The research activity focuses mainly on the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass residues for the production of chemical compounds. Biomass destructuration may require chemical, enzymatic or fermentative processes based on the final target.
1986 - Degree in Chemistry - University of Milan
1988 - Joinat CNR Hormone Chemistry Institute
1990 - 1991 Researcher at the Department of Chemistry University of Toronto Canada
1996 - School of specialization in Biotechnological Applications - University of Milan
2009 - 2011 – Adjunct Professor of Biocatalysis University of Insubria
Improvement of secondary metabolites production for human health by flax cell in vitro technology, InFlaMe; group leader; 2017-2020.
Asymmetric oxidation using two-in-one “2nd generation” biocatalyst; CERC3; Coordinatore; 2003-2005
BVMO Italy-Canada; MAE grandi progetti; Coordinator; 2007-2009
From ancient crops materials and products for the future, VeLiCa; Regione Lombardia; group leader; 2011–2013
BIO-REFinery Integrated Lombardy Labs, Biorefill; Regione Lombardia - Cariplo; group leader; 2013–2015
SusChem Lombardia, Regione Lombardia; group leader; 2014-2016.
Towards a novel and sustainable biorefinery concept based on green technologies for m ain commercial grain crop residues, BIOCODE; ERANet-Lac; group leader, 2017-2019.
Enzymatic catalysis, biomass pretreatments, biomass valorization
Biomass analysis, biomass pretreatment, enzymatic catalysis, HPLC analysis