June 2018: he is the coordinator of the collaborative EU project Controlling mIcRobiomes CircuLations for bEtter food Systems (CIRCLES), H2020-SFS-2018-1, Innovation action, LC-SFS-03-2018, proposal 818290, duration 60 months.
May 2018: he is vice-coordinator of the international PhD program “Innovative technologies and sustainable use of Mediterranean Sea fishery and biological resources”, University of Bologna.
May 2017: Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology University of Bologna. Academic discipline: CHIM/11 Chemistry and Biotechnology of Fermentations.
March 2017: he obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Full Professor in the following sectors: (i) medicinal, toxicological and nutritional chemistry and applied technologies 03/D1; (ii) microbiology 05/I2 Duration 31/03/17-31/03/23, Bando BANDO D.D. 1532/2016.
May 2014 – May 2017: assistant professor, Dept. of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy.
January 2014: he obtained the National Scientific Qualification as Associate Professor in the following sectors: (i) medicinal, toxicological and nutritional chemistry and applied technologies 03D1; (ii) genetics and microbiology 05I1; (iii) agricultural microbiology 07F2. Duration 2014-2018, Bando 2012 (DD n. 222/2012).
August 2010-August 2014: Professor with a temporary appointment for “Microbiological Controls”, Dept. of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy.
August 2009-May 2014: senior post-doctorate research fellow, Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Dept. of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, University of Bologna, Italy.
December 2006-December 2007: Professor with a temporary appointment for “Laboratory of Applied Microbiology” at the course of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
August 2004-August 2009: Post-doctoral research fellow, Laboratory of Microbiology and Biotechnology, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.
April 2004: European PhD in Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bologna, Italy. The PhD was carried out in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy and at the Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology, University of Ulm, Germany. Coordinators: Prof. Patrizia Brigidi (University of Bologna) and Prof. Bernhard Eikmanns (University of Ulm).
December 2001-December 2011: Assistant Lecturer in “Fermentation Biotechnology” at the course of Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
From 2001 to now: Supervisor of more than 50 degrees theses in the course of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy
October 1999: Degree in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy. 110/110 cum laude. Supervisor Prof. Davide Zannoni.
The research activity of Marco Candela is documented by 108 publications on peer-reviewed journals (H index 33, citations 4030), > than 100 oral communications in national and international congresses.
2015: member of the SIMGBM, Italian society of general microbiology and microbial biotechnologies.
Scientific founder and member of the SpinOff company Wellmicro S.r.l
Born in October 2015, the mission of Wellmicro is to provide a service for the characterization of gut microbiome in term of compositional and functional structure and impact on the human health.
International and national research projects, selected for funding based on calls that involved competitive peer-reviewed
2020: Bioconversion of Underutilized Resources into Next Generation Proteins for Food and Feed (NextGenProteins) Innovation action, H2020-LC-SFS-17 2019 , duration 48 months. Partner
2020: EU Collaborative New Technologies, Tools and Strategies for a Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative European Aquaculture (NEWTECHAQUA), Innovation action, DT-BG-04-2018-2019, duration 48 months. Partner
2018: EU Collaborative project Controlling mIcRobiomes CircuLations for bEtter food Systems (CIRCLES), H2020-SFS-2018-1, Innovation action, LC-SFS-03-2018, proposal 818290, duration 60 months. Coordinator
2015: Plant foods in human evolution: Factors affecting the harvest of nutrients from the floral environment HARVEST ERC Starting Grant 2015; duration 60 months. Collaborator
2015: The influence of Gut Microbiota in immunological reconstruction in pediatric patients undergone
allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Programma di ricerca Regione-Università 2010-2012
Area 1 - “Bando Giovani Ricercatori”, duration 36 months. WP leader.
2014: MyNewGut, Microbiome Influence on Energy balance and Brain Development-Function Put into Action to Tackle Diet-related Diseases and Behavior. FP7 large collaborative EU project, KBBE-2013-2-2-02, duration 60 months. Partner
2012: Microorganism in foods and in humans: study of the microbiota and the related metabolome as affected by omnivore, vegetarian and vegan diets; duration 36 months. PRIIN ministerial founding from the “Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca”, Italy (PROGRAMMA DI RICERCA – MODELLO A Anno 2010-2011 – prot.2010WZ2NJN). Partner
2010: “NuAge”, New dietary strategies addressing the specific needs of the elderly population for healthy ageing in Europe. FP7 large collaborative EU project, KBBE-2010-2-2-02, duration 60 months. Partner
2010: MARS500, MIcrobiological monitoring in Confined Habitat (MICHA). Funded by the European Space Agency in 2010 (36 months) and from Division of Nutritional Sciences of the University of Illinois (USA) in 2012 (24 months). Partner
2009: Role of human plasminogen in the interaction between Bifidobacterium, a health promoting member of the intestinal microbiota, and the human host; duration 24 months. Winner of the Vigoni Grant (CRUI-DAAD) for Italy-Germany cooperation in 2009. Principal Investigator
2009: ALIETA (alimenti funzionali per l’età avanzata: ottimizzazione e valorizzazione dei prodotti italiani in grado di migliorare la qualità della vita delle persone anziane); duration 36 months. Founded by the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN), Roma, Italy. Partner
2006: strategic project of the University of Bologna “Micro(bi)array”, Bologna, Italy; duration 24 months. Principal Investigator
From 2003 to 2005, I was the coordinator of the “Amphi-bio” start-up project. The project was aimed at the creation of a laboratory of molecular analysis in Bologna, Italy. In 2004 the project won a “Spinner” grant for Technological Transfer (Italy), and in 2005, a PRRIITT grant for Technological Transfer (Italy).
2001: identification and characterization of bifidobacterial proteins involved in the interaction process with the intestinal mucosa; duration 24 months. Winner of the Vigoni Grant (CRUI-DAAD) for Italy-Germany cooperation in 2001.Principal Investigator.
Biagi E, Rampelli S, Castagnetti A, Turroni S, Candela M, Microbiopasport. 2015 (n. 102016000000558)
Referee for international scientific journals and institutions
I am referee for the following international scientific journals: CURRENT BIOLOGY, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, FEMS Microbiology Ecology; PlosOne; FEMS Letters; BMC Microbiology; Journal of Medical Microbiology; International Journal of Food Microbiology; Food Research International; Research Microbiology; Anaerobe; SIMBYOSIS; Digestive and Liver Disease, Journal of Proteomics, Scientific Reports, Environmental Microbiology, Trends if Food Science and Technologies, Nature Genetics
Reviewer for a grant proposal submitted to the Food and Nutrition Call 2012 of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund.
Reviewer of the European Science Foundation (ESF - www.esf.org) for the AXA Research Fund (AXA RF - www.axa-research.org) for the Post-Doctoral Fellowships Campaign 2014
Reviewer for “Chaire d’Attractivité” to the IDEX of Toulouse program, Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, 2015.
I am member of the editorial board of ISRN Microbiology, Word Journal of Gastroenterology and BMC Microbiology, Microorganisms, peer-reviewed, open access journals publishing research articles and review articles in all areas of microbiology.