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Francesca Patrignani

Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences

Academic discipline: AGR/16 Agricultural Microbiology

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Food Science and Technology

Short Bio

Associate Professor of Food Microbiology at Alma Mater Studiorum, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL). Her Teaching courses are Biology of Microorganisms and Laboratoty of Applied Microbiology.

Her research topics deal with i) high pressure homogenization as alternative to thermal treatment for microbial inactivation; ii) physiology and metabolism of lactic acid bacteria and non-conventional yeasts; iii) high pressure homogenization, applied at sub-lethal level, to improve functional features of lactic acid bacteria; iv) study of microbial cell responses to sub-lethal stresses; v) antimicrobial properties of essential oils against pathogenic and spoilage species and their use in food; vi) study of the effects of physico-chemical and compositional parameters on the growth of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in model and real systems.

Since 2018 she has been in chief for one of the Units of Inter-Department Centre of Food Industrial Research (CIRI), specifically dedicated to the technological transfer to food industry. Go to the Curriculum vitae


0039 0547 338156

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0039 0547 338133

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agro-Alimentari
Piazza Goidanich 60, Cesena - Go to map

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Office hours

On Tuesady from 14 to 15 at Food Science Campus, office number 4 or by teams platform or e-mail ( BUT taking an appointment