E-mail 16521eadd9c91c8730842d5775cd9b16
Structure Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and the Environment
Telephone 0498272925
Qualification Professore associato confermato
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Terzo piano - DAFNAE (Agripolis, Legnaro) Il docente riceve per appuntamento
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Proposals for thesis
- Caratterizzazione genetica e fisiologica di lieviti non-Saccharomyces per la produzione di vini a gradazione alcolica ridotta.

-Valutazione dell'impatto sul microbiota della vite e in vinificazione dell'introduzione di colture contenenti ceppi autoctoni di lievito.

- Valutazione dell'espressione genica di Saccharomyces cerevisiae in presenza di sostanze tossiche (solfiti e rame) e in coltura sequenziale con lieviti non-Saccharomyces.

-Genetic and physiological characterization of non-Saccharomyces yeast for "low alcohol" wine production

- Evaluation of introducing selected yeast in vineyard on vine microbiota and its effect on winemaking

- Evaluation of yeast gene expression in presence of toxic compounds (sulfite and copper) and in sequential inoculum with non Saccharomyces yeast.

Curriculum Vitae
Born in Venice on November 1st, 1966. Spent a research training stage (April-August 1991) at the Genetics Department, University of Leicester UK. Graduated in Biological Sciences on March 4th, 1992 at the University of Padua. From January 1993 to December 1995 was PhD student in Molecular Microbiology (doctoral course “Crop Sciences”) at the same academic institution. From January 1996 to February 1997 she held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Genetics, University of Gent (Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Marcelle Holsters. Successively she has been working at the Department of Agronomy Food Natural resources Animals and Environment - DAFNAE (former Department of Agricultural Biotechnology), University of Padova, in the research group of Microbiology as research scientist and since December 2006 she is Associate Professor at the same Academic Institution.

Teaching activity

(i) Lecturer in 1st and 2hd cycle (Bachelor and Master-level) degree courses. General and Wine Microbiology, Wine Microbiology, Microbial Biotechnology Fermentation Biotechnology, Fermentation microbiology, Selection and genetic improvement of food microorganisms, Laboratory course on Food Microbiology at the University of Padova (Agriculture Sciences); “Management of microbial fermentations” in the Euromaster Vinifera
(ii) Lecturer in university professional training courses. “Food and genetically modified organisms” (Medical School) “Genetically modified microorganism and implication on agri-food technology” (Medical School); “Technological traits of wine yeasts for secondary fermentation (Agriculture Sciences), “Acetic acid bacteria and wine vinegar production” (Engineering) at the University of Padova, Applied Microbiology at Fondazione CUOA (Italy), Food Microbiology at ITS-Fondazione Istituto Tecnico Superiore
(ii) Seminars and teaching activity for PhD students (doctoral courses “Viticulture enology and marketing of wine producing companies” and ”Animal and Food science”).

Academic duties and affiliation

At the University of Padova from 2009- 2012 she was the Coordinator of the doctoral course “Viticulture enology and marketing of the wine producing companies” and from 2010-2013 the Coordinator of the doctoral course “Food Science” of the doctoral school “Animal and Food Sciences”, where since 2014 she is the vice-director. Member of the teaching committee of the degree courses “Food Science and Technology” and “Viticulture and enology Science and Technology” where she is also member of the committee for pratical stage. Member of the Italian Society for Agricultural, Food and Environmental Microbiology (Società Italiana di Microbiologia Agraria, Alimentare e Ambientale - SIM3A), since 2012 representative for the University of Padova in the “OENOVITI international” network (, since 2009 representative for the University of Padova in the “Italian Network of the PhD Courses Food Science, Technology and Biotechnology”. Since 2001 she is the coordinator of the research group of Wine Microbiology at the Conegliano University Campus of Enology and Viticulture (University of Padova).

Responsible of 8 PhD educational projects. Author of more than 50 scientific papers and more than 100 communications, proceedings and posters presented at national and international conferences and papers in technical journals. Invited speaker at national and international conferences.

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 16521EADD9C91C8730842D5775CD9B16.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2017/18
Degree course code Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Teacher in charge
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2017
6 1st Year Second semester VIVIANA CORICH
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2015
10 3rd Year First semester VIVIANA CORICH
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016
6 2nd Year Annual Required ALESSIO GIACOMINI
Details for students enrolled in A.Y. 2016
6 2nd Year Annual Required VIVIANA CORICH