Areas of expertise
- Food Quality
- Food Safety
- Food waste
- Plants and microbes
Dr Roberta Tosetti graduated as Plant Biotechnologist from University of Padova (Italy), followed by an MSc in Food Biotechnologies at the same institute.
She obtained her PhD in Agro-Bio-Science (curriculum Genomics and Genetics) from Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy); during the PhD she conducted part of her research at the Appalachian Fruit Research Station (USDA-ARS, Kearneysville, WV, USA).
This led her to gain expertise in plant and fruit physiology during both development and postharvest stages. Physiological changes in plant and fruits have been mainly investigated by transcriptomic approaches, such as microarray hybridisation and NGS, beside other molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry approaches.
She then started her career as Postdoc Researcher at Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy), before joining the Plant Science Laboratory Group in Cranfield University during 2015.
Dr Tosetti’s current research focuses on the quality evolution during storage, and how postharvest treatments affect it, in a wide range of fresh produce . The investigation is carried out by a multi-disciplinary approach which combines physiological and technological assessments, with biochemical and molecular biology analysis.
Dr Tosetti has been appointed as main Researcher for the project "Implementing novel, cost effective alternatives to CIPC for sustainable potato storage".
Articles In Journals
- Puccinelli M, Malorgio F, Terry LA, Tosetti R, Rosellini I & Pezzarossa B (2018) Effect of selenium enrichment on metabolism of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruit during post‐harvest ripening, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 99 (5) 2463-2472.
- Sowe S, Landahl S, Tosetti R & Terry LA (2018) Physiological and biochemical dynamics of sweet potato as affected by controlled atmosphere storage treatments, Acta Horticulturae, 1194 (April) 1253-1258.
- Brizzolara S, Hertog M, Tosetti R, Nicolai B & Tonutti P (2018) Metabolic responses to low temperature of three peach fruit cultivars differently sensitive to cold storage, Frontiers in Plant Science, 9 (May) Article No. 706.
- Elmi F, Pradas I, Tosetti R, Cools K & Terry LA (2017) Effect of ethylene on postharvest strawberry fruit tissue biochemistry, Acta Horticulturae, 1156 (April) 667-672.
- Alamar MC, Tosetti R, Landahl S, Bermejo A & Terry LA (2017) Assuring future potato tuber quality during storage: A future perspective, Frontiers in Plant Science, 8 Article No. 2034.
- Genova G, Tosetti R & Tonutti P (2015) Berry ripening, pre-processing and thermal treatments aﬀect the phenolic composition and antioxidant capacity of grape (Vitis vinifera L.) juice, Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 96 (2) 664-671.
- Callahan A, Dardick C, Tosetti R & Scorza R (2015) 21st century approach to improving Burbank’s ‘stoneless’ plum, HortScience, 50 (2) 195-200.
- Tosetti R, Tardelli F, Tadiello A, Zaffalon V, Giorgi FM, Guidi L, Trainotti L, Bonghi C & Tonutti P (2014) Molecular and biochemical responses to wounding in mesocarp of ripe peach (Prunus persica L. Batsch) fruit, Postharvest Biology and Technology, 90 40-51.
- Callahan A, Dardick C, Tosetti R, Lalli D & Scorza R (2013) 21st Century approach to improving Burbanks stoneless plum. In: 2013 ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, California, 22-25 July 2013.
- Tosetti R, Martinelli F, Tonutti P & Kumar Barupal D (2012) Metabolomics approach to studying minimally processed peach (prunus persica) fruit. In: IHC2010 - 28th International Horticultural Conference, Lisbon, 22-27 August 2010.
- Bonghi C, Begheldo M, Ziliotto F, Rasori A, Trainotti L, Tadiello A, Tosetti R & Tonutti P (2010) Transcriptome analyses and postharvest physiology of peaches and nectarines. In: 6th International Postharvest Symposium, Antalya, 8-12 April 2009.