Category «PhD student profile»

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

PhD student profile, Noemi Sofia Rabitti

Noemi Sofia Rabitti (cycle 36)

PhD Student: Noemi Sofia Rabitti (ORCID n. 0000-0002-8710-099X)   Supervisor: Prof. Monica Laureati – DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition   Research topic Sensory and consumer science for the development of new, healthy and sustainable foods Project Synopsis Food preferences are the result of the combined effect of environment (exposure and experience) and …

PhD student profile, Valeria Tava

Valeria Tava (cycle 36)

PhD Student: Valeria Tava (ORCID n. 0000-0003-4068-7559)   Supervisor: Matias Pasquali, DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Agri-Environment Research topic: Omics to tackle climate change threats to food safety and security Project Synopsis The aim of my PhD project is to characterise fungal species which usually are pathogen in agriculture but that showed the ability to …

PhD student profile, Giacomo Mantegazza

Giacomo Mantegazza (cycle 36)

PhD Student: Giacomo Mantegazza (ORCID n. 0000-0002-0936-1211)   Supervisor: Simone Guglielmetti, DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition Research topic Foods as reservoir of novel starter, probiotic and human commensal microorganisms: ecology, molecular and functional characterization, and impact on host health   Project Synopsis The scope of my research is to characterise and …

PhD student profile, Elisa Ghitti

Elisa Ghitti (cycle 36)

PhD Student: Elisa Ghitti (ORCID n. 0000-0002-3924-8869)   Supervisor: Prof. Sara Borin, 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: My PhD project aims to investigate beneficial interactions between plants and microbes in the perspective of a …

PhD student profile, Lorenzo Estivi

Lorenzo Estivi (cycle 36)

PhD Student: Lorenzo Estivi (ORCID n.  0000-0002-0956-2769)   Supervisor: Prof. Alyssa Hidalgo, DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition Research topic Role of macromolecules in designing and optimizing processes for biofunctional-enriched foods   Project Synopsis Cereals and pulses supply most of our daily energy requirement and also health-enhancing compounds: thus, small variations in …

PhD student profile, Silvia Donzella

Silvia Donzella (cycle 36)

PhD Student:  Silvia Donzella (ORCID n. 0000-0003-4134-2560)   Supervisor: Prof. Concetta Compagno (DeFENS) Co-tutor: Prof. Francesco Molinari (DeFENS) Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Chemistry and Biochemistry Research topic Green chemical and biotechnological processes for the development of added-value products from agrifood biomasses and by-products.   Project Synopsis In the contest of circular economy and food-waste revalorization, …

PhD student profile, Valeria Frigerio

Valeria Frigerio (cycle 35)

PhD Student: Valeria Frigerio (ORCID n. 0000-0002-9256-7439) Tutor: 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 (SaveFoodPack)   Project Synopsis In recent years, higher importance …

PhD student profile, Andrea Bresciani

Andrea Bresciani (cycle 35)

PhD Student: Andrea Bresciani (ORCID n. 0000-0002-9227-6084)   Tutor: Prof. Alessandra Marti- DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition Research topic Role of macromolecules in defining the nutritional and technological properties of cereals, pseudocereals, and pulses   Project Synopsis My Ph.D. project is aimed at understanding the relationship between raw materials and …

PhD student profile, Davide Emide

Davide Emide (cycle 35)

PhD Student: Davide Emide (ORCID n. 0000-0003-0784-572X)   Tutor: Prof. Alberto Barbiroli Co-tutor: Prof. Stefania Iametti Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Chemistry and Biochemistry   Research topic Molecular determinants of the structural behavior of food-related macromolecules.   Project Synopsis The project aims at developing methodologies for investigating changes in protein-protein interactions in food protein networks, such …

PhD student profile, Serena Malabusini

Serena Malabusini (cycle 35)

PhD Student: Serena Malabusini (ORCID n. 0000-0001-5354-8860) Tutor: Prof. Daniela Lupi, DeFENS Co-tutor: Costanza Jucker, DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Agri-Environment Research topic: Insect management in agroecosystem: from pests to pollinators. Project Synopsis The goal of the research project is to deepen the knowledge on the behavioural traits of parasitic wasps, key organisms for the …

PhD student profile, Massimiliano Tucci

Massimiliano Tucci (cycle 35)

PhD Student: Massimiliano Tucci (ORCID n. 0000-0001-8693-9577)   Tutor: Prof.ssa 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 aim of my project is to provide evidence on the …

PhD student profile, Rossella Filardi

Rossella Filardi (cycle 35)

PhD Student:  Rossella Filardi (ORCID n. 0000-0002-0016-4799)   Tutor: Prof. Stefania Arioli DeFENS Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition Research topic: Probiotics and Food associated microorganisms: ecology, molecular and functional characterization, impact on host health. Project Synopsis The bacterial genera most used in probiotic products are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. However new knowledge about …

PhD student profile, Anđela Martinović

Anđela Martinović (35 cycle)

PhD Student: Anđela Martinović (ORCID n. 0000-0001-5972-6701) Tutor: Prof. Diego Mora, DeFENS, University of Milano Dean: Prof. Diego Mora Research area: Food Science and Nutrition     Research topic Probiotics and Food associated microorganisms: ecology, molecular and functional characterization, impact on host health   Project Synopsis The general benefit of probiotics on gut microbiota derives from creating …

Camilla Cattaneo published an innovative sensory science study

Camilla Cattaneo (cycle 32)

Camilla Cattaneo, 3rd-year PhD student of the Food Systems programme at the University of Milan, has recently published in Nature-Scientific Reports some preliminary results regarding her PhD project, carrying out a innovative study in the field of sensory sciences aimed at investigating a possible relationship among taste perception, oral microbiota composition and nutritional intake. Cattaneo, …