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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 food, especially plant-based. My activities encompass the study of food microbiota and selection of starters to produce typical or innovative foods, 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 Lecturer

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.