Dr. Simone Guglielmetti

Dr. Simone Guglielmetti

Guglielmetti graduated cum laude in Food Science and Technology at the University of Milan in 2001. In February 2005, he got the PhD degree in Food Biotechnology. In January 2005, he began working with a permanent position as researcher at the University of Milan. Since March 2015, he is Associated Professor at the Department of Food, Environmental, and Nutritional Sciences (University of Milan). In March 2015, he got a 5-years position as Adjunct Professor at the Tampere University of Technology (Finland).

Scientific activity
Guglielmetti is author of more than 50 publications in international journals with impact factor, 5 international patents in the field of food science and microbiology, and 2 co-authorships in international scientific books. He is member of the group of coordination for the drafting of research priorities for the League of European Research Universities (LERU) within the Strategic Research Agenda Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) – A healthy diet for a healthy life (2012, .PDF).

Research expertise
The primary research interest of prof. Guglielmetti deals with the study of food, agricultural, intestinal and probiotic bacteria. The main research topics of prof. Guglielmetti are:

  • development of new functional foods and microbial biotransformations for the food industry.
  • construction of molecular tools for the genetic modification of bacteria.
  • identification and characterization of the molecular determinants of adhesion and immunomodulation of probiotic and intestinal bacteria.
  • study of the impact of food on the microbial ecology of human intestinal tract and vaginal mucosa.