Editorial Board


Editor-in-Chief

Maria Gullo
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Italy

Maria Gullo received her PhD in Sciences and Food Technologies at the University of Catania, Italy in 2005, studying acetic acid bacteria physiology. She is currently researcher at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. Since 15 years she performs a research activity focused on ecophysiology of acetic acid bacteria, their industrial applications and new product development from fruit fermentation. In 2005 was a co-organizer of the first International Symposium on acetic acid bacteria and vinegar, by which an International Acetic Acid Bacteria network was built. She actively cooperate to the scientific committee of the International symposia organization: nowadays symposia achieved the 4th edition and the 5th is scheduled. She was a founding member of UMCC (Unimore Microbial Culture Collection) and since 2013 she is responsible for the acetic acid bacteria area. She had a leading role in the coordination of many researches on vinegar microbiology studying cultivability of acetic acid bacteria and how to apply selected starter cultures in different fermentation systems. Recently she is investigating cellulose and levan synthetized by acetic acid bacteria. She regularly teach at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

Editorial Board

Isidoro Garcia, University of Cordoba, Spain 
Maria Jesus Torija, University of Rovira I Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Paolo Giudici, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Marcello Fidaleo, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
Eveline Bartowsky, The Australian Wine Research Institute, Australia
Raul Osvaldo Pedraza, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina
Edgardo Escamilla, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
T. Joseph Kappock, Purdue University, USA
Kátia Teixeira, Lab. Genetica e Bioquímica Embrapa Agrobiologia Seropedica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Yoshinao Azuma, Yamaguchi University, Japan
Janja Trcek, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Armin Ehrenreich, Technische Universität, München, Germany
Wolfgang Liebl, Technische Universität, München, Germany
Erick Vandamme, University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium