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Flavio Antonio Franchina

Curriculum Vitae
29/10/2019
Date of Birth: September 22, 1986

Nationality: Italian

Mobile Phone: +39 328-4231863 (IT)

Current Position:
Post-doctoral researcher at University of Liège (Department of Chemistry,
Organic&BIological Analytical CHEMistry group), Liège, Belgium

E-mail: ffranchina@uliege.be, flaviofranchina@gmail.com

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www.linkedin.com/in/flavioantoniofranchina
https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7236-4266

Content
education ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
academic and professional positions ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2
awards & achievements ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 2
isi peer-reviewed papers ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3
statistics............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
scientific community activities.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 7
scientific training, courses and conference attendances .......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
professional skills and expertise .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
soft skills .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
language skills ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
research projects activities ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
conference proceedings (as presenter) ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 9
articles in chemistry magazines ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 12
book chapters ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 12
reviewer activities .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 12
patents............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 12

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EDUCATION

▪ PhD in “Analytical Food Chemistry and Safety” defending the thesis entitled “Novel developments in
the field of cryogenic and flow “loop-type” modulators for comprehensive two-dimensional gas
chromatography applied to complex food analysis” (University of Messina, Messina) - March 2014.
▪ Qualification to practice as a Pharmacist - January 2011.
▪ Master degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology with a grade of 110/110 (University of
Messina, Messina). Thesis entitled "Development of a micro flow modulator for comprehensive two-
dimensional gas chromatography" - October 2010.
▪ Research Stage at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, School of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth
University (VCU), Richmond, USA - October/November 2009.
▪ Scientific high school degree (grade of 85/100) at the Liceo Scientifico Statale “Lucio Piccolo”, Capo
d’Orlando (Italy) - June 2005.

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Post-doc Researcher
Metabolomic studies and sampling optimization for reliable
Jun. 2018 - Univ. of Liège,
and reproducible data from chromatographic and mass
Present Chemistry Department
spectrometric systems.
(Liège, Belgium)
Bacterial volatilome characterization and breath analysis
Research Associate B
using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry with data
May 2016 - Dartmouth College,
analysis for lung infections diagnosis (humans and other
May 2018 Thayer School of Engineers
animal models). Development of sensor device for rapid
(Hanover, NH, USA)
analysis on biological samples.
GC, MS Specialist
Jan. 2016 - Application of routine analytical laboratory procedures and
Chromaleont S.r.l.
Mar. 2016 analysis using GC-MS.
(Messina, Italy)

Jul. 2015 - Scholarship Fellow Application of advanced analytical techniques for the
Dec. 2015 Chromaleont S.r.l. resolution of complex matrices (environmental, flavor and
(Messina, Italy) fragrance, food etc.).
Post-doc position, PON
Jan. 2014 - project Optimization and development of advanced gas
Jun. 2015 Univ. of Messina (Italy), chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry methods for
Department of Pharmaceutical the analysis of complex matrices.
Sciences and Health Products.

PhD student in “Analytical


Jan. 2011 - Food Chemistry and Safety”
Development of innovative interfaces for multidimensional
Dec. 2013 Univ. of Messina (Italy),
chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.
Department of Pharmaceutical
Sciences and Health Products.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

1. Chromaleont Young Scientist Scholarship, during the 39th International Symposium on Capillary
Chromatography & 12th GC×GC Symposium, May 16-21 2015, Fort Worth (TX), USA.
2. ASM Postdoctoral Fellow Grant, during the ASM Conference on Tuberculosis: Past, Present and Future, April
1-4 2017, New York (NY), USA.
3. CASSS travel award, during the 41th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 14th GC×GC
Symposium, May 14-19 2017, Fort Worth (TX), USA.

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4. John Phillips Award, during the 42th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 15th GC×GC
Symposium, May 14-19 2018, Fort Worth (TX), USA
5. Top 40 Under 40 powerlist in the field of analytical science of the Analytical Scientist, October Issue 2018.
6. Emerging thought leaders in separation science Special Issue inclusion in Journal of Separation Science,
August 2019.

ISI PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

1. “A Flow-modulated Comprehensive Gas Chromatography–mass Spectrometry Method for the Analysis of


Fatty Acid Profiles in Marine and Biological Samples”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1255, 171-176, 2012.
Original Research Article.
2. “Determination of Saturated-Hydrocarbon Contamination in Baby Foods by Using On-line Liquid–gas
Chromatography and Off-line Liquid Chromatography-comprehensive Gas Chromatography Combined
with Mass Spectrometry”.
Luigi Mondello, Mariosimone Zoccali, Giorgia Purcaro, Flavio A. Franchina, Danilo Sciarrone, Sabrina
Moret, Lanfranco Conte, Peter Q. Tranchida.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1259, 221-226, 2012.
Original Research Article.
3. “Measurement of Fundamental Chromatography Parameters in Conventional and Split-flow Comprehensive
Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: A Focus on the Importance of Second-
dimension Injection Efficiency”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Mariosimone Zoccali, Flavio A. Franchina, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Separation Science, 36, 212-216, 2013.
Original Research Article.
4. “Untargeted and Targeted Comprehensive Two-dimensional GC Analysis Using a Novel Unified High-Speed
Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Mariosimone Zoccali, Sebastiano Pantò, Danilo Sciarrone, Paola
Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1278, 153-159, 2013.
Original Research Article.
5. “Fast Gas Chromatography Combined with a Novel Unified High-speed Triple Quadrupole Mass
Spectrometer for the Analysis of Unknown and Target Citrus Essential Oil Volatiles”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Mariosimone Zoccali, Flavio A. Franchina, Ivana Bonaccorsi, Paola Dugo, Luigi
Mondello.
Journal of Separation Science, 36, 511-516, 2013.
Short Communication.
6. “Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Unsaponifiable Fraction of Vegetable Oils by Using
Comprehensive 2D GC with Dual FID/MS Detection”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Salivo Simona, Flavio A. Franchina, Ivana Bonaccorsi, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405, 13, 4655-4663, 2013.
Original Research Article.
7. “A Direct Sensitivity Comparison between Flow Modulated Comprehensive Two-Dimensional and One-
Dimensional Gas Chromatography in Untargeted and Targeted Mass Spectrometry-Based Experiments”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Mariosimone Zoccali, Francesco Cacciola, Ivana Bonaccorsi, Luigi
Mondello.
Journal of Separation Science, 36, 2746-2752, 2013.
Short Communication.
8. “Band Re-Injection Velocity: An Additional Parameter in Comprehensive 2D GC Optimization”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Mariosimone Zoccali, Flavio A. Franchina, Antonella Cotroneo, Paola Dugo, Luigi
Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1314, 216-223, 2013.
Original Research Article.

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9. “Elucidation of The Aroma Profile of Marsala Wines by Using Headspace Solid-phase micro extraction-
comprehensive 2D GC with Simultaneous Flame Ionization and Mass Spectrometric Detection”.
Giacomo Dugo, Flavio A. Franchina, Maria Rosa Scandinaro, Ivana Bonaccorsi, Nicola Cicero, Peter Q.
Tranchida, Luigi Mondello.
Food Chemistry, 142, 262-268, 2014.
Short Communication.
10. “Flow-modulated Comprehensive 2D Gas Chromatography–triple Quadrupole MS Elucidation of the Fatty
Acids and Unsaponifiable Constituents of Oil derived from Lemon Seeds, a Food-Industry Waste Product”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Simona Salivo, Marina Russo, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
LCGC Europe, 32, s5 (May), 24-29, 2014.
Original Research Article.
11. “Use of Greatly Reduced 2D Flow in Flow-modulated Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas
Chromatography”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1359, 271-276, 2014.
Original Research Article.
12. “Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry: Recent Evolution and Current
Trends”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
Mass Spectrometry Reviews, Volume 35, 524–534, 2016.
Review Article.
13. “Flow-Modulation Low-pressure Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1372, 236–244, 2014.
Original Research Article.
14. “Determination of Aromatic Sulphur Compounds in Heavy Gas Oil by using (low-)flow Modulated
Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography–triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Maria Elisabete Machado, Peter Q. Tranchida, Cláudia Alcaraz Zini, Elina Bastos
Caramão, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1387, 86-94, 2015.
Original Research Article.
15. “Flow-modulated Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography Combined with a Novel High-
Resolution Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometer: a Proof-of-principle Study”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Simona Salivo, Flavio A. Franchina, Luigi Mondello.
Analytical Chemistry, 87, 2925-2930, 2015.
Original Research Article.
16. “Evaluation of a Novel Helium Ionization Detector within the context of (low-)flow Modulation
Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Mariarosa Maimone, Danilo Sciarrone, Giorgia Purcaro, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi
Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1402, 102–109, 2015.
Original Research Article.
17. “Determination of Phthalate Esters in Vegetable Oils Using Direct Immersion Solid-phase Micro Extraction
and Fast Gas Chromatography Coupled with Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry”.
Laura Barp, Giorgia Purcaro, Flavio A. Franchina, Mariosimone Zoccali, Danilo Sciarrone, Peter Q.
Tranchida, Luigi Mondello.
Analytica Chimica Acta, 887, 237-244 2015.
Original Research Article.
18. “Phytochemical Screening of Artemisia arborescens L. by means of Advanced Chromatographic Techniques
for Identification of Health-promoting Compounds”.
Rosaria Costa, Salvatore Ragusa, Marina Russo, Giovanna Certo, Flavio A. Franchina, Antonio Zanotto,
Elisa Grasso, Luigi Mondello, Maria Paola Germanò.
Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 499-509, 2015.
Original Research Article.

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19. “Four-stage (low-)flow Modulation Comprehensive Gas Chromatography-quadrupole Mass Spectrometry
for the Determination of Recently-highlighted Cosmetic Allergens”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Mariarosa Maimone, Flavio A. Franchina, Thiago Rodrigues Bjerk, Claudia A. Zini,
Giorgia Purcaro, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1439, 144-151, 2016.
Original Research Article.
20. “Flow Modulation Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography-mass Spectrometry Using ≈ 4
mL min-1 Gas Flows”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Mariarosa Maimone, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello.
Journal of Chromatography A, 1441, 134–139, 2016.
Short Communication.
21. “Recent Evolution of Flow-modulation Comprehensive Gas Chromatography within the Context of Mass
Spectrometry Hyphenation”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Giorgia Purcaro, Mariarosa Maimone, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello.
Chemistry Today, 34, 6-10, 2016.
Review Article.
22. “In-pipette Solid-phase Extraction Prior to Flow-modulation Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas
Chromatography with Dual Detection for the Determination of Minor Components in Vegetable Oils”.
Laura Barp1, Flavio A. Franchina1, Giorgia Purcaro, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello.
Talanta, 165, 598–603, 2017.
Original Research Article.
23. “Volatile Metabolic Diversity of Klebsiella pneumoniae in Nutrient Replete Conditions”. Christiaan A. Rees,
Katherine V. Nordick, Flavio A. Franchina, Alexa E. Lewis, Elizabeth B. Hirsch, Jane E. Hill.
Metabolomics, 13:18, 2017.
Original Research Article.
24. “Expanding the Klebsiella pneumoniae Volatile Metabolome Using Advanced Analytical Instrumentation for
the Detection of Novel Metabolites”.
Christiaan A. Rees, Flavio A. Franchina, Katherine V. Nordick, Paul J. Kim, Jane E. Hill.
Journal of Applied Microbiology, 122, 785-795, 2017.
Original Research Article.
25. “Analysis of Essential Oils through Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography: General Utility”.
Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A. Franchina, Luigi Mondello.
Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 32, 218-227, 2017.
Review Article.
26. “Towards The Use Of Breath For Detecting Mycobacterial Infection: A Case Study In A Murine Model”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Theodore R. Mellors, Minara Aliyeva, Jeff Wagner, Nirav Daphtary, Lennart K.A.
Lundblad, Sarah M. Fortune, Eric J. Rubin, Jane E. Hill.
Journal of Breath Research, 12, 026008, 2018.
Original Research Article.
27. “SPME-GC×GC-TOF MS Fingerprint of Virally-infected Cell Culture: Sample Preparation Optimization and
Data Processing Evaluation”.
Giorgia Purcaro, Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto, Flavio A. Franchina, Marco Beccaria, Wendy F. Wieland-Alter,
Peter F. Wright, Jane E. Hill.
Anal. Chim. Acta, 1027, 158-167, 2018. (DOI:10.1016/j.aca.2018.03.037)
Original Research Article.
28. “Environmental conditions influence the biochemical properties of Tuber magnatum Pico fruiting bodies”.
Federico Vita, Flavio A. Franchina, Cosimo Taiti, Vittoria Locato, Giorgio Pennazza, Marco Santonico,
Giorgia Purcaro, Laura De Gara, Stefano Mancuso, Luigi Mondello, and Amedeo Alpi.
Scientific Reports 8, 7243, 2018. (DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-25520-7)
Original Research Article.
29. “Identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis using volatile biomarkers in culture and exhaled breath”.
Theodore R. Mellors, Mavra Nasir, Flavio A. Franchina, Agnieszka Smolinska, Lionel Blanchet, JoAnne L.
Flynn, Jaime Tomko, Melanie O’Malley, Charles A. Scanga, Philana Ling Lin, Jeff Wagner, Jane E. Hill.
Journal of Breath Research, Feb 2018 (DOI:doi.org/10.1088/1752-7163/aacd18)
Original Research Article.
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30. “The volatile molecular profiles of seven Streptococcus pneumoniae serotypes”.
Theodore R. Mellors, Christiaan A. Rees, Flavio A. Franchina, Alison Burklund, Chaya Patel, Lucy J.
Hathaway, Jane E. Hill.
Journal of Chromatography B, 208–213, 1096, 2018.
Short Communication.
31. “Investigation of mycobacteria fatty acid profile using different ionization energies in GC–MS”.
Marco Beccaria, Flavio A. Franchina, Mavra Nasir, Theodore Mellors, Jane E. Hill, Giorgia Purcaro.
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, (DOI:doi.org/10.1007/s00216-018-1421-z, 2018)
Original Research Article.
32. “Exhaled human breath analysis in active pulmonary tuberculosis diagnostics by comprehensive gas
chromatography-mass spectrometry and chemometric techniques”.
Marco Beccaria, Carly Bobak, Boitumelo Maitshotlo, Theodore R. Mellors, Giorgia Purcaro, Flavio A.
Franchina, Christiaan A. Rees, Mavra Nasir, Andrew Black, Jane E. Hill.
Journal of Breath Research, (doi.org/10.1007/s00216-018-1421-z, 2018)
Original Research Article.
33. “Printable QR code paper microfluidic colorimetric assay for screening volatile biomarkers”.
Alison Burklund, Harrison K. Saturley-Hall, Flavio A. Franchina, Jane E. Hill and John X.J. Zhang.
Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 128, 97-103, 2019.
Original Research Article.
34. “Breath metabolome of mice infected with pseudomonas aeruginosa”.
Giorgia Purcaro, Mavra Nasir, Flavio A. Franchina, Christiaan A. Rees, Minara Aliyeva, Nirav Daphtary,
Matthew J. Wargo, Lennart K. A. Lundblad, Jane E. Hill.
Metabolomics, July, 2018.
Original Research Article.
35. “Evaluation of different adsorbent materials for the untargeted and targeted bacterial VOC analysis using
GC×GC-MS”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Giorgia Purcaro, Alison Burklund, Marco Beccaria and Jane E. Hill.
Anal. Chim. Acta, 1066, 146-153, 2019.
Original Research Article.
36. “Study of the Lipid Profile of ATCC and Clinical Strains of Staphylococcus aureus in Relation to Their
Antibiotic Resistance”.
Carlo Bisignano, Giovanna Ginestra, Antonella Smeriglio, Erminia La Camera, Giuseppe Crisafi, Flavio A.
Franchina, Peter Tranchida, Angela Alibrandi, Domenico Trombetta, Luigi Mondello, Giuseppina Mandalari.
Molecules, 24, 1276, 2019.
Original Research Article.
37. “Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) Profiling Identifies Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae
Belonging to Clonal Complex 258”.
Christiaan A. Rees, Marco Beccaria, Flavio A. Franchina, Jane E. Hill and Giorgia Purcaro.
Separations, 6(2), 32, 2019.
Original Research Article.
38. “Assessment of a New GC-MS/MS System for the Confirmatory Measurement of PCDD/Fs and (N)DL-PCBs
in Food under EU Regulation”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Eliane Lazzari, George Scholl, and Jean-François Focant.
Foods, 8, 302, 2019 (doi:10.3390/foods8080302).
Original Research Article.
39. “Investigating aroma diversity combining purge-and-trap, thermal desorption and (low)-flow modulated
GC×GC-ToF MS”.
Flavio A. Franchina, Delphine Zanella, Eliane Lazzari, Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto, and Jean-Francois Focant.
Journal of Separation Science, Special Issue “Emerging thought leaders in separation science”, accepted 26th
October 2019, DOI: 10.1002/jssc.201900902.
Original Research Article.

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STATISTICS

Publications 39
Citations (from Scopus) 415
H-index (from Scopus) 13

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

▪ Member of the Executive Committee of the GC×GC and ISCC (2010, 2012, and 2014 editions), organized in
Riva del Garda.
▪ Member of the Executive Committee of the HTC-13, 13th International Symposium on Hyphenated
Techniques in Chromatography, Bruges, Belgium, January 28-31, 2014.
▪ Focus group discussion organizer and session Chair at the 10th Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop
(MDCW), January 21-23, Liège 2019.
▪ Co-chair of discussion panel at the GC×GC symposium, Fort Worth (TX), USA, 2019.

SCIENTIFIC TRAINING, COURSES AND CONFERENCE


ATTENDANCES

1. Laboratory research training at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University). Richmond, VA, USA, October 7 -
November 6, 2009.
2. Seminar on General Risks Present in Laboratories “Rischi Generali Presenti nei Laboratori” e “Principali
Procedure Tecniche/Amministrative per lo Svolgimento in Sicurezza delle Attività Lavorative”. Messina (Italy),
March 3, 2011.
3. Conference on Separation Science (“Incontri di Scienza delle Separazioni”). Rome (Italy), November 22-23,
2011.
4. Seminar on “Nanoparticles Derived from Plant Virus” (by prof. Santi) and “Macronutrients and Integration of
Metabolism” (by prof. Dugo). Messina (Italy), march 22, 2012.
5. Seminar by Waters “New Solutions for Environmental and Food Analysis”. Messina (Italy), March 28, 2012.
6. Seminar on “Introduction to Mass Spectrometry” (by prof. Tranchida) e “Tandem Mass Spectrometry” (by
prof. Saitta). Messina (Italy), March 30, 2012.
7. National training course on “Analytical and bioanalytical methods in Mass Spectrometry”. Parma (Italy), May
14-18, 2012.
8. Comprehensive Gas Chromatography (GC×GC) course, at the 36th International Symposium on Capillary
Chromatography, Riva del Garda (Italy), May 27, 2012.
9. 36th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography, 36th ISCC, Riva del Garda (Italy), May 29 –June
1, 2012.
10. Seminar on “Characterization of the volatile fraction in foods of plant origin” (by prof. Bicchi). Messina (Italy),
July 4, 2012.
11. Solid Phase Micro Extraction (SPME) course, at the 14th ExTech, Messina (Italy), September 26, 2012.
12. 14th International Symposium on Extraction Techniques, 14th ExTech, Messina (Italy), September 24-26, 2012.
13. Seminar Waters “UltraPerformance – MS Technology Seminar”. Messina (Italy), June 5 2013.
14. 19th International Symposium on Separation Science - New Achievements in Chromatography, 19th ISSS,
Porec (Croatia), September 25-28, 2013.
15. “Incontri di Scienza delle Separazioni”, University of Messina, Messina, November 28-29, 2013
16. 13th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography (HTC-13) and 3th Hyphenated
Techniques in Sample Preparation (HTSP-3), Bruges, Belgium, January 28-31 2014.
17. Course on “Mass Spectrometry: fundamental developments and hyphenation strategies” e “Strategies for
efficient hyphenations of (U)HPLC with MS”, during the HTC-13 and HTSP-3, Bruges, Belgium, January 28,
2014.
18. 38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 11 th GC×GC, Riva del Garda (Italy),
May 18-23, 2014.
19. 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 12th GC×GC, Fort Worth (TX), USA,
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May 16-21, 2015.
20. Training course on Chemometrics. Genova, Italy, May 25-28, 2015.
21. 13th Euro Fed Lipid Congress "Fats, Oils and Lipids: New Challenges in Technology, Quality Control and
Health", Florence, Italy, September 27-30, 2015.
22. 4th MS Food Day, Foggia, Italy, October 7-9, 2015.
23. 7th Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop, Toronto, Canada, January 5-6, 2016.
24. 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 13th GC×GC, Riva del Garda (Italy),
May 29-June 3, 2016.
25. ASM Conference on Tuberculosis: Past, Present and Future, New York, USA, April 1-4, 2017.
26. 41th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 14th GC×GC, Fort Worth (TX), USA,
May 15-19, 2017.
27. 42th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 15 th GC×GC, Riva del Garda (Italy),
13- 18 May, 2018.
28. Breath Biopsy Conference, Cambridge, UK, 8 November, 2018.
29. 10th MultiDimensional Chromatography Workshop (MDCW), January 21-23, Liège 2019.
30. 43th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 16th GC×GC Symposium. Fort Worth
(TX), USA, May 13-17, 2019.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

▪ Chromatography
▪ Analytical Chemistry
▪ Mass Spectrometry (MS) and Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS)
▪ Gas and Liquid Chromatography (GC and LC)
▪ Multidimensional Gas Chromatography (MDGC, GC×GC, LC×LC, LC×GC)
▪ Analytical Instrumentation
▪ Method Development and Optimization
▪ Method Validation
▪ Target and Untargeted analysis
▪ Data Analysis
▪ Volatile Organic Compounds
▪ Metabolomics
▪ Biomarker discovery
▪ Enviromental Science
▪ Food Chemistry
▪ Flavour and Fragrance
▪ Breath Collection and Analysis
▪ Microbiology

SOFT SKILLS

▪ Problem Solving
▪ Leadership
▪ Details Attention

LANGUAGE SKILLS

▪ Italian → Native
▪ English → Writing: Fluent - Reading: Fluent - Speaking: Fluent
▪ French → Writing: Basic - Reading: Good - Speaking: Good

RESEARCH PROJECTS ACTIVITIES

1. “Survey on composition of triacylglycerols and non-glyceridic esters in selected authentic extra virgin olive oils
and in other oils by means of “traditional” and hyphenated chromatographic techniques”. Project: PRIN prot.
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2009ZHMKA5_003, 2009 (Italy). Scientific area: chemistry (03). Scientific coordinator: Prof. Lanfranco
Conte (University of Udine). Head of the research unit: Prof. Antonella Cotroneo (University of Messina).
2. “Development of health- and wellness-promoting products through the exploitation of agricultural and food
industry by-products and waste materials. Hi-Life - health products from the industry of foods”. Project:
PON01_01499, 2010 (Italy). Scientific area: chemistry (10). Scientific coordinator: Prof. Luigi Mondello
(University of Messina).
3. “Chemical Information Mining in a Complex World”. Project: Excellence of Science EOS, 2018 (Belgium).
Scientific coordinator: Prof. Gert Desmet (University of Bruxelles). Head of the research unit: Prof. Jean-
François Focant (University of Liège).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (AS PRESENTER)

1. Incontri di Scienza delle Separazioni, November 22-23, 2011, Aula Marconi del CNR, P.le Aldo Moro, Roma.
Flavio A. Franchina, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello. “Analisi degli Acidi Grassi di Campioni Lipidici
tramite Gascromatografia a Separazione Multidimensionale con Micro Modulatore a Flusso (FM-GC×GC-
qMS)”.
Oral communication.
2. ISCC 2012 - 36th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography. Riva del Garda, Italy, May 27 – June
1, 2012. Flavio A. Franchina, Peter Quinto Tranchida, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello. “Increasing the
Selectivity and Sensitivity of Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography by Hyphenation with a
Novel High-Speed Triple-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer”.
Poster.
3. ExTech 2012 - 14th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies, School of Science,
University of Messina, Messina, Italy, September 24-26, 2012. Flavio A. Franchina, Mariosimone Zoccali,
Peter Q. Tranchida, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello. “SPME-(Fast) GC Combined with High-Speed Triple
Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry for the Unknown and Target Analysis of Pesticides in Tea Samples”.
Poster.
4. ExTech 2012 - 14th International Symposium on Advances in Extraction Technologies, School of Science,
University of Messina, Messina, Italy, September 24-26, 2012. Simona Salivo, Peter Q. Tranchida, Flavio A.
Franchina, Giovanni Dugo, Luigi Mondello:“Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of the Unsaponifiable
Fraction of Vegetable Oils by Using Comprehensive 2D GC with Dual FID/MS Detection”.
Poster.
5. ISSS 2013 - 19th International Symposium on Separation Sciences, Porec, Croatia, September 25-28, 2013.
Flavio A. Franchina, M. Zoccali, R. Costa, P. Dugo, L. Mondello: “Fast SPME GC Coupled with High-Speed
Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry for the Untargeted and Targeted Analysis of Tea Samples”.
Poster.
6. ISSS 2013 - 19th International Symposium on Separation Sciences, Porec, Croatia, September 25-28, 2013.
Flavio A. Franchina, P. Q. Tranchida, I. Bonaccorsi, L.Schipilliti, P. Dugo, L. Mondello: “Fast GC
Combined with a High-Speed Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer for the Analysis of Unknown And
Target Citrus Essential Oil Volatiles”.
Poster.
7. Incontri di Scienza delle Separazioni, November 28-29, 2013, Aula Magna ex Facoltà di Scienze, University of
Messina, Messina. Flavio A. Franchina, Peter Q. Tranchida, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello.
“Gascromatografia Multidimensionale Comprehensive Con Modulazione A Flusso: Sviluppo di un Nuovo
Approccio Analitico”.
Poster.
8. 13th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography e 3 th Hyphenated Techniques in
Sample Preparation, Bruges, Belgium, January 28-31, 2014. Flavio A. Franchina, Peter Quinto Tranchida,
Mariosimone Zoccali, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello. “Fast SPME-GC Coupled With Triple Quadrupole Mass
Spectrometry for the Simultaneous Untargeted and Targeted Analysis of Foods”.
Poster.
9. 13th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography e 3 th Hyphenated Techniques in
Sample Preparation, Bruges, Belgium, January 28-31, 2014. Flavio A. Franchina, Peter Quinto Tranchida,
Mariosimone Zoccali, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello. “High Sensitivity Flow-modulated Two-dimensional Gas
Chromatography-mass Spectrometry”.

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Poster flash presentation (mini oral communication).
10. 13th International Symposium on Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography e 3th Hyphenated Techniques in
Sample Preparation, Bruges, Belgium, January 28-31, 2014. Flavio A. Franchina, Peter Quinto Tranchida,
Mariosimone Zoccali, Paola Dugo, Luigi Mondello. “Benefits of Using High-Performance Liquid
Chromatography Pre/Separation Step, Prior to Comprehensive Two/Dimensional Gas Chromatography-
Mass Spectrometry Essential Oil Analysis”.
Poster.
11. 38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 11 th GC×GC Symposium, Riva del Garda,
Italy, May 18-23, 2014. Maria E. Machado, Flavio A. Franchina, Claudia Zini, Elina B. Caramao, Peter Q.
Tranchida, Luigi Mondello “Characterization of Organic Sulfur Compounds in Fossil Fuels Using Flow-
Modulated Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography and Tandem Mass Spectrometry”.
Poster.
12. 38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 11 th GC×GC Symposium, Riva del Garda,
Italy, May 18-23, 2014. Flavio A. Franchina, Marco Beccaria, Simona Salivo, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi
Mondello. “Detailed Lipid Characterization of Lemon Seed Oil by Using Advanced Chromatography
Methods in Combination with Mass Spectrometry”.
Poster.
13. 38th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography, and 11 th GC×GC Symposium, Riva del Garda,
Italy, May 18-23, 2014. Flavio A. Franchina. “Double-oven Comprehensive 2D GC Combined with a Rapid
Triple-Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer”.
Oral communication.
14. ISCC 2015 - 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 12th GC × GC Symposium. Fort
Worth (TX), USA, May 16-21, 2015. Flavio A. Franchina, Mariarosa Maimone, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi
Mondello: “Concept of (low-)flow modulation comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography under
sub-ambient, ambient and supra-ambient pressure outlet conditions”.
Oral communication.
15. ISCC 2015 - 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 12th GC × GC Symposium. Fort
Worth (TX), USA, May 16-21, 2015. Flavio A. Franchina, Mariarosa Maimone, Danilo Sciarrone, Giorgia
Purcaro, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello: “Performance evaluation of a novel helium ionization detector
coupled to (low-)flow modulation comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography”.
Poster.
16. ISCC 2015 - 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 12th GC × GC Symposium. Fort
Worth (TX), USA, May 16-21, 2015. Laura Barp, Flavio A. Franchina, Mariosimone Zoccali, Danilo
Sciarrone, Peter Q. Tranchida, Giorgia Purcaro, Luigi Mondello: “Direct immersion solid-phase
microextraction followed by fast gas chromatography coupled with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry
for the analysis of phthalate esters in vegetable oils”.
Poster.
17. ISCC 2015 - 39th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 12th GC × GC Symposium. Fort
Worth (TX), USA, May 16-21, 2015. Mariarosa Maimone, Flavio A. Franchina, Giorgia Purcaro, Peter Q.
Tranchida, Luigi Mondello: “(Low-)flow modulation comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography
for the determination of suspected allergens in fragrances”.
Poster.
18. 13th Euro Fed Lipid Congress "Fats, Oils and Lipids: New Challenges in Technology, Quality Control and
Health", Florence, Italy, September 27-30, 2015. Flavio A. Franchina, Salivo Simona, Piparo Marco,
Purcaro Giorgia, Tranchida Peter Q., Mondello Luigi: “Advanced multidimensional gas chromatographic
techniques coupled to mass spectrometry for the analysis of the saponifiable and unsaponifiable fractions of
lipids”.
Poster.
19. 13th Euro Fed Lipid Congress "Fats, Oils and Lipids: New Challenges in Technology, Quality Control and
Health", Florence, Italy, September 27-30, 2015. Veronica Inferrera, Marco Beccaria, Francesca Rigano,
Flavio A. Franchina, Paola Donato, Giorgia Purcaro, Paola Dugo: “Analytical methods for lipid profiling in
biological samples”.
Poster.

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20. 4th MS Food Day, Foggia, Italy, October 7-9, 2015. Flavio A. Franchina, Peter Q. Tranchida and Luigi
Mondello: “Hyphenation of novel MS devices with a powerful multidimensional GC separation step for the
investigation of foods”.
Oral Communication.
21. 7th Annual Multidimensional Chromatography Workshop, Toronto, Canada, January 5-6, 2016.
Flavio A. Franchina, Giorgia Purcaro, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello: “Novel Ultra-Fast Quad and
Triple Quad Detectors for GC×GC”.
Oral Communication.
22. 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 13th GC×GC Symposium, Riva del Garda,
Italy, May 29- June 3, 2016. Thiago R. Bjerk, Mariarosa Maimone, Flavio A. Franchina, Giorgia Purcaro,
Danilo Sciarrone, Claudia Zini, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello: “(Low-)Flow Modulation Comprehensive
Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Experiments Under Different Outlet Pressure Conditions”.
Poster.
23. 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 13th GC×GC Symposium, Riva del Garda,
Italy, May 29- June 3, 2016. Flavio A. Franchina, Laura Barp, Mariosimone Zoccali, Giorgia Purcaro,
Danilo Sciarrone, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello: “Phthalic Acid Esters Determination In Vegetable Oils
By Using SPME Followed By Fast GC Coupled With Triple Quadrupole MS”.
Poster.
24. ASM microbe, Boston, USA, June 16-20, 2017. C.A. Rees, F.A. Franchina, M. Nasir, T.R. Mellors, A. Shen,
J.E. Hill: “Characterizing the Clostridium difficile Volatilome”.
Poster.
25. 41th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 13th GC × GC Symposium. Fort Worth (TX),
USA, May 15-19, 2017. Flavio A. Franchina, Theodore R. Mellors, Jeff C. Wagner, Nirav Daphtary, Minara
Aliyeva, Lennart K.A. Lundblad, Sarah M. Fortune, Eric J. Rubin, Jane E. Hill: “GC×GC breathprint for
detection of Mycobacterium bovis early lung infection in murine model”.
Oral Communication.
26. 42th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 15th GC × GC Symposium. Riva del Garda
(Italy), May 13-18, 2017. Flavio A. Franchina, Giorgia Purcaro, Alison Burklund, Marco Beccaria, Jane E.
Hill: “Importance of Sorbent Material Selection for VOCs Sampling: Application on Bacterial Cultures”.
Poster.
27. 42th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 15th GC × GC Symposium. Riva del Garda
(Italy), May 13-18, 2017. Flavio A. Franchina “The rewarding challenge of GC×GC-MS method
development for valuable life-science applications”.
Invited Oral Communication.
28. 42th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 15th GC × GC Symposium, Riva del Garda
(Italy), May 13-18, 2017. Flavio A. Franchina, Mavra Nasir, Marco Beccaria, Theodor Mellors, Jane E. Hill
Giorgia Purcaro: “Investigating Bacterial Volatilome For the Classification And Identification Of
Mycobacterial Species”.
Poster.
29. Breath Biopsy Conference, Cambridge, UK, 8 November, 2018. Flavio A. Franchina, Delphine Zanella, P.H.
Stefanuto, J.-F. Focant, Giorgia Purcaro, Alison Burklund, Marco Beccaria, Jane E. Hill “On the Importance
Of Sampling Approach For Biomarker Discovery: Application On Bacterial VOCs and breath”
30. 43th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 16th GC × GC Symposium. Fort Worth (TX),
USA, May 13-17, 2019. Flavio A. Franchina, Delphine Zanella, Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto, Jean-François
Focant: “Evaluation of a high-speed Deans’ switch for flow modulated GC×GC-MS applications”.
Poster.
31. 43th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography and 16th GC × GC Symposium. Fort Worth (TX),
USA, May 13-17, 2019. Flavio A. Franchina, Delphine Zanella, Benedikt Weggler, Eliane Lazzari, Pierre-
Hugues Stefanuto, Jean-François Focant: “Unit duty-cycle differential flow modulation GC×GC-MS: insights
on the modulation process”.
Poster.
32. 4th IMEKOFOODS, Tervuren (Belgium), 16-18th September, 2019. Flavio A. Franchina, Eliane Lazzari,
George Scholl, Jean-François Focant: “Accomplishment of the EU regulations 2017/644-771 for PCDD/Fs and
PCBs in food by using a novel triple- quadrupole MS generation”.
Poster.
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33. 4th IMEKOFOODS, Tervuren (Belgium), 16-18th September, 2019. Flavio A. Franchina, Delphine Zanella,
Eliane Lazzari, Pierre-Hugues Stefanuto, Jean-François Focant: “Enhanced capability of a purge-and-trap,
thermal desorption and GC×GC-MS methodology for aroma profiling”.
Oral Communication.

ARTICLES IN CHEMISTRY MAGAZINES

1. “MOSH and MOAH Mineral Oil Determination in Food”.


Giorgia Purcaro, Mariosimone Zoccali, Flavio A. Franchina, Marco Beccaria, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi
Mondello.
Chrom+food forum, 3-5, 2016.
Review Article.

BOOK CHAPTERS

1. “Potential of Comprehensive Two-dimensional Gas Chromatography for the Analysis of Lipids” in


Encyclopedia of Lipidomics (Springer Netherlands, 2016).
Flavio A. Franchina, Mariosimone Zoccali, Peter Q. Tranchida, Luigi Mondello.
Encyclopedia of Lipidomics (Springer), 2015, accepted, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-7864-1_70-1.
Book Chapter.

REVIEWER ACTIVITIES

Actively involved in reviewer activities for:


- Analytical Chemistry (ACS publications, ISSN: 0003-2700);
- TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry (Elsevier, ISSN: 0165-9936);
- Analytica Chimica Acta (Elsevier, ISSN: 0003-2670);
- Journal of Chromatography A (Elsevier, ISSN: 0021-9673);
- Journal of Separation Science (WILEY-VCH, ISSN: 1615-9314);
- Analytical Methods (RSC, ISSN: 1759-9679);
- Food Analytical Methods (Springer US, ISSN: 1936-9751);
- Journal of Essential Oil Research (Taylor & Francis, ISSN: 1041-2905);
- Chemistry and Biodiversity (Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta, ISSN: 1612-1880);
- Journal of Separation Science Plus (WILEY-VCH, ISSN: 2573-1815);
- Biomedical and Environmental Sciences (Elsevier, ISSN: 0895-3988);
- Sensors (MDPI, ISSN: 1424-8220);
- Separations (MDPI, ISSN: 2297-8739);
- Energy and Fuels (ACS publications, ISSN: 1520-5029);
- Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis (Elsevier, ISSN: 0731-7085).

PATENTS

1. “A comprehensive gas chromatography system with flow modulation under vacuum conditions”,
International Application No. PCT/EP2015/051341.

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