Section Editors

Section Board for 'Agricultural Product Quality and Safety' (30)

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Prof. Dr. Isabel Lara
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Section Editor-in-Chief
1. Chemistry Department, Universitat de Lleida, 25198 Lleida, Spain
2. AGROTÈCNIO-CERCA Center, 25198 Lleida, Spain
Interests: cuticle; cell wall; flavor; fruit ripening; fruit quality; postharvest biology and technology of fruit; fruit cuticles as modulators of post harvest quality
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Dr. Susan Bach
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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, 4200 Highway 97 South, Summerland, BC, Canada
Interests: food microbiology; safety of horticultural products; viable but non culturable state in human pathogens; effects of stress on human pathogens (Salmonella; STEC)
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Dr. Justyna Cybulska
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Institute of Agrophysics Polish Academy of Sciences, Lublin, Poland
Interests: molecular and chemical structure of polysaccharides; functionalization of pectin; quality evaluation of fruit and vegetables; biomass valorization; design of new plant food products
Prof. Dr. Frank Dunshea
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School of Agriculture & Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: functional foods; antioxidants; fatty acids; nutrigenomics; large animal models of human nutrition and obesity; selenium
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Dr. Alessandra Durazzo
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CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Rome, Italy
Interests: natural products; bioactive compounds; antioxidants; food quality; nutrition; food composition databases; dietary supplements; herbs; botanicals; natural substances databases; synthesis; bioavailability, metabolic pathways
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Special Issue in Beverages: Milk: Bioactive Components and Role in Human Nutrition
Special Issue in Sustainability: The Close Linkage between Nutrition and Environment through Biodiversity and Sustainability: Local Foods, Traditional Recipes and Sustainable Diets
Special Issue in Molecules: Extractable and Non-Extractable Antioxidants
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plants and Diabetes: Description, Role, Comprehension and Exploitation
Special Issue in Foods: Nutraceuticals in Human Health
Special Issue in Sustainability: Grape Winery Waste: Sustainability and Circular Economy
Special Issue in Forests: Forest, Foods and Nutrition
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Sodium Intake and Related Diseases
Special Issue in Agriculture: New Traits of Agriculture/Food Quality Interface
Special Issue in Biology: Recent Advances in Plant Metabolomics: From Metabolic Pathways to Health Impact
Special Issue in Life: Environmental, Ecological and Food Resources in the Biodiversity Overview: Health Benefits
Special Issue in Nutrients: Food Composition and Dedicated Databases: Key Tools for Human Health and Public Nutrition
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Sodium Intake and Related Diseases 2.0
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: The Effect of Dietary Antioxidants on Metabolic Diseases
Special Issue in Agriculture: New Traits of Agriculture/Food Quality Interface 2.0
Special Issue in Horticulturae: Chemical Properties, Nutritional Quality, and Bioactive Components of Horticulture Food
Special Issue in Molecules: Advances in Research on Food Bioactive Molecules and Health
Dr. Virgilio Falco
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1. Centro de Química de Vila Real (CQ-VR), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
2. Departamento de Agronomia, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Quinta de Prados, 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: molecular biology of wine-grape berry maturation; role of plant volatiles in insect-plant interactions; identification of key food flavor compounds
Dr. Daniela Farinelli
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali, Università degli Studi di Perugia, 06121 Perugia, Italy
Interests: optimising of the cultural systems for some fruit tree species; propagation of fruit tree species; breeding and clonal selection of new varieties; physiology; self and cross compatibility; ripening; training systems; irrigation; pruning; harvesting and fruit quality; photosynthesis of fruit tree species; fruit growth and quality evaluation; tree physiology; self and cross compatibility
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Dr. Ângela Fernandes
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Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: bioactivity and chemistry of natural products; biowaste valorization; bio-based ingredients; nutraceuticals and functional foods; emerging technologies for food conservation
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Dr. Maria Giordano
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: vegetable quality; sustainable agriculture; horticultural crops; hydroponics and soilless culture; biofortification; microgreens; functional foods; microbial and non-microbial biostimulants; carbon sequestration; nutrient cycling
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Dr. Jose C. Jimenez-Lopez
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Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology of Plants, Estacion Experimental del Zaidin, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Granada, Spain
Interests: Seed biology; Seed development and germination; seed protein functionality; seed nutraceutic compunds; functional foods; food allergy; seed allergens; molecular tools for allergy diagnosis and therapy
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Dr. Joshua D. Klein
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Department of Agronomy and Natural Resources, Institute of Plant Sciences, Agricultural Research Organization - The Volcani Center, Rishon LeZion, Israel
Interests: seed treatments; drought resistance; grain and vegetable crops; fruit trees; innovative sources for silage; plant growth regulators; abiotic stress resistance; rootstock-scion interactions; postharvest physiology; seed and seedling physiology; fruit and vegetable production and storage
Dr. Athanasios Koukounaras
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Department of Horticulture, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: cultivation techniques for vegetable production; quality of vegetable products; hydroponic vegetable production; postharvest physiology of vegetables; role of light on vegetables’ growth; quality of seedlings; quality and seed germination; vegetable grafting; innovative forms of vegetable products; organic cultivation of vegetables
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Prof. Dr. Cherubino Leonardi
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: vegetables; protected cultivations; agronomy; quality; sustainability
Dr. Jin Liu
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College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Interests: algal biology; algal biotechnology; metabolic engineering; high-value microalgal products
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Dr. M. Gloria Lobo
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Departamento de Producción Vegetal en Zonas Tropicales y Subtropicales, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias, 38270 Tenerife, Spain
Interests: postharvest; tropical fruits; quality; harvest; ripening; packaging; shelf life; nutritional values; processing technology; waste
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Dr. Sara Lombardo
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Department of Agriculture, Food, and Environment (Di3A), University of Catania, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: phytochemicals; food chemistry; agronomy; field crops; organic farming
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Dr. Massimo Lucarini
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CREA-Research Centre for Food and Nutrition, Via Ardeatina 546, 00178 Rome, Italy
Interests: food quality; bioactive compounds; antioxidants; nutrition; metabolism; foods; biodiversity; sustainability; bioavailability; beverages; meat; biorefinery; vegetable; fish; fibre; fatty acids; milk; cereals; food composition database; natural product
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Prof. Dr. John J. Maurer
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Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
Interests: food safety; molecular epidemiology; molecular detection
Prof. Dr. Danilo Monarca
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Department of Agriculture and Forest Sciences (DAFNE), University of Tuscia, Via San Camillo De Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: renewable energies; forestry and agricultural mechanization; safety and health in agriculture; processing plants and food quality
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Prof. Dr. Muraleedharan G. Nair
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Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, Plant and Soil Sciences Bldg. 1066 Bogue St., Room 420, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: bioactive natural products; cancer; obesity; type-2 diabetes; inflammation; antioxidant; botanical drugs; phytomedicine; nutraceutical; functional food; herbal medicine; spices
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Dr. Enzo Perri
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Center for Olive, Citrus and Fruit Crops, Rende, CS, Italy
Interests: olive growing; olive oil quality and traceability; genotype identification by morphological, biochemical and molecular methods, analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, sensory analysis of olive oils; food safety and quality by mass spectrometry, chemiometry
Dr. Nuria Prieto

Lacombe Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 6000 C&E Trail, Lacombe, AB T4L 1W1, Canada
Interests: meat quality; high-throughout technologies; chemometrics; sensory evaluation; flavourchemistry
Dr. Senaka Ranadheera
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School of Agriculture & Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: probiotics; prebiotics; dairy products and food quality and safety
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Prof. Dr. Eduardo Rosa
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Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environment and Biological Sciences, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: sustainable agriculture; environmental friendly innovative agriculture practices; relevance of brassica and legumes species on the farming systems; secondary plant metabolites and respective effects on plants
Prof. Dr. Antonello Santini
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: food chemistry; safety; food safety; nutraceuticals; nanonutraceuticals; recovery from byproducts of the food industry; food contaminants; food supplements; contaminants; risk assessment; mycotoxins and secondary metabolites; chemistry and food education; food analysis; analytical chemistry; novel techniques for sustainable products; bioavailability; mechanism of action of nutraceuticals and nanonutraceuticals
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Dr. Fabio Sciubba

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: NMR spectroscopy; metabolic profile; plant secondary metabolites; bioactive compounds
Prof. Dr. Robert Veberič
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Department of Agronomy, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: general fruit growing; bioactive compounds in horticultural plants; pomology; temperate fruit species
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Prof. Dr. Franc Štampar
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Department of Agronomy, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Jamnikarjeva 101, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: pomology; fruit plant physiology; mineral nutrition; orchard design; fruit quality; plant metabolites
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