Microbial taxonomy based on classical and molecular
methods. Characterization of new bifidobacterial species.
Study of cell-wall proteins and adesion mechanisms in intestinal
microrganisms. Microbial ecology of gastrointestinal tract of man
and animals.Study of bacteriocins of gram positive bacteria.
Antibacteruial activity of natural and synthetic compounds. In
vitro and in vivo studies of probiotics and prebiotics applied to
man and animals. Functional food.
Partecipation to two European projects:
EU 6th Framework Programme. Priority 5; Food quality and
safety. 2005-2010. “Pathogen combat” (EU FP6-supported
IP-Contract no. 007081).
2. EU 6th Framework Programme. 2004-2009. “Quality
Low Input Food” (EU FP6-supported IP-Contract no. 506358-2003).
Improving quality and safety and reduction cost in the European
organic and “low input” food supply chains. .