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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


Keywords: food microbiology, starter, probiotics, high pressure homogenization

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.