Alberto Ritieni is a Professor of food chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the prestigious University of Naples Federico II. He received a degree in biology from the University Frederick, Italy, and a Doctor Honoris Causae in agricultural sciences and natural sciences at the University of Constanta in Romania. Ritien has authored over 150 scientific papers in international journals and in the chemical, nutritional, and biological as well as numerous communications to call for international conferences. Ritieni is a very active reviewer for research projects for the European Community for research institutions in France, Romania, Spain, Austria, and Germany in the food industry. He focuses his research interests on the area of food safety and in particular on the isolation, purification, and chemical characterization and biological accumulation of mycotoxins in foodstuffs. He is also interested in the characterization of foods from the point of view of the content of antioxidants, vitamins and nutraceuticals, and principles in the design, formulation, and pilot-scale production of functional foods and nutraceuticals. Moreover, he is responsible for numerous national and European research projects as well as numerous projects in collaboration with small and medium enterprises in the agrofood and pharmaceutical industries. His scientific output is based on the intensive use of HPLC chromatography, mass spectrometry and tandem of spectrophotometric and biological methods for the assessment of biological activities, and/or biochemical evidence of bioactive molecules.
Biography Updated on 18 March 2012