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Studenti dottorato XXXIV

22-gen-2019

 

Name

Marcella Barbera

 

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Phone:

09123897083

E-mail:

marcella.barbera@unipa.it

Sede:

Università degli Studi di Palermo

Profile

She studied at the University of Palermo (Italy) where in 2011 she graduated in chemistry. In 2018 she was awarded with a 3 years PhD scholarship funded by Palermo University.

Research activity   and Publications

Barbera, M., & Gurnari, G. (2018). Wastewater treatment and reuse in the food industry. SpringerBriefs in Chemistry of Foods

Barone, C., Barbera, M., Barone, M., Parisi, S., & Zaccheo, A. (2017). Chemical Evolution of Nitrogen-based Compounds in Mozzarella Cheeses . SpringerBriefs in Chemistry of Foods

Barone, C., Barbera, M., Barone, M., Parisi, S., Steinka, I. (2017). Chemical Profiles of Industrial Cow’s Milk Curds. SpringerBriefs in Chemistry of Foods

Alfonzo A, Gaglio R, Francesca N, Barbera M, Saiano F, Santulli A, Matraxia M, Rallo F, (2018)

Moschetti G. (2018) Influence of salt of different origin on the microbiological characteristics, histamine generation and volatile profile of salted anchovies (Engraulis encrasicolus L.) Food Control 92, 301-311

Alfonzo, A., Martorana, A., Guarrasi, V., Barbera, M., Gaglio, R., Santulli, A., & Francesca, N. (2017). Effect of the lemon essential oils on the safety and sensory quality of salted sardines (Sardina pilchardus Walbaum 1792). Food Control, 73, 1265-1274.

Alfonzo, A., Randazzo, W., Barbera, M., Sannino, C., Corona, O., Settanni, L., & Francesca, N. (2017). Effect of salt concentration and extremely halophilic archaea on the safety and quality characteristics of traditional salted anchovies. Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology, 1-18.

Gaglio, R., Barbera, M., Aleo, A., Lommatzsch, I., La Mantia, T., & Settanni, L. (2017). Inhibitory Activity and Chemical Characterization of Daucus carota subsp. maximus Essential Oils. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 14 (5).

Francesca, N., Barbera, M., Martorana, A., Saiano, F., Gaglio, R., Aponte, M., & Settanni, L. (2016). Optimised method for the analysis of phenolic compounds from caper (Capparis spinosa L.) berries and monitoring of their changes during fermentation. Food chemistry, 196, 1172-1179.

Guarcello, R., Diviccaro, A., Barbera, M., Giancippoli, E., Settanni, L., Minervini, F., & Gobbetti, M. (2015). A survey of the main technology, biochemical and microbiological features influencing the concentration of biogenic amines of twenty Apulian and Sicilian (Southern Italy) cheeses. International Dairy Journal, 43, 61-69

Supervisor (s)

Dott. Filippo Saiano

Thesis title/topic

Development and validation of an analytical methodology to establish univocal traceability systems in agrofood field   through the study of the distribution patterns of rare earth elements (REEs) analyzed whit chemometric approach.

Expertise

She worked from 20/02/2018 to 1/11/2018 as a chemist to study traceability systems in agrofood field and from 11/01/13 to 18/04/2015 for the determination of polyphenols, biogenic amines and volatile components in food matrices in collaboration with agrarian chemist department of Palermo University. She worked from 15/10/2016 to 27/4/2018 for the (ARPA, Sicilia) as a chemist for environmental analyses.

 

International Mobility

 

 

Name

Giulio Barone

 

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Phone:

 

E-mail:

giulio.barone01@unipa.it

Sede:

Dipartimento SAAF, Agronomia – Ed. 4

Profile

 

He studied at the University of Palermo (Italy) where in 2017 he graduated in Biodiversity and evolution (LM-6).

- 2015 Erasmus Traineeship at Aarhus University, Agroecology     Department.

- 2016 Research assistant at Aarhus University, Agroecology Department.

- 2018 Research assistant at Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems Project (Sabah, Borneo).

In 2018 he was awarded with a 3 years PhD scholarship funded by Palermo University.

Research activity and Publications

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6345-3117

Supervisor (s)

L. Gristina; A. Novara

Thesis title/topic

Soil management techniques in sustainable agriculture

Expertise

Agroecology, sustainable development, biodiversity, conservation, biological control

International Mobility

 

 

Name

Emanuela Lombardo

 

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Phone:

+3909123891234/+393889880504

E-mail:

emanuela.lombardo@unipa.it

Institution:

Dipartimento Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Viale delle Scienze Ed. 5, ex Istituto di Patologia Vegetale, 1 Piano, Palermo

Profile

She studied at the University of Palermo (Italy) where in 2017 she graduated in Forestry and Environmental Sciences, LM-73.

She is qualified to practice as Agronomist and Forestry Doctor from Palermo University.

She passed, at the University of Palermo, the final exam of the Pre-FIT course aimed at teaching.

In 2018 she was awarded with a 3 years PhD scholarship funded by Palermo University.

Research activity   and publications

Investigation on shrub species of the Mediterranean flora: their distribution, examined also through the support of digital herbaria and mapping, their ecological role, their forest dynamics. Analysis of the type of mycorrhizal associations in selected Mediterranean shrubs.

 

Lombardo E., Maetzke F.G., 2017 - Application of Criteria and Indicators of Sustainable Forest Management PEFC Certification: two case studies in Sicily. L’Italia Forestale e Montana, 72 (6): 335-354. https://dx.doi.org/10.4129/ifm.2017.6.01

Supervisors

Prof. Giuseppe Venturella, Prof. Gianniantonio Domina

Thesis title/topic

Biodiversity of shrubs in Mediterranean forest ecosystem and their role in the ecosystem dynamics also through characterization of relationship with symbionts.

Expertise

knowledge in the field of forest botany and mycology, applied ecology, forest microbiology, silviculture assessment, forest hydrology and riparian management. Management and execution capacity

of interventions in the forest and pre-forest environments. Knowledge in using GIS and CAD software. knowledge of English and Spanish.

International Mobility

Period of training at the University of Murcia (Spain) expected during the PhD course.


Name

Guglielmo Puccio

 

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Phone:

3341521268

E-mail:

guglielmo.puccio@unipa.it

Sede:

Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Forestali, Edificio 4, Ingresso L, 2o Piano

Profile

 

He studied at the University of Bologna (Italy) where in 2015 he graduated in Bioinformatics.

He worked for Two years in the field of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis and interpretation at the Molecular Zoology Lab (MoZoo lab), Università di Bologna.

In 2018 he was awarded with a 3 years PhD scholarship funded by Palermo University.

Research activity and Publications

Analysis of NGS data (RNA-Seq, miRNA-seq, Genomic Data).

 

Plazzi F, Puccio G, Passamonti M. “Comparative Large-Scale Mitogenomics Evidences CladeSpecific Evolutionary Trends in Mitochondrial DNAs of Bivalvia”, Genome Biol Evol. 2016 Sep 2 doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw187.

Plazzi F, Puccio G, Passamonti M. “Burrowers from the past: mitochondrial signatures of Ordovician bivalve infaunalization”, Genome Biol Evol. 2017 Mar 9 doi: 10.1093/gbe/evx051.

Ghiselli F, Iannello M, Puccio G, Chang PL, Plazzi F, Nuzhdin SV, Passamonti M. “Comparative Transcriptomics in Two Bivalve Species Offers Different Perspectives on the Evolution of Sex- Biased Genes”, Genome Biol Evol. 2018 Jun 1 doi: 10.1093/gbe/evy082.

Supervisor (s)

Gaetano Amato; Dario Giambalvo; Francesco Mercati

Thesis title/topic

Evaluation of Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) in agricultural crops through the use of Next Generation Sequencing data.

Expertise

Proficient in Python, Bash and R scripting and in data visualization.

Good knowledge of various bioinformatics tools like BLAST, Bowtie, Trinity, Velvet, HMMER, Trimmomatic, Khmer, Bioconductor (R package), Biopython (python package), Busco, Samtools, HOMER.

Good knowledge of biological databases like NCBI, KEGG, PDB, SwissProt.

International Mobility