Biondi Daniela Maria

Biondi Daniela Maria

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  • 06 Novembre 2014
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Profile: Ricercatore

Office location: Catania

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Biography: Daniela Biondi is currently Researcher working since 1994 in Catania at the Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare (I.C.B.) belonging to Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy. She graduated with honors in Pharmacy at the University of Catania discussing a thesis on “Sintesi di reattività di eteri ciclici funzionalizzati mediante ciclo addizioni intramolecolari di nitrilossidi”  From 1991 to 1993 she worked granted by a research fellowship at the CNR-Istituto per lo Studio delle Sostanze Naturali di Interesse Alimentare e Chimico-Farmaceutico of Catania.



The first scientific activity was focused on the chemistry of essential oils, natural compounds, and their biological activity, specializing in chromatography and spectroscopic techniques ( GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR). Since 2006 she has spent most part of research in the study of the chemo-enzymatic reaction catalyzed by enzymes on natural product with the aim of improve the smell, the biological activity or provide starting material useful in synthesis .  She was teacher of the theoretical- practical “ Manager della qualità nel settore delle produzioni agro-alimentari “ Consorzio Futuro Formazione F2 nell’ambito del Programma Operativo 2000/2006 di Ricerca, Sviluppo e Alta Formazione definito dal MIUR. 

In 2011 she worked at the ”Group of microbial enzymes for industrial application “ of the Department of Microbiology - University of Barcelona (Spain) thank to a grant under the program of “Short Term Mobility” of CNR.  And today deals with sustainnable Chemistry: biocatalysis and its applications in the field of the enhancement of biomass and in particular research activity is focused to define green procedure to prepare compounds in mild conditions as potential valuable as starting material for fragrances, flavors and bioactive compounds. Using chemo-enzymatic processes catalyzed by lipase and green reactants. She also improves her experience in the use of analytical and spectroscopic techniques.

Major publications

  1. Biondi D., Rocco C., Ruberto G., New Dihydrostilbene derivative from the leaves of Glycyrrhiza glabra and evaluation of their antioxidant activity, J. of Natural Products (2003), 66(4) 477-480.
  2. Biondi D., Rocco C., Ruberto G., Dihydrostilbene derivative from Glycyrrhiza glabra leaves, J. of Natural Products (2005), 68(7) 1099-1102  
  3. Madani Sari; Daniela M. Biondi; Mohamed Kaabeche; Giuseppina Mandalari; Manuela D’Arrigo, Giuseppe Bisignano; Antonella Saija; Carmelo D’Aquino; Giuseppe Ruberto. Chemical composition, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of the essential oil of several population of Algerian Origanum glandulosum Desf.,Flavour and Fragrance Journal 2006, 21, 890-898.
  4. Daniela M. Biondi, Madani Sari, Zedam Abdel Ghani, Giuseppe Ruberto.Essential Oil of Algerian Saccocalyx satureioides Coss. et Durieu Flavour and Fragrance Journal 2006, 21, 546-548.
  5. Jacques Simpore; Frederic Zongo, Fatoumata Kabore, Deleli Dansou; Augustin Bere; Jean-Baptiste Nikiema, Salvatore Pignatelli; Daniela M.Biondi; Giuseppe Ruberto; Salvatore Musumeci. Nutrition Rehabilitation of HIV-Infected and HIV- Negative undernourished children utilizing Spiruline, Ann. Nutrition & Metabolism 2005, 49, 373-380.
  6. Jacques Simpore; Fatoumata Kabore; Frederic Zongo; Deleli Dansou; Augustin Bere; Salvatore Pignatelli; Daniela Biondi; Giuseppe Ruberto; Salvatore Musumeci. Nutrition Rehabilitation of undernourished children utilizing Spiruline and Misola, Nutrition Journal 2006, 5 3-9.
  7. Adebayo E Gbolade; Teresita Arcoraci; Manuela D’arrigo; Francis O Olorunmola; Daniela Biondi; Giuseppe Ruberto, Essential oils of Dennettia tripetala Bark.f. stem and leaf-constituents and biological activities, Natural Products Communications 20g08, 3,1925-1930.
  8. E Gbolade Adebayo; Daniela Biondi; Giuseppe Ruberto. Comparative analysis of the essential oils from two asteraceous plants foun in Nigeria, Acanthospermum hispidum and Tithonia diversifolia, Natural Products Communications 2008, 3, 1735-1738. 
  9. A.K.Saikia, D.M. Biondi and G.Ruberto, Essential oil composition of aerial part of Hyptis suaveolens (L.) Poit Grown in upper Assam region of north east India, Bull.Life Sci., 2008, XIV, 100-104.
  10. R. Morrone, N. D’Antona, D. Biondi, D. Lambusta, G. Nicolosi, Preparation of n-3 PUFAs ethyl esters by an efficient biocatalyzed solvent-free process, Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic (2012), 84, 173–176.


essential oils, green chemistry, antioxidant activity, nutrition