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Martina Cappelletti

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/19 Microbiology

Short Bio

I am Senior Assistant Professor of the Molecular Environmental Microbiology (MEM-Lab) group leading research on i) microorganisms, especially Rhodococcus bacterial strains, able to metabolize toxic organics (aliphatic, aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons) and inorganics (metalloids such as tellurium, arsenic and selenium), also under biofilm growth conditions, ii) microbial communities involved in biomineralization, bioleaching, bioremediation and biogeochemical cycles in soil and aquatic environments. Website of the research group

During my  Ph.D. and Post-Doc, I have worked on biodegradation of chlorinated compounds and hydrocarbon metabolism, bio-hydrogen production, bacterial motility and chemotaxis, and biodegradation of naphthenic acids.

During my scientific carrier, I have spent research periods at i) Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (2006) in Oxford (UK), ii) Osaka University (Japan) (2009), iii) Calgary University (Canada) (2009-2010 and 2014).

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Dipartimento di Farmacia e Biotecnologie
Via Irnerio 42, Bologna - Go to map

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