Dr. Alessandro Alboresi
Microalgae molecular physiology, genetics and system biology
Prof. Alberto Bertucco
Design of microalgae production processes. Microalgae-based wastewater treatment. Process simulation and optimization.
Prof. Fabrizio Bezzo
Design and optimization of energy systems. Design of photobioreactors for algae production. Modelling and identification of photosynthetic mechanisms in microalgae growth. Optimal design of experiments.
Dr. Nicoletta La Rocca
Ultrastructural and physiological characterization of the photosynthetic apparatus of plants, microalgae and cyanobacteria exposed to environmental stresses. Screening of extremophiles, microalgae and cyanobacteria, for the production of high value compounds, such as primary and secondary carotenoids, lipids and polysaccharides. Optimization of the trade-off between biomass and compound production.
Prof. Tomas Morosinotto
Regulation of the photosynthetic apparatus in plants, mosses and algae. Evolution of photosynthetic apparatus in different organisms. Biofuels production in algae.
Dr. Eleonora Sforza
Optimization of microalgal growth conditions in photobioreactors: nutrients and carbon supply, photosynthetic conversion. Exploitation of wastewater for microalgal cultivation. Growth modeling.
Dr. Diana Simionato
Regulation of the photosynthetic apparatus in Nannochloropsis gaditana.
Nutrient recovery and recycling strategies for sustainable microalgal growth in industrial processes
Microalgae genetic engineering
Carlos Eduardo de Farias Silva
Evaluation of bioethanol production from microalgae
Characterization of photosynthetic efficiency in algae using non-invasive techniques in vivo
Scale-up of microalgal cultivation systems
Maintenance of algae strains collection; selection and characterization of random mutants for altered photosynthesis