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Carlo Annaratone

  • Dr.
  • PhD Student
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL
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About

I am a young graduate in Food Science and Technology and I am looking forward an academic career. My thesis work involved the study of sulfur metabolism in L. lactis and the characterization of a putative cystathionine lyase. I studied its sequence-structure-function relationship and then examined its reaction products through a fast and sensible gaschromatographic method developed by myself. I gained experience both in molecular biology and analytical chemistry, taking care of the whole process from gene cloning to protein expression, purification and analysis. In the next year I was a fellow for the Davoli group at the institute for animal husbandry at the University of Bologna (in Italy). My work here involved identification of molecular markers related to stress response in pigs, using both association and expression studies. During my time here I refined my bioinformatic skills, enhancing my linux knowledge and learning the basics of R and Perl programming. I also learned to use many instruments such as RT-qPCR, Sanger sequencing and high resolution melting DNA analysis. My scientific interests span over a wide range, including many fields such as informatics, metabolomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and biochemistry, food chemistry, organic chemistry and microbiology. While my education has been focused mainly on the last three subjects, my passion for science led me to autonomously explore other fields. I think my best skill is to be able to develop an inter-disciplinary approach to the research I am working on.

Recent publications

  • Multi-response optimization of the extraction and derivatization protocol of selected polar metabolites from apple fruit tissue for GC-MS analysis

    • Bekele E
    • Annaratone C
    • Hertog M
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    17Citations
  • Targeted metabolomics study of 'Braeburn' apples during long-term storage

    • Hatoum D
    • Annaratone C
    • Hertog M
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    23Citations

Professional experience

PhD Student

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - KUL

March 2011 - Present

Research Fellow

Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna

September 2009 - August 2010(a year)

Education

Bachelor in Food Science and Technologies

Università degli Studi di Parma - University of Parma - Department of Engineering and Architecture

Master in Food Sciences and Technologies

Università degli Studi di Parma - University of Parma - Department of Engineering and Architecture

Groups

Co-authors (10)