Roberta Tardugno

Roberta Tardugno
Università degli Studi di Messina | UNIME · Dipartimento Biomorf

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Introduction
Highly motivated and enthusiastic professional with a strong background in extraction, isolation and analysis of herbs and aromatic plants for health products and food purposes​. Caring, sensitive and friendly, able to work well in a team and to establish positive relationships in multicultural environments at all professional levels. Versatile, flexible, with a proactive approach and willingness to learn, travel, organise and be involved in projects and events dealing with life sciences and food chemistry.
Research Experience
Oct 2017
Università degli Studi di Messina
Position
  • Researcher
Jan 2013 - Feb 2016
Education
Jan 2013 - Feb 2016
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Field of study
  • Doctorate School in Science and Technologies for Health Products
Sep 2010 - Apr 2012
Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Field of study
  • Medicinal chemistry and technology
Sep 2005 - Jul 2010
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The aim of this research project is the development of an efficient analytical method for the analysis of the antioxidant constituents in Chicorium intybus L. from Veneto region (Italy).
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In this study, the activity of essential oils (EOs) against microorganisms involved in oral diseases was evaluated. Fourteen EOs were selected and subjected to gas chromatographic analysis, including Illicium verum, Eucaliptus globulus, Eugenia caryophyllata, Leptospermum scoparium, Mentha arvensis, Mentha piperita, Myrtus communis, Salvia officina...
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Cedrelopsis grevei H. Baillon bark, endemic plant from Madagascar, is used in folk medicine for the treatment of rheumatism, muscular pain, and for its antifungal and antibiotic activities. In this paper, the phytochemical composition, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and cytotoxic activities of C. grevei bark essential oil (EO), its non-polar (I and II...
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Chikungunya virus is a re-emerging arbovirus transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, responsible for an acute flu-like illness associated with debilitating arthralgia, which can persist for several months or become chronic. In recent years, this viral infection has spread worldwide with a previously unknown virulence. To date, no specific antivirals t...
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Essential oils (EOs) are known and used for their biological, antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. Numerous studies have shown that EOs exhibit a large spectrum of biological activities in vitro. The incidence of drug-resistant pathogens and the toxicity of antibiotics have drawn attention to the antimicrobial activity of natural p...
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Since the last decades, socio-economic changes have a key role on eating habits affecting the nutritional status and health of people, in particular children and adolescents. The aim of this study was to compare the diet of student population both normal weight and overweight and obese in order to understand their eating habits by comparing the dif...
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Background: Cryptococcal infections, besides being a problem for immunocompromised patients, are occasionally being a problem for immunocompetent patients. In addition, the lower susceptibility of this yeast to azoles is a growing problem in health care. To date, there are very few molecules with any activity towards Cryptococcus neoformans, leadi...
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Mercury (Hg) fish and seafood contamination is a global concern and needs worldwide sea investigations in order to protect consumers. The aim of this study was to investigate the Hg concentration by means of a rapid and simple analytical technique with a direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA-80) in pelagic fish species, Tetrapturus belone (spearfish), Thunn...
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Mercury (Hg) fish and seafood contamination is a global concern and needs worldwide sea investigations in order to protect consumers. The aim of this study was to investigate the Hg concentration by means of a rapid and simple analytical technique with direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA-80) in pelagic fish species, Tetrapturus belone (spearfish), Thunnus...
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The antibacterial activity of Rosmarinus officinalis L. and Thymus vulgaris L. essential oils (EOs), and their combination against food-borne and spoilage bacteria (Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enteritidis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas spp.) was determined. The EOs inhibitory effect was evaluated both in vitro by...
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Four cultivars (cv) of Lavandula x intermedia (‘Abrialis’, ‘Alba’, ‘Rinaldi Ceroni’ (R.C.) and ‘Sumiens’) were cultivated in Italy and their essential oils (EOs) were distilled from Alfalfa Mosaic Virus-free plants. These EOs and one from L. angustifolia Miller were chemically characterised by GC-MS and GC-FID. Antimicrobial activity was evaluated...
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The present study was aimed at the investigation, through HPLCDAD-ESI-MS/MS, of polyphenols in seven au-tochthonousC. intybusvarieties, already known from literature to contain various substances with antioxidantproperties, from the Veneto region of Italy, namely 'Castelfranco', 'Chioggia', 'Rosa di Gorizia', 'Rosa di Verona','Treviso Precoce', 'Tr...
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In this study, the vitellogenin (Vtg) modulation by genistein and polychlorinated biphenyl-126 (PCB-126) exposure in zebrafishes has been investigated. Both PCB-126 and genistein have been identified as aquatic pollutants and can further increase estrogenicity of waterways. Vtg is egg yolk precursor protein release by the hepatocytes during vitello...
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Dear Amina, I hope these articles might be helpful to your study. Best regards, Roberta
-dx.doi.org/10.1021/jf403496k | J. Agric. Food Chem. 2013, 61, 10835−10847
-Molecules 2010, 15, 9252-9287; doi:10.3390/molecules15129252
-Bakkali et al. / Food and Chemical Toxicology 46 (2008) 446–475.
-Essential oils in combination and their antimicrobial properties. Molecules. 17:3989–4006.
-Anticancer activity of essential oils: a review DOI 10.1002/jsfa.6267
-Natural Product Research, 2015, 30 (3) 332–339.
-Chemical profile and in vitro pharmacological activities of Cedrelopsis grevei H. Baillon bark essential oil. Plant Biosystem, 2016.
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Breakfast habits affect the nutritional status and health of people, in particular children and adolescents. This is the second part a previous study about the adherence to the Mediterranean diet in a Sicilian (Italy) student population. The investigation analysed both normal weight and overweight subjects in order to understand how eating habits,...
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Dear Jayapal Venugopal,
I hope these references could be helpful to your project:
Hildebert Wagner Sabine Bladt
Plant Drug Analysis
A Thin Layer Chromatography Atlas
R. Tardugno, A. Spagnoletti, A. Grandini, I. Maresca, G. Sacchetti, F. Pellati & S. Benvenuti (2016): Chemical profile and biological activities of Cedrelopsis grevei H. Baillon bark essential oil, Plant Biosystems - An International Journal Dealing with all Aspects of Plant Biology, DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1255271
Best regards,
Roberta
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I find useful the NIST electronic library and the Adams book together.
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In this paper we analysed several Thyme EOs
Chemical composition, cytotoxicity, antimicrobial and antifungal activity of several essential oils. Natural Product Research, 2015, 30 (3) 332–339. Best regards
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I hope this article could be helpful
Chemical profile and in vitro pharmacological activities of Cedrelopsis grevei H. Baillon bark essential oil. Plant Biosystem. DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1255271 Best regards
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Dear Hayat Alghamdi,
I hope this article could be helpful for you.
Chemical profile and in vitro pharmacological activities of Cedrelopsis grevei H. Baillon bark essential oil. Plant Biosystem. DOI: 10.1080/11263504.2016.1255271 Best regards, Roberta
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Dear Sonam Gupta,
I reccomend this book for essential oil TLC systems:
Hildebert Wagner Sabine Bladt
Plant Drug Analysis
A Thin Layer Chromatography Atlas Second Edition, Springer
Best regards
Roberta
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Dear Basma Najar,
I hope this article could be helpful to your project
Chemical profile and biological activities of Cedrelopsis grevei H. Baillon bark essential oil
DOI10.1080/11263504.2016.1255271
Best regards
Roberta
Conference Paper
Essential oils (EOs) are complex mixts. of terpenes with interesting antimicrobial activity. In this study, the attention was focused on microorganisms involved in oral diseases, such as caries and periodontitis. A pool of fifteen EOs according their chem. compn. was selected and subjected to gaschromatog. anal. (GC-MS, GC-FID), including Illicium...
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Essential oils (EOs) are very complex mixts. composed of natural volatile constituents. They are produced by arom. plant specialized glands as defensive secondary metabolites. Due to the EOs complexity, deep qual. and quant. investigations are necessary to explore their compn., to guarantee their genuineness and to allow a rational investigation ab...
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The antimicrobial activity of essential oils (EOs) has been known for ages; in particular, the EOs of Melaleuca alternifolia, Thymus vulgaris, Mentha piperita, and Rosmarinus officinalis have been used for the treatment of fungal and bacterial infections. This study focused on the in vitro cytotoxicity to normal human conjunctiva cells and antimicr...