In the Prenni lab we are focused on the development of novel methods and applications using mass spectrometry technology to address important issues in food/crop safety and quality.
The major research themes of our laboratory include:
(1) Non-targeted and targeted metabolomics of plant tissue to investigate the impact of environmental stress and interaction with rhizosphere microbial communities on plant phenotype.
(2) Development of novel approaches using ambient ionization for characterization of food quality and authenticity.
(3) Sensitive and rapid quantification of drug and chemical residues in food products.