PhD Students

Annamaria Alabiso

annamaria alabiso

Master Degree in Sciences for Conservation and Restoration, University of Parma, A.A. 2017/2018, defending a thesis in Biomolecular Archaeology: "The green mummy of Bologna: multidisciplinary study of tissue preservation".PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata.The PhD project aims to develop and scale up to the market level, the biofilter of the Jetson’s Kitchen (Costa et al., 2018; Congestri et al., 2020), designed for dishwasher wastewater upcycling but projected to the upcycling and reuse of the kitchen wastewaters in its entirety, from the individual household size to the restaurant dimension, to co-housing environments.She teams up with both the teaching and research activities performed in the laboratory of Ecotoxicology.

Chiara Conte

chiara conteMaster's Degree in Marine Biology at the Marche Polytechnic University of Ancona, A.Y. 2016/2017, discussing a thesis entitled: "Assessment of the eco-compatibility of micropollutant contained in detergent on different marine organisms". Winner of an annual project 'Torno subito' granted by the Lazio Region in 2016, on marine ecosystem monitoring carried out at Mote Tropical Research Laboratory in Summerland Key, FL (USA) and at Biology Department of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, under the supervision of L. Migliore. The PhD project is aimed to the set up of microbial descriptor for the evaluation of marine phanerogam conservation status, based on the investigation method already developed in the laboratory by Rotini et al. (2013) and Mejia et al. (2016). This methods is based on the integration of data on plants morphological and biochemical descriptors with the structure and composition of plant associated bacterial communities, analysed by Next Generation Sequencing (16SrRNA). She collaborates with the activities of the Ecotoxicology and Microbiology laboratories, including didactic activities.

Sara Frasca

sara frasca Master Degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, defending the experimental thesis: “ The role of bacterial microbiota in trophic relationships between Meligethinae (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) and host plants”. In 2021, she collaborated on the completion of the Herbarium Albanicum, managed by Environmental Biology Department and Botanical Garden Museum, Sapienza University of Rome. PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata. The PhD project is devoted to set up a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) protocol to identify fungal communities; the protocol will be utilized to identify the seagrass associated fungal communities and biodeteriogens of ancient documents. She participates in all the didactic activities of the laboratory of Ecology and ecotoxicology.