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Alessandro Monaco

Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health

Lecturer, Junior Researcher & Ph.D. Candidate

A passionate food lover whose tastes were honed in his native Italy, Alessandro's academic career has been shaped by his passion for food and its political, legislative and cultural implications. During his bachelor in Gastronomic Sciences, Alessandro had the opportunity to visit several countries (Canada, Cuba, Georgia, Italy and Greece) entering in contact with the modern challenges related to food production, commercialisation and consumption. After that, Alessandro decided to pursue his interest in Food Law. He completed a master's in Food Safety,Food Law & Regulatory Affairs at Wageningen University. Currently, Alessandro works as a researcher for the University of Bayreuth and is working on his Ph.D. research on the regulation of food innovations.​

Alessandro's CV can be viewed here.

Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health

Food law, food safety, food innovation regulation

Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health



Alessandro Monaco: Design thinking principles in the regulation of novel foods in the European Union and Singapore : A comparison. In: European Business Law Review, (2025). - .


Alessandro Monaco, Johannes Kotz, Mirna Al Masri, Anila Allmeta, Kai Purnhagen, Laura M. König: Consumers' perception of novel foods and the impact of heuristics and biases : A systematic review. In: Appetite, 196 (2024). - .


Alessandro Monaco: Data Protection Under the Novel Food Regulation : Valuable Instrument or Barrier to Innovation? Insights from the Insect Sector. In: European Food and Feed Law Review, 18 (2023). - S. 172-178.

Alexandra Molitorisová, Alessandro Monaco: Innovating food law with mycelium : EU regulations. In: Markus Möstl, Kai Purnhagen (Hrsg.): Die Regulierung von Innovationen im Lebensmittelsektor : Produkte, Probleme, Perspektiven. - Frankfurt am Main : Fachmedien Recht und Wirtschaft, 2023.

Kai Purnhagen, Yasmine Ambrogio, Detlef Bartsch, Dennis Eriksson, Petra Jorasch, Jens Kahrmann, Maximilian Kardung, Alexandra Molitorisová, Alessandro Monaco, Amrit Nanda, Jörg Romeis, Nils Rostoks, Katharina Unkel, Xenia Schneider: Options for Regulating New Genomic Techniques for Plants in the European Union. In: Nature Plants, 9 (2023). - S. 1958-1961.


Alessandro Monaco, Kai Purnhagen: Risk Triggers as Innovation Triggers? : Risk analysis and innovation´s promotion under the Novel Food Regulation. In: European Food and Feed Law Review, (2022). - S. 219-227.


Alexandra Molitorisová, Alessandro Monaco, Kai Purnhagen: An analysis of the regulatory framework applicable to products obtained from mushroom and mycelium. - Bayreuth, 2021.

Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health

Alessandro Monaco
Researcher & PhD candidate

Universität Bayreuth
​Fritz-Hornschuch-Straße 13
95326 Kulmbach

E-mail: alessandro.monaco@uni-bayreuth.de
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