Chair of Session 7 – Molecular biology approaches to food integrity
Degree in Biology and a PhD in Genetics. Elena Maestri is associated to the Interdepartmental Center SITEIA.PARMA for research activities concerning food quality, safety and authenticity. She is the current President of the Degree in Biotechnology and member of the PhD Course in Biotechnology and Life Sciences. Her teaching activities cover Cell and Animal Biology, Environmental Biology, Applications of Transgenic Organisms.
The research activities are focused on food integrity since 2000, in the framework of EC funded projects OLIV-TRACK, PETER, CHILL-ON and FOODINTEGRITY, and in several National research projects, with the application of molecular biology and genomics to protection of quality and authenticity. Other important research activities are in the field of environmental biotechnologies, phytoremediation, effects of pollutants, renewable energies. She authored over 250 publications.