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Alessandra De Cesare

Associate Professor

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

Academic discipline: VET/04 Inspection of Foods of Animal Origin


Keywords: Food safety Foodborne bacteria pathogens Bacteria genotyping Microbiological risk assessment Metagenomic

  • Shotgun metagenomic sequencing of animal and food matrices to investigate status and changes in taxonomic composition and functional genes.
  • Application of predictive and risk assessment models to evaluate the impact of different ingredient combinations and preparation as well as storage procedures on safety of RTE products.
  • Definition of performance objectives and fit for purpose sampling schemes for specific food/risk combinations.
  • Application and assessment of traditional and innovative methods for isolation, identification and typing of food-borne pathogens to trace back their sources and transmission routes.