Job: Lecturer VC2020 in Biomedical Sciences
Faculty: Health and Life Sciences
School/department: School of Allied Health Sciences
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
T: +44 (0)116 201 3925
Dr Tiziana Sgamma is a Lecturer in Biomedical Science in the School of Allied Health Sciences at De Montfort University (UK). After obtaining her BSc and MSc in Biotechnology from the Università degli Studi della Tuscia in Italy she obtained her PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences from the University of Warwick, UK, where she investigated the role of the gene Tempranillo in juvenility phase in different plants.
During her post-doctoral research, she worked on the development and the application of novel DNA-based techniques to the identification and authentication of medicinal plants and phytomedicines.
Her current research interest focus on the effects of plant extracts on human cells and on the possibility of enhancing the production of active compounds in plants using a variety of plant cell cultures and biotechnological approaches. She is also still very interested in researching around the unambiguous identification of plant as a crucial step in the quality control of medicinal plants in order to guarantee the identity and a constant and reliable quality of the starting material.
Dr Tiziana Sgamma is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and she is involved in pedagogic research.
DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.
At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.
Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.