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 Francesca Maietta

f.maiettaMaster of Science degree in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, A.Y. 2013/2014, defending a Thesis entitled: " Growth and lipid production in culture by an isolate of Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehrenberg) Reimann & J.C. Lewin (Bacillariophyta)".
'Torno subito (Be right back)' research grant holder (1 year), awarded through public selection by Regione Lazio in 2016 to develop the project: "Caretta caretta as bioindicator in marine ecosystems".
The first phase of the project (3 months) will be carried out in the nonprofit association “Filicudi WildLife Conservation”, supervisor Dr. Monica Blasi. The second phase will be carried out in the Department of Biology of the Tor Vergata University, supervisor L. Migliore.
The project is dedicated to the identification of microbiota and epibionts colonizing the carapace of Caretta caretta sampled in the sea stretch of the Aeolian Islands. This information will fill the gap of these data in literature and the shells of the loggerhead sea turtles “Caretta caretta”, of which there isn’t much. In fact, to promote the conservation of this species and realize national management plans for the protection of these sea turtles, which according to the IUCN Red List they are classified “endengered”, as many possible aspects of their physiology and ecology should be known.

Filippo Spanu

f.spanuMaster of Science degree in Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Applied Anthropology at the University of Tor Vergata (Rome), A.Y. 2015/2016, defending a Thesis entitled: “A new ecotoxicological bioassay on Vibrio anguillarum for classical and emerging pollutants".
'Torno subito (Be right back)' research grant holder (1 year), awarded through public selection by Regione Lazio in 2016 to develop the project: “The Jetson’s Kitchen: domestic wastewater upcycling and indoor vegetables production".
The first phase of the project (6 months) will be carried out in the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano, supervisor: Fiammetta Costa. The second phase will be carried out in the Department of Biology of the Tor Vergata University, supervisor L. Migliore.
The aim of this project is to develop an integrated decontamination system of the wastewater produced by dishwasher through the use of bioactive nanostructures and the cultivation of ornamental and edible plant species. The decontamination system of wastewater and the control of environmental parameters for plant growth will be automated by using an open access control system (Arduino).