Metabolomics

Research unit (ME) - new methods of study and knowledge about nutritionally and sensorially significant compounds.

The metabolomics unit (ME) is designed to mediate progress in science through development of new analytical methods and provision of measurement services applicable to plants, human, animal, cell models. The activities include both profiling (analyses of all measurable analytes to identify differences) and targeted analyses (quantification of a chosen set of analytes).

ME generates new methods of study and knowledge about nutritionally and sensorially significant compounds, even participating in nutritional intervention studies, tracing the path of natural bioactive compounds inside the human body. Such information has the ultimate goal of improving the understanding of the impact of diet on human health and the production of higher value-added foods. It pursues the study of the molecular mechanisms that underlie the biosynthesis of secondary compounds in plants, knowledge of which is essential to progress in the field of biotechnology applied to plants and micro-organisms and breeding programs.

The new knowledge is incorporated in the design and development of modules on platforms combinatorial biosynthesis of natural products that can have a significant interest and a substantial demand from the pharmaceutical industry (pesticides, nutraceuticals) and food (additives, supplements). The unit also pursues a significant research activity aimed at the development of products of the vine and wine sector in order to improve their quality by responding to the needs of producers and consumers, creating added value.


Person in charge

VRHOVSEK URSKA

VRHOVSEK URSKA


Staff

Name Phone Mobile Email
ANDREA ANGELI 0461 615 332 andrea.angeliSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
PANAGIOTIS ARAPITSAS (ResearcherID profile) 0461 615 565 0461 615 332 panagiotis.arapitsasSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
SILVIA CARLIN 0461 615 567 silvia.carlinSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
CESARE LOTTI 0461 615 567 cesare.lottiSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
STEFAN MARTENS (Google Scholar) 0461 615 541 335 6014098 stefan.martensSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
DOMENICO MASUERO 0461 615 568 domenico.masueroSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
LUCA NARDUZZI 0461 615 106 luca.narduzziSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
LUISA PALMIERI 0461 615 655 luisa.palmieriSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
DANIELE PERENZONI 0461 615 565 daniele.perenzoniSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
SILVIA RUOCCO 0461 615 136 silvia.ruoccoSPAMFILTER@fmach.it
MARIA MALGORZATA ULASZEWSKA 0461 615 540 maria.ulaszewskaSPAMFILTER@fmach.it