PhD Students

Chiara Conte

chiara conteMaster of Science in Marine Biology at the Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, A.A. 2016/2017, defending a thesis Marine Sciences: “Assessment of the eco-compatibility of micropollutant contained in detergent on different marine organisms”.Winner of a grant "Torno Subito" by the Lazio Region in 2016; she conducted a project of marine ecosystems monitoring at the "Mote Tropical Research Laboratory" of Summerland Key, FL (USA) and at the Department of Biology of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, under the suprevision of L. Migliore.The PhD project is dedicated to the evaluation of microbial communities associated with marine phanerogams. The method of investigation will be the one of Rotini et al. (2013) and Mejia et al. (2016) based on the integration of morphological and biochemical plant descriptors, and the analysis of the associated bacterial communities through Next Generation Sequencing. She teams up with both the teaching and research activities performed in the laboratories of Ecotoxicology and Microbiology.

Pasquale Marmo

p.marmoMaster Degree in Biologia Sanitaria, University of Siena AY 2013-2014, defending a thesis in Microbiology: "Morphological and genetic characterization of bacteriophages with lytic activity against KPC-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae”. PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata.
The PhD project deals with the study and characterization of Sphingomonas sp. MCT13, its ecological role and enzymatic activities with potential biotechnological application. Moreover it deals with the research of bacteriophages in environmental samples. He teams up with both of the teaching and research activities performed in the laboratory of Microbiology.

Nicoletta Perini

g.matteucciMaster Degree in Biological Sciences (Molecular Diagnostics and Biothecnology), University of Camerino, AY 2014-2015, defending a thesis in Molecular Archeological and Forensic Anthropology: "Gut microbiota of a Peruvian Inca mummy (11th century AD)”.
PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, University of Rome Tor Vergata. The PhD project deals with the detection and characterization of biodeteriogens responsible for damaging of ancient scrolls from the cultural heritage.
She teams up with both of the teaching and research activities performed in the laboratory of Microbiology.