Phone: +39 0172 458
Fax: +39 0172 458500
University of Gastronomic Sciences
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, 9
fraz. Pollenzo – 12042 Bra (Cn) – Italy
Graduated in Food Science at the University of Milan in 1989; since then she has carried out research at the University of Milan, at the University of Reading (UK) and at the Colorado State University of Fort Collins (USA). She has been Visiting Scientist at the Swiss Institute for Alternatives to Animal Testing in Basel (Switzerland) and at the National Institute for Medical Research in London (UK).
Since January 2004 she works at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, where she participated in the design and development of the first degree course in Gastronomic Sciences.
She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Nordic Food Lab in Copenhagen (Denmark) and of the Scientific Council of CREA (Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Tourism).
Major Research Areas
- Chemoreception (taste and chemesthesis)
- Taste genetics
- Relevance of taste on health
- Onthogenesis and education of taste
- Bio-cultural approach to the study of food choices