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Losasso Carmen

Carmen Losasso | Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie Role Biologist
Department SCS1 – Risk analysis and public health surveillance
Phone +39 049 8084252

Professional profile

Carmen Losasso graduated in Biology and defended her PhD in Biochemistry at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy. She held the specialization diploma in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Padua. She worked as researcher at the Department of Biology, University of Padua (Italy), where she focused on molecular and genetic mechanisms of drug resistance in eukaryotic and prokaryotic models.

In 2011 she joined the Department of Food Safety at the IZSVe where she is involved in the following research activities:

  • microbial ecology of gut related microbial community and their impact on human health and environment;
  • effectiveness of new antimicrobial agents towards food pathogens and molecular mechanisms of food pathogen resistance to biocides;
  • antimicrobial resistance: origin, maintenance and the spreading along the food chain;
  • epidemiology of human nutrition;
  • food pathogens characterization;
  • new strategies for consumer education on food safety and nutrition


  • Belluco S., Gallocchio F., Losasso C., Ricci A. State of art of nanotechnology applications in the meat chain: a qualitative synthesis. (2017) Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, in press
  • Conficoni D, Losasso C, Cortini E, Di Cesare A, Cibin V, Giaccone V, Corno G, Ricci A. Resistance to biocides in Listeria monocytogenes collected in meat-processing environments (2016) Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 1627
  • Pezzuto A., Belluco S., Losasso C., Patuzzi I., Bordin P., Piovesana A., Comin D., Mioni R., Ricci A. Effectiveness of washing procedures in reducing Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes on a raw leafy green vegetable (Eruca vescicaria). (2016) Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 1663
  • Di Cesare A., Losasso C., Barco L., Eckert EM., Conficoni D., Sarasini G., Corno G., Ricci A., Diverse distribution of Toxin-Antitoxin II systems in Salmonella enterica serovars. (2016) Scientific Reports, 6, 28759
  • Belluco S., Losasso C., Patuzzi I., Rigo L., Conficoni D., Galloccho F., Cibin V., Catellani P., Segato S., Ricci A. Silver As Antibacterial toward Listeria monocytogenes. (2016) Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 307
  • Pezzuto A., Losasso C., Mancin M., Gallocchio F., Piovesana A., Binato G., Gallina A., Marangon A., Mioni R., Favretti M., Ricci A. Food safety concerns deriving from the use of silver based food packaging materials. (2015) Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, 1109
  • Losasso C., Bille L., Patuzzi I., Lorenzetto M., Binato G., Dalla Pozza M., Ferrè N., Ricci A. Possible influence of natural events on heavy metals exposure from shellfish consumption: a case study in the north-east of Italy. (2015) Frontiers in Public Health, 3:21
  • Losasso C., Cappa V., Neuhoiser ML., Giaccone V., Andrighetto I., Ricci A. Students’ consumption of beverages and snacks at school and away from school: a case study in the north east of Italy. (2015) Frontiers in Nutrition, 2, 30
  • Losasso C. , Belluco S. , Cibin V., Zavagnin P., Mičetić I., Gallocchio F., Zanella M., Bregoli L., Biancotto G., Ricci A. Antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles: sensitivity of different Salmonella serovars (2014) Frontiers in Microbiology, 5
  • Losasso C., Cappa V., Cibin V., Mantovani C., Costa N., Faccio E., Andrighetto I., Ricci A. Food Safety and Hygiene Lessons in the Primary School: Implications for Risk-Reduction Behaviors (2014) Foodborne Pathogens and Disease 11 (1), 68-74
  • Belluco S., Losasso C., Maggioletti M., Alonzi C.C., Paoletti M.G., Ricci A. Edible insects in a food safety and nutritional perspective: a critical review (2013) Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 12 (3), 296-313
  • Losasso C., Cibin V., Cappa V., Roccato A., Vanzo A., Andrighetto I., Ricci A. Food safety and nutrition: impruving consumer behaviour. (2012) Food Control, 26; 252–258

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