Paola Grenni was born in 1968 in Pordenone, Italy. She received the B.S. degree in natural sciences with highest distinction from the University of Trieste, Italy, and the Ph.D. degree in environmental science from Milano Bicocca University, Italy. Since 2000, she has been serving as an Assistant Researcher at Water Research Institute, and in 2009, she has served as a Permanent Researcher. Grenni’s main interest has been focused on microbial ecology as she worked at ENEA and Istituto Superiore di Sanità. Her main research interests include microbial ecology and ecotoxicology of soil and surface and groundwater. In particular, she has been taking part in national and international projects on soil and groundwater contamination (pharmaceuticals, PCB, pesticides and their transformation products, and fertilizers) and water quality models. Recently, Grenni has been involved in projects aimed at the characterization of soil microbial community of the rhizosphere in phytoremediation-soil restoration. Her experimental activities 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 November 2013