Anna Lisa PICCINELLI Curriculum

Current position

- from 2015: Assistant Professor in Food Chemistry (CHIM/10) at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno

- Responsible of Research and Development of Laboratory of Hydrology and Food Chemistry (LICA), Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno

University Education and Degrees

- Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology (110/110 cum laude), University "Federico II" of Naples

- PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Salerno, project titled "Chemical, nutritional and biological study of vegetal species with medicinal and food interest"

Research Experience

- 2004-05: Research fellow, project "Training expert research, technological development and management of research in the field of agro-food production", Centro Regionale di Competenza - Produzioni Agro-Alimentari

- 2005-06: Research fellow, project "Monitoring of contamination of super-toxic xenobiotics (polychlorinated biphenyls, polychlorinated dibenzodioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans) in human and zootechnical foodstuffs", University of Salerno

- 2006-2015: Assistant Professor in food Chemistry (CHIM/10) at the Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno

Scientific Activity

- Main Topic:

  1. Valorization of plant matrices as source of ingredients in the production of dietary supplements, functional foods and food additives;
  2. Qualitative and quantitative profiling and metabolomics of plant and food matrices;
  3. Development of innovative extraction and isolation techniques to obtain bioactive and functional ingredients from natural sources;
  4. Development and validation of conventional and innovative analytical procedures to analyze contaminants (principally mycotoxins, phytotoxins and emerging contaminants) in food and enviromental matrices;
  5. Quality control and safety of foods, dietary supplements and functional foods.

- Co-author of 96 papers on international scientific journal peer-reviewed and 2 book chapters (Scopus Author ID: 6603964496;,

- Guest Editor of two special issue (Q1)

- Reviewer for more than 20 high level scientific journals in Food sciences and Analytical chemistry.

- Scientific responsible of contracts for reserch activity. The three most important ones in the last 5 years:

2016-2018: “Modelli sostenibili e nuove tecnologie per la valorizzazione delle filiere vegetali mediterranee” (PON03PE_00090_3), Dipartimento di Agraria, University of Reggio Calabria;

2016-2018 “Modelli sostenibili e nuove tecnologie per la valorizzazione delle olive e dell’olio extravergine di oliva prodotto in Calabria” (PON03PE_00090_2), Dipartimento di Agraria, University of Reggio Calabria;

2019-2021 “Innovazione di processo e nuovi prodotti dalla liquirizia DOP di Calabria - Oro Nero” - POR Calabria FESR 2014/2020 – Azione 1.2.2; NATURAMED SRL.;

- Local Scientific Responsible of FIRB – Futuro in Ricerca 2010 “Tecniche analitiche avanzate per l'analisi di contaminanti negli alimenti” RBFR10GSJK_3 (2012-2016).

- Local Scientific Responsible of PRIN2022 “TRacking down the balance between polyphenols ANd Senescence for biotic stress tolerance In potaTo (TRAnSIT)” 2022JZJ7JS (2023-2025)