Alberto Ritieni, Italy

Department of Pharmacy

University of Napoli “Federico II”

via D. Montesano 49

Napoli 80131, Italy

Prof. Ritieni graduated in Biological Sciences at the University of Naples. His main research topics are the chemical characterization of mycotoxins; the monitoring and analytical surveillance in food and feed by HPLC, GC-MS and LC-MSMS of contaminants and in the last years he has focused his interested on nutraceuticals and functional foods.

Since november 2002 he is Professor of “Food Chemistry” belong to Università di Napoli “Federico II”, Pharmacy Department. In 1996 he visited as Visiting Scientist prof. P.M. Scott laboratories in “Sir Frederick G. Banting Research Centre Health”, Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) and in 1997 he was nominated National Delegate in the European Project COST n. 835 entitled “Agriculturally Important Toxigenic Fungi”

Ritieni in 1996 was Visiting Scientist belong laboratories of Medical Research Council -MRC- (Tygerberg, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa) coordinated by prof. W.F.O. Marasas

During the last twenty years prof. Ritieni has been responsible of UE V° Framework Project entitled “Development of Quantitative Models for Risk Assessment of Mycotoxigenic Fusarium Species in Cereals” (RAMFIC) QLRT-1999-31517, Responsible of UE V° Framework Project entitled “Early Detection and Control of Toxigenic Fusarium Species and Ochratoxigenic Fungi in Plant Products”(DeToxi-Fungi) QLK1-CT-1999-01380, Responsible of UE V° Framework Project entitled “ZONMAIZE-Preparation and certification of a reference material for the determination of the mycotoxin zearalenone (ZON) in maize” (SMT-CT98-2228), Responsible of UE IV° Framework Project entitled “The molecular and Cellular Basis of Specificity in the Septoria tritici Leaf Blotch of Wheat, caused by

Mycosphaerella graminicola”, Responsible for Italian unit of Network of Excellence (NoE) entitled “Towards the harmonisation of analytical methods for monitoring quality and safety in the food chain (MONIQA)”. In addition, Ritieni has been invokved as partner in the European project Mycored.

Ritieni won a prize in the Febraury 2001 as “Best Research in Workshop Practice Oriented Results on Use of Plant Extracts in Pheromones in Integrated and Biological Pest Control” and in 2010 he became Dottore Honoris causa in Scienze Naturali e Agrarie conferito dall’Universitatea Ovidius Constanta (Romania)- Facultatea de Stiinte ale Naturii si Stiinte Agricole.

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