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MARIA CANTARELLA


Nome: Maria
Cognome: Cantarella
Qualifica: Professore ordinario
Settore Scientifico Disciplinare: ING-IND/24 (Principi Di Ingegneria Chimica)
Struttura di afferenza: Dipartimento di Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione e di economia
Email: maria.cantarellaunivaq.it
Telefono Ufficio: +39 0862434215
Altro telefono: +39 0862434232
Fax Ufficio: +39 0862434203
Home Page personale: http://ing.univaq.it/mariacantarella


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Curriculum scientifico

(Aggiornato il 07-10-2014)

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  Curriculum

  List of Publication Papers

 

Prof. Maria Cantarella is full professor of Fundamentals of Industrial Biotechnology at the University of L'Aquila (Engineering Faculty). She teaches  Fundamentals of Industrial Biological Processes.

She took her degree in Chemistry at the University of Naples in 1974.

 Over the years, She got the following permanent positions at: the University of Naples (Faculty of Sciences)  from 1980 to 1987 as researcher; at the University of Salerno and of the University of L'Aquila (Engineering Faculty) from 1988 to 1990 and from 1990 to 2001, respectively as Associate Professor. In 2001 she became full professor.

 She spent abroad several research periods: in 1976, 7 months, and in 1987, 6 months, at the Technological University of Compiègne, France; in 1981, 6 months, at the Purdue University of West Lafayette, Indiana USA.  She was visiting professor at the Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology in the years 1995,1998, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012 offering each time a post-graduation course on the “Use of membrane reactors for bioprocess optimization”.

 The main topics of research interest nowadays are on the characterization of membrane bioreactors for process optimization, the enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic materials and on the bioconversion of nitrile into amide and or acid.

Over the years, she published numerous papers and gave many seminars. She is co-author of papers in international journals (90), chapters in edited books (6), proceedings in edited books (29) and at international conferences (39).

She got excellent at the evaluation of the research by the VQR (1) .

 Scientific production of the last decade

Papers appeared in international journals

  - Cantarella M., Mucciante C., Cantarella L., “Inactivating effects of lignin-derived compounds released during lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment on the endo-glucanase catalyzed hydrolysis of carboxymethylcellulose: a study in continuous stirred ultrafiltration-membrane reactor” (2014) Bioresource Technology Volume 156, March 2014, Pages 48–56  Accepted manuscript (unedited version) available online: 9-JAN-2014 DOI information:10.1016/j.biortech.2013.12.12

 

  - di Addezio F., Yoriyaz E.J.,  Cantarella M., Vitolo M. Sucrose hydrolysis by invertase using a membrane reactor: effect of the membrane cut-off on the enzyme performance.2014. Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences  vol. 50, n. 2, apr./jun., 2014  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1984-82502014000200004

 

  - Guida V.,  Cantarella M., Chambery A., Mezzacapo M.C.,  Parente A., Landi N., Severino V.,  Di Maro A. Purification and Characterization of Novel Cationic Peroxidases from Asparagus acutifolius L. with Biotechnological Applications. Mol Biotechnol (2014) 56:738–746 DOI 10.1007/s12033-014-9752-2  .

 

  - di Addezio F., Yoriyaz E.J., Cantarella L., Cantarella M., Vitolo M. Using a Membrane Reactor for Sucrose Hydrolysis: The Effect of Reactor’s Design on Invertase Stability (2013) Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A 2 582-592 Formerly part of Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, ISSN 1934-8932.

 

  -  Kaplan O., Bezouska K., Plihal O., Ettrich R., Kulik N., Vanek O., Kavan D., Benada O., Malandra A., Šveda O., Veselá  A. B., Rinágelová A., Slámová K., Cantarella M., Felsberg J., Dušková J., Dohnálek  J., Křen V.,  Martinkova L. Retraction: Heterologous expression, purification and characterization of nitrilase from Aspergillus niger K10 (2013) BMC Biotechnology, 13 , art. no. 57.

 

  - Rinágelová A., Kaplan O., Veselá A.B., ChmátalM., Křenková A.,Plíhal O., Pasquarelli F., Cantarella M. Martínková L. Cyanide hydratase from Aspergillus niger K10: overproduction in Escherichia coli, purification, characterization and use in continuous cyanide degradation. 2013, Process Biochemistry

 

  - Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Spera A., Cantarella M. Nitrile, amide and temperature effects on amidase-kinetics during acrylonitrile bioconversion by nitrile-hydratase/amidase in-situ cascade system (2013) Bioresource Technology, 142: 320-328.

 

  -  Kaplan O. Vejvoda V., Plíhal O., Pompach P., Kavan D., Bojarová P., Bezouška K., Macková M., Cantarella M., Jirků V., Křen V., Martínková L. Erratum to: Purification and characterization of a nitrilase from Aspergillus niger K10 (2013) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97 (8), pp. 3745-3746.

 

Cantarella M., Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Spera A., Martínkovà L. Nicotinic acid bio-production by Microbacterium imperiale CBS 489-74: Effect of 3-cyanopyridine and temperature on amidase activity (2012) Process Biochemistry 47, 1192–1196 doi:10.1016/j.procbio.2012.03.010.

 

  - Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Malandra A., Martínková L., Spera A., Cantarella M. High-yield continuous production of nicotinic acid via nitrile hydratase–amidase cascade reactions using cascade CSMRs (2011)  Enzyme and Microbial Technology 48, 345–350 doi:10.1016/j.enzmictec.2010.12.010.

 

  -  Kaplan O., Bezouška K., Plíhal O., Ettrich R., Kulik  N., Vaněk O., Kavan D., Benada O., Malandra A., Šveda O., Veselá  A. B., Rinágelová A., Slámová K., Cantarella M., Felsberg J., Dušková J., Dohnálek  J., Křen V., Martínková L. Heterologous expression, purification and characterization of nitrilase from Aspergillus niger K10 (2011) BMC Biotechnology 11, art. no. 2 DOI: 10.1186/1472-6750-11-2.  

 

  - Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Malandra A., Martínková L., Pasquarelli F., Spera A. , Cantarella M. Application of continuous stirred membrane reactor to 3-cyanopyridine bioconversion using the nitrile hydratase-amidase cascade system of Microbacterium imperiale CBS 498-74 (2010) Enzyme and Microbial Technology 47:64-70, DOI: 10.1016/j.enzmictec.2010.05.009.

 

  - Martínková L., Vejvoda V., Kaplan O., Kubáč D., Malandra A.,  Cantarella M.,  Bezouška K., Křen V. Fungal nitrilases for use as biocatalysts: Recent  developments (2009) Biotechnology Advances 27:661–670, http://www.sciencedirect.com/scidirimg/clear.gifdoi:10.1016/j.biotechadv.2009.04.027.

 

  - Malandra A., Cantarella M,  Kaplan O, Vejvoda V.,  Uhnáková  B., Štěpánková  B., Kubáč D., Martínková L. Continuous hydrolysis of 4-cyanopyridine by nitrilases from Fusarium solani O1 and Aspergillus niger K10 (2009) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 85:277–284, DOI 10.1007/s00253-009-2073-x ISSN: 0175-7598 (print version) .

 

  - Cantarella M, Cantarella L, Gallifuoco A, Intellini R, Kaplan O, Spera A, Martínková L, Amidase-catalyzed production of nicotinic acid in batch and continuous stirred membrane reactors (2008) Enzyme and Microbial Technology 42 222-229, http://www.sciencedirect.com/scidirimg/clear.gifdoi:10.1016/j.enzmictec.2007.09.012.

 

  - Vejvoda V., Kaplan O., Bezouška K., Pompach P., Šulc M., Cantarella M., Benada O., Uhnáková B., Rinágelová A., Lutz-Wahl S., Fischer L., Křen V., Martínková L. Purification and characterization of a nitrilase from Fusarium solani O1 (2008)  Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 50: 99-106, doi:10.1016/j.molcatb.2007.09.006.

 

  - Gallifuoco A., Cantarella M., Marucci  M. Investigating the kinetics of the enzymatic depolymerization of  polygalacturonic a in continuous UF-membrane Reactors (2007) Biotechnology Progress  23, 1111-1117,

 

  - Kaplan O., Vejvoda V., Plíhal O., Pompach P., Kavan D., Fialová P., Bezouška K., Macková M., Cantarella M., Jirků V., Křen V., Martínková L. Purification and characterization of a nitrilase from Aspergillus niger K10 (2006) Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 73, 567-575.

 

  - Cantarella M., Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Spera A. Use of a UF-membrane reactor for controlling selectively the nitrile hydratase - amidase system in Microbacterium imperiale CBS 498-74 resting cells. Case study: benzonitrile conversion (2006) Enzyme and Microbial Technology 38, 126-134.

 

  - Cantarella M., Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Spera A. Nitrile bioconversion by Microbacterium imperiale CBS 498-74 resting cells in batch and UF- membrane bioreactors (2006)  Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 33, 208-214.

 

  - Gallifuoco A., Cantarella M., Viparelli P., Marucci  M. Polygalacturonic Acid/endo-Polygalacturonase System: A Kinetic Study in Batch Reactors (2004) Biotechnology Progress  20,1430-1436.

 

  - Cantarella M., Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Frezzini R., Spera A., Alfani F. A study in UF-membrane reactor on activity and stability of nitrile hydratase from Microbacterium imperiale CBS 498-74 resting cells for propionamide production (2004) Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic 29/1-6 pp. 105-113.

 

  - Cantarella M., Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Spera A., Alfani F. Comparison of different detoxification methods of steam-exploded poplar wood for ethanol bioproduction in SHF and SSF (2004)  Process Biochemistry 39/11 pp. 1533-1542.

 

  - Cantarella M., Cantarella L., Gallifuoco A., Spera A., Alfani F. The effect of inhibitors released during steam-explosion treatment on the enzymatic hydrolysis and SSF of poplar wood. (2004) Biotechnology Progress, 20 (1), pp. 200-206.

 

   - Viparelli P., Alfani F., Cantarella M. Effect of quaternary ammonium salts on the hydrolysis of N-glutaryl-L-phenylalanine catalysed by a-chymotrypsin (2004) Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: EnzymaticVol 28/2-3 pp 101-110.

 

Chapters in edited book

Cantarella L., Pasquarelli F., Spera A. , Martínková L,  Cantarella M. 2014. Key-study on the kinetic aspects of the in-situ NHase/AMase cascade system of M. imperiale resting cells for nitrile bioconversion. Chapter 13 in Cascade biocatalysis integrating stereoselective and environmentally friendly reactions. Sergio Riva, Wolf-Dieter Fessner (Eds) edited by Wiley Publishers, ISBN: 978-3-527-33522-0.

Martínková L., Vejvoda V., Kaplan O., Křen V., Bezouška K., Cantarella M. 2008. Nitrilases from filamentous fungi. Chapter 14  in Modern Biocatalysis Stereoselective and Environmentally Friendly Reactions. Edited by Wolf-Dieter Fessner and Thorleif Anthonsen published by Wiley VCH Verlag GmH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim 2008 229-245 ISBN: 978-3-527-32071-4

Cantarella M., Gallifuoco A., Spera A., Cantarella L., Kaplan O., Martínková L. 2008. UF- Membrane bioreactors for kinetics characterization of nitrile hydratase-amidase catalyzed reactions: a short survey. Chapter 17  in Modern Biocatalysis Stereoselective and Environmentally Friendly Reactions. Edited by Wolf-Dieter Fessner and Thorleif Anthonsen published by Wiley VCH Verlag GmH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, 273-286 ISBN: 978-3-527-32071-4