• Perin, G., A. Bernardi, A. Bellan, F. Bezzo, T. Morosinotto (2017). A mathematical model to guide genetic engineering of photosynthetic metabolism. Metab. Eng., 44, 337-347.
  • Bernardi, A., A. Nikolaou, A. Meneghesso, B. Chachuat, T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2017). Semi-empirical modeling of microalgae photosynthesis in different acclimation states – Application to N. gaditana. J. Biotechnol., 259, 63-72.
  • De Luca, R., F. Bezzo, Q. Béchet, O. Bernard (2017). Optimization of algal ponds operation using weather forecasts. Presented at ISAP2017 – 6th International Congress of the Society of Applied Phycology, 18-23 June 2017, Nantes (France).
  • De Luca, R., F. Bezzo, Q. Béchet, O. Bernard (2017). Exploiting meteorological forecasts for the optimal operation of algal ponds. J. Process Cont., 55, 55-65.


  • Cimetta, E., T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2016). Model-based design of experiments and photobioreactor-on-a-chip technology for rapid and reliable modelling of microalgae growth. Presented at AlgaEurope 2016, 13-15 December 2016, Madrid (Spain).
  • De Farias Silva, C.E., Bertucco, A. (2016). Bioethanol from microalgae and cyanobacteria: a review and technological outlook. Process Biochem., 51, 1833-1842
  • Perin, G., E. Cimetta, F. Monetti, T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2016). Novel micro-photobioreactor design and monitoring method for assessing microalgae response to light intensity. Algal Res., 19, 69-76
  • De Farias Silva, C.E., Gris, B., Sforza, E., Rocca, N., Bertucco, A. (2016). Effect of sodium bicarbonate on biomass and carbohydrate production in Synechococcus PCC 7002. Chem. Eng. Trans., 49, 241 – 246.
  • Bernardi, A., A. Meneghesso, T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2016). Modelling photoacclimation in microalgae integrating chlorophyll fluorescence and photosynthesis rate measurements. Presented at the 6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, 26 – 29 June, 2016, San Diego (U.S.A.)
  • De-Luca, R., Q. Béchet, F. Bezzo, O. Bernard (2016). Optimal operation of algal ponds accounting for future meteorology. In: Proc. 11th IFAC Symposium on Dynamics and Control of Process Systems, including Biosystems (DYCOPS-CAB 2016), 6-8 June 2016, Trondheim, Norway, 1062-1067
  • Bernardi, A., A. Meneghesso, T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2016). A model-based investigation of genetically modified microalgae strains. In: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering 38, 26th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (Z. Kravanja and M. Bogataj, Ed.), Elsevier, Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 607-612
  • Bernardi, A., A. Nikolaou, A. Meneghesso, T. Morosinotto, B. Chachuat, F. Bezzo (2016). High-fidelity modelling methodology of light-limited photosynthetic production in microalgae. PLOS ONE, 11, e0152387
  • Barbera, E., E. Sforza, S. Kumar, T. Morosinotto, A. Bertucco (2016). Cultivation of Scenedesmus obliquus in liquid hydrolysate from flash hydrolysis for nutrient recycling. Bioresource Technol., 207, 59-66


  • Simionato, D., A. Segalla , T. Morosinotto, N. La Rocca (2015). Light and nutrient effects on ketocarotenoid synthesis in Chodatodesmus australis. Eur. J. Phycol., 50, 78-79
  • Sciuto, K., L.A. Lewis, E. Verleyen, I. Moro, N. La Rocca (2015). Chodatodesmus australis sp. nov. (Scenedesmaceae, Chlorophyta) from Antarctica, with the emended description of the genus Chodatodesmus, and circumscription of Flechtneria rotunda gen. et sp. nov. J. Phycol., 51, 1172-1188
  • La Rocca, N., I. Moro, N. Rascio (2016). Excess light and limited carbon: two problems that cyanobacteria and microalgae have to cope with. In: Handbook of Photosynthesis (M. Pessarakli Ed.), 3rd Edition,  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (U.S.A.)
  • Moro, I., N. La Rocca, N. Rascio (2016). Photosynthetic apparatus in cyanobacteria and microalgae. In: Handbook of Photosynthesis (M. Pessarakli Ed.), 3rd Edition,  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL (U.S.A.)
  • Scibilia, L., L. Girolomoni, S. Berteotti, A. Alboresi, M. Ballottari (2015). Photosynthetic response to nitrogen starvation and high light in Haematococcus pluvialisAlgal Research, 12, 170–181
  • Perin, G., A. Bellan, A. Segalla, A. Meneghesso, A. Alboresi, T. Morosinotto (2015). Generation of random mutants to improve light-use efficiency of Nannochloropsis gaditana cultures for biofuel production. Biotechnol Biofuels, 8, 161
  • Barbera, E., E.Sforza, A. Bertucco (2015). Maximizing the production of Scenedesmus obliquus in photobioreactors under different irradiation regimes: experiments and modeling. Bioproc. Biosyst. Eng., 38, 2177-2188
  • Bonvicini, G., A. Venturin, C. Miotti, D. Curiel, F. Bezzo, L. Facco (2015). Recommendations towards profitable production chains for algae-based biofuels. In: Book of abstracts: 2nd EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference and the 9th International Algae Congress. Lisbon (Portugal), 1-3 December 2015, 69-70
  • Sforza, E., C. Calvaruso, A. Meneghesso, T. Morosinotto, A. Bertucco (2015). Effect of specific light supply rate on photosynthetic efficiency of Nannochloropsis salina in a continuous flat plate photobioreactor. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99, 8309-8318
  • Bertucco, A., E. Sforza, V. Fiorenzato, M. Strumendo (2015). Population balance modeling of a microalgal culture in photobioreactors: Comparison between experiments and simulations.AIChE J., 61, 2702-2710
  • Bernardi, A., A. Nikolaou, A. Meneghesso, B. Chachuat, T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2015). A framework for the dynamic modelling of PI curves in microalgae. In: Computer-Aided Chemical Engineering 37, 12th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering and 24nd European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (K.V. Gernaey, J.K. Huusom, R. Gani, Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 2483-2488
  • Sforza, E., E. Barbera, A. Bertucco (2015). Improving the photoconversion efficiency: An integrated photovoltaic-photobioreactor system for microalgal cultivation. Algal Research, 10, 202-209
  • Sforza, E., M.H. Khairallah Al Emara, A. Sharif, A. Bertucco (2015). Exploitation of Urban Landfill Leachate as Nutrient Source for Microalgal Biomass Production. Chem. Eng. Trans, 43, 373-378
  • Bernardi, A., A. Nikolaou, A. Meneghesso, B. Chachuat, T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2015). Using fluorescence measurements to model key phenomena in microalgae photosynthetic mechanisms, Chem. Eng. Trans., 43, 217-222
  • Ferrigo, D., G. Galla, E. Sforza, T. Morosinotto, G. Barcaccia, C. Ceschi Berrini (2015). Biochemical characterization and genetic identity of an oil-rich Acutodesmus obliquus isolate. Journal of Applied Phycology, 27, 149-161
  • Nikolaou, A., A. Bernardi, A. Meneghesso, F. Bezzo, T. Morosinotto, B. Chachuat (2015). A model of chlorophyll fluorescence in microalgae integrating photoproduction, photoinhibition and photoregulation. J. Biotechnol., 194, 91-99
  • La Rocca N., K. Sciuto, A. Meneghesso, I. Moro, N. Rascio, T. Morosinotto (2015). Photosynthesis in extreme environments: responses to different light regimes in the Antarctic alga Koliella antarctica. Physiol. Plant, 153, 654-667


  • Gris, B., E. Sforza, L. Vecchiato, A. Bertucco (2014). Development of a process for an efficient exploitation of CO2 captured from flue gases as liquid carbonates for Chlorella protothecoides cultivation.Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.,53, 16678–16688
  • Nikolaou, A., A. Bernardi,  F. Bezzo, T. Morosinotto, B. Chachuat (2014). Dynamic modeling of photoproduction, photoregulation and photoinhibition in microalgae using chlorophyll fluorescence. Presented at the AIChE 2014 Annual Meeting, November 16-21, 2014, Atlanta, USA
  • Carbonera D., A. Agostini, M. Di Valentin, C. Gerotto, S. Basso, G.M. Giacometti, T. Morosinotto (2014). Photoprotective sites in the violaxanthin-chlorophyll a binding Protein (VCP) from Nannochloropsis gaditana. Biochim Biophys Acta, 1837, 1235-1246
  • Bertucco, A., M. Beraldi, E. Sforza (2014). Continuous microalgal cultivation in a laboratory-scale photobioreactor under seasonal day–night irradiation: experiments and simulation. Bioproc. Biosyst. Eng., 37, 1535-1542
  • Gris B., T. Morosinotto, G.M. Giacometti, A. Bertucco, E. Sforza (2014). Cultivation of Scenedesmus obliquus in Photobioreactors: Effects of Light Intensities and Light-Dark Cycles on Growth, Productivity, and Biochemical Composition. Appl Biochem Biotechnol., 172, 2377-2389
  • Nikolaou, A., A. Bernardi,  F. Bezzo, T. Morosinotto, B. Chachuat (2014). A Dynamic model of photoproduction, photoregulation and photoinhibition in microalgae using chlorophyll fluorescence. In: Preprints of the IFAC 19th World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa. August 24-29, 4370-4375
  • Basso S., D. Simionato, C. Gerotto, A. Segalla, G.M. Giacometti, T. Morosinotto (2014).Characterization of the photosynthetic apparatus of the Eustigmatophycean Nannochloropsis gaditana: Evidence of convergent evolution in the supramolecular organization of photosystem I. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1837, 306-314
  • Corteggiani Carpinelli E., A. Telatin, N. Vitulo, C. Forcato, M. D’Angelo, R. Schiavon, A. Vezzi, G.M. Giacometti, T. Morosinotto, G. Valle (2014). Chromosome scale genome assembly and transcriptome profiling of Nannochloropsis gaditana in nitrogen depletion. Mol. Plant, 7, 323-335
  • Ramos Tercero, E.A., E. Sforza, M. Morandini, A. Bertucco (2014). Cultivation of Chlorella protothecoides with Urban Wastewater in Continuous Photobioreactor: Biomass Productivity and Nutrient Removal. Appl. Biochem. Biotech., 172, 1470-1485
  • Bernardi, A., G. Perin, E. Sforza, F. Galvanin, T. Morosinotto, F. Bezzo (2014). An identifiable state model to describe light intensity influence on microalgae growth. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 53, 6738−6749
  • Sforza, E., M. Enzo, A. Bertucco (2014). Design of microalgal biomass production in a continuous photobioreactor: An integrated experimental and modeling approach. Chem. Eng. Res. Des., 92, 1153-1162
  • Sforza, E., B. Gris, C.E. De Farias Silva, T. Morosinotto, A. Bertucco (2014). Effects of light on cultivation of Scenedesmus obliquus in batch and continuous flat plate photobioreactor. Chem. Eng. Trans., 38, 211-216
  • Perin G., A. Segalla, S. Basso, D. Simionato, A. Meneghesso, E. Sforza, A. Bertucco, T. Morosinotto (2014). Biotechnological Optimization of Light Use Efficiency in Nannochloropsis Cultures for Biodiesel Production. Chem. Eng. Trans., 37, 763-768