Marianna Taffi

Marianna Taffi
University of Camerino | UNICAM · Scuola di Bioscienze e Biotecnologie

PhD in Environmental Sciences and Public Health

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September 2013 - July 2014
University of Cambridge
Position
  • Visiting Phd Student
Description
  • Integrating food webs with microbial metabolic networks Aerobic PCB degradation pathways in P. putida metabolism (Flux Balance Analysis). Bio-models Database, ID: MODEL1407250000. FBA encoding of food web and bioremediation analysis.
February 2012 - March 2015
University of Camerino
Position
  • PhD Student
January 2011 - January 2012
Università Politecnica delle Marche - Funded by INAIL (National Institute for Insurance against Accident at Work).
Position
  • Research fellowship
Description
  • Cross-disciplinary project on chemical risk assessment of occupational exposure to plant protection products (PPPs) and injury-prevention strategies for licensed pesticides applicators. University experimental farm case study.
Education
February 2012 - March 2015
University of Camerino
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences and Public Health
October 2008 - December 2010
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Field of study
  • Agricultural Science and Technologies

Publications

Publications (10)
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Modelling bioaccumulation processes at the food web level is the main step to analyse the effects of pollutants at the global ecosystem level. A crucial question is understanding which species play a key role in the trophic transfer of contaminants to disclose the contribution of feeding linkages and the importance of trophic dependencies in bioacc...
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The pressure to search effective bioremediation methodologies for contaminated ecosystems has led to the large-scale identification of microbial species and metabolic degradation pathways. However, minor attention has been paid to the study of bioremediation in marine food webs and to the definition of integrated strategies for reducing bioaccumula...
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Persistent Organic Pollutants represent a global ecological concern due to their ability to accumulate in organisms and to spread species-by-species via feeding connections. In this work we focus on the estimation and simulation of the bioaccumulation dynamics of persistent pollutants in the marine ecosystem, and we apply the approach for reconstru...
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A laboratory experiment was carried out to determine the organic carbon content and quality of different organic residues (urban and green compost, moist olive oil husks) and soils of different origin (forest and agricultural) to be used as biofilter in the biodepuration of pesticide contaminated water. An adsorption/desorption experiment was also...
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micro-scale (microorganisms) on the macro-scale (food-web), up to the top of the food chain where humans are placed. Due to their high persistence, lipophilicity, long-range transport and other chemical and physical properties, Polychronated Biphenyls (PCBs) are subject to the phenomena of bio-accumulation and bio-magnification. Considering that PC...
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Background / Purpose: The marine environment is a sink of contaminants that, if persistent, sooner or later will be reintroduced into the ecosystem. This is a hazard for both humans and wildlife, which are exposed to the ingestion of contaminated fish. Microbial ecology can clarify how the bioremediation potential of microorganisms can influence,...

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