Category «NEWS»

PhD students Welcome-DAY, 18 November 2022

The board in Food Systems has planned a “PhD students Welcome-DAY” on November 18th, 2022 (Aula Maggiore, 4 pm). This event was planned to introduce the XXXVIII cycle PhD students to our community. It should be considered a way for the new students, to know how the PhD in Food Systems is organized, to know …

PhD defense (XXXV cycle), 20 October 2022

XXXV cycle Food Systems PhD defense – October 20th, 2022, room of Biochemistry, 10:30 am. Candidates/PhD thesis Andrea BRESCIANI / Interplay between raw material and processing conditions for the formulation of pulse-based products; Davide EMIDE / Molecular characterization of proteins in food matrices: how their structure evolves from raw materials to finished products; Massimiliano TUCCI …

Awarded PhD Student, Serena Malabusini

Serena Malabusini (cycle 35)

Serena Malabusini, PhD Student in the XXXV cycle, won one of the prizes provided by IOBC (IOBC Travel Awards), available for students and young researchers (under 35), for the participation at the XV Workshop of the IOBC Global Working Group “Mass Rearing and Quality Assurance”, held in Bologna from 5 to 9 September 2022 and …

Award opportunity, deadline 25 November 2022

Eni, in the framework of the 2023 Edition of the Eni Award Prizes (Young Researcher of the Year), announces two prizes addressed to graduates born in or after the year 1990 who have defended their Doctorate Thesis at an Italian University during 2022 or 2021 on the various scientific topics promoted by the Eni Award: …

New call for 2022/2023, now on!

The call for the recruitment of the 38th cycle PhD students in Food Systems is published! Take a note of the deadline for the presentation of the application – September 2nd 2022, 2 pm! This call is valid also for the application of the PhD position co-funded with companies (in agreement with the DM352). Check the italian …

Awarded PhD student, Francesco Riva

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Congratulations to Dr. Francesco Riva that was recently awarded, during the “Cortona Procarioti” meeting (June 23-25th 2022), by the Italian Society of General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMBM), for “the best PhD thesis in general microbiology”. The PhD thesis is title “Antibiotic resistance spread mediated by horizontal gene transfer in the agri-food ecosystem“. Dr Francesco Riva …

Awarded PhD student, Noemi Sofia Rabitti

Noemi Sofia Rabitti (cycle 36)

During the VII National SISS Conference (Matera, 27-29 April 2022), Noemi Sofia Rabitti, PhD student in Food Systems (tutor: Monica Laureati), has been awarded with the SISS Young Researchers Award 2022 by presenting a work carried out within the Mind FoodS Hub project (Lombardy Region) entitled “The role of sustainability information on consumers’ acceptance of …

Research projects presented by the XXXVII cycle students

Here are the videoclips of presentations of research projects proposed by students of the XXXVII cycle carried out on February 23rd 2022. Andrea Casson Development of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) calculation models to support decision-making processes and the assessment of opportunities for the optimization of production, the promotion of the circular economy and the reduction of waste …

Anticipation of next cycle courses (2022-2023)

Courses planned for the next cycle (XXXVIII, 2022-2023): –Abc of videocommunication in science: filming methods to learn the method (Matias Pasquali, 3 CFU, 15 hours). Tentatively planned for February-April 2023. –Insects vs Humans: the fil rouge of odours perspection (Daniela Lupi, 2 CFU, 10 hours). Tentatively planned for December 2022-February 2023. –Advanced methods in the characterization of macromolecules …

PhD student profile, Tommaso Bellesia

Tommaso Bellesia (cycle 37)

PhD Student:  Tommaso Bellesia (ORCID n. 0000-0002-1530-765X)   Supervisor: Stefano Farris – PackLab Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Active and intelligent coating systems for sustainable food packaging materials   Project Synopsis In this project proposal, we will focus on the development of a new class of cellulosic materials that …

PhD defense (XXXIV cycle; III round), 2 March 2022

The PhD defenses for the XXXIV cycle students Pietro Cannazza, Dea Korcari and Francesco Riva are scheduled for March 2nd 2022 at 10:30. The final exam will take place using the Microsoft Teams platform. Biocatalytic and fermentative approaches for the production of added value compounds using wild type and genetically modified acetic acid bacteria (Pietro Cannazza)   Investigating the biodiversity in spontaneous fermentations as …

PhD defense (XXXIV cycle; II round), 1 March 2022

The PhD defenses for the XXXIV cycle students Begum Akgun, Cesare Rovera and Alessio Tugnolo are scheduled for March 1st 2022 at 14:30. The final exam will take place using the Microsoft Teams platform. Potential and Pitfalls of Cellulose Nanocrystals in Advanced Packaging Materials: their role in food safety (Begum Akgun)   Reinforced plastics and bioplastics using added value additives extracted …

PhD student profile, Federica De Agostini

Federica De Agostini (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Federica De Agostini (ORCID n. 0000-0002-9648-7532) Supervisor: Prof. Sara Limbo, Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l’Ambiente Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Sustainability in food chain: integrated approaches to reduce food loss and food waste   Project Synopsis Due to the increasing attention …

PhD student profile, Sara Vignati

Sara Vignati (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Sara Vignati (ORCID n. 0000-0001-5119-0631)   Supervisor: Prof. Riccardo Guidetti (DiSAA) Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Smart Green Devices for agrifood products   Project Synopsis Nowadays, the request of quality products by consumers and the interest in production sustainability in the agri-food sector are growing. So, …

PhD student profile, Andrea Casson

Andrea Casson (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Andrea Casson (ORCID n. 0000-0001-7141-4938)   Supervisor: Riccardo Guidetti (DiSAA) Co-tutor: Anna Bortoluzzi (Quota Sette S.R.L.) Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Agri-Environment   Research topic Development of LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) models to support decision-making processes and evaluation of opportunities to optimize production, promote the circular economy and reduce resource waste in agri-food …

PhD student profile, Gvantsa Shanshiashvili

Gvantsa Shanshiashvili (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Gvantsa Shanshiashvili (ORCID n. 0000-0002-7272-6180) Supervisor: Prof. Daniela Fracassetti Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Improving the grape pressing for a sustainable wine production chain (Grape Press 4.0)   Project Synopsis The improvement and optimization of grape pressing are pivotal for obtaining white wine with balanced chemical and …

PhD student profile, Paola Biscotti

Paola Biscotti (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Paola Biscotti (ORCID n. 0000-0002-1784-5363)   Supervisor: Dott. Daniela Martini, DeFENS Co-tutor: Prof. Patrizia Riso, DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Promotion of healthy and sustainable diets – Valorization of milk and milk products in healthy and sustainable food models (VALILAT)   Project Synopsis Current food …

PhD student profile, Giuliana Aliberti

Giuliana Aliberti (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Giuliana Aliberti (ORCID n. 0000-0003-4844-3524)   Supervisor: Prof. Ernestina Casiraghi   Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Development of an healthy and green multifunctional cooking appliance   Project Synopsis Consumers are increasingly aware of the connection between the food they eat and the consequences for their health …

PhD student profile, Stefano Gerna

Stefano Gerna (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Stefano Gerna (ORCID n. 0000-0002-8068-1883)   Supervisor: Luisa Pellegrino – DeFENS   Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Integrated green strategies for the management, recovery and recycle of by-products in a dairy company.   Project Synopsis During milk industrial transformation and marketing, food waste is inevitably …

PhD student profile, Alessio Sergiacomo

Alessio Sergiacomo (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Alessio Sergiacomo (ORCID n. 0000-0002-2944-9149) Supervisor: Prof. Alessandra Marti – DeFENS   Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Product and process optimization for the production of foods from cereals, pseudocereals and legumes   Project Synopsis In a scenario of demographic and climatic changes, decreasing arable lands and …

Summer School, September 2022

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Summer School in PRODUCT ENGINEERING FOR FOOD TRANSITION (Como, September 8-10, 2022) The school offers an update on the issues that drive the challenge of the food transition in the coming years. The school offers incisive training on the topic: “PURPOSE DRIVEN” FOOD PRODUCTS ENGINEERING and aims to provide tools to address sustainable food production. …

Seminar, 18 February 2022

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18th February 2022 (11:00 am, Biochemistry Room, building 21040; Via Celoria 2, Milano) Anthropology of microbes Lucia Cavalca (Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences; Università degli Studi di Milano; Italy) Roberta Raffaetà (Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage; Università Cà Foscari; Venezia, Italy)

Journal Club of the students’ research projects

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The Food System Journal Club dedicated to the presentation and discussion of research projects proposed by students of the XXXVII cycle is scheduled for February 23rd 2022. The Journal Club will be a virtual event using the Microsoft Teams platform (see details in the attachment below). The “rules of the game” for the speakers (the …

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, Giovanni Patania

Giovanni Patania (cycle 37)

PhD Student: Giovanni 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

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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

Call for additional PhD scholarships (2021-2022)

Pursuant to Ministerial Decree n. 1061 of 10 August 2021, a call for applications for additional PhD scholarships is available on the PhD programmes page, for academic year 2021/2022 – cycle XXXVII. The grants are co-funded by ESF React EU funds as part of the Italian national programme “Programma Operativo Nazionale (PON) Ricerca e innovazione 2014-2021”. You …

Awarded PhD student, Andrea Bresciani

Andrea Bresciani (cycle 35)

The oral presentation of Andrea Bresciani, PhD student in the Food Systems PhD course, entitled “Exploitation of pulses in the production of extruded snacks”, has been awarded with the “Gold Award” in recognition of his performance in 2021 Global Food Science Student Virtual Competition.

Awarded PhD student, Andrea Bresciani

Andrea, PhD student in the Food Systems PhD course (Università degli Studi di Milano), has been awarded by the Cereals & Grains Association for the significance of his research within the food system and its contribution to the FAO Sustainable Development Goals. His video (here) won  the “Viewer’s Choice” prize of the 2020 Student Research …

English course!

An English course held by Prof. Adrian Wallwork will be offered to our PhD students (35th and 36th cycles) according to the following agenda: November 13th, 20th and 27th December 4th and 11th All classes will be given both in the morning (from 9 am to 11 am) and in the afternoon (from 2.00 pm …

New Call (2020/2021)!!

Check carefully the web pages of the PhD Office of the University (Italian language link) for the info regarding the call 2020/2021 now open. Upcoming will be also an English language link, please check carefully these web pages Deadline is 14th September 2020!