PhD student profile, Matteo Gennaro

PhD Student: Matteo Gennaro (ORCID n.0009-0005-5084-4476)

Supervisor: Prof.ssa Sabrina Dallavalle, DEFENS

Co-tutor: Prof. Stefano Farris, DEFENS

Dean: Prof. Diego Mora

Research area: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research topic

Development of new chemichal and biological strategies for the control of pathogenic microorganisms in the agrifood chain

Project Synopsis

The project aims at developing biocoatings for fresh food, in order to enhance food safety, prolong shelf life and reduce food waste. A collection of novel biocoatings will be prepared combining natural food-derived bioactives and biopolimers. Bioactives will be selected by a preliminary evaluation of antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds. Their technological and shelf-life promoting activity performances of biocoatings will be evaluated by means of physico-chemical and microbiological analysis.


Project keywords

Natural compounds, antimicrobial activity, biocoating, fresh food


laboratory address: Sezione Scienze chimiche e biomolecolari Defens, via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano (MI). Tel: 0250316832

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Fellowship sponsor: Università degli studi di Milano


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