Contact Dr Roberta Tosetti

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.

Current activities

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".




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