Innocenzo Muzzalupo

Innocenzo Muzzalupo Innocenzo Muzzalupo
Researcher at the Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Olive, Citrus and Tree Fruit (CREA-OFA), Italy


Dr Innocenzo Muzzalupo has received degree in "Biology" from the University of Calabria in 1993 and received his Ph.D. degree (1997) in "Chemistry" from the University of "La Sapienza" Rome. Currently, he is working as CREA-OFA in Italy. After receiving his Ph.D. degree, he was appointed as post-doctoral (1999) in "Food Science" at the University of Calabria. Between 1999 and 2008 he had a contract as professor of "Botany" at the University of Calabria. Following eight years of extensive research on olive characterization and on olive oil quality, in 2008 he was appointed as a researcher at CREA and from 2017 he is the head of the panel of the professional tasting committee of virgin olive oils of the Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Science of the University of Calabria (Italy). His is scientific coordinator of the "Certification of varietal composition, of the geographical origin and the absence of synthetic products in extra-virgin olive oils - CERTOLIO" project, and scientific director of other research projects on characterization, enhancement, and conservation of olive varieties.

Research Interest

Olive germplasm characterization, olive genes characterization, and analytical methods for olive oil traceability and olive oil quality