzi from McMaster University (Ontario, Canada). The duration of her stay with us is about 3 months and her work fits into the overall EISBiR framework. The project implements antioxidant-rich biogenic residues (i.e. wine pomace, etc) as additives into bioplastics to optimize the properties of the material. The focus of her internship is on developing optimized methods for the extraction and characterization of these natural antioxidants. Extraction separates the antioxidants from potentially interfering substances before the additives are further processed. Characterization of the by-products via assays provides insight into their antioxidant capacities. She holds in her hands a diluted red wine pomace extract.