PIOVAN ANNA

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Proposals for thesis
Positions for experimental and article-based theses are available. The main experimental activities concern in vitro plant cell cultures and medicinal and food plant study. Self-proposed article-based thesis arguments are also welcome. Contact us for more informations.

Curriculum Vitae
Anna Piovan born in Padova, 7th december 1964,
1990 Graduated from Padova University with a degree in Pharmacy
1994 PhD in Pharmaceutical Science
1991-1992 Guest researcher at Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Agronomie et des Industries Alimentaires - Nancy France (Prof. Bourgaud)
1996-1998 Post-Doc grant Faculty of Pharmacy at Padova University
1999-2003 Research grant Department of Biology and Department of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Padova
2004-2005 Lecturer in Phytopharmacy at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Padova
2002 Guest researcher at Center for Drug Research, Gorlaeus Laboratories, Leiden University Netherlands (Prof. R. Verpoorte)
2005-2011 Graduated technician at "Centro di Ateneo Orto Botanico dell'Università di Padova"
2011-2015 Researcher in Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Padova
2011 Lecturer in Phytochemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Padova
from 2011 Lecturer in Plant Biology at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova
from 2015 Associated Professor in Pharmaceutical Biology at the Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padova
Author of publications of international and national journals, and patent inventor.
Member of Italian Phytochemistry Society and Italian Botanical Society.
Her main scientific interests are in the field of medicinal plants with the following research lines:
- chemical characterization and identification of new natural source of biologically active compounds;
- in vitro cultures: secondary metabolite production, micropropagation, biotransformation studies and enzymes;
- development of new analysis approaches for natural products;
- morphological and chemical characterization of plants with pharmaceutical and toxicological interest;
- molecular aspects of strawberry ripening

Research areas
1. plants both as source of important secondary metabolites useful for pharmaceutical purposes and as food ingredients with the following research lines:
- identification and chemical characterization of new natural source of biologically active compounds;
- development of new analysis approaches for natural products;
- use sustainable and conservation solutions: biosynthesis and accumulation of natural products in in vitro cell cultures, development of systems for in vitro secondary metabolites production, and micropropagation of medicinal and endangered plants;
- morphological, histochemical, ultrastructural and chemical characterization of plants with pharmaceutical and toxicological interest;
- characterization of enzymatic activity in plant cell culture to obtain valuable derivatives with industrial prospects;
- in vitro biocatalysis and enzyme production to develop processes in enabling green chemistries;


2. algae both as food resource and raw material for obtaining phytochemicals.

Publications
Marzocchi, M., Badocco, D., Piovan, A., Pastore, P., Di Marco, V., Filippini, R., Caniato, R. Metals in Undaria pinnatifida (Harvey) Suringar and Sargassum muticum (Yendo) Fensholt edible seaweeds growing around Venice (Italy)
(2016) Journal of Applied Phycology, 28 (4), pp. 2605-2613.
Matozzo V, De Notaris C, Finos L, Filippini R, Piovan A (2015) Environmentally realistic concentrations of the antibiotic Trimethoprim affect haemocyte parameters but not antioxidant enzyme activities in the clam Ruditapes philippinarum
Environmental Pollution 206:567-574.
Piovan A, Caniato R, Filippini R, Chiesura F, Dalla Vecchia F (2015) Morphological and phytochemical aspects of three alien Opuntia species on Euganean Hills in North-Eastern Italy. Plant Biosystems, 149(4):788-796.
Piovan A, Caniato R, Filippini R (2014) Somatic embryogenesis and glucosinolate/myrosinase system in vulnerable Brassica repanda subsp. glabrescens (Poldini) Gómez-Campo. Scientia Horticulturae 172, pp. 317-324.
Piovan A, Filippini R, Innocenti G (2014) Coumarin compounds in Coronilla scorpioides callus cultures. Natural Product Communications. 9(4):489-492.
Piovan A, Seraglia R, Bresin B, Caniato R, Filippini R (2013) Fucoxanthin from undaria pinnatifida: Photostability and coextractive effects. Molecules 18(6):6298-6310.
Piovan A, Filippini R, Caniato R (2013) Crambe tataria: The Glucosinolate/myrosinase System in vivo and in vitro. Natural Product Communications, 8(11):1615-1616.
Filippini R, Piovan A, Caniato R (2011)
Substitution of Vaccinium myrtillus L. for Aronia melanocarpa (Michx.) Elliott in a commercial batch. Plant Biosystems 145(1):175-181.
Piovan A, Cassina G, Filippini R (2011) Crambe tataria: Actions for ex situ conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20(2):359-371.
Piovan A, Filippini R, Caniato R (2010) A semi-quantitative FIA-ESI-MS method for the rapid screening of Hypericum perforatum crude extracts. Natural Product Communications 5(3):431-434.
Piovan A, Cozza G, Caniato R, Moro S, Filippini R (2010) A novel glucosyltransferase from Catharanthus roseus cell suspensions. Process Biochemistry 45(5):655-659.
Filippini R, Piovan A, Borsarini A, Caniato R (2010) Study of dynamic accumulation of secondary metabolites in three subspecies of Hypericum perforatum. Fitoterapia 81(2):115-119.
Piovan A, Caniato R, Cappelletti EM, Filippini R (2010) Organogenesis from shoot segments and via callus of endangered Kosteletzkya pentacarpos (L.) Ledeb.
Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 100(3):309-315.
Andreola B, Piovan A, Da Dalt L, Filippini R, Cappelletti E (2008) Unilateral mydriasis due to Angel's Trumpet. Clinical Toxicology 46(4):329-331.

Patents
Cappelletti E.M., Carturan G., Piovan A. Process and articles for producing secondary metabolites of viable plant cells immobilized in a porous matrix, (C.T.S. S.A.S.) IT 9500083November 1996
Cappelletti E.M., Carturan G., Piovan A. Process and articles for producing secondary metabolites of viable plant cells immobilized in a porous matrix, (SILBIOTEC DUE SA) WO 1996036703 March 1998
Cappelletti E.M., Carturan G., Piovan A. Production of secondary metabolites with plants cells immibilized in a porous inorganic support, (Biosil AG) US 5998162 December 1999
Cappelletti E.M., Carturan G., Piovan A. Process and articles for producing secondary metabolites of viable plant cells immobilized in a porous matrix, (SILBIOTEC DUE SA) EP 0827535 July 2002

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
FA0243 COMMON MEP4068015 MORPHOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND ACTIVITY OF THE PLANT DRUG (C.I.)
A.Y. 2018/19 details
    ITA ROSAMARIA CANIATO
»   MEP4068016 PHARMACEUTICAL BOTANY AND PHYTOCHEMISTRY (A PART)
A.Y. 2018/19 details
10 2nd Year Annual ITA ROSAMARIA CANIATO
»   MEP4068017 PHARMACOGNOSY (B PART)
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 2nd Year Annual ITA EUGENIO RAGAZZI
FA1732 COMMON MEP3051822 PLANT BIOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL BOTANY
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 1st Year Second
semester
ITA ANNA PIOVAN
FA0243 COMMON FAM1027420 PLANT BIOLOGY WITH ELEMENTS OF SYSTEMATIC
A.Y. 2018/19 details
6 1st Year Second
semester
ITA ANNA PIOVAN