Agricultural Wastes; Biofuel; Lignocellulose; Value-Added Chemicals
Research Interest: Bioenergy, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bioengineering, Food Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Systems Biology, Chemical Engineering, Physical Biology, and Biomimetics.
Research Interest: Solid waste management; Composting; Vermicomposting; Bioavailability and chemical speciation of heavy metals; Characterization and analysis of solid wastes; Water and waste water treatment; Ecological Engineering; Remediation of soil pollutants; Recovery of heavy metals from solid waste; Phytoremediation; Synthesis and environmental applications of nanomaterials.
Research Interest: Compost, Composting, Lignin, Polyphenols, Antioxidant
Research Interest: My research interest include noninfectious diseases, metabolism of microelements and welfare in pigs
Research Interest: Modified Atmospheric Packaging, Bioactive Food Packaging, Rechargeable Antimicrobial Materials, Biocatalytic Materials, And Non-Fouling Materials.
Research Interest: Ethnobotany, food plants, medicinal plants, nutraceutical plants, home gardens, local knowledge
Research Interest: Soil, Plants, Crop, Soil Science, Agricultural Microbiology, Crop Production, Fertilizers, Plant Biology, Agronomy, Plant Microbe Interactions, Molecular Biology, Inoculation.
Research Interest: Plant breeding, plant genetics, agronomy, plant
biotechnology plant physiology, plant biology
2005: Ph.D. in Sciences and Technologies of Food Productions, Division of Microbiology,
Department of Food Science, University of Naples Federico II, Via Università 100, 80055, Portici
(Naples) Italy. PhD thesis title: “Study of the native microflora during the production of fermented
foods”, tutor Prof. Salvatore Coppola. For 11 months of this PhD course, Vincenzina Fusco was
research fellow (granted by the Department of Food Science of the University of Naples Federico II)
at the Food Science Department of the Cornell University Ithaca, NY (USA), carrying out research
activities on the Real-time PCR detection of Staphylococcus aureus using an integrated microfluidic
platform, (as part of a project on Food Safety and Security Research Rapid Methods Development,
supported by the FDA Grant #06000002499A) under supervision of Prof. Carl A. Batt.
Permanent position as Researcher at the Institute of Sciences of Food Production - National Research
Council of Italy (CNR - ISPA) (non-profit public body/governative research organization;
http://www.ispa.cnr.it), Via Amendola 122/O, Bari, 70126, Italy.
Research Interest: Development and application of culture- dependent and independent- nucleic acid-based methods to identify, quantitatively detect and type food associated pathogenic bacteria.1
List of Publications:
Fusco, V., Abriouel, H., Benomar, N., Kabisch, J., Chieffi, D., Cho, G.-S., Franz, C.M.A.P. 2018.Opportunistic foodborne pathogens.Chapter 10. In: Food safety and preservation: modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition.Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban.Academic Press. ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 269-306.
Fusco, V.,Blaiotta G., Becker K. 2018. Staphylococcal food poisoning.Chapter 12.In: Food safety and preservation:modern biological approaches to improving consumer health.1st Edition. Editors:
Alexandru Grumezescu and Alina Maria Holban. Academic Press.
ISBN: 9780128149560. pp 353-390.
Fusco V., Oguntoyinbo F. A., Franz C. M.A.P. 2017. Fermentation to improve food security in Africa
and Asia. Chapter 12 in: Soft Chemistry and Food Fermentation, Volume 3: Handbook of Food
Bioengineering. Pages 337–378. Editors: Alexandru Grumezescu Alina Maria Holban. Imprint:
Academic Press (Elsevier). Paperback ISBN: 9780128114124. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-811412-4.00012-6
Cady C. N., Fusco V.,Maruccio G., Primiceri E.,Batt A.C. 2016. Micro and nanotechnology based
approaches to detect pathogenic agents in food. In: Volume 8 "NANOBIOSENSORS Nanotechnology
in the Agri-Food Industry. Pages 475–510. Ed. Alex Grumezescu. Academic Press. eBook ISBN:
9780128043721. Hardcover ISBN: 9780128043011.
Fusco V. *, Quero G.M. 2012. Nucleic acid-based methods to identify, detect and type pathogenic
bacteria occurring in milk and dairy products. In: Structure and function of food engineering. InTech.
Ed. Ayman Amer Eissa. ISBN 978-953-51-0695-1.
Fusco, V*., 2008. DNA-based biosensors for spoilage bacteria detection. In: Materialy Pomocnicze w
technologii browarniczej - Auxialiry materials in brewing technology. ISBN: 978-83-60958-11-7.
Papers on ISI ranked Journals:
Flynn, K., Villarreal, B.P., Barranco, A., Belc, N., Bjornsdottir, B., Fusco, V., Rainieri, S., Smaradottir, S.E.,
Smeu, I., Teixeira, P., Jörundsdóttir, H.Ó. (2018). An Introduction to Current Food Safety Needs, Trends in
Food Science & Technology, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.012.
Franz, C.M.A.P., den Besten, H.M.W., Böhnlein, C., Gareis, M., Zwietering, M.H., Fusco, V. (2018).
Microbial food safety in the 21st century: emerging challenges and foodborne pathogenic bacteria, Trends in Food Science & Technology 81, 155-158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.09.019.
Faggiano G, Chieffi D, Logrieco AF, Fusco V*. 2018. Effect of refrigeration and probiotic adjunct on
pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in raw milk for direct human consumption Journal of Food
Processing and Preservation. 42, e13499. DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.13499.
Oguntoyinbo FA, Fusco V, Cho G-S, Kabisch J, Neve H, Bockelmann W, Huch M, Frommherz L,
Trierweiler B, Becker B, Benomar N, Gálvez A, Abriouel H, Holzapfel WH, Franz C M. A. P. 2016.
Produce from Africa’s gardens: potential for leafy vegetable and fruit fermentations. Frontiers in
Microbiology 7:981. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00981.
Fusco V*, Quero MG, Chieffi D, Franz, MAPC. 2016. Identification of Lactobacillus brevis using a speciesspecific AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology 232: 90-94.
Primiceri E, Chiriaco MS, de Feo F, Santovito E, Fusco V, Maruccio G. 2016. A multipurpose biochip for
food pathogen detection. Analytical Methods 2016: 10.1039/C5AY03295D.
Fusco V*., den Besten HMW, Logrieco AF, Rodriguez FP, Skandamis PN, Stessl B, and Teixeira P. 2015.
Food safety aspects on ethnic foods: toxicological and microbial risks. Current Opinion in Food Science. 6:24-32.
Abriouel H, Lerma LL, del Carmen Casado Munoz, Montoro BP, Kabish J, Pichner R, Cho G-S, Neve H,
Fusco V, Franz CMAP, Galvez A, Benomar N. 2015. The controversial nature of the Weissella genus:
technological and functional aspects versus whole genome analysis-based pathogenic potential for their
application in food and health. Frontiers in microbiology (IF. 4) 6:1197. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01197
Fusco, V.*, Quero, G.M., Cho, G., Kabisch, J., Meske, D., Neve, H., Bockelmann, W. Franz, C.M., 2015.
The genus Weissella: taxonomy, ecology and biotechnological potential. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:155.
Di Lena, M., Quero, G.M., Santovito, E., Verran, J., De Angelis, M., Fusco, V.*, 2015. A selective medium
for isolation and accurate enumeration of Lactobacillus casei-group lactobacilli in probiotic milks and dairy
products. International Dairy Journal, 47: 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.idairyj.2015.01.018.
Fusco V.*, Quero G.M. 2014. Culture-dependent and -independent nucleic acid-based methods used in the
microbial safety assessment of milk and dairy products. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 13 (4): 493–537.
Quero G.M., Santovito E., Visconti A., Fusco V.*, 2014. Quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes
in raw milk and soft cheeses: culture-independent versus liquid - and solid - based culture-dependent real
time PCR approaches. LWT- Food Science and Technology. 58: 11-20.
Quero M.G., Fusco V.*, Cocconcelli P.S., Owczarek L., Borcakli M., Fontana C., Skapska S., Jasinska U.T.,
Ozturk T., Morea M., 2014. Microbiological, physico-chemical, nutritional and sensory characterization of
traditional Matsoni: Selection and use of autochthonous multiple strain cultures to extend its shelf-life. Food Microbiol. 38: 179–191.
On, S.L.W., Brandt, S.M., Cornelius, A.J., Fusco V., Quero, G.M., Maćkiw, E., Houf, K., Bilbao, A., Díaz,
A.I., Benejat, L., Megraud, F., Collins-Emerson, J., French, N.P., Gotcheva, V., Angelov, A., Alakomi, H.-
L., Saarela, M., Paulin, S.M.*. 2013. PCR revisited: a case for revalidation of PCR assays for
microorganisms using identification of Campylobacter species as an exemplar. Quality Assurance and Safety of crops & foods 5: 49-62.
Borcakli M., Lucas J., Caputo L., Ozturk T., Baruzi F., Fusco V., Quero G.M., Quintieri L., M. Houghton.
2013. Effect of UV-C light in the preservation of raw fermented beverages. Ital. J. Food Sci. 25: 213-221.
Fusco V.*, Riccardi, M., Quero G.M. (2012). Thin agar layer- versus most probable number-PCR to
enumerate viable and stressed Escherichia coli O157:H7 and application in a traditional raw milk pasta filata cheese. International Journal of Food Microbiology 159: 1–8.
Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Stea G., Morea M., Visconti A. (2011). Novel PCR-based identification of
Weissella confusa using an AFLP-derived marker. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 145, 437-443.
Fusco V.*, Quero G.M., Morea M., Blaiotta G., Visconti A. 201). Rapid and reliable identification of
Staphylococcus aureus harbouring the enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) and quantitative detection in raw milk by real time PCR. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 144, 528-537.
Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Pepe, O., Coppola, S. 2010. Diversity of Staphylococcus strains based on partial kat (catalase) gene sequences and designs of a PCR-RFLP assay for identification and differentiation of coagulase positive species (S. aureus, S. delphini, S. hyicus, S. intermedius, S.
pseudintermedius, and S. schleiferi subsp. coagulans). Clin. Microbiol. 48: 192-201.
Aponte, M.*, Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Coppola, S., 2008. Lactic acid bacteria occurring during manufacture
and ripening of Provolone del Monaco cheese: Detection by different analytical approaches. International
Dairy Journal. 18: 403–413.
Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., Ercolini, D., Aponte, M., Pepe, O., Villani, F., 2008. Diversity of Lactobacillus
strains based on partial HSP60 gene sequences and design of PCR-RFLP assays for species identification and differentiation. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 208–215.
Blaiotta, G.*, Fusco, V., von Eiff, C., Villani F., Becker, K., 2006. Biotyping of enterotoxigenic
Staphylococcus aureus by enterotoxin gene cluster (egc) polymorphism and spa-typing analyses. Applied
and Environmental Microbiology 29: 375-381.
Lechiancole, T., Blaiotta, G., Messina, D., Fusco, V., Villani F., Salzano, G.*, 2006. Evaluation of intraspecific diversities in Oenococcus oeni through analysis of genomic and expressed DNA. Systematic Applied Microbiology 29: 375-381.
Coppola, S., Fusco, V., Andolfi, R., Aponte, M., Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Moschetti, G.*, 2006. Evaluating
microbial diversity during the manufacture of “fior di latte di agerola”, a traditional raw milk cheese of
Naples area. Journal of Dairy Research 73 (3): 264-272.
Ercolini, D.*, Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Sarghini F., Coppola, S., 2005. Response of Escherichia coli
O157:H7, Salmonella thyphimurium, Listeria monocytogenes and Staphylococcus aureus to the stresses
occurring in model manufactures of Grana Padano cheese. Journal of Dairy Science 88: 3818-3825.
Ercolini, D., Fusco, V., Blaiotta, G., Coppola, S.*, 2005. Sequence heterogeneity in the lacSZ operon of
Streptococcus thermophilus and its use in PCR systems for strain differentiation. Research in Microbiology, 156: 161-172.
Blaiotta, G., Ercolini, D., Pennacchia, C., Fusco, V., Casaburi, A., Pepe, O., Villani, F.*, 2004. PCR
detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin genes in Staphylococcus spp. strains isolated from meat and dairy
products. Evidence for new variants of seG and seI in S. aureus AB-8802. Journal of Applied Microbiology
Ercolini, D., Blaiotta, G., Fusco, V., Coppola, S.*, 2004. PCR-based detection of enterotoxigenic
Staphylococcus aureus in the early stages of raw milk cheese making. Journal of Applied Microbiology 96:
Biography: Jinsong Bao is currently a professor in the Institute of Nuclear Agricultural Sciences at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He received his B.S. (1993) and M.S. (1996) degrees in horticulture from Zhejiang Agricultural University, and his Ph.D. degree in biophysics from Zhejiang University in 1999. His research interests are in molecular genetics of rice quality, more specifically in the areas of starch quality, nutritional quality, genetic mapping, and molecular breeding. His current research projects are 1) new markers for SSIIa gene and their relation to gelatinization temperature, 2) candidate gene mapping for rice quality and yield, and 3) molecular breeding of new rice high in nutraceutical properties and health benefits. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed research articles and three book chapters in these areas, and has received two professional awards for his achievements in the genetic study and molecular improvement of rice quality from Zhejiang Provincial Government. He has awarded the "Young Scientist Research Award" from AACCI, and Zhejiang Young Science and Technology Award from the Zhejiang Association of Science and Technology. He has traveled and worked extensively in Hong Kong and USA. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mutational genetics, and developmental biology in plants. He is a member of the editorial board of the Cereal Chemistry (SCI), Genes & Genomics (SCI), and Open Journal of Genetics.
Research Interest: Rice Quality: Genetics & Molecular Breeding
Research Interest: Application of plant extract as natural additives to the different food system as well as functional food product development.
Research Interest: Biotechnological Tools And Methods For Early Detection And Sustainable Management Of Basal Stem Rot Disease In Coconut Plantations Using Microbial Consortia Bacterial Endophytes Mediated Induced Systemic Resistance Against Major Pests And Diseases In Cotton Molecular Characterization Of Plant Pathogens Induced Systemic Resistance Biochemistry Of Plant Defense Mechanisms And Biological Control Of Plant Diseases
Research Interest: Food Security, Environmental Science , Waste Management , Agricultural Development
Research Interest: Investigation of chemical composition and
technological properties of plant products, and evaluation of its influence on
nutrition value; creation new analysis methods and new food technologies,
developing HPLC methods for phytoestrogens in plant products
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