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Elena Babini

Assistant professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry


Keywords: Protein and peptide profile of food matrices Protein digestion Antioxidant activity of proteins and peptides Proteins in food waste Biological activity of protein hydrolysates Protein and peptide structure-function relationships

Valorization of by-products of the food industry by purification and characterization of the protein fraction and evaluation of the bioactivity of protein hydrolysates.

Antioxidant properties of isolated proteins and peptides or in complex mixtures from plant or animal matrices.

Evaluations of changes of the protein content and profile in poultry in the presence of certain common diseases.

Evaluation of the behavior of food proteins digested.

Effect of bioactive compounds on the structure and functional activities of regulatory metallo-proteins.

Structure-function relationship of proteins (with particular concern to human calcium binding proteins) and multiprotein complexes, using DNA recombinant technology and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR).

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