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Gallina Albino

Dirigente IZSVe Role Chemist
Laboratory SCS2 – Chemistry
Phone +39 049 8084344

Professional profile

Albino Gallina graduated in Chemistry – University of Padua and attended the postgraduate school in “Methods of chemical control and analysis” – University of Padua. Since 2006, he has been a Chemistry manager of the SCS2 – Chemistry, Laboratory of Food toxicology. Since 2002, he has actively collaborated with the National reference centre for beekeeping.

His research activities deals with: development and validation of analytical methods  to determine antimicrobial drug and pesticide residues in bee products; evaluation of physical – chemical methods for defining the quality of bee products; studies of environmental monitoring using bees and their products; studies on the presence of natural toxins (pyrrolizidine alkaloids, grayanotoxins…) in honey; development and validation of analytical methods to  determine food additives in products of animal origin; studies on the distribution and persistence of additives in food and studies on the production of histamine in the degradation processes of fish products.

He has ongoing collaborations with other IIZZSS for development and publication of chemical methods to determine chemical additives. He also collaborates with the Italian National Health Institute (ISS) to draw up guidelines for the analysis of products of animal origin. He in involved in the national monitoring project, “BEENET”.


  • Boscolo Papo M., Maccatrozzo L., Bertotto D., Pascoli F., Negrato E., Poltronieri C., Binato G., Gallina A., Radaelli G., Expression of CYP4 and GSTr genes in Venerupis philippinarum exposed to benzo(a)pyrene, Annals of Anatomy, 2014, 196(4), 241-246
  • Martinello M., Cristofoli C., Gallina A., Mutinelli F., Easy and rapid method for the quantitative determination of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in honey by ultra performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry: An evaluation in commercial honey, Food Control, 2014, 37: 146-152
  • Mascarello G., Crovato S., Pinto A., Gallina A., Siegrist M., Ravarotto L., Communicating chemical risk in food to adolescents. A comparison of web and print media, Food Control, 2014, 35(1):407-412.
  • Martinello M., Baggio A., Gallina A., Mutinelli F., Distribution of Sulfathiazole in Honey, Beeswax, and Honeybees and the Persistence of Residues in Treated Hives, J. Agric. Food Chem., 2013, 61, 9275−9279
  • Franceschini M., Barbieri G., Barbieri G., Sangiorgi E., Zanasi F., Haouet N., Soprano V., Gallina A., Indagine sul contenuto di fosforo e calcio nelle carni avicole disossate meccanicamente utilizzate in Italia ed effetti sul calcolo della percentuale di fosforo aggiunto sui prodotti da esse ottenuti, Industria Conserve, 2011, 86 (2): 117-124
  • Arcangeli G., Gallina A., I nuovi perchè dell’additivazione in campo ittico. Eurofishmarket, 2011, 15: 27-48
  • Mutinelli F., Sgolastra F., Gallina A., Medrzycki P., Bortolotti L., Lodesani M., Porrini C. A network for monitoring honeybee mortality and colony losses in Italy as a part of the APENET research project. Am. Bee J., 2010, 150, 389-390
  • Bacandritsos N., Granato A., Budge G., Papanastasiou I., Roinioti E., Caldon M., Falcaro C., Gallina A., Mutinelli F. Sudden deaths and colony population decline in Greek honey bee colonies. J. Invertebr. Pathol., 2010, 105(3): 335-40
  • Baggio A., Gallina A., Benetti C. and Mutinelli F. Residues of antibacterial drugs in honey from the Italian market. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part B, 2009, 2: 52–58
  • Gallina A., Stocco N., Mutinelli F. Karl Fischer Titration to determine moisture in honey: A new simplified approach. Food Control, 2009, 21: 942-944

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