Rosaria Cozzolino


Name: Rosaria

Surname: Cozzolino

Skill: Researche

Phone: (Office) +39 0825 299 381

Phone: (Lab) +39 0825 299 210

Fax: +39 0825 299 641
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Keywords: Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Head Space Solid Phase Micro-Extraction (HS SPME), Gas chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Electronic Nose, Food quality, Food safety,  Plant response to abiotic stress, Packaging and/or storage conditions, Innovative crops pre-treatment, Modified and controlled atmosphere, Logistic cold chain, Innovative transport system, No-destructive systems for quality evaluation of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, Sensorial evaluation of fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables; Consumers acceptability based on the sensory properties of food.
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Researcher Activities

Research activity has been carried out in the field of Mass Spectrometry Methodologies. Main research lines concern 1) Structural analysis of the oligosaccharide and polysaccharides by Post-source Decay (PSD) MALDI-TOF, 2) Structural study of synthetic polymers by PSD MALDI-TOF, 3) Analysis of proteins mixtures and proteomic studies by advanced mass spectrometry techniques (PSD MALDI-TOF, ESI-MS).

Recently, research interest of Dr. Rosaria Cozzolino is focused on Food chemistry: Chemistry of volatile compounds – development of methodologies, aroma properties, and biological effects. Development of methodologies for extraction and analysis of volatile compounds and several secondary bioactive metabolites from different food or food-related matrices (HS SPME; GC-MS, E-Nose, LC-MS)

In clinical analysis, the interest is focused on the validation of analytical approaches that may provide the biochemical basis to study pathologies or can be implemented as a diagnostic tool based on biological fluids (e.g, urine) as non-invasive sampling strategies. Volatomics and urinomics studies related to autism, obesity, non-communicable diseases.

Key Publications

  • Cozzolino R, Cefola M, Laurino C, Pellicano MP, Palumbo M, Stocchero M and Pace B (2021) Electronic-Nose as Non-destructive Tool to Discriminate “Ferrovia” Sweet Cherries Cold Stored in Air or Packed in High CO2 Modified Atmospheres. Nutr. 8:720092.
  • Cozzolino R, Malorni L, Martignetti A, et al. Comparative analysis of volatile profiles and phenolic compounds of Four Southern Italian onion (Allium cepa L.) Landraces J Food Comp Anal 2021, 101, 103990
  • Cozzolino R, Mari A, Ramezani S, et al. Assessment of volatile compounds as potential markers of water deficit stress of two wild ecotypes of Salvia reuterana Boiss J Food Comp Anal 2021, 100, 103939
  • Cozzolino R, Martignetti A, De Giulio B, et al. SPME GC‐MS monitoring of volatile organic compounds to assess typicity of Pecorino di Carmasciano ewe‐milk cheese Int J Dairy Technol 2021, 74, 383
  • Cozzolino R, De Giulio B, Pellicano MP, et al. Volatile, quality and olfactory profiles of fresh-cut polignano carrots stored in air or in passive modified atmospheres LWT- Food Sci Technol 2020, 137
  • Cozzolino R, De Giulio B, Petriccione M, et al. Comparative analysis of volatile metabolites, quality and sensory attributes of Actinidia chinensis fruit. Food Chem 2020, 316, 126340
  • Cozzolino R, Martignetti A, Cefola M, et al. Volatile Metabolites, Quality and Sensory Parameters of “Ferrovia” Sweet Cherry Cold Stored in Air or Packed in High CO2 Modified Atmospheres. Food Chem 2019, 286, 659.
  • Cozzolino R, Cefola M, Pace B, et al. Quality, sensory and volatile profiles of fresh-cut big top nectarines cold stored in air or modified atmosphere packaging Int J Food Sci Techn 2018, 1.
  • Cozzolino R, De Giulio B, Marena P, et al. Urinary volatile organic compounds in overweight compared to normal-weight children: results from the Italian I.Family cohort. Sci Rep. 2017, 15636.