"We merge Food Chemistry, Human Nutrition and Applied Botany"

Food science in progress

Department of Food Science

LS9 is operative within the new born Department of Food Science of the University of Parma, which gathers an interdisciplinary pool of experts in food technology, microbiology, food chemistry, veterinary, nutrition, agronomy and economy, with a true “from the field to the fork” approach. 

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Our Labs

The group can rely on a variety of laboratories, equipped with an array of instruments including HPLC-MSn, NMR, GC-MS. Most universities have similar capacities, our advantage is that we work together. Actually.

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Our Projects

LS9 researchers are involved in a number of different interdisciplinary projects. The detection, quantification, stability and the bioactivity evaluation of plant secondary metabolites are usually performed both in plant matrices, foods, concentrated extracts and biological fluids of human and animal origin.

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News from the Lab

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A new, DNA-based method to detect pomegranate adulteration

The large commercial success of pomegranate increase the likelihood of economically...

Masked trichothecene mycotoxin in cereal crops

T-2 toxin is a trichothecene mycotoxin produced when Fusarium fungi infect grains,...

Fumonisins and sphingolipids metabolism in rat

Fumonisin B1 (FB1) is a Fusarium mycotoxin frequently occurring in maize-based food and...

Does fumonisin alter plant lipidome or does plant lipidome modulate fumonisin accumulation?

Lipid molecules are increasingly recognized as signals exchanged by organisms interacting...

Determination of sterigmatocystin in feed by LC-MS/MS

An LC-MS/MS method is proposed for the analysis of sterigmatocystin in cereals and feed....

Hazard identification of cis/trans-zearalenone through the looking-glass

Among the food-related health issues, the presence of contaminants has a prominent role,...

On the masked mycotoxin zearalenone-14-glucoside. Does the mask truly hide?

In the matter of foodborne mycotoxins, beside a number of regulated compounds,...

Oleoyl and linoleoyl esters of fumonisin B1 are differently produced by Fusarium verticillioides on maize and rice based media

Fatty acid esters of fumonisins, namely oleoyl- and linoleoyl esters of fumonisin B1...

Plants as herbicides: Cryptocarya massoy

The hydrodistilled oil of Cryptocarya massoy bark was characterized by GC-FID and GC/MS...

Curcumin is a trendy topic…

… but few informations are available on its human bioavailability, so we tried to...