• PL 66 (Agnes Sjöbergin katu 2)




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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

My research concerns biotechnologies applied to agriculture and food environment, with a special focus on the use of microbial metabolism to achieve nutritional and technological improvement of different food matrices, including, but not limited to, grains, vegetables and agricultural by-products. My activities encompass the study of food microbiota and selection of starters for the production of typical or innovative foods with enhanced nutritional and functional properties, synthesis of biogenic compounds, and degradation of anti-nutritional factors. Sustainable bio-production and sustainable use of natural resources have a strong impact on the direction of my research.

Curriculum vitae

University Researcher

Docent in Food Microbiology, University of Helsinki

PhD, University of Bari, Italy


Education/Academic qualification

Food Microbiology, PhD, Department of Soil, Plant and Food Science, University of Bari, Italy

Award Date: 8 Apr 2009

Food Microbiology, Docent, University of Helsinki

Fields of Science

  • 416 Food Science
  • Microbiology, Microbial biotechnology, Microbial ecology
  • Fermentation
  • 220 Industrial biotechnology
  • Bioprocessing

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.