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I am a hard working scientist, resilient to difficulties and misfortunes, totally dedicated my projects. With my amenable character and positive attitude I am generally appreciated by my team-mates. I am willing and enthusiastic at the idea of learning new skills and techniques, deepen my knowledge and face new challenges. I am always interested in discussing collaborations and future opportunities.


Past Experience

  • PhD student
    October 2011 --- October 2015
    I worked as PhD student in the laboratory of Plant physiology and molecular genetics at the Univeristé Libre de Bruxelles, (Belgium). The subject of my project, financially supported by the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (F.N.R.S.), was the genetic analysis of cadmium tolerance in the metal hyperaccumulator species Arabidopsis halleri. This experience helped me to gain numerous molecular genetics competences and improve my communication skills by participating to national and international meetings, writing activity reports and papers and mentoring bachelor and master students.

  • M.Sc. with Honors in Plant Biotechnology
    October 2009 --- July 2011
    During my M. Sc., I worked in the lab of Molecular Genetics and Plant Cellular Cultures of the Università degli Studi di Verone, where I gained several basic techniques of molecular biology (PCR, cloning, plant stable transformation) and proteomics (protein extraction, 2-D gels). My master thesis topic was the study of proteome changes induced by cadmium in the metal-tolerant strain of Pseudomonas putida.

  • University Curriculum Counsellor
    January 2010 --- December 2010

  • Responsible for academic libraries
    January 2008 --- January 2010


Self Assessment :
AdaptabilityCollaborationAttention to detailCuriosityFlexibilityWillingness to compromiseResiliency


Self Assessment :
Cell biology R&D Scientific writingBiotechnologyWestern BlottingCell CultureDNAEnglishGel ElectrophoresisGeneticsLaboratory ResearchMicrobiological TechniquesOxidative stressPCRRNA isolationProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationQuantitative PCR (qPCR)RT-PCRmolecular biologyMolecular Cloning
LinkedIn Assessment :
BiotecnologBiologia molecolareClonazione molecolareColtura cellulareGenBiologiaBiologia cellulareFisiologiaColtura di pianteBiodiversitMicrobiologiaBioinform

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
molecular biologymicrobiologyHeavy metalsPlant geneticPlant physiologyBiologyCell culturegenotypingPhenotypingpcrUse western blotting techniqueAgrobacterium Develop protocols Guide students Write papersDesign scientific projects (in biology)Manuscript preparationOral presentationPresent data at congressResearch at universities


  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Agro-Biotechnology from Università degli Studi di Verona in 2011
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Biotechnology from Università degli Studi di Verona in 2009

Training and Certification

  • Theoretical and practical training for qPCR technique - Biopark Formation, ULB in 2013 Training
  • PhD summer school: Natural variation in plants - Wageningen University (Netherlands) in 2012 Training
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Work Preferences

  • Positions I am interested in:
    Biologist Molecular Biologist Scientific Researcher Scientific Advisor Scientific Writer researcher Postdoctoral Researcher Project Manager
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    Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)

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Driving License
  • Yes