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