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Section Board for 'Food Microbiology' (69)

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Prof. Dr. Arun K. Bhunia
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Barbara Lanza
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Research Centre for Engineering and Agro-Food Processing, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Rome, Italy
Interests: table olives; food texture; food microbiology; scanning electron microscopy
Prof. Dr. Yu Ding
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Department of Food Science and Technology, Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition, College of Science & Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China
Interests: foodborne pathogen; Bacillus cereus; risk assessment; hazardous formation; edible fungi; nutriceutical; active component; redox; neurodegenerative disease
Prof. Dr. Alberto Martín
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Nutrition and Food Science, Institute of Agri-Food Resources (INURA), University of Extremadura, Avda. Adolfo Suárez s/n, 06007 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: food microbiology; food chemistry; food analysis
Dr. Shumiao Zhao
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College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China
Interests: microbial composition; dynamics; functions; flavor formation mechanism during fermentation
Dr. Boce Zhang
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Food Science and Human Nutrition Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Interests: food safety; food microbiology; nondestructive pathogen surveillance; nanopore transcriptome sequencing; pathogen biofouling and biofilm
Dr. Joana Barbosa
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Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF), Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Interests: food microbiology; food safety; food quality; food biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Wei Li
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College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: food microbiology fermented foods; fermented dairy products; microbial diversity analysis; lactic acid bacteria; probiotics; polysaccharides; structural-functional relationship
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Prof. Dr. Adriana Ianieri
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Department of Food and Drug, Università di Parma, Strada del Taglio, 10, 43126 Parma, Italy
Interests: biofilm; food safety, food microbiology; food hygiene in meat, fish and dairy sector, spoilage bacteria; pathogenic bacteria; raw food; foodstuffs of animal origin; microbiological risk assessment
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Dr. Luciana De Vero
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Department of Life Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 42122 Reggio Emilia, Italy
Interests: food microbiology; polyphasic characterization of yeasts and bacteria; selection of starter cultures; microbial bioresources preservation and exploitation; food and beverages fermentation process
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Dr. Ioannis Giavasis
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Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Interests: microbial physiology; fermentation technology; natural antimicrobials; food preservation and safety; bioprotection and biopreservation; probiotics and prebiotics; bioactive microorganisms; medicinal fungi
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Dr. Luís Abrunhosa
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Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
Interests: mycotoxins; mycotoxicology; mycotoxigenic fungi; lactic acid bacteria; fungal enzymes; detoxification
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Dr. Mary Anne Amalaradjou
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Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Interests: food safety; gut health; public health; controlling pathogens in food systems; understanding pathogen survival and persistence along the food chain, their virulence attributes and the application of probiotics to control foodborne pathogens; the efficacy of currently applied intervention (hurdle) technologies to reduce pathogen transmission during pre- and post-harvest processing of fresh produce, meat and dairy products; potential application of probiotics and functional foods in the prevention and treatment of gut pathologies; elucidating the molecular cross talk between diet, microbiome and host on all levels of regulation namely, genes, proteins and metabolites; developing evidence-based dietary interventions for restoring health and preventing chronic pathologies
Prof. Dr. Maria Aponte
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Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; yeasts; microbial diversity; probiotic; strains’ genotyping; naturally fermented foods: cheese, table olives, sourdough, salami, wine; starter cultures; protective cultures
Dr. Francisco Noe Arroyo-Lopez
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Food Biotechnology Department, Spanish Research Council. Instituto de la Grasa (IG-CSIC), Sevilla, Spain
Interests: table olives; biofilms; metagenomics; probiotics; predictive microbiology; food safety; food quality; lactic acid bacteria; yeasts
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Prof. Dr. Jorge Barros-Velázquez
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Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: food analysis; food safety; foodborne pathogens; foodomics
Prof. Dr. Joaquín Bautista-Gallego
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Faculty of Science, University of Extremadura, 06006 Badajoz, Spain
Interests: food fermentation; dairy; wine fermentation; food safety; probiotics; functional foods; food processing; lactic acid bacteria; yeast; table olives; biofilm; predictive microbiology
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Prof. Dr. Antonio Bevilacqua
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Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (SAFE), University of Foggia, Via Napoli 25, 71100 Foggia, Italy
Interests: food microbiology; foodborne pathogens; food safety; food preservation; probiotics; predictive microbiology
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Dr. Sílvia Bofill-Mas
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Laboratory of Viruses Contaminants of Water and Food, Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics Department of the Biology Faculty, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Interests: virus; metagenomic studies; next-generation sequencing; microbial contaminants; viral detection techniques; food safety
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Prof. Dr. Johanna Björkroth
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Department of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Interests: food spoilage; lactic acid bacteria
Dr. Declan J. Bolton
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Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin 15, Ireland
Interests: food safety; microbiology; shiga toxin-producing escherichia coli; campylobacter; salmonella
Prof. Dr. Albert Bordons
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Departament de Bioquímica i Biotecnologia, Facultat d'Enologia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Campus Sescelades N4, c/ Marcel.lí Domingo, 1, 43007 Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; wine; Oenococcus; food microbiology; fermented foods
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Dr. Ioannis S. Boziaris
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Department of Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment, School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Interests: food quality; food safety; food-borne bacterial pathogens; bacterial injury; antimicrobials; food microbiota; molecular methods in food microbiology; food spoilage; seafood quality and safety
Prof. Dr. Byron F. Brehm-Stecher
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA
Interests: rapid detection of pathogens; pre-analytical sample preparation; flow cytometry and other methods for single cell analysis; multicomponent antimicrobial systems for use in foods, on food contact surfaces or in environmental applications; leveraging advances in materials science and chemistry for detection or inactivation of pathogens
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Prof. Dr. Robert L. Buchanan
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Department of Nutrition and Food Science & Center for Food Safety and Security Systems, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 07042, USA
Interests: food safety microbiology; food toxicology; predictive microbiology modeling; microbiological risk assessment; mycotoxin; food safety regulations
Dr. Bianca Castiglioni
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Institute of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, National Research Council of Italy, Lodi, Italy
Interests: dairy microbiome (milk and cheese microbiome); metagenomics and molecular investigation for food quality and safety; development of molecular diagnostic tools (PCR, multiplex PCR, Real-time PCR, Digital PCR) for food safety of animal products
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Dr. Alejandro Castillo
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Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
Interests: microbial food safety of fresh and fresh-cut fruits & vegetables and of fresh & processed meats; non-thermal technologies for pathogen control in foods; microbiome of fruits and vegetables; food irradiation; HACCP systems
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Prof. Dr. Gino Ciafardini
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Agricultural and Forest Microbiology, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; food quality; olive oil microbiology; table olives processing; yeast fermentation
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Ciani
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Department of Life and Environmental Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Food, Industrial and Environmental Microbiology Lab. Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
Interests: yeast fermentation processes; wine and beer fermentation; yeast physiology; bioprocess; biomass recycling
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Prof. Dr. Maria Rosaria Corbo
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Department of the Science of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy
Interests: innovative technologies for food preservation; food science; food microbiology and safety; lactic acid bacteria and probiotics; predictive microbiology
Dr. Monika Coton
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Laboratoire Universitaire de Biodiversité et Ecologie Microbienne UR3882, ESIAB, Université de Brest, Plouzané, France
Interests: food mycology; food microbiology; microbial ecology; food fermentations; secondary metabolites; mycotoxins; LC-MS; filamentous fungi; yeasts; lactic acid bacteria
Prof. Dr. Marie Louise Danielsson-Tham
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Department of Meal Science and Culinary Arts, Örebro Universitet, Orebro, Sweden
Interests: veterinary epidemiology; infectious disease epidemiology; zoonotic diseases; molecular epidemiology
Dr. Dario De Medici
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Department Food Safety, Nutrition and Veterinary Public Health, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) , Viale Regina Elena 299, I-00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: food microbiology; food-borne bacterial pathogens; rapid detection of foodborne pathogens; molecular methods in food microbiology; food-borne viruses
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Prof. Dr. Raffaella Di Cagno
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Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Libera Università di Bolzano, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Interests: [i] molecular microbiology and biotechnology of vegetable/fruit, sourdough, and cheese lactic acid bacteria; [ii] synthesis of biogenic compounds by lactic acid bacteria; [iii] transcriptomics and phenomics of lactic acid bacteria in response to plant niche environments; [iv] phenolics; phytochemicals
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Prof. Dr. Djamel Drider
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UMRt BioEcoAgro 1158, Lille University, Lille, France
Interests: antimicrobial peptides synthesized by the ribosomal; probiotics; microbial ecology; alternatives to antibiotics; antibiotic resistance; animal health; food bioconservation
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Prof. Dr. Gary Dykes
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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University of Queensland, St Lucia, QLD 4072, Austrilia
Interests: foodborne pathogenic bacteria; biofilms; Campylobacter; Salmonella; antimicrobials
Dr. Vânia Borges Ferreira
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Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF), Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Interests: microbiology; food safety; foodborne pathogens; bacterial stress response; molecular strain typing methods; virulence and resistance genes; bacteriophages
Dr. Pasquale Filannino
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Department of Soil, Plant and Food Science, University of Bari Aldo Moro, 70126 Bari, Italy
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; yeasts; fermentation; metabolomics; functional foods and beverages; bioactive compounds; phenolics; phytochemicals; novel foods; food technology
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Prof. Dr. Francesca De Filippis
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: human microbiome; food fermentation; food microbiota; food spoilage
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Dr. Andrew G. Gehring
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Molecular Characterization of Foodborne Pathogens, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA, USA
Interests: food safety; rapid methods; biosensors; immunoassays; sample preparation; multiplexed detection and identification of zero tolerance foodborne pathogens
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Dr. Efstathios Giaouris
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Department of Food Science and Nutrition, Faculty of the Environment, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Greece
Interests: food hygiene and safety; natural antimicrobials; sustainable microbial control; beneficial microorganisms; biofilms; intercellular interactions and communication; bacterial stress adaptation; virulence and pathogenesis
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Dr. Andrea Gomez-Zavaglia
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Center for Research and Development in Food Cryotechnology (CIDCA-CONICET-UNLP), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Interests: probiotics; prebiotics; fermented products; circular economy; food processing; green synthesis processes; structure function relationship
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Prof. Dr. Elena González-Fandos
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Dr. Francesco Grieco
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National Research Council—Institute of Sciences of Food Production (CNR-ISPA), via Prov. Lecce-Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: beer; wine; agri-food fermentations; microbial starters; microbial biomass production
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Prof. Dr. Che Ok Jeon
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Department of Life Science, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, 06974, Republic of Korea
Interests: fermented food; fermentation microbiology; environmental microbiology; microbial ecology; molecular microbial ecology at environments (fermented foods); metaomics (metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metabolomics); biodegradation (bioremediation) and biotransformation; microbial physiology and genetics; taxonomy of prokaryotes
Prof. Dr. Dong-Woo Lee
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Department of Biotechnology, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
Interests: food biotechnology; microbiome; anaerobic microorganisms; directed evolution; enzyme engineering; multiomics
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Dr. C.B. Alvin Lee
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Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology, Moffett Campus, 6502 South Archer Road, Bedford Park, IL 60501-1957, USA
Interests: food safety; food microbiology; food virology; bacteria and viruses; inoculated pack studies or challenge studies; food processing techniques especially novel non-thermal processing techniques
Prof. Dr. Jørgen Leisner
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Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; fermented foods; foodborne pathogens; microbial spoilage; food control
Dr. Marios Mataragas
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Department of Dairy Research, Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products, Hellenic Agricultural Organization “DEMETER”, Ethnikis Antistaseos 3, 45221 Ioannina, Greece
Interests: molecular microbiology; bioinformatics; ecology of fermented foods; food safety and quality control; foodborne pathogens; predictive microbiology; microbial risk assessment; statistical process and quality control; udder health of ruminants; dairy farming precision
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Prof. Dr. Karl R. Matthews
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Department of Food Science, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
Interests: microbial safety of fresh fruits and vegetables; antimicrobial resistance of foodborne pathogens; microbial safety of food
Dr. Matthew D. Moore
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Department of Food Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
Interests: applied and environmental virology; food safety; food microbiology; detection; inactivation; pre-analytical sample processing; eukaryotic virus-bacteria interactions; gut microbiota
Dr. Aspasia Nisiotou
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Hellenic Agricultural Organisation “DEMETER”, Sofokli Venizelou 1, GR-14123 Lycovrissi Attikis, Greece
Interests: wine science; wine microbiology; alcoholic fermentation; grape/wine microbial ecology
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Dr. Konstantinos Papadimitriou
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Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Peloponnese, Antikalamos, Kalamata, Greece
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; probiotics; functional foods; dairy products; meat products; bacterial genetics; genomics; metagenomics; bacteriocins
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Prof. Dr. Antonello Paparella
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Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food, Agriculture, and Environment, University of Teramo, Via Balzarini 1, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Interests: Listeria monocytogenes; food microbiology; foodborne diseases; food safety; antimicrobials; food preservation; milk; meat; seafood
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Prof. Dr. Eugenio Parente
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Scuola di Scienze Agrarie, Forestali, Alimentari ed Ambientali, Università degli Studi della Basilicata, Potenza, Italy
Interests: food microbiology; food fermentations; predictive microbiology; Lactic acid bacteria; 16S metagenomics
Prof. Dr. Cristina Restuccia
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Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente (Di3A), University of Catania, Catania, Italy
Interests: food microbiology; food fermentation; food yeasts; biocontrol yeasts; natural antimicrobials
Prof. Dr. Carlo Giuseppe Rizzello
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Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: food microbiology; starter selection; biotechnologies; functional foods; lactic acid bacteria; sourdough
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Prof. Dr. Patrizia Romano
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Faculty of Economy, Universitas Mercatorum, Via Mattei, 000186 Rome, Italy
Interests: food microbiology; fermented beverages; food yeasts; Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces yeasts in fermented food; starter cultures; inoculum modality; dry yeasts; technological parameters of starter cultures; volatile compounds produced by yeasts in fermentation
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Dr. Tom Ross
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Centre for Food Safety and Innovation, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 98, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia
Interests: food microbiology; predictive microbiology; food safety risk assesssment; food preservation
Prof. Dr. Denis Roy
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Faculty of Agriculture and Food, Laval University, 2425 Rue de l'Agriculture, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
Interests: food microbiology; food fermentation; probiotics; prebiotics; gut microbiota; dairy products
Dr. Giulia Tabanelli
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Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Agrofood Research - University of Bologna, via Quinto Bucci 336, 47521 Cesena, Italy
Interests: lactic acid bacteria; fermented foods; biogenic amines; microbial food safety; natural antimicrobials; bacteriocins
Dr. Chrysoula Tassou
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Hellenic Agricultural Organisation-DEMETER Institute of Technology of Agricultural Products Sofokli Venizelou 1, Lycovrissi, 14123 Attica, Greece
Interests: food fermentation; olive, meat, dairy, wine fermentation; food safety; probiotics; functional foods; food processing; high pressure; metabolomics
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Dr. Paula Teixeira
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Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Interests: microbial food safety; virulence factors in food pathogens; Listeria monocytogenes and listeriosis; Campylobacter spp. and campylobacteriosis; microbial characterization; technological improvement of traditional foods; bioconservation agents; preservation of lactic acid bacteria
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Prof. Dr. Ewen C. D. Todd
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Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
Interests: foodborne disease; food poisoning; hazard analysis critical control points; root cause analysis; foodborne pathogens and toxins; seafood toxins; cross-contamination; problems in food service and food processing; expert witness for court cases involving food contamination
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Dr. Dike O. Ukuku
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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Regional Research Center, 600 E. Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
Interests: food microbiology; foodborne pathogens; biosafety; antimicrobials; listeria monocytogenes; salmonella; innovative food processing interventions
Prof. Dr. Apostolos Vantarakis
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Department of Public Health, University of Patras, Patras, Greece
Interests: epidemiology; infectious diseases; public health; microbiology; molecular biology; virology; waste management; food science; water science
Prof. Dr. Hyun-Gyun Yuk
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Department of Food Science and Technology, Korea National University of Transportation, 61 Daehak‐ro Jeungpyeong‐gun, Chungbuk 27909, Korea
Interests: bacterial stress response; non-thermal technology; bacterial inactivation; LED irradiation; bacterial detection; Food Safety; Food Microbiology
Dr. Evandro Leite de Souza
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Laboratory of Food Microbiology, Department of Nutrition, Health Sciences Center, Federal University of Paraíba, Paraíba, Brazil
Interests: food safety; control of foodborne pathogens; antimicrobial compounds; bioactive molecules; probiotics; prebiotics; edible coatings; intestinal microbial ecology
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