Patrizia Di Gennaro


Assistant Professor in Microbiology at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

Research activities and skills

Studies on soil bacteria and the response of bacteria to the environmental stress
Studies of microbial comunities and Genomics and Metagenomics
Probiotics and Gut Microbiota
Microbial biodiversity and evaluation of microbial food quality and traceability

Most Relevant Publication

Mezzasalma V, Manfrini E, Ferri E, Sandionigi A, La Ferla B, Schiano I, Michelotti A, Nobile V, Labra M, Di Gennaro P. (2016) A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial: The Efficacy of Multispecies Probiotic Supplementation in Alleviating Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Associated with Constipation. Biomed. Res. Intern. doi: 10.1155/2016/4740907.

Mezzasalma V, Manfrini E, Ferri E, Boccarusso M, Di Gennaro P, Schiano I, Michelotti A, Labra M. (2016 ) Orally administered multispecies probiotic formulations to prevent uro-genital infections: a randomized placebo-controlled pilot study. Arch Gynecol Obstet. doi: 10.1007/s00404-016-4235-2.

Presti I, D'Orazio G, Labra M, La Ferla B, Mezzasalma V, Bizzaro G, Giardina S, Michelotti A, Tursi F, Vassallo M, Di Gennaro P. (2015) Evaluation of the probiotic properties of new Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains and their in vitro effect. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 99(13):5613-26. doi: 10.1007/s00253-015-6482-8. Epub 2015.

D'Orazio G., Di Gennaro P., Boccarusso M., Presti I., Bizzaro G., Giardina S., Michelotti A., Labra M., La Ferla B. (2015) Microencapsulation of new probiotic formulations for gastrointestinal delivery: in vitro study to assess viability and biological properties. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 99(22):9779-89. doi: 10.1007/s00253-015-6853-1. Epub 2015.

Orro A., Cappelletti M., D'Ursi P., Milanesi L., Di Canito A., Zampolli J., Collina E., Decorosi F., Viti C., Fedi S., Presentato A., Zannoni D., Di Gennaro P., (2015) Genome and Phenotype Microarray Analyses of Rhodococcus sp. BCP1 and Rhodococcus opacus R7: Genetic Determinants and Metabolic Abilities with Environmental Relevance. Plosone 10(10):e0139467, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139467.