Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Plant Biochemistry, Department of Agriculture
University of Foggia, Italy
Donato Pastore is associate Professor of Biochemistry and Plant Biochemistry for the Department of Agriculture and for the Doctoral School “Food and Health” of University of Foggia (South-east of Italy). He is reviewer for a dozen of high profile scientific journals in Biochemistry, Plant Science and Food Science and is evaluator of national and international research projects. He holds the position of pro-rector for guidance and tutorship. The research activity regards bioenergetics of plant mitochondria and their metabolism in the course of cellular oxidative stress. In particular, mitochondria are studied as a source and a target of reactive oxygen species (ROS), with particular interest in energy dissipative systems able to control ROS generation. In a second recent line of research, innovative and comprehensive assays of antioxidant activity in foods are studied. These methods are based on the secondary reactions of soybean lipoxygenase-1 and are compared with other widely used methods.
Cellular oxidative stress, antioxidant activity in foods, secondary reactions of soybean lipoxygenase-1