I obtained my BSc degree in Biotechnology at University of Bologna (Italy), with an internship at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Barcelona (Spain). I obtained my MSc diploma in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology at Wageningen University (The Netherlands), with a thesis on improving itaconic acid production in the bacterium Escherichia coli. Moreover, I performed an internship staying as visiting scholar at University of California San Diego (USA) in the laboratory of prof. Susan Golden. During this experience, I investigated the molecular mechanisms of circadian biology in the model cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus.
I obtained my PhD diploma at the Bioprocess Engineering Department at Wageningen University (The Netherlands). During this project, I characterized and improved the metabolism of the bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides for enhancing chemoheterotrophic isoprenoid production.
At Bar-Even’s group, I focus on formatothropic bulk chemicals synthesis in the bacterium Cupriavidus necator.