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Interview | Giorgio GiraffanbspFermentation Technology
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Fermentation Technology
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Giorgio Giraffa
Giorgio Giraffa

Giorgio Giraffa
Agricultural Research Council
Fodder and Dairy Productions Research Centre 
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Dr. Giorgio Giraffa born at Milano and living at Gorle (BG), via Marconi 1/C. Degree in Food Science and Technology, University of Milano (Italy). Post-doctoral specialization on Biotechnology at the University of Milano (Italy). Since 1998: contract professor on Dairy Microbiology, University of Pisa, Italy. Stages carried out abroad at INRA (France), Pasteur Institute (Paris, France) and NIZO (The Netherlands) for overall 12 months. His present qualification and professional competences: Director of the Research Centre for Forage and Dairy Productions (CRA-FLC) of Lodi. Belonging to several Editorial Boards of international journals. His main expertise include dairy microbiology, food biotechnology. He is experienced in molecular methods such as probe hybridization, RAPD-PCR, species-specific PCR, RFLP techniques, LH-PCR and DNA sequencing for routinely identification and characterization of isolates. He is author of more than 200 printed works, a half of which on international journals with medium-high impact factor, and speeches at national and international congresses.

Research Interest

Giorgio Giraffa Research interest include Genetic, molecular and phenotypic identification and characterization of lactic acid bacteria (LAB). Microbial characterization of traditional Italian cheeses. Microbial ecology of both useful and unwanted dairy bacteria. Microbial interactions and dynamics in fermented food. Genetics and physiology of LAB phages.

1. How many years have you been associated with the current research?
25 years.

2. What is the research topic you are working on now?
Food microbiology, LAB genetics, LAB probiotics, LAB bacteriophages

3. What makes an article top quality?
Subject originality; scientific rigorousness; clarity of writing.

4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?
Peer discussion of data; practical applicability; clear methodology.

5. Do you have any research funding (NIH or other national funding) now?

6. When did you become an editor of OMICS Journal?
Last year.

7. What is your greatest career accomplishment?
Direction of public, research Institution

8. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?
Through peer divulgation into press and

9. What is the purpose of serving as an editor?
We're doing the in vitro clinical studies of some of our predictions. See answer to patent question below.

10. Do you have any patents?
Yes. One of this on dengue peptides is licensedby Ennaid Therapeutics.

11. Have you contributed any editorials or papers (any types) to OMICS Journals in the past two years?

12. Do you plan to contribute any editorials or papers to OMICS Journals in the next year?
I'd like to - I have one that I'd like to send in.

13. Do you have any trouble with OMICS Journals in the past?

14. Would you recommend OMICS to your friends or colleagues?

15. How do you differentiate Fermentation Technology with other journals in the field?
It describes what I do in its entirety - what I do has both engineering and medical applications and this is usually not considered by many departments. It is truly an interdisciplinary umbrella.
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