PhD student profile, Giulia Brioschi

PhD Student:  Giulia Brioschi (ORCID n. 0009-0005-6765-3940)


Supervisor: Gigliola Borgonovo, DeFENS

Co-tutor: Sabrina Dallavalle

Dean: Prof. Diego Mora

Research area: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research topic

Sustainable approaches to reduce degradation processes of fresh food (Ex DM118/2023)

Project Synopsis

The project will focus on the development and engineering of sustainable chemical processes (“green” extractive chemical approaches, enzymatic bioconversions) for the recovery, valorization and production of high added value molecules and biomaterials starting from waste and residues of the agricultural chain. In a circular economy approach, the proposed strategy will aim to the search for active antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds. Waste matrices known for their high content of bioactive molecules (e.g. phenolic compounds, terpenes) will be selected, and extraction processes optimized. The most promising extracts will be fully chemically characterized.

Project keywords

Natural compounds, antioxidants, antimicrobials, extraction procedures


Laboratory address: DeFENS – Chemical & Biomolecular Sciences -Via Celoria,2 20133 Milano (MI)

Email address:


Dr. Daniela Bulgari and Dr. Andrea Kunova (DeFENS)


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