© 2020

The First Outstanding 50 Years of “Università Politecnica delle Marche”

Research Achievements in Life Sciences

  • Sauro Longhi
  • Andrea Monteriù
  • Alessandro Freddi
  • Lucia Aquilanti
  • Maria Gabriella Ceravolo
  • Oliana Carnevali
  • Mario Giordano
  • Gianluca Moroncini

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Armando Gabrielli, Attilio Olivieri, Gianluca Moroncini, Antonella Poloni, Elena Marinelli Busilacchi
    Pages 1-11
  3. Pietro Emanuele Varaldo, Bruna Facinelli, Patrizia Bagnarelli, Stefano Menzo, Marina Mingoia, Andrea Brenciani et al.
    Pages 13-29
  4. Stefano Gasparini, Martina Bonifazi, Lina Zuccatosta
    Pages 31-41
  5. Fabiola Olivieri, Maria Rita Rippo, Laura Graciotti, Armanda Pugnaloni, Francesca Fazioli, Antonio Domenico Procopio
    Pages 43-55
  6. Monica Mattioli Belmonte, Monia Orciani, Antonio Gigante, Guendalina Lucarini, Giancarlo Balercia, Giorgio Arnaldi et al.
    Pages 57-69
  7. Federica Alessandrini, Valerio Onofri, Chiara Turchi, Loredana Buscemi, Mauro Pesaresi, Adriano Tagliabracci
    Pages 81-92
  8. Stefano Raffaele Giannubilo, Giovanni Delli Carpini, Andrea Ciavattini
    Pages 93-106
  9. Fiorenzo Conti
    Pages 137-153
  10. Laura Mazzanti, Arianna Vignini, Monica Emanuelli
    Pages 155-166
  11. Saverio Cinti, Antonio Giordano
    Pages 167-183
  12. Riccardo Sarzani, Rossella De Angelis, Marica Bordicchia, Marco Di Carlo, Emilio Filippucci, Federico Giulietti et al.
    Pages 185-201
  13. Carlo Catassi, Elena Lionetti
    Pages 203-219
  14. Antonio Benedetti, Anna Campanati, Emanuela Martina, Oriana Simonetti, Emanuele Bendia, Antonio Di Sario et al.
    Pages 221-246
  15. Laura Cipolletta, Alessia Urbinati, Maria Vittoria Matassini, Marchesani Francesca, Stefano Gasparini, Alessandro Capucci
    Pages 247-264

About this book


The book describes the significant multidisciplinary research findings at the Università Politecnica delle Marche and the expected future advances. It addresses some of the most dramatic challenges posed by today’s fast-growing, global society and the changes it has caused. It also discusses solutions to improve the wellbeing of human beings.

The book covers the main research achievements in the various disciplines of the life sciences, and includes chapters that highlight mechanisms relevant to all aspects of human diseases, the molecular, cellular, and functional basis of therapy, and its translation into the management of people’s health needs. It also describes research on traditional and innovative foods to enhance quality, safety and functionality, and to develop bioactive/nutraceutical compounds. Further chapters address conservation and management of various environments, from the forests to the oceans, describing the studies on countermeasures against climate changes and terrestrial/aquatic pollutants, and on terrestrial/marine biodiversity, ecosystems and landscapes, erosion of genetic biodiversity, innovative aquaculture feed, sustainable crop production and management of forests. Lastly, the book reports the findings of research work on different classes of biomolecules, and on the molecular basis of antibiotic resistances and their diffusion.


UNIVPM History of UNIVPM Life Science Research University Governance Higher Education University Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Sauro Longhi
    • 1
  • Andrea Monteriù
    • 2
  • Alessandro Freddi
    • 3
  • Lucia Aquilanti
    • 4
  • Maria Gabriella Ceravolo
    • 5
  • Oliana Carnevali
    • 6
  • Mario Giordano
    • 7
  • Gianluca Moroncini
    • 8
  1. 1.Department of Information Engineering (DII)Marche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Information Engineering (DII)Marche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly
  3. 3.Department of Information Engineering (DII)Marche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences (D3A)Marche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly
  5. 5.Ospedali Riuniti di AnconaAnconaItaly
  6. 6.Department of Life and Environmental Sciences (DISVA)Marche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly
  7. 7.Department of Life and Environmental Sciences (DISVA)Marche Polytechnic UniversityAnconaItaly
  8. 8.Ospedali Riuniti di AnconaAnconaItaly

About the editors

Sauro Longhi is professor of automation engineering at the Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM), Ancona, Italy. He served as Rector of the same university from 2013 to 2019.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The First Outstanding 50 Years of “Università Politecnica delle Marche”
  • Book Subtitle Research Achievements in Life Sciences
  • Editors Sauro Longhi
    Andrea Monteriù
    Alessandro Freddi
    Lucia Aquilanti
    Maria Gabriella Ceravolo
    Oliana Carnevali
    Mario Giordano
    Gianluca Moroncini
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-33831-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-33834-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-33832-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 645
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science Education
    Life Sciences, general
    Higher Education
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