Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Microbiome Research Hub, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.
Francesca Turroni is an Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Parma, Italy. Francesca Turroni received a Ph.D. in Food Sciences and Technology at the University of Parma, Italy. She carried out her postdoctoral research work at the Dept. of Microbiology, National University of Ireland, Cork (Ireland) before joining the Department of Biosciences at the University of Parma in 2015. Prof. Turroni has been the co-investigator or principal investigator in several research projects based on public or private funding. She participated as a speaker at International Conferences. She is involved in the biotechnological transfer for industrial food companies. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the University Spin-Off "GenProbio", focused on developing the next generation of probiotic bacteria. Turroni’s research theme can be described as omics (genomics and functional genomics) of probiotic bacteria and host-microbe interactions in the human gut. She has been involved in scientific research related to applied Microbiology and Biotechnology aimed at providing novel applications for the food industry, for example, the setting up of molecular tools for tracing bacteria of industrial relevance. She is an author or a co-author of 143 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Bifidobacteria, Human microbiota, Host-microbe interaction, Food microbiota, Genomics of probiotic bacteria