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Martina Cappelletti

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: BIO/19 Microbiology

Short Bio

I am the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Molecular Environmental Microbiology lab (MEMlab) leading research on i) microorganisms, with biotechnology relevance, able to metabolize and bioconvert toxic organics (aliphatic, aromatic and halogenated hydrocarbons) and inorganics (metalloids such as tellurium, arsenic and selenium), also under biofilm growth conditions, ii) mechansism of microbial survival, adaptation and colonization of subterranean enviornments,  iii) microbial communities involved in biomineralization, bioleaching, bioremediation and biogeochemical cycles in soil and aquatic environments, iv) analysis of antimicrobial properties of metals and bioactive molecules for biomedical purposes.

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 Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (2006) in Oxford (UK), iOsaka University (Japan) (2009), Calgary University (Canada) (2009-2010 and 2014).

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