The Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technology is an organization for scientific investigations, applied research, extension services and auxiliary activities in the field of cryobiology and lyophilization, food and beverage technologies, foods and beverages quality and safety, food irradiation and biologically active substances for plant-growing, within the structure of Agricultural academy. The research and analysis are carried out by 4 sections with own laboratories, 2 separate laboratories and 2 sectors. There are 19 scientists working at the institute – 2 professors, 9 associate professors and 8 assistant professors. One doctor of sciences and 16 Ph.D. The Institute has a very substantial contribution for the development of modern food technologies, quality and safety of food and drinks in Bulgaria. ICFT elaborated the Space menu for the missions of Bulgarian astronauts, which made Bulgaria the third country in the world in possession of such technology.
The Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technology holds institutional accreditation for providing educational and training programmes up to Ph.D. educational degree on six scientific subjects: Heat physics and hydrodynamics, Technology of fish and meat products, Technology of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, Food refrigeration technology, Technology of biologically active substances and Technology of processing and storage of grain, grain products and mixtures. The scientists and the specialists of the Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technology will be involved in the process of research and transfer of the innovation. They will develop the process of malting of Triticum Monococcum in the pilot plant and the usage of the malt in the brewing, bread and confectionary industry. They will prepare the necessary materials for the educational and training courses. Finally some of them will participate as teachers and will educate the students of the secondary and tertiary degree of qualification.