Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (10/03/2013 01.35)

Polyphenolic extracts from vegetal species used in food and phytotherapy: standardization and evaluation of biological and biomedical activities

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Polyphenol compounds play an important role in defining the food organoleptic characteristics, stability and functional properties, used for phytotherapy and biomedical applications. To the candidate is required a research experience in both HPLC/DAD/MS analyses and industrial extraction procedures by using programmed pressure extractors, fractionation methods and isolation by membrane or resin techniques. Lines of the research:

1) evaluation of multi-functional uses of plant tissues from herbal plants, used as food and phytomedicine;

2) optimization of polyphenol extraction processes with sustainable technologies, suitable as industrial applications, for the production of plant compounds used in food, cosmetic and phytotherapy;

3) analysis and chemical characterization of polyphenol metabolites of biological interest in plant tissues;

4) use of half-processed products, standardized in phenolic content, for design and production of new natural nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals.

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Research Fields

Chemistry - Other

Eligibility criteria

PhD in Commodity Science or PhD in Drug Chemistry and Technology

Selection process

The competition will be carried out by an evaluation of titles and examination, by means of an interview

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget22946.28
International mobility required ?no
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityyes
Total amount per fellowship per year22946.28
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsno
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli Studi di Firenze - Dipartimento di Statistica, Informatica, Applicazioni

Public research
Firenze - Italy
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