Organizing Committee Members - Food Chemistry-2022
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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“RiunitiÃ¢â‚¬Â 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“Institute of Cybernetic, on signal transduction pathway. Arco FeliceÃ¢â‚¬Â, Naples. 1988- PhD in Food Science at the Policlinic Ã¢â‚¬Å“Federico IIÃ¢â‚¬Â, University of Naples. Studies and researches performed at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Policlinic, 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“MediterraneaÃ¢â‚¬Â University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Since 2001- Associate professor of Pedology, Biochemistry and Soil Ecology in the Agricultural Faculty of Ã¢â‚¬Å“MediterraneaÃ¢â‚¬Â University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. Since 2010 Ã¢â‚¬â€œEligible 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 SupÃƒÂ©rieure d'Architecture de Paris la Villette at Ã¢â‚¬Å“Mediterranea" University of Reggio Calabria. 2005- Course in Soil Chemistry, (4 CFU), for Technical Training Education Course supported by Calabria Region IFTS titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Senior technician for the management of agro-environmental areaÃ¢â‚¬Â, 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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“PhD in cultivation and defense of tropical and subtropical crops". Coordinator: Prof. Rocco Zappia, Department of Agriculture and Forest System Management. 2009- Ã¢â‚¬Å“Soil 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 Ã¢â‚¬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. Ã¢â‚¬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. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Effects of forest management, waste disposal and environmental constraints on soil properties, organic matter trend, microbial biomass, nutrient cycles and enzyme activities. Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Identification of biochemical markers to be routinely used and applicable to most ecosystems as early warning indicators of soil quality changes. Ã¢â‚¬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. Ã¢â‚¬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. Ã¢â‚¬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. ManuelaÃ‚ Oliverio is, since 2008, Assistant Professor (RTI) at the University Ã¢â‚¬Å“Magna GraeciaÃ¢â‚¬Â of Catanzaro- Department of Health Sciences. SinceÃ‚ 2016 she hold the Italian qualification to Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry.Ã‚ HerÃ‚ education and training can be summarized by the following steps: 2008 - Post-docÃ‚ Fellowship for theÃ‚ Research Program Ã¢â‚¬Å“Voucher e Borse per lÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Alta Formazione, POR Calabria 2000-2006 - Misura 3.7Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚ at Ã¢â‚¬Å“UniversitÃƒ degli Studi MagnaÃ‚ GraeciaÃ¢â‚¬Â - Catanzaro. 2005-2008:Ã‚ Ph.D. inÃ‚ PharmaceuticalÃ‚ ChemistryÃ‚ at Ã¢â‚¬Å“UniversitÃƒ degli Studi MagnaÃ‚ GraeciaÃ¢â‚¬Â of Catanzaro 2004: MasterÃ‚ Degree inÃ‚ OrganicÃ‚ Chemistry (110/110 MagnaÃ‚ cum Laude)Ã‚ at Ã¢â‚¬Å“UniversitÃƒ della CalabriaÃ¢â‚¬Â of Cosenza HerÃ‚ academic career and teaching experience at University Magna Graecia of CatanzaroÃ‚ is summarized below: Since 2014: Assistant Professors Deputy at the Health Sciences Department Jury Since 2013: MemberÃ‚ of the Ph.Ã‚ 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 Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚ CdS Biotechnology Before 2013: Assistant Professor in General Chemistry (4 CFU)Ã‚ CdS Biotechnology; Assistant Professor in General and Organic Chemistry (2 + 3 CFU)Ã‚ CdS Science and Technology of Animal Productions; assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry (8CFU)Ã‚ CdS of Pharmacy. Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio is currently involved in the UMG MD Program as teacher of Organic Chemistry at theÃ‚ CdS ofÃ‚ Biotecnology - School of Pharmacy; besides, she is involved in the HighÃ‚ Formation Programs of UMG School of Pharmacy as lecturer for the Doctoral School in Health Science, the ECM ENPAB Intensive Course inÃ‚ Nutraceutics and the Advanced Course inÃ‚ Nutraceutics. Moreover, she participated as lecturer for theÃ‚ 1st SCI Doctoral School in Green Chemistry of the SCI Ã¢â‚¬â€œ GC Division. She is actually supervisor ofÃ‚ 2 PhD Students and 2 MD Students. During her academic career Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio waved several national and international offsiteÃ‚ collaborations: Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genova, Italy;Ã‚ Dipartimento diÃ‚ Scienze eÃ‚ Tecnologia delÃ‚ Farmaco,Ã‚ UniversitÃƒ di Torino; Christian Doppler Laboratory for Microwaves Chemistry (CDLMC) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ KarlÃ‚ FranzensÃ‚ UniversitÃƒÂ¤t Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Graz Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Austria;Ã‚ LaboratoireÃ‚ BiomolÃƒÂ©colaire deÃ‚ SynthÃƒÂ¨seÃ¢â‚¬Â, CNRS de Montpellier,Ã‚ UniversitÃƒÂ© de Montpellier II, France. DrÃ‚ Oliverio was involved asÃ‚ Chairman and/or member of Scientific and Organizing Committee of several scientific meetings: 2017: Organizing Committee (Member) UMG for theÃ‚ Work-shop: EVOO 2017Ã‚ AnnusÃ‚ Orribilis.Ã‚ UniversitÃƒ Magna Graecia Ã¢â‚¬â€œ June 30, 2017 2015: Organizing Committee (Member) UMG for the SCI-CASI ConferenceÃ‚ 2015 ,Ã‚ UniversitÃƒ Magna Graecia, December 3-4 2015: Technical Board Member for theÃ‚ ScienceOne International Conference on Pharmaceutical Sciences Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Dubai (UAE)- January 21-23, 2015. 2014: Organizing Committee (Chairman) and Scientific Committee (Member) UMG for theÃ‚ Work-shop: Food Processing Innovation and Green Extraction Technologies: recent advances and applications in human health.Ã‚ UniversitÃƒ Magna Graecia Ã¢â‚¬â€œ September 25-26, 2014. 2011: Organizing Committee (Member) UMG for the Meeting Ã¢â‚¬Å“Chem4Life: from functional foods to active moleculesÃ¢â‚¬Â,Ã‚ UniversitÃƒ Magna Graecia Ã¢â‚¬â€œ September 29-30, 2011 (International Year of Chemistry)
Manuela Oliverio(Research Area)
Research activity of Dr.Ã‚ OliverioÃ‚ 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 compatibilityÃ‚ She attended to:Ã‚ Ã‚ 6 Conference as Invited LecturerÃ‚ (Ã‚ 3 International); 5 Conference as Oral Presenter (3 International), 15 Conference as Poster Presenter (4 International) She was co-author ofÃ‚ 59 scientific publications (50 Papers on peer review international journals, 2 Proceedings on peer review international journals, 1 book chapter,Ã‚ 9 Papers in ISSN journals),Ã‚ 13 of which as Reference author, with a totalÃ‚ H-index of 18 andÃ‚ total citation number ofÃ‚ 743. Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio is reviewerÃ‚ for: Molecules, Green Chemistry Letters, UltrasonicÃ‚ 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. 2Ã‚ Ã¢â‚¬Â National and international achievements Dr. ManuelaÃ‚ Oliverio received her first personal grant after her MD degree by the Bonino-Pulejo Foundation, for the achievementÃ‚ of an excellent results (110/110 cum laude) as MD student. Thanks to this grant Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio had the possibility to start her research activity offsite at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“LaboratoireÃ‚ BiomolÃƒÂ©colaire deÃ‚ SynthÃƒÂ¨seÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ CNRS de Montpellier Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚ UniversitÃƒÂ© de Montpellier II Ã¢â‚¬â€œ France under the SupervisionÃ‚ of Doctor C.Ã‚ MathÃƒÂ©. Besides the personal grant, Bonino-Pulejo foundation acknowledged in 2004 Dr. ManuelaÃ‚ Oliverio with theÃ‚ Best MD Graduate Award 2004, thus opening a scientific career characterized by important national and international acknowledgments.Ã‚ In 2014, at theÃ‚ 3thÃ‚ ScienceOne Conference on drug Discovery & Development- Dubai Ã¢â‚¬â€œ UAE, the oral presentation of Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio was awarded with theÃ‚ ConferenceÃ‚ Best Paper Award 2014 by the Scientific Committee of the meeting. Always in 2014, Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio gained theÃ‚ GiacomoÃ‚ Ciamician Medal 2014, for her achievements in the use of alternative solvents, energies and catalysts in organic chemistry. The GiacomoÃ‚ 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.Ã‚ Oliverio has already proven to be ableÃ‚ to successfully manage national grants. InÃ‚ 2013 the Research project Ã¢â‚¬Å“Valorization of olive oil as functional food in cancer protectionÃ¢â‚¬Â financed by Ã¢â‚¬Å“FondazioneÃ‚ UniversitÃƒ Magna GraeciaÃ¢â‚¬Â and coordinated by Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio,Ã‚ won anÃ‚ internal competition dedicated to UMG young researchers.Ã‚ InÃ‚ 2017 Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio has been positively evaluated for theÃ‚ ANVUR-FFABR grant. Besides the previous involvements as PI, Dr.Ã‚ Oliverio participated as Research Collaborator to the following financed project: 2014: PON03PE_00078_01 Metodologie innovative per lÃ¢â‚¬â„¢estrazione e purificazione di derivati del bergamotto e dallÃ¢â‚¬â„¢olea europea e per lo sviluppo di biomateriali, biosensori eÃ‚ biomarcatori a basso impatto tossicologico ed ambientaleÃ¢â‚¬Â -Scientific Coordinator Prof. VincenzoÃ‚ Mollace 2012: PONa3_000359: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Interregional Research Centre for Food Safety & Health Ã¢â‚¬â€œIRC_FSHÃ¢â‚¬Â - Scientific Coordinator Prof. VincenzoÃ‚ Mollace 2011:Ã‚ Regional Project QUASIORA Ã¢â‚¬â€œ LAB Calabria: Ã¢â‚¬Å“QualitÃƒ e Sicurezza Origine degliÃ‚ AlimentiÃ¢â‚¬Â -Ã‚ Scientific Coordinator Prof. Domenico Britti 2010: PRIN 2008: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Sviluppo eco-compatibile di trasformazioni in sintesi organicaÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚ Scientific Coordinator Prof. GiancarloÃ‚ Cravotto
Professor Salwa Karboune is a graduate from the University of Marseille, France, in Food Biotechnology. Her main research expertise is in the design and development of new "green" approaches for the synthesis of novel functional food ingredients that can improve the quality and the functionality of food products. Her research program is based on a multidisciplinary approach combining food chemistry, enzyme technology and nanotechnology and focuses on carbohydrate-based bioactive molecules. Such a research is important as the structural and molecular roles of oligo/polysaccharides in biological systems are increasingly being recognized. Her research work also contributes to the sustainability of the Agri-Food sector by developing innovative biocatalytic approaches to generating highly added value functional ingredients from food-processing by-products. Her multidisciplinary research program has garnered national and international recognition through the sustained excellence of the research her group conducted. Her research has attracted funding from CFI, FRQNT, NSERC and MAPAQ. As part of her R&D collaboration with industries, she has led NSERC Engage and CRD grants and has partnered with MITACS. The research of her group has been covered in media, such as McGill Reporter, CBC and Journal of Montreal. At the national and International level, she is a committee member of the CFI Science Advisory Board, CIFSTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Scientific Expert Council, and the European Innovation Commission Advisory Board. In 2015-2016, she chairs the NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Selection Committee for Plant and Animal Biology. She also serves on editorial and advisory boards for journals in her field.
Salwa Karboune(Research Area)
Dr KarbouneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s research program aims at transferring novel findings emanating from bioactivity research to practical applications through innovations in sustainable biocatalytic processes to synthesize well-defined functional ingredients. The overall goal is to develop new sustainable processes and functional food ingredients from abundant biomass to meet the consumersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ needs of healthy diet. The focus is currently put towards developing novel functional food ingredients supporting intestinal health such as prebiotics and phenolated oligosaccharides to achieve desired gut microbiome phenotypes.
Western Sydney University
Dr Abbas Amini is the registered member of Western Sydney University graduate supervisory board at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, and the member of Work Health and Safety Committee of the same university, Penrith Campus. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he conducted research with other Australian universities and CSIRO, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University and Deakin University, and as a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a recent published book in 2016. Abbas started his teaching, industrial and scientific journey from obtaining an associateÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s degree in mathematics, and BSc, MSc, and PhD (from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), all in mechanical engineering. Since then, he has updated himself with several Australian and Canadian nationally recognized professional certificates and diplomas, e.g., FULT (Foundations of University Learning and Teaching form Western Sydney University), TAE, WHS, CNC manufacturing etc. With his intense schedule, he has been extensively involved in teaching for many years in different sectors (including Western Sydney University), and worked in industry, e.g., Magna Powertrain, Toronto, Canada, as a manufacturing engineer and industrial designer. Dr Amini is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an editor of 14 journals, and a committee member of 14 international conferences to-date. Abbas is the member of Advisory Committee of the IntÃ¢â‚¬â„¢l Conf. on Advances in Functional Materials, South Korea in 2016, where he has been recognized as a well-known name in advanced functional materials from Australia. In academic supervisory assignments, Abbas is supervising four PhD and two MSc graduate students, at present.
Abbas Amini(Research Area)
Dr Aminis research focus in particular covers a wide range of multidisciplinary aspects related to BioNanoTech: indentation methods, shape memory alloys, water treatment, drug delivery systems, piezoelectric materials, biomedical materials, graphene, graphane, CNTs, biodegradable polymeric nano-composites, TiO2, ZnO, environmental sustainability and water efficiency, experimental analysis, multi-scale (nano to macro) modelling of multi-physics phenomena, phase transition, mechanics of materials, fabrication of modern composites, 3D printing, and modern manufacturing.
Norwich Medical School University
I began my career at Harbin Medical University where I graduated with M.B. in Preventative Medicine, Master in Nutrition and a Lecturer for 4 years. I have background on Food Chemistry, Toxicology and food safety risk assessment. During my PhD study at the Institute of Food Research (IFR), Norwich I developed a specific assay for a selenium dependent glutathione peroxidase (GPX4). After my PhD, I worked as Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist at IFR. My research focused on chemopreventive activities of dietary phytochemicals especially on the synergistic interactions between phytochemicals and nutrients on chemoprotective gene expression. I moved to School of Medicine, UEA in March 2005 as a Lecturer.
Yongping Bao(Research Area)
Understanding the mechanisms of isothiocyanates in cancer prevention, focussing on signalling pathways, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and expression of chemoprotective enzymes. Understanding the mechanism of Interactions between dietary isothiocyanates and selenium in gene expression. Identification of novel anti-cancer biomarkers using microarray and proteomic approaches. Neuroprotective effects of isothiocyanates and polyphenols. Bioactivity of nanoencapsulated phytochemicals and trace elements.
The State University of Milan
Daniele De Wrachien(Biography)
Daniele De Wrachien is full professor of Irrigation and Drainage at the Department of Agricultural Engineering of the State University of Milan. He graduated in Geology at the same University ,where he received is PhD in Applied Geology. Director of the Institute of agricultural Hydraulics ( 2000-2006) Director of the Computer Centre of the Faculty of Agriculture ( 1989 - 1995) President of EurAgEng (European Society of Agricultural Engineers ) (2002-2004) Member of the Executive Board of CIGR ( International Commission of Agricultural Engineering ) ( 2006- 2014) Member of the Executive Board of ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) (2005-2012) Member of the Board of Directors of WIT ( Wessex Institute of Technology ) (2010-2014) Author of more than 150 publications ( scientific papers ,keynote papers,books and technical papers ) Organizer of more than fifty international Events ( Conferences, Congresses,Symposia and Workshops ) held in about fifteen countries throughout Europe,Africa,Asia,America, Australia.
Daniele De Wrachien(Research Area)
water resources management; irrigation and drainage technology; performance assessment of sprinkler irrigation systems; modelling of transport processes in porous media ;modelling and fluid-dynamics of debris and hyper-concentrated flows; flood control and mitigation measures; desertification and environmental impact of climate change.
Norwegian University of Science and technology
Products containing omega-3 have been a red thread in my professional career so far. My main technological expertise is food science with a deeper understanding of technologies such as refinement and purification of oils, enzymatic processing of oils and proteins, emulsification, fish processing and lipid oxidation. I hold a PhD in biotechnology (NTNU) of omega-3 fatty acids. My last years, working in the marketing department in Mills, have increased my consumers insight, knowledge in innovation techniques and marketing of healthy brands. Mills has also given me leadership training building on my previous experience from work as a development manager in O3C.
Eva Falch(Research Area)
Her area of research interest includes food science, refinement and purification of oils, enzymatic processing of oils and proteins, emulsification, fish processing and lipid oxidation