Francesco Crudo

Academic Career and Education

  • Since 03/2021 PostDoc at the University of Vienna, Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology. Research group: Prof. Dr. Doris Marko
  • 08/2018-03/2020 Visiting PhD student at the University of Vienna, Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology
  • 11/2017-01/2021 PhD in Food Sciences, University of Parma, Italy. PhD thesis: "A toxicological evaluation of the interactions between Alternaria mycotoxins, food constituents and gut microbiota: implications for human health"
  • 03/2017-09/2017 Postgraduate internship at the "Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna", Department of Microbiology and nucleic acids-based technology applied to food, Brescia, Italy
  • 09/2016 State examination to practice the profession of biologist, University of Calabria, Italy
  • 10/2013-03/2016 Master's degree in Nutritional Science, University of Calabria, Italy. Thesis title: "Geographical characterization of Sicilian monovarietal olive oils by ICP-MS analysis of trace elements"
  • 09/2008-10/2013 Bachelor's degree in Nutritional Science, University of Calabria, Italy

Publications

  • 12/2023 Louro H., Vettorazzi A., López de Cerain A., Spyropoulou A., Solhaug A., Straumfors A., Behr A-C., Mertens B., Žegura B., Kruse Fæste C., Ndiaye D., Spilioti E., Varga E., Dubreil E., Borsos E., Crudo F., Sundstøl Eriksen G., Snapkow I., Henri J.  11 , Sanders J.  6 , Machera K. 3 , Gaté L., Le Hegarat L., Novak M., Smith  N.M., Krapf S., Hager S., Fessard V., Kohl Y., Silva M.J., Dirven H., Dietrich J., Marko D., Hazard characterization of Alternaria toxins to identify data gaps and improve risk assessment for human health, Archives of Toxicology

Poster Presentations

  • 09/2022 Crudo F., Hong Chenyifan, Del Favero G., Dellafiora L., Marko D., The Alternaria mycotoxin alternariol suppressess the DNA damage-induced phosphorylation of the histone H2AX, ASTOX Symposium, Vienna, Austria
  • 11/2019 Crudo F., Aichinger G., Mihajlovic J., Dall’Asta C., Berry D., Marko D., The effects of fecal incubation on the genotoxic properties of a complex extract of Alternaria mycotoxins, 6th Theodor Escherich Symposium, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Oral Presentations

  • 03/2024 Crudo F., Partsch V., Braga D., Varga E., Marko D.: "Immunomodulatory effects of Alternaria mycotoxins: alterperylenol and altertoxin I as novel immunosuppressive compounds", 9th German Pharm-Tox Summit, Munich, Germany
  • 06/2023 Crudo F., Hong C., Partsch V., Del Favero G., Dellafiora L., Marko D.: "New challenges in genotoxicity testing: the case of the Alternaria mycotoxins alternariol and altertoxin II", Talk at the 44. Mycotoxin Workshop, Celle, Germany
  • 05/2022 Crudo F., Aichinger G., Varga E., Dellafiora L., Warth B., Berry D., Dall´Astra C., Marko D., The bidirectional relationship between Alternaria mycotoxins and the gut microbiota, World Mycotoxin Forum, Parma, Italy
  • 04/2022 Crudo F., Human gut bacterial strains and Alternaria mycotoxins: effects of interactions on mycotoxin bioavailability and bacterial growth, "Österreichische Lebensmittelchemikertage", Online
  • 05/2021 Crudo F., Aichinger G., Mihajlovic J., Varga E., Dellafiora L., Warth B. Dall´Asta Ch., Berry D., Marko D., In vitro interactions of Alternaria mycotoxins with the gut microbiota: a birectional relationship, 42. Mycotoxin Workshop, Online

Awards

  • 2022 Second Poster Prize: "The Alternaria mycotoxin alternariol suppresses the DNA damage-induced phosphorylation of the histone H2AX", ASTOX Symposium, Sept. 15-16, 2022, BOKU, Vienna Austria