Federica Narra

Supervisors: Prof. Lucia Guidi and Prof. Andrea Serra

Research field: Food science

Research interests: Food science, human nutrition, sustainability, agricultural science, biochemistry 

Department head office, via del Borghetto, 80, Pisa


Federica is a PhD student in Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment (DAFE), University of Pisa. She started the PhD program in March 2023 on research and innovation network on food and nutrition sustainability, safety and security (Partenariato esteso 10 “On Foods”). The aim of her PhD project is the identification of the cooking technology able to enhance the bioaccessibility of bioactive compounds and antioxidant properties of plant-based food (Brassica rapa L. subsp rapa and Solanum lycopersicum L.), reduce the bioaccessibility of the anti-nutritional markers developed during the cooking process in meat-based food (beef meat) and the evaluation of cooking methodologies on intestinal barrier function and absorption (by INFOGEST method) simulating human in vitro digestion. In December 2019, Federica graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Pisa and in September 2022 she received her master’s degree in Food Biosafety and Quality at the University of Pisa, spending six months at the University of Life Science Prague (CZ) at the faculty of Agrobiology working on the experimental thesis project concerning the study of biochemical changes in four varieties grape berries subjected to UV-B radiation using ¹H NMR spectroscopy.  


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