Paola Grenni Water Research Institute (IRSA), National Research Council (CNR) Paola Grenni was born in Pordenone, Italy, in 1968. She received the Natural Science degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Trieste, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science from Milano Bicocca University, Italy. Since 1993, her main interest was microbial ecology and she worked with ENEA and Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Since 2000 she is with Water Research Institute as Assistant Researcher and in 2009 she is Researcher. She is mainly interested in soil, surface and groundwater microbial ecology and ecotoxicology; in particular she has been involved in national and international projects on soil and groundwater contamination (pharmaceuticals; pesticides, their transformation products and fertilizers) and water quality models. Experimental activity has included the application of methods for assessing bacterial abundance, biomass and diversity, including molecular methods such as Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH).
Biography Updated on 16 March 2011