Ileana Vigentini

Role: Associate Professor

Affiliation: Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences – One Health Unit, University of Milan


After graduation in Biological Sciences, I obtained a specialization in Biotechnological Applications and a PhD in Food Biotechnology. My academic activity deals with food microbiology, with a focus on wine microbiology, and with molecular biotechnology. I’m a lecturer of the course in Wine Microbiology in the bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Oenology and Microbial Biotechnology in Enology in the context of the master’s degree in Viticultural and Oenological Sciences. In general, the research topics include: i) the study of wine yeast physiology and metabolism, with particular interest for Brettanomyces bruxellensis species; ii) the development of biotechnological tools, aimed at setup new strategies for yeast transformation, such as the genome editing approach; iii) the selection of grapevine-associated microorganisms capable of inhibiting/limiting the development of pathogenic fungi and/or improving the resistance capacity to abiotic and/or biotic stresses of the plant (biological control). 


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