Prof.ssa

CARERI Maria

Professore di I fascia
Settore scientifico disciplinare
CHIMICA ANALITICA (CHIM/01)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching
  • Appointments
  • Research

CURRENT POSITION
Full Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability, University of Parma, 2001-present.

EDUCATION and UNIVERSITY CAREER
Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry, University of Parma, 1998-2001.
Researcher in Analytical Chemistry, University of Parma, 1992-1998.
PhD degree in Chemistry at the University of Parma in 1991.
Degree of Specialist in Food Chemistry and Technology at the University of Parma in 1989.
Degree in Chemistry “summa cum laude” at the University of Parma in 1987.

ACADEMIC ROLES
Member of the Committee of the National Scientific Qualification (ASN) in the competition sector 03/A1 - Analytical Chemistry in execution of judicial measures (2019-2021).
Member of the Board of Governors at the University of Parma (2017-2020; 2021-2024).
Head of the Chemistry Department and Member of the Academic Senate of Parma University (July 2012- December 2016).
Member of the Steering Committee for the multidisciplinary Laboratory COMP-HUB “Merging Chemical and Biological Complexity” in the framework of the development project of “Department of Excellence MIUR” (2018-2022); “From Molecules to Devices” Working Group Coordinator within COMP-HUB.
Representative member for University of Parma in the JRU METROFOOD-IT (Infrastructure for promoting Metrology in Food and Nutrition) Council within the activity of the corresponding ESFRI structure of the European Union (2017-present).
Director of the second-level Master Course Laboratory Quality System from 2001-2002 to 2010-2011 academic years.
Member of the Board of Teachers for the PhD course in Food Science and Technology, Parma University, (2004-2009).
Member of the Board of Teachers for the PhD course in Chemistry, Parma University (2011-present).
Representative member for University of Parma in the Steering Committee and Monitoring Scientific and Industrial Research (CIMSI) within ASTER and the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network (2011-2013).
Representative member for University of Parma in the Consulting Committee for Industrial Research and Development (CCIS) within ASTER and the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network (2014-2018).

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Scientific Director of the International Course “METROFOOD-RI: Traceability and comparability of results in food measurements”, School of Advances Studies on Food and Nutrition, University of Parma organized within the H2020 METROFOOD-PP project (September 2021).
Director of the National School of "Analytical and Bioanalytical Methods based on Mass Spectrometry" held in Parma and organized by the Division of Analytical Chemistry and the Division of Mass Spectrometry of the Italian Chemical Society (2005-2014).
Chair elected of the Executive Board of the Division of Analytical Chemistry of the Italian Chemical Society (2007-2009).
Chairperson of the Technical Working Group on accreditation of Testing Laboratories in collaboration with SINAL, the Italian Accreditation Body up to 2009, and with the Italian National Institute of Health (2008-2009).
Member of the “Italian Chemical Society – Italian National University Council Working Group” on the revision of the academic disciplines Area 03-Chemistry (2007-2009).
Member of the Committee for scientific research within Italian Chemical Society (2012-2013).
Member of the Committee for the evaluation of research projects appointed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (2004).
Member of the Committee for the Evaluation of Research (CIVR) appointed by Ministry of University and Research within the National peer-review research assessment exercise (2001-2003).

TEACHING
Degree Courses:
Professor in charge of the course of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry (First Cycle Degree Course in Chemistry) and of the course of Analytical Chemistry (First Cycle Degree Course in Biotechnology) (Department of Chemistry, Life Sciences and Environmental Sustainability) from 2012/2013 academic year to date.
Professor in charge of the courses of Analytical Chemistry II, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry IV, Laboratory of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, Validation of Analytical Methods as part of the following Degree Courses of the Faculty of Sciences MM.FF.NN. (Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Environmental Sciences) and the Degree Course in Food Science and Technology (Faculty of Agriculture) of the University of Parma from 1992/1993 to 2011/2012 academic years.
Postgraduate Degree Courses:
Teacher of the course Validation of test methods for the Professional Course “Corso di Perfezionamento in Quality System and Quality Control in Testing Laboratories”, University of Parma, from 2015/2016 academic year to date.
Teacher of the following courses: Analytical Chemistry applied to food (School of Specialization in Food Chemistry and Technology, University of Parma); Quality Certification (Second-level Master Course in Forensic Sciences, University of Parma); Method validation and quality control (Second-level Master Course in Laboratory Quality System, University of Parma).
Thesis tutoring: supervisor of over 100 degree theses of different First-level and Second-level Degree Programs and of 10 PhD theses in Chemical Sciences.
Schools and Professional Training Courses:
Lecturer at various Ph.D. courses and professional training courses organized by different Italian Universities, by the Interuniversity Research Consortium “Metodologie Analitiche e Controllo di Qualità - CIMACQ”, by Scientific Companies and other bodies (ARPA, IZS).

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY
Author of more than 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journals and of more than 300 communications at national and international Symposia; inventor of 2 patents.
Invited author of 2 book chapters, 3 chapters of encyclopedias, 2 editorials, 2 articles related to “Books in Review” published in Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.
H-index = 44 (Scopus); citations: more than 6500 (Scopus).
She played a key role in the scientific development of the analytical chemistry research group of the University of Parma concerning the following topics:
- the development and validation of analytical methods based on chromatography and mass spectrometry techniques for the identification and determination of small molecules and proteins. Applications in environmental, biomedical, agrofood, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical analysis.
- the application of experimental design techniques to analytical procedure optimization and of multivariate statistical analysis to food quality and authenticity
- the development of novel materials for miniaturized extraction techniques and for DESI- and MALDI-mass spectrometry
- the development of analytical methods based on the use of SEM/ESEM techniques for the characterization of novel materials and for the detection of nanoparticles for food safety and environmental monitoring
- the development of innovative electrochemical biosensing devices for the determination of biomarkers in medical diagnostics as well as of compounds of environmental and food interest.

RESEARCH FUNDING (selected, last 15 years)
PRIN MIUR 2009 " Development of innovative ICP-MS based strategies for the analysis of metallo-proteins and target proteins in the platelet-derived microparticle subproteome" (Associated Investigator)
PRIN MIUR 2012 "Assessment of quality and safety of Mediterranean seafoods by “omics” sciences" (Associated Investigator)
PRIN MIUR 2017 "Innovative Analytical Methods to study biogenic and anthropogenic proxies in Ice Cores" (Associated Investigator)
Member of foreign institutions collaborating in tasks of the “Emerging mass spectrometry methodologies for control and high-throughput analyses (EMSMet)” project, 2017-2020, Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (PGC2018-095013-B-I00) (PI: Prof. Encarnacion Moyano Morcillo, University of Barcelona)
METROFOOD-PP (H2020-INFRADEV-2018-2020) (proposal n. 871083)(01-12-2019 / 01-06-2022) (Principal Investigator).
Extraordinary financing of biomedical research projects on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease (University of Parma) "Innovative biosensing for serological and molecular tests and new PoCT devices for the diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection"

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
Chairman in 6 National/International Conferences.
Invited Speaker in about 10 International Conferences.

EDITORIAL and REFEREEING ACTIVITIES
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chromatography A (Elsevier) (2002-2013).
Member of the Editorial Board of Current Analytical Chemistry (Bentham Science Publisher) (2004-present). Member of the International Advisory Board of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (Springer) (2008-present).
Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Food Science" of the Journal of Chromatography A (vol. 1054, 2004).
Guest Editor of the Special Issue "Advances in analytical mass spectrometry" of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (vol. 399, 2011).
Co-Guest Editor of the Topical Collection “Chemical Sensing Systems” of Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (vol. 408, 2016).
Invited reviewer for the most important analytical chemistry international journals.

AWARDS
In 2018 she received the award of the "Arnaldo Liberti" medal for innovative and influential work in the area of separation science from the Analytical Chemistry Division together with the Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry Division and the Interdivisional Separation Science Group of the Italian Chemical Society.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015

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Phone number
905477
Fax number

905557

Office location
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, della Vita e della Sostenibilità Ambientale
Parco Area delle Scienze, 11/a
43124 PARMA