Journal of Peptides

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Peptides-Edible films; food biochemistry-Concetta Valeria Lucia Giosafatto


University of Naples Federico II ; department of Chemical Sciences

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Concetta Valeria Lucia Giosafatto


Department of Chemical Sciences, Via cinthia, 80126, Naples (ITALY)

Research Interests:

Edible films; food biochemistry, transglutaminase


  • Dr Giosafatto Concetta Valeria L. (Researcher unique identifier(s) research experience started during thesis internship in 2000 at the Dpt of Food Science of University of Naples. 
  • She has then enrolled on a PhD course in Biotechnology. 
  • During the PhD, she spent 1 year on a Marie Curie host fellowship at the Institute of Food Research (IFR), Norwich (UK) working on fennel waste recycling, in order to prepare biopolymer films from fennel-extracted pectin. 
  • Then she was awarded 5 Postdoctoral Fellowships working on different research projects. 
  • In 2008 she has successfully applied for a Marie Curie Post Doc to work at IFR for 2 years. 
  • The project started in June 2009 and focused on the digestion carried out under physiological conditions of transglutaminase-modified egg white proteins. 
  • In 2010 during her stay at IFR she was the mentor of a visiting student from University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK thanks to the participation to the project “Improving sublingual delivery of oral immunotherapy targets (PeachSLIT)”.
  • In fact, she was involved in development and mechanical characterization of edible films made of rice starch for oral immunotherapy for severe food allergies triggered by peaches. 
  • She has also spent a period in 2011 at INRA-CEA SACLAY France, gaining competences on the different aspects of IgE binding studies. 
  • Currently she is a Research Scientist at Dpt of Chemical Sciences of University of Naples Federico II. 
  • She is working on the use of transglutaminse-modified proteins and carbohydrates (such as pectins, starch and chitosan) to prepare hydrocolloid edible films to be used both in food and agriculture sector. 
  • Moreover, she is performing experiments of digestion conducted under physiological conditions, by using both the adult and the infant model, in order to verify the digestibility of transglutaminase-modified properties as well as edible films by the human gut. 
  • She is author of 24 articles, different book chapters, editorials and opinions, all widely cited in the literature, published in peer reviewed journals.