Monthly archives: November, 2021

PhD defense (XXXIV cycle; I round)

PhD Food Systems

The PhD defense for the XXXIV cycle students Giorgia Catinella and Gaetano Cardone is scheduled for December 3rd 2021 at 11:00. The final exam will take place using the Microsoft Teams platform (class Food Systems – XXXIV cycle – PhD defense). The final exam will be held in English with a presentation by the candidates …

PhD student profile, Simona Pizzi

Simona Pizzi (cycle 37)

PhD Student:  Simona Pizzi (ORCID n. 0000-0001-9110-7994) Supervisor: Prof. Ileana Vigentini Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition Research topic Innovative technological and microbial approaches for the sustainable development of the alcoholic beverage industry Project Synopsis Vitis vinifera is susceptible to infections caused by pathogenic fungi. This PhD project focuses on its biological …

PhD student profile, Alessia Pampuri

Alessia Pampuri (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Alessia Pampuri (ORCID n. 0000-0001-8326-4826) Supervisor: Prof. Roberto Beghi (DiSAA) Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition Research topic Smart Green Devices for agrifood products   Project Synopsis In the current panorama of the agri-food sector there is a constant search for non-destructive, sustainable and rapid methods of analysis to obtain …

PhD student profile, Laura Brunelli

Laura Brunelli (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Laura Brunelli (ORCID n. 0000-0002-8973-3643) Supervisor: Prof. Simone Domenico Guglielmetti, DeFENS Co-tutor: Dr. Walter Fiore, SOFAR S.p.A. Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Molecular biology, genetics and (meta)genomics for the optimized use of probiotic microorganisms of industrial interest.   Project Synopsis It is recently emerged the central …

PhD student profile, Valentina Vinelli

Valentina Vinelli (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Valentina Vinelli (ORCID n. 0000-0003-1494-3993) Supervisor: Patrizia Riso, DeFENS – Division of Human Nutrition Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition Research topic Bioavailability and biological activity of dietary compounds/patterns and their role on human health   Project Synopsis The main goal of this project is to elaborate, develop and validate …

Advanced courses for a.y. 2021-2022

PhD Food Systems

The Food Systems PhD programme organises the following courses for the academic year 2021-2022: The methodology of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the food chain Prof. Riccardo Guidetti 20 hours (4 CFU) Sustainability concepts in food technology–methodological approaches and case studies Prof. Vera Lavelli 20 hours (4 CFU) Environmental microbiomes: from ecology to sustainable biotechnologies …

PhD student profile, Joa Patania

Joa Patania (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Joa Patania (ORCID n. 0000-0002-4054-1106)   Supervisor: Prof. Francesca Mapelli, DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Agri-Environment Research topic “Environmental probiotics”: exploitation of the beneficial interaction among microorganisms and the environment or the plant   Project Synopsis By designing and administrating synthetic bacterial communities to plant model spp. of relevance for food systems, my …

PhD student profile, Eleonora Loffredi

Eleonora Loffredi (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Eleonora Loffredi (ORCID n. 0000-0003-3523-5777) Supervisor: Prof. Cristina Alamprese – DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Multidisciplinary approaches to the study of multi-phase foods as delivery systems for bioactive compounds   Project Synopsis The recent trend in researching new emulsion-based delivery systems for food enrichment has …

PhD student profile, Sara Margherita Borgonovi

Sara Margherita Borgonovi (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Sara Margherita Borgonovi (ORCID n. 0000-0002-6173-226X)   Supervisor: Dr. Mattia Di Nunzio (DeFENS) Co-tutor: Prof. Stefania Iametti (DeFENS) Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research topic Molecular determinant of structural behavior of food-related macromolecules.   Project Synopsis This project aims at testing the effects of some bio-based approaches and low-impact physical …

Webinar on sustainability in the food chain

Food sustainability

November 25th 2021 (from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm) Agri-food sustainability: knowing to inform   Lorenzo Morelli (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart) Nicole Darmon (INRAE, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique and Environnement) Thom Huppertz (Wageningen University / FrieslandCampina)   See the leaflet for details to take part –> Agri-food sustainability: knowing to inform