Section Editors

Section Board for 'Agricultural Product Quality and Safety' (16)

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Prof. Dr. Isabel Lara
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Chemistry, Postharvest Unit, University of Lleida - Agrotècnio Center, Alcalde Rovira Roure 191, 25198 Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: biochemistry and physiology of fruit ripening; postharvest biology; technology of fruit produce
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Assoc. Prof. 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
Dr. Alessandra Durazzo
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Dr. Senaka Ranadheera
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School of Agriculture & Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: Probiotics; prebiotics; dairy products; food quality and safety
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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: plant reproductive development; seed biology; seed development and germination; legumes; PULSE; Lupinus species; functional foods; seed allergen proteins; food allergy; crop proteins; structure-functional assessment
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Dr. Gaetano Pandino
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A) - University of Catania (Italy) Via Valdisavoia n. 5, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: agronomic management of fields crops; crop quality; phytochemicals; organic agriculture; biodiversity
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Dr. Virgilio Falco
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Centro de Química de Vila Real (CQ-VR), Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), 5000-801 Vila Real, Portugal 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. Athanasios Koukounaras
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Laboratory of Vegetable Crops, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: vegetables quality; floating system; postharvest handling of leafy vegetables; organic production
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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. Sara Lombardo
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Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente (Di3A), University of Catania, via Valdisavoia 5, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: field crops; agronomy; food quality; organic farming; plant secondary metabolites
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Prof. Dr. Frank Dunshea
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School of Agriculture & Food, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
Interests: functional foods; antioxidants; fatty acids; nutrigenomics; large animal models of human nutrition and obesity; selenium
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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. Nieves Goicoechea
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Universidad de Navarra, Schools of Sciences and Pharmacy and Nutrition, Department of Environmental Biology, Plant Stress Physiology Group, Associated to CSIC (EEAD, Zaragoza, ICVV, Logroño), Pamplona, Spain
Interests: mycorrhizal fungi; nutritional quality; phytopathology; plant physiology; symbiosis
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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. Massimiliano Renna
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Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council of Italy
Interests: nutritional and sensorial evaluation of vegetables; biofortification of vegetables; food processing of vegetable products; gastronomy and Mediterranean Diet; soilless cultivation technique; microgreens production; exploitation of underutilized crop and wild edible plants
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