Stefan Martens
Research and Innovation Centre
Food Quality and Nutrition Department
phone +39 0461 615541

Fulvio Mattivi
University of Trento
phone +39 0461 615259

Fondazione Edmund Mach - Via Mach 1, San Michele a/Adige, Italy

Katia Petroni

University of Milano (Italy) - Dipartimento di Bioscienze

Katia Petroni

Katia Petroni

Katia Petroni is Associate Professor of Genetics in the Department of BioSciences at the University of Milan (IT), where she teaches Nutrigenomics, Genetics and Plant Biotechnology. Since the beginning of her academic life, she has studied regulatory genes controlling flavonoid and anthocyanin biosynthesis in plants. In the last 15 years, her research has focused on the development of model foods enriched in anthocyanins and their use in nutrigenomic studies to determine the protective role of anthocyanins on health.

Prof. Petroni will present a talk entitled "Cardioprotective and anti-inflammatory properties of anthocyanin-rich corn" during the Health and Nutrition session.