Research activity

My research activity is mainly focused on studying the characterization of sensory quality of typical products and on assessing sensory panel performances through univariate and multivariate data analysis techniques.

Research interests

  • Sensory techniques based on trained and consumer panels
  • Uni/Multivariate Data Analysis
  • Analyzing Sensory Panel performance
  • Consumer Science
  • Understanding individual differences on sensory perception

Curriculum Vitae

In December 2012, I achieved my bachelor degree in Nutritional Science at the University of Urbino with a thesis entitled: Physiopathology of the coeliac disease: role of zonulin of the gut microbiota.

In July 2016, I achieved my master degree in Food Science at the University of Florence.
My MSc thesis aimed to investigate the role of sensory/hedonic expectations and psychological traits (e.g food neophobia) on expected liking for vegetable-based dishes. My internship (9 months) was spent inside the Sensory Laboratory at GESAAF, University of Florence.

Since February 2017 I have been working as Technologist at Sensory Quality unit, DQAN, FEM