Concetta Gugliandolo serves as a Researcher at the Department of Animal Biology and Marine Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Messina, and as an Aggregate Professor of geomicrobiology (SSD BIO/07; Graduate level) in protection and environmental management, at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Messina. In 1992, she obtained a Ph.D. in environmental science from the University of Messina, in 1985, she had a specialization in marine biochemistry at the same university, and in 1982, she received a B.S. degree in biological science from the same university. Her research interests are among microbial ecology, applied microbiology and geomicrobiology in aquatic environments: brackish lakes, marine coastal zone, and shallow hydrothermal vents, aiming at taxonomic aspects, spatial patterns in microbial communities, relationship of microbial community structure and function, as well as research of novel biomolecules of interest in biotechnology. She participated in 1994 EU Project “Sea water microbiology” at the Departement eaux-environnement, Inst. Pasteur, Lille, France; 1996–1999 Mast III (Marine Science and Technology) CT95-0034 Microorganisms in deep sea and marine hot springs as sources of potentially valuable chemicals; 2008–2011 Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Messina Collaboration Program “Ecological water quality assessment of the Alcantara and James rivers using bioindicators” Operative Unit: Microbial Ecology: “Use of microbial community structure, dynamic and diversity as bioindicator of ecological status.” She serves as a Reviewer of Cahiers de Biologie Marine, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Marine Pollution Bulletin, and Food Control.
Biography Updated on 23 October 2011