Her current research activity is focused on the development of analytical methods for the application of stable isotope ratio analysis to characterise and trace along the production chain many foodstuffs, in particular products of high value. Recently she is also developing methods for the application of stable isotope ratios to ecology (i.e. birds migration) and archeology (i.e. diet and migration reconstruction).
Luana graduated in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Padua (2001), subsequently she got a post-graduated specialization degree in Chemical Methodologies for Survey and Analysis at the University of Padua (2004) and a PhD in Food Sciences at the University of Udine (2011). Since 2001 she has been working as a researcher at the Agricultural Institute of San Michele all’Adige, now Edmund Mach Foundation taking part in several research investigations on different food matrices (cheese, honey, olive oil, meat, tomato, …).