Industrial, plant and environmental biotechnologies

Study of microbial, viral and plant biomolecular mechanisms in order to discover, develop and test cutting edge biotechnologies, readily employable in industrial, agricultural and environmental sectors

Biotech research aims at discovering and developing novel methods to synthesize complex molecules, often biological in origin, using biological vectors: cells, enzymes or entire living systems. The applicational purpose is to increase the yield and quality of products beneficial to society, such as food, fertilizers, pharmaceutical drugs and medical solutions. The approach used merges synergistically techniques from basic and applied research in the fields of biology, chemistry and computer sciences.

People

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Giulia Babbi

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Proteomics, Database development, Protein annotation, Gene-Disease relation, Rare diseases, Machine learning, Genomics,
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Serena Bertoni

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

keywords: Microencapsulation, Modified release drug delivery systems, Solid state characterization, Oral formulations
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Marco Candela

Associate Professor

keywords: Intestinal Microbiota, Coevolution, Microbial Ecology
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Martina Cappelletti

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Molecular microbiology, Microbial biotechnology, Microbial genomics, Omics applied to microbiology, Enviornmental
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Marco Caprini

Associate Professor

keywords: Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biomodelling, Biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, Metallo-chaperons, Urease, X-ray absorption
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Paolo Emidio Costantini

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

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Alberto Danielli

Associate Professor

keywords: Phage, Molecular Microbiology, Helicobacter pylori, Nanobiotechnology, theranostic vector
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Stefano Fedi

Associate Professor

keywords: bioremediation, xenobiotics, bacteria, metalloids, metals
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Francesco Francia

Associate Professor

keywords: amorphous matrices, chromatophores, photosynthesis, quinone, electron transfer, respiratory complexes
keywords: Industrial Microbiology

Roberto Gotti

Associate Professor

keywords: chiral separation , validation of analytical methods , capillary electrophoresis, chromatographic analysis, sample
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Manuela Mandrone

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Metabolomics, Phytochemistry, Ethnobotany, Enzyme activity, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
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Luca Mazzei

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Laura Menotti

Assistant professor

keywords: viral vectors, oncolytic virotherapy, HER2 receptor, tumor-specific receptors, viral retargeting ad detargeting, herpes
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Francesco Musiani

Associate Professor

keywords: bacterial pathogenesis

Carola Eleonora Parolin

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: human microbiota, vaginal ecosystem, Lactobacillus, probiotics
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Ferruccio Poli

Full Professor

keywords: medicinal plants, metabolomics,, ethnobotany, phytochemistry, biological activities, smart agriculture, Quality
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Simone Rampelli

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Microbiome, Metagenomics, Microbiota, Microbial Evolution
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Francesca Sparla

Associate Professor

keywords: intrinsically unstructured proteins, thioredoxin, guard cell, supramolecular complexes, starch
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Alessandra Stefan

Assistant professor

keywords: recombinant proteins, DNA polymerase III, Escherichia coli, MptpA
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Maria Paola Turina

Assistant professor

keywords: ATP synthase, proton transport, electron tranfer, photosynthetic Reaction Center

Silvia Turroni

Associate Professor

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Beatrice Vitali

Associate Professor

keywords: human microbiota, probiotic bacteria, molecular culture-independent techniques, Lactobacillus
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Mirko Zaffagnini

Associate Professor

keywords: Carbon metabolism, Redox homeostasis, Thiol-dependent post-translational modifications
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Barbara Zambelli

Associate Professor

keywords: intrinsically disordered proteins, metal-homeostasis, urease, nickel, protein-protein interactions
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Giampaolo Zuccheri

Assistant professor