Maria Neve Ombra


Name: Maria Neve (Nives)
Surname: Ombra
Skill: Researcher
Phone: (Office) +39 0825 299 411
Phone: (Lab) +39 0825 299 181
Fax: +39 0825 299 641
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Keywords: food analysis, polyphenols, biodiversity
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Researcher Activities

Evaluation of biological effects of foods for the development of new fortified foods and nutraceuticals. Study of biodiversity and enhancement of territorial agricultural productions.

Key Publications

  • Fratianni F; Ombra MN; Caputo L; Amato G; De Feo V; Coppola R, D’acierno A; Nazzaro F. Polyphenols content and in vitro a-glycosidase activity of different italian monofloral honeys, and their effect on selected pathogenic and probiotic bacteria in Microorganisms 2021; 9(8),1694
  • Fratianni F; D’acierno A; Ombra MN; Amato G; De Feo V; Ayala-Zavala JF; Coppola R.; Nazzaro F. (2021) 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 in Frontiers in nutrition 16;8:775751
  • Nazzaro F; Fratianni F; D’acierno A; Ombra MN; Caputo L; Coppola R;De Feo V. (2020) Anti-biofilm properties exhibited by different types of monofloral honey in Proceedings 66(1),16
  • Ombra M N; Paliogiannis P; Stucci LS; Colombino M; Casula M; Sini M C; Manca A; Palomba G; Stanganelli, I; Mandala M; Gandini S; Lissia A; Doneddu V; Cossu A; Palmieri G. (2019) Dietary compounds and cutaneous malignant melanoma: recent advances from a biological perspective in Nutrition & metabolism 16(1),33
  • Ombra M.N.; d’Acierno A.; Nazzaro F.; Spigno P.; Riccardi R.; Zaccardelli M.; Pane C.; Coppola R.; Fratianni F. Alpha-amylase, a-glucosidase and lipase inhibiting activities of polyphenol-rich extracts from six common bean cultivars of Southern Italy, before and after cooking in International journal of food sciences and nutrition 2018; 69(7):824-834
  • Ombra M.N.; Paliogiannis P.; Doneddu V.; Sini M.C.; Colombino M.; Rozzo C.; Stanganelli I.; Tanda F.; Cossu A.; Palmieri G. (2017) Vitamin D status and risk for malignant cutaneous melanoma: recent advances in European journal of cancer prevention 26(6):532-541
  • Ombra M.N.; Cozzolino A.; Nazzaro F.; d’Acierno A.; Tremonte P.; Coppola R.; Fratianni F. Biochemical and biological characterization of two Brassicaceae after their commercial expiry date in Food chemistry 2017; 218:335-340
  • Ombra M.N.; D’Acierno A.; Nazzaro F.; Riccardi R.; Spigno P.; Zaccardelli M.; Pane C.; Maione M.; Fratianni F. Phenolic Composition and Antioxidant and Antiproliferative Activities of the Extracts of Twelve Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Endemic Ecotypes of Southern Italy before and after Cooking in Oxidative medicine and cellular longevity 2016,1398298
  • Fratianni F, Ombra MN, Cozzolino A, Tremonte P, Coppola, R., Nazzaro, F. Phenolic constituents, antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-proliferative activities of different endemic Italian varieties of garlic (Allium sativum L.). in Journal of Functional Foods 2016; 21:240-248
  • Fratianni F, Riccardi R, Spigno P, Ombra MN, Cozzolino A, Tremonte P, Coppola R, Nazzaro F. Biochemical Characterization and Antimicrobial and Antifungal Activity of Two Endemic Varieties of Garlic (Allium sativum L.) of the Campania Region, Southern Italy in Journal of Medicinal Food 2016; 19(7): 686-691