Elisa Giannoni has been a Researcher in the Department of Biochemistry of Bologna University, Bologna, Italy, since 2005. She received her M.S. degrees in computer science and food science and technology (summa cum laude) in 1992 and 2000, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and physiopathology of aging in 2005. Dr. Giannoni has published more than 25 articles in journals and more than 50 abstracts in proceedings of refereed international conferences. Her main research interest is the identification of natural compounds such as flavonoids and isothiocyanates in the prevention/counteraction of cardiac cell injury following oxidative stress. In particular she has investigated the cardioprotective mechanisms of these compounds studying the radical scavenging activity, the induction of phase II enzymes, the inhibition of apoptosis, and the modulation of signal transduction pathways.
Biography Updated on 22 February 2014