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.

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.

Chiara Gardenghi

greta ponsecchiMaster's Degree in Natural Systems Sciences at the University of Turin in the A.Y. 2020/2021, defending an experimental thesis on the study of ancient biomolecules and archaeozoology entitled "Faunal characterization of the Upper Pleistocene site of Ex Cava a Filo (Bo): the contribution of biomolecular analyses using the ZooMS (Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry) technique”. PhD student in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology (XXXIX cycle), University of Rome Tor Vergata. The research project is aimed at understanding - through a multidisciplinary approach based on metagenomic (NGS), chemical (RAMAN spectroscopy) and physical (LTA) analyzes - the degradation process dynamics of ancient documents from the Archivio Apostolico Vaticano (ex-Archivio Segreto) and the responsible of the biodeterioration.

Greta Ponsecchi

greta ponsecchiMaster’s degree in Molecular and Applied Biology at the University of Florence, in the academic year 2019/2020, with an experimental thesis entitled: " Genotypic and phenotypic characterization of fosfomycin-resistant Enterobacterales isolated from healthy children’s stool samples from Bolivian Chaco". PhD student of the XXXVII cycle in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. The research project aims to search and deeply characterise new lytic bacteriophages targeting some of the main high-risk clones of Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacterium abscessus widespread in the European epidemiological scenario and implicated in severe healthcare-associated infections. She also collaborates in all the research and didactic activities of the Applied Microbiology laboratory.