Frigerio Jessica

Assistant Professor of Botany

Frigerio Jessica BtBs UNIMIB


room 4004, building U3, tel.: +39 02 6448 3568

lab 4047, building U4, tel. +39 02 6448 3374

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The activity is focused on the following research lines

FOOD BtBs UNIMIB research area

Food Biotechnology, Novel and Functional food

Enviromental Biodiversity and Ecosystem Reasearch area BtBs UNIMIB

Enviromental Biodiversity and Ecosystem

Integrative taxonomy, Plant Biodiversity and Agrobiodiversity


Plant, Biodiversity, Food, DNA barcoding, DNA metabarcoding, Environmental DNA, Species identification, Sustainability, Biodiversity Conservation and Restoration

Research interest

The research interest of Dr. Jessica Frigerio focuses on the study of plant genetics to define the conservation and restoration of biodiversity. Additionally, she conducts biomolecular studies to define the quality and safety of food.

Research projects

Active projects

“National Biodiversity Future Center—NBFC”—National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), Mission 4 Component 2 Investment 1.4—Call for tender No. 3138 of 16 December 2021, rectified by Decree n.3175 of 18 December 2021 of Italian Ministry of University and Research funded by the European Union—Next Generation EU, Project code CN_00000033.

Finished projects:

2019 – 2022 “Pignoletto” funded by Regione Lombardia - Call Hub Ricerca e Innovazione. Project code 1177180.
2018 - 2021 “Food Social Sensor Network (FOOD NET)”.  Funded by Regione Lombardia – Bando Accordi di Programma. CUP E47F17000020009.

Selected articles

Frigerio, J., Agostinetto, G., Sandionigi, A., Mezzasalma, V., Berterame, N. M., Casiraghi, M., ... & Galimberti, A. (2020). The hidden ‘plant side’of insect novel foods: a DNA-based assessment. Food research international, 128, 108751.

Frigerio, J., Agostinetto, G., Mezzasalma, V., De Mattia, F., Labra, M., & Bruno, A. (2021). DNA-based herbal teas’ authentication: an ITS2 and psbA-trnH multi-marker DNA metabarcoding approach. Plants, 10(10), 2120.

Frigerio, J., Tedesco, E., Benetti, F., Insolia, V., Nicotra, G., Mezzasalma, V., ... & Campone, L. (2021). Anticholesterolemic activity of three vegetal extracts (Artichoke, Caigua, and Fenugreek) and their unique blend. Frontiers in Pharmacology, 3053.

Cornara, L., Smeriglio, A., Frigerio, J., Labra, M., Di Gristina, E., Denaro, M., ... & Trombetta, D. (2018). The problem of misidentification between edible and poisonous wild plants: Reports from the Mediterranean area. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 119, 112-121.

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last update: June 2023