Organizing Committee Members - Food Chemistry 2019
Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Adele Maria Muscolo(Biography)
Education 1980- High school diplomas in scientific studies. 1985 - Graduated in Biological Sciences (MSc), at the University of Messina, Faculty of Science. 1985-1987- Practice attendance at biological laboratory of the â€œRiunitiâ€ hospital, Reggio Calabria, Italy. 1987- Professional qualification with honours, to exercise the biology profession, Biology Faculty, Messina University, Sicily, Italy. 1987, 1988 - Fellowship with grant at the â€œInstitute of Cybernetic, on signal transduction pathway. Arco Feliceâ€, Naples. 1988- PhD in Food Science at the Policlinic â€œFederico IIâ€, University of Naples. Studies and researches performed at the â€œPoliclinic, Federico II University of Naples, Italy (output scientific papers, published in national journals). Professional position 1988- Researcher at the Department of Agrochemistry and Agrobiology of the Agricultural Faculty â€œMediterraneaâ€ University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Since 2001- Associate professor of Pedology, Biochemistry and Soil Ecology in the Agricultural Faculty of â€œMediterraneaâ€ University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Since 2010 â€“Eligible for Full professor position in Soil Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Soil Ecology, July 2010-Bolzano University Italy Since December 2016 Full Professor of Soil Ecology and Soil Chemistry in charge to Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria Teaching experience Course taught 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997 - Courses in Forestry Soil Chemistry 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998 - Courses in Pedology 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001 -Courses in Plant Biochemistry 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001 Courses in Pedology: theory and practice 2001-2002- Courses in Pedology, Plant Biochemistry and Forestry Soil Chemistry 2002-2003, 2003-2004- Courses in Pedology, Plant Biochemistry Since 2004- Courses in Forestry Soil Chemistry and Soil Ecology Seminars on specific interest of Agricultural Chemistry 1995- Course on Food and Environment organized by the National Order of Biologists and Calabria Region. 1996- Chemistry lectures in professional training course for operators of "Food Biotechnology Fund" organized from ENAIP, Calabria Region. 1997 - Teaching in the course, for training technical operator in the laboratory. 2000- Lecture titled "Biological activity of humic matter" at the Centre for Research in Plant Sciences, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Bristol University (UK). 2001- Lectures in "Biochemistry and Physiology, Geology and Pedology", in the International Master,II Level in collaboration with the Ecole Nationale SupÃ©rieure d'Architecture de Paris la Villette at â€œMediterranea" University of Reggio Calabria. 2005- Course in Soil Chemistry, (4 CFU), for Technical Training Education Course supported by Calabria Region IFTS titled â€œSenior technician for the management of agro-environmental areaâ€, held at the office of C.R.A. (Lamezia Terme, CZ). 2006-2007- Soil Chemistry (60 hours) at the Secondary Teacher Training School (SSIS)-AA Cycle VIII (UNICAL, Cosenza, Italy). 2007-2008- Soil Chemistry (60 hours) lessons at the Specialization School for Secondary Teacher Training School (SSIS)-IX AA Cycle 2007-2008 (UNICAL Cosenza). 2008- Pedology (10 hours) lessons in the Training (Project FIXO) course for "expert in technological transfer innovation, design and turf management in Mediterranean environments", held at the Faculty of Agriculture of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Since 2008- Lecturer and trainer in the School of Doctoral Research â€œPhD in cultivation and defense of tropical and subtropical crops". Coordinator: Prof. Rocco Zappia, Department of Agriculture and Forest System Management. 2009- â€œSoil quality: assessment and management" lessons in the International Master Level "Technological innovation and sustainability of Mediterranean olive" at the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Since November 2011- Member of the teaching committee of PhD School "PhD Science and technology for forestry and environment management. Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy Coordinator: Prof. Rosanna Bellarosa Department of Agriculture, Forests, Nature and Energy (D.A.F.N.E.) Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy. Since 1988- She follows students in the preparation of thesis and in the internship and she is tutor and co-tutor of Master, and PhD thesis.
Adele Maria Muscolo(Research Area)
Research field Since 1988 my research investigates connections between soil chemistry, biochemistry and function in regulating ecosystem-level processes. Because I focus on quantifiable material common to many ecosystems, my interests are not limited to any one environment. Consequently, the setting for my research includes forests, managed ecosystems (e.g. tree nurseries), grasslands, as well as urban environments, which welcomes collaborations across a range of disciplines. My research is hypothesis-driven and tends toward experimental discovery, as opposed to descriptive observation. The goal is to conduct research to provide innovative solutions for soil management that will increase profitable crop production and ensure soil and environmental quality. Knowledge derived from my research activities is disseminated to the scientific community and industry, and used to develop management guidelines, recommendations and tools for sound soil management. Interests â€¢ Dynamic and evolution of organic matter in forest soil and effects of humic substances separated in fractions (different molecular weight and composition) on seed germination, plant growth and metabolism. Relationship between soil organic matter (labile and recalcitrant C fractions) and soil biodiversity in driving soil ecosystem functioning. â€¢ Role of water soluble phenolic compounds (WSP) in influencing the accumulation and availability of soil nutrients and the rate of nutrient cycling in forest ecosystem. Effects of WSP on seed germination, seedling growth and metabolism. â€¢ Effects of forest management, waste disposal and environmental constraints on soil properties, organic matter trend, microbial biomass, nutrient cycles and enzyme activities. â€¢ Identification of biochemical markers to be routinely used and applicable to most ecosystems as early warning indicators of soil quality changes. â€¢ Effects of abiotic stress (salinity, drought and heat) on seed germination, seedling growth and metabolism. Studies on the physiological biochemical and adaptive response of plants to different environmental constraints, considering their productive response and effects on soil properties. Halophytes used as crops, including bioenergy, for the restoration and rehabilitation of salinized or contaminated soils. â€¢ Use of polluting recalcitrant agricultural wastes (olive wastes and citrus pulps), and inorganic sulfur obtained from the residues of the desulfurization of natural gas and oil, as fertilizers for a sustainable recovery of saline and alkaline soils, and for an eco-friendly agriculture. â€¢ Relationship between microbial ecology and plant physiology. Plants respond to environmental factors by altering growth and longevity of fine roots, which, in part, control the amount and types of organic substrates available for microbial metabolism in soil. Changes in belowground plant growth influence the composition and function of soil microbial communities. My work is focused on understanding the link between plant and microbial activity within terrestrial ecosystems, and the influence climate change may have on these dynamics.
University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro
Dr. ManuelaÂ Oliverio is, since 2008, Assistant Professor (RTI) at the University â€œMagna Graeciaâ€ of Catanzaro- Department of Health Sciences. SinceÂ 2016 she hold the Italian qualification to Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry.Â HerÂ education and training can be summarized by the following steps: 2008 - Post-docÂ Fellowship for theÂ Research Program â€œVoucher e Borse per lâ€™Alta Formazione, POR Calabria 2000-2006 - Misura 3.7â€Â at â€œUniversitÃ degli Studi MagnaÂ Graeciaâ€ - Catanzaro. 2005-2008:Â Ph.D. inÂ PharmaceuticalÂ ChemistryÂ at â€œUniversitÃ degli Studi MagnaÂ Graeciaâ€ of Catanzaro 2004: MasterÂ Degree inÂ OrganicÂ Chemistry (110/110 MagnaÂ cum Laude)Â at â€œUniversitÃ della Calabriaâ€ of Cosenza HerÂ academic career and teaching experience at University Magna Graecia of CatanzaroÂ is summarized below: Since 2014: Assistant Professors Deputy at the Health Sciences Department Jury Since 2013: MemberÂ of the Ph.Â D Teaching Board in Health Science- XXIX- XXXII Cycle- School of Pharmacy Since 2013: Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry (4 + 2 CFU) at School of Pharmacy â€“Â CdS Biotechnology Before 2013: Assistant Professor in General Chemistry (4 CFU)Â CdS Biotechnology; Assistant Professor in General and Organic Chemistry (2 + 3 CFU)Â CdS Science and Technology of Animal Productions; assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry (8CFU)Â CdS of Pharmacy. Dr.Â Oliverio is currently involved in the UMG MD Program as teacher of Organic Chemistry at theÂ CdS ofÂ Biotecnology - School of Pharmacy; besides, she is involved in the HighÂ Formation Programs of UMG School of Pharmacy as lecturer for the Doctoral School in Health Science, the ECM ENPAB Intensive Course inÂ Nutraceutics and the Advanced Course inÂ Nutraceutics. Moreover, she participated as lecturer for theÂ 1st SCI Doctoral School in Green Chemistry of the SCI â€“ GC Division. She is actually supervisor ofÂ 2 PhD Students and 2 MD Students. During her academic career Dr.Â Oliverio waved several national and international offsiteÂ collaborations: Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy;Â Dipartimento diÂ Scienze eÂ Tecnologia delÂ Farmaco,Â UniversitÃ di Torino; Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwaves Chemistry (CDLMC) â€“ KarlÂ FranzensÂ UniversitÃ¤t â€“ Graz â€“ Austria;Â LaboratoireÂ BiomolÃ©colaire deÂ SynthÃ¨seâ€, CNRS de Montpellier,Â UniversitÃ© de Montpellier II, France. DrÂ Oliverio was involved asÂ Chairman and/or member of Scientific and Organizing Committee of several scientific meetings: 2017: Organizing Committee (Member) UMG for theÂ Work-shop: EVOO 2017Â AnnusÂ Orribilis.Â UniversitÃ Magna Graecia â€“ June 30, 2017 2015: Organizing Committee (Member) UMG for the SCI-CASI ConferenceÂ 2015 ,Â UniversitÃ Magna Graecia, December 3-4 2015: Technical Board Member for theÂ ScienceOne International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences â€“ Dubai (UAE)- January 21-23, 2015. 2014: Organizing Committee (Chairman) and Scientific Committee (Member) UMG for theÂ Work-shop: Food Processing Innovation and Green Extraction Technologies: recent advances and applications in human health.Â UniversitÃ Magna Graecia â€“ September 25-26, 2014. 2011: Organizing Committee (Member) UMG for the Meeting â€œChem4Life: from functional foods to active moleculesâ€,Â UniversitÃ Magna Graecia â€“ September 29-30, 2011 (International Year of Chemistry)
Manuela Oliverio(Research Area)
Research activity of Dr.Â OliverioÂ has been mainly focused on green manipulation of biologically active molecules and on exploiting chemical and agricultural waste as platform for fine chemicals, playing attention to the use of reusable-non toxic catalysts, solvent free conditions, US and MW energy, Q-tube reactors to improve the processes environmental compatibilityÂ She attended to:Â Â 6 Conference as Invited LecturerÂ (Â 3 International); 5 Conference as Oral Presenter (3 International), 15 Conference as Poster Presenter (4 International) She was co-author ofÂ 59 scientific publications (50 Papers on peer review international journals, 2 Proceedings on peer review international journals, 1 book chapter,Â 9 Papers in ISSN journals),Â 13 of which as Reference author, with a totalÂ H-index of 18 andÂ total citation number ofÂ 743. Dr.Â Oliverio is reviewerÂ for: Molecules, Green Chemistry Letters, UltrasonicÂ Sonochemistry, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Bioorganic Chemistry, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery. 2Â â€ National and international achievements Dr. ManuelaÂ Oliverio received her first personal grant after her MD degree by the Bonino-Pulejo Foundation, for the achievementÂ of an excellent results (110/110 cum laude) as MD student. Thanks to this grant Dr.Â Oliverio had the possibility to start her research activity offsite at the â€œLaboratoireÂ BiomolÃ©colaire deÂ SynthÃ¨seâ€ â€“ CNRS de Montpellier â€“Â UniversitÃ© de Montpellier II â€“ France under the SupervisionÂ of Doctor C.Â MathÃ©. Besides the personal grant, Bonino-Pulejo foundation acknowledged in 2004 Dr. ManuelaÂ Oliverio with theÂ Best MD Graduate Award 2004, thus opening a scientific career characterized by important national and international acknowledgments.Â In 2014, at theÂ 3thÂ ScienceOne Conference on drug Discovery & Development- Dubai â€“ UAE, the oral presentation of Dr.Â Oliverio was awarded with theÂ ConferenceÂ Best Paper Award 2014 by the Scientific Committee of the meeting. Always in 2014, Dr.Â Oliverio gained theÂ GiacomoÂ Ciamician Medal 2014, for her achievements in the use of alternative solvents, energies and catalysts in organic chemistry. The GiacomoÂ Ciamician Medal is an acknowledgement annually recognized by the Organic Chemistry Division of Italian Society of Chemistry to young researchers who achieved excellent results in their research activities. During her academic career, Dr.Â Oliverio has already proven to be ableÂ to successfully manage national grants. InÂ 2013 the Research project â€œValorization of olive oil as functional food in cancer protectionâ€ financed by â€œFondazioneÂ UniversitÃ Magna Graeciaâ€ and coordinated by Dr.Â Oliverio,Â won anÂ internal competition dedicated to UMG young researchers.Â InÂ 2017 Dr.Â Oliverio has been positively evaluated for theÂ ANVUR-FFABR grant. Besides the previous involvements as PI, Dr.Â Oliverio participated as Research Collaborator to the following financed project: 2014: PON03PE_00078_01 Metodologie innovative per lâ€™estrazione e purificazione di derivati del bergamotto e dallâ€™olea europea e per lo sviluppo di biomateriali, biosensori eÂ biomarcatori a basso impatto tossicologico ed ambientaleâ€ -Scientific Coordinator Prof. VincenzoÂ Mollace 2012: PONa3_000359: â€œInterregional Research Centre for Food Safety & Health â€“IRC_FSHâ€ - Scientific Coordinator Prof. VincenzoÂ Mollace 2011:Â Regional Project QUASIORA â€“ LAB Calabria: â€œQualitÃ e Sicurezza Origine degliÂ Alimentiâ€ -Â Scientific Coordinator Prof. Domenico Britti 2010: PRIN 2008: â€œSviluppo eco-compatibile di trasformazioni in sintesi organicaâ€ â€“Â Scientific Coordinator Prof. GiancarloÂ Cravotto