Functional Biology of Lactic Acid Bacteria

Applications of lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria metabolism in the improvement of food quality and functionality. Obesity-associated microbiota models, interaction of the microorganisms with the intestinal epithelium and their modulation by prebiotics and probiotics.

Main specialization

Scientific Area:
ERC discipline:
  • LS9 Applied Life Sciences and Non-Medical Biotechnology
Industrial Leadership:
  • 4. Biotechnology
  • 4.2. Biotechnology-based industrial processes
Societal Challenges:
  • 2. Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine and maritime research and the bioeconomy.
  • 2.2. Sustainable and competitive agri-food sector for a safe and healthy diet