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| First name: || Ilaria |
| Last name: || Pizzetti |
| Country: || Italy |
|Diversity and function of marine (planktonic) Planctomycetes.
||Classical Studies High School, T. Lucrezio Caro, Rome, Italy.
||University course in Biology, Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, Rome, Italy.
||Erasmus Project (Madrid - Spain), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de
||Diploma student at the Water Research Institute (IRSA) - National Research
Council (CNR)for the preparation of the experimental thesis under the
supervision of Dr. S. Fazi and Prof. G. Gibertini.
||University Degree in Biology (Laurea). Title of dissertation: “Microbial
community in temporary rivers: relationship between bacterial diversity and
||Post-graduate research project. Participation to experiments for the analysis of
bacterial community during rewetting of dry river sediments in collaboration
with researcher from MPI.
|Scientific Interests and Goals:
|Aquatic microbial ecology.
My PhD research aims to identify and to better understand the diversity and
function of Planctomycetes in coastal marine waters.
- Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) with fluorescently monolabeled
- FISH with signal amplification by Catalyzed Reporter Deposition (CARD-
- Analytical method for chemical characterization of sediment
- Bacteria extraction from sediments through Nycodenz purification
- Bacterial cell abundance by epifluorescence microscopy
- Flow Cytometry
- Sequencing and cloning
- Developing new probes for Planctomycetes
|Fazi S., S. Amalfitano, I. Pizzetti, J. Pernthaler, 2007. Efficiency of
fluorescence in situ hybridization for bacterial cell identification in
temporary river sediments with contrasting water content. Syst Appl Microbiol