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Section Board for 'Agricultural Product Quality and Safety' (26)

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Prof. Dr. Isabel Lara Ayala
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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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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: nutraceuticals and functional foods; chemistry and technology of natural products; food processing and preservation; biowaste valorization; bio-based Ingredients; bioactivity and chemical characterization of natural products
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Prof. Dr. Maciej Zaborowicz
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Department of Biosystems Engineering, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland
Interests: computer sciences; process modeling and optimization; neural networks; biogas and bioenergy production; neural image analysis
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Dr. Éva Darkó
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Agricultural Institute, Centre for Agricultural Research, Martonvásár, Hungary
Interests: plant stress physiology; salt and drought stress; LED lighting: modification of plant growth and metabolism
Dr. Gioacchino Pappalardo
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Department of Agriculture Food and Environment (Di3A), Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: agricultural economics; rural development; consumer behavior; agri-environmental evaluation; international trade
Prof. Dr. Silvia Guidoni
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Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali e Alimentari (DISAFA), Università degli Studi di Torino, 10124 Turin, Italy
Interests: vineyard management and grape quality; vineyard microclimate and its influences on grape ripening; secondary metabolites in grapes; biodiversity expressions in vineyards; ICT in precision viticulture
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Dr. Sergio Mapelli
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Italian National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology (IBBA), via A. Corti 12, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: plant physiology; plant biochemstry; abiotic strsses; genetic resurces for sustainable agriculture; environmental impact; anthropogenic impact; agroforestry; industrial plants; biomass renowable energy
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Dr. María Gloria Lobo
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Department Producción Vegetal en Zonas Tropicales y Subtropicales, Instituto Canario de Investigaciones Agrarias, La Laguna, Tenerife, Islas Canarias, Spain
Interests: postharvest; tropical fruits; quality; harvest; ripening; packaging; shelf-life; nutritional values; processing technology; waste
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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
Prof. Dr. Antonello Santini
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Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: food chemistry; safety; food safety; nutraceuticals; nanonutraceuticals; recovery from byproducts of the food indystry; food contaminants; food supplements; contaminants; risk assesment; 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. 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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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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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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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, 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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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. 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;vegetable grafting;innovative forms of vegetable products;organic cultivation of vegetables
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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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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Di3A) - University of Catania (Italy) Via Valdisavoia n. 5, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: phytochemicals; food chemistry; agronomy, field crops, organic farming
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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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Plant Stress Physiology Group, Department of Environmental Biology, Schools of Sciences and Pharmacy and Nutrition, Universidad de Navarra, 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, via Amendola 122/O, 70126 Bari, 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 plant
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