Filomena Nazzaro


Name: Filomena
Surname: Nazzaro
Skill: Researcher Director
Phone: (Office) +39 0825 299 102
Phone: (Lab) +39 0825 299 102
Fax: +39 0825 299 641
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Keywords: biofilm, pathogens, vegetal extracts, biodiversity, prebiotics, probiotics, food safety, functional foods, shelf life, microencapsulation
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Researcher Activities


Biochemical characterization and nutrional and healthy properties of officinal herbs, spices, genetic vegetal resources of the mediterranean area (collaboration with CNR, UniSA, UniMol);

Study of the antimicrobial, anti-biofilm and prebiotic properties of food, vegetal extracts and essential oils (coll with UniSa, UniMol, Turkey, Mexico);

Evaluation of the prebiotic properties of polyphenols, oils, mixtures of carbohydrates (coll. with CNR, UniSa, UniMol);

Study of the physiological and biochemical control and on microbial safety of vegetables for biorigenerative systems, as support for the life in the space (coll. with CNR-IRET);

Use of natural substances to prolong the shelf life of food (dairy, meat) (cool with UniSa and Unimol);

Development of new foods( fresh dairy cream, coll with UniSA);

Development of new and fast methods for the microbial analysis and monitoring through optics and nanotechnologies (“biospeckle”, “BET carrier”, coll. with CNR-ISASI.

Key Publications


  • F Fratianni, MN Ombra, A d’Acierno, L Caputo, G Amato, V De Feo, R.Coppola, Nazzaro. Polyphenols Content and In Vitro α-Glycosidase Activity of Different Italian Monofloral Honeys, and Their Effect on Selected Pathogenic and Probiotic Bacteria. Microorganisms 9 (8), 1694,2021
  • JE Aguilar-Toalá, S Arioli, P Behare, C Belzer, R Berni Canani, JM Chatel, … Postbiotics—when simplification fails to clarify. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 1-2, 2021
  • L Liguori, F Malvano, F Fratianni, F Nazzaro, P Orilio, D Albanese. Effect of argon-enriched modified atmosphere on the over quality and bioactive compounds of ready-to-use broccoli rabe (Brassica rapa sylvestris var. esculenta) during the …Food Science and Technology International, 10820132211062696, 2021
  • F Fratianni, A d’ Acierno, MN Ombra, G Amato, V De Feo, JF Ayala-Zavala,, R.Coppola, . Nazzaro. Fatty Acid Composition, Antioxidant, and in vitro Anti-inflammatory Activity of Five Cold-Pressed Prunus Seed Oils, and Their Anti-biofilm Effect Against Pathogenic Bacteria. Frontiers in Nutrition 8 (fnut.2021.775751), 2021
  • F Nazzaro, F Fratianni, V De Feo, A Battistelli, AG Da Cruz, R Coppola. Polyphenols, the new frontiers of prebiotics. Adv. Food Nutr. Res 94, 35-38, 2020
  • NM Coutinho, MR Silveira, LM Fernandes, J Moraes, TC Pimentel,, et al. Processing chocolate milk drink by low-pressure cold plasma technology. Food Chemistry 278, 276-283, 2019
  • F Nazzaro, F Fratianni, R Cozzolino, A Martignetti, L Malorni, V De Feo, …Antibacterial activity of three extra virgin olive oils of the Campania region, Southern Italy, related to their polyphenol content and composition. Microorganisms 7 (9), 321, 2019
  • D Granato, F Nazzaro, TC Pimentel, EA Esmerino, A Gomes da Cruz. Probiotic Food Development: An Updated Review Based on Technological Advancement Reference Module in Food Science, 2018
  • V Bianco, B Mandracchia, F Nazzaro, V Marchesano, O Gennari, … Food quality inspection by speckle decorrelation properties of bacteria colonies. SPIE Optical Metrology, 2017
  • MN Ombra, A Cozzolino, F Nazzaro, A d’Acierno, P Tremonte, R Coppola, F.Fratianni.. Biochemical and biological characterization of two Brassicaceae after their commercial expiry date. Food chemistry 218, 335-340, 2017