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.
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
AdaptabilityCollaborationAttention to detailCuriosityFlexibilityWillingness to compromiseResiliency
Cell biology R&D Scientific writingBiotechnologyWestern BlottingCell CultureDNAEnglishGel ElectrophoresisGeneticsLaboratory ResearchMicrobiological TechniquesOxidative stressPCRRNA isolationProtein ExpressionProtein PurificationQuantitative PCR (qPCR)RT-PCRmolecular biologyMolecular Cloning
Skills and Expertise
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
Expert has 3 publications (Will be avalible with full profile)