cv_GuerrantiColle di Val d’Elsa, 15/05/1974

Cristiana Guerranti graduated from the University of Siena (Italy), with the highest grade and honours in Biology (ecological-environmental curriculum), having defended a thesis entitled “Endocrine disruptors in humans: study on the presence of organochlorines in fat and oestrogen-sensitive tissues” [In Italian]. After graduation, she continued to carry out research in the field of the consequences of environmental contamination on human health, gaining a Doctoral Research degree in Sciences and Technologies Applied to the Environment at the University of Siena, with a thesis entitled “Study on the presence of organohalogen compounds in food products and the diet of the population of the Siena area” [In Italian] and then a four-year grant of research with a project entitled “Quality and safety of typical Tuscan food products: environmental and microbial contaminants in the PDO products”.
Dr Guerranti has been involved in many research projects relating the following topics: biomonitoring programmes for aquatic environments, quality of aquaculture products, and mainly, links between environmental quality, food safety and human health.
She is author of numerous international scientific papers.
Main skills and competences include chromatographic techniques (HPLC and GC with different detection systems, including MS), application of several analytical techniques for purification of samples and environmental sampling techniques, learned in the field, with participation in numerous sampling campaigns of bioindicator organisms, soils, marine sediments and air. The main theoretical skills in science concern the contamination by organic pollutants, particularly endocrine disruptors, in biological and abiotic matrices, human tissues and body fluids in particular, and in foodstuffs.
At present Dr Guerranti is studing environmental indoor and outdoor contamination of cultural heritage in the contest of a grant of research at the Department of Phisics, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Siena, Italy, while continuing research in the field of human exposure to endocrine disruptors in collaboration with the Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council (IFC-CNR).