Senior Researcher, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialities, Radiological Sciences and Public Health Medicine, Section of Hygiene, University of Brescia.
Ttotal number of publications: 46
List of the 5 most significant publications
- Zani C, Feretti D, Buschini A, Poli P, Rossi C, Guzzella L, Caterino FD, Monarca S. Toxicity and genotoxicity of surface water before and after various potabilization steps. Mutat Res. 2005, 587: 26-37.
- Feretti D., Zerbini I., Zani C., Ceretti E., Moretti M., Monarca S.: Allium cepa chromosome aberration and micronucleus tests applied to study genotoxicity of extracts from pesticide-treated vegetables and grapes. Food Additives and Contaminants, 2007, 24: 561-572.
- Feretti D., Zerbini I., Ceretti E., Villarini M., Zani C., Moretti M., Fatigoni C., Orizio G., Donato F., Monarca S.: Evaluation of chlorite and chlorate genotoxicity using plant bioassay and in vitro DNA damage tests. Water Research, 2008, 42: 4075-4082.
- Ceretti E., Zani C., Zerbini I., Gazzella L., Scaglia M., Berna V., Donato F., Monarca S., Feretti D.: Comparative assessment of genotoxicity of mineral water packed in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and glass bottles. Water Research, 2010, 44: 1462-1470.
- Biscardi D., Monarca S., De Fusco R., Senatore F., Poli P., Buschini A., Rossi C., Zani C. “Evaluation of the migration of mutagens/carcinogens from PET bottles into mineral water by Tradescantia/MCN test, Comet assay on leukocytes and GC/MS”. Science and Total Environmental 2003; 302: 101-108.
Born in Rovato (Italy), on 5th July 1973.
She graduated in Biological Science from the University of Milano on 10th May 2000 and specialized in Hygiene at the Specialization School of University of Milano on 11th July 2002.
Since 2000 she has been involved in health environmental studies with emphasis on mutagenicity of environmental mixtures (urban air and indoor pollution, drinking water and wastewater, mineral water in PET bottles, pesticide contamination of food, contaminated soils, resins used in prosthodontics) at the Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine, Hygiene section, at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Brescia. These studies have been carried out by means of bacterial mutagenicity tests, such as Ames test or Kado test on Salmonella typhimurium, genotoxicity tests using plants such as Tradescantia (Tradescantia/micronuclei test) and Allium cepa (Roots Anaphase Aberration Assay and Allium Root-Micronucleus Assay) and Comet test to study primary DNA damage in human leukocytes. The results of these studies have been published in several Italian and international scientific papers.
Since November 2002 to February 2003 she was involved in a study on the genetic susceptibility in the development and pathogenesis of heart failure at the Institute of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Brescia.
Researcher since April 2006 at the Department of Experimental and Applied Medicine, Hygiene section, at the University of Study of Brescia.
Since 2006 she was involved in a multicenter observational study that evaluate factors influencing efficacy, tolerance and compliance to antiviral treatment with interferon and ribavirin in chronic hepatitis C patients in daily clinical practice.
Since 2006 she was involved in epidemiological analyses on PCB contamination in Brescia area.
Besides being involved in this scientific activity, she teaches Public Health and Preventive Medicine in various schools for health professionals, including doctoral and post-doctoral medical schools at the University of Brescia.