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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
|PANAGIOTIS ARAPITSAS (ResearcherID profile)||0461615565||panagiotis.arapitsasSPAMFILTER@fmach.it|
|SALVATORE SAMUELE MULTARI||0461615756||salvatore.multariSPAMFILTER@fmach.it|
|STEFAN MARTENS (Google Scholar)||0461615541||3356014098||stefan.martensSPAMFILTER@fmach.it|