GRENNI Paola (National Research Council, Italy)

First Name: Paola

Name: Grenni

Position: researcher


Institute / University / Company: National Research Council

Research Unit: Water Research Institute

Address (city, state): Via Salaria km 29,300

Country: Italy

Please give 5 key-words showing your research / interest in Microbial Ecotoxicolgy:

molecular methods for characterizing natural microbial communities or strains with recovery capacity in contaminated ecosystems
•Xenobiotics (Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Biocides, PCB, metals): their environmental fate and effects on soil, surface and groundwater microbial communities
•Bioremediation and Phyto-assisted bioremediation of contaminated sites
•Environmental chemistry of the most significant elements in the biogeochemical cycles
•Vulnerability of of groundwater ecosystem and natural attenuation of contaminants
•Evaluation of the environmental risk of chemical substances in the light of the REACH
•Ecotoxicity assessment of soils conditioned with commercial foaming products used with tunnel boring machine in tunnelling

Main kinds of contaminant(s) of interest:

  • pharmaceuticals
  • PCB
  • anionic surfactants
  • pesticides

Main kinds of microorganisms of interest:

  • Bacteria involved in degradation of chemicals

Main kinds of ecosystems of interest:

  • soil
  • surface waters
  • rhizosphere

Do you give courses on Microbial Ecotoxicology ?: YES

If yes, please tell us more about the courses (University, course level,website,etc):

  • 04.04.2017-06.04.2017 “Microcokit International Training Course, Methods for detecting and quantifying aquatic microbial communities” in collaboration with EU-JRC, LGC, NTBC e MBA
  • 24/3/2017 Teaching in the PhD course in Environmental and chemical Science (Università dell’Insubria, Como, IT) Training “Vecchie e nuove sfide ambientali: particolato atmosferico, contaminanti emergenti e nanomateriali” lesson: “Il ruolo delle comunità microbiche naturali nella degradazione di contaminanti emergenti”.
  • 7/04/2017 Teaching in the Second level Master in “Sistemi di Qualità: GxP & ISO” 2016 – 2017, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma (UCSC), lesson: L’importanza della qualità della ricerca in ecotossicologia: il ruolo della SETAC, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry”.
  • 15/09/201615/12/2016 Responsible for the traininf of two Poland students in the framework of the Project “Science for Business– implementation of high quality internships for students of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences of Lodz University of Technology” co-financed by the European Union within the European Social Fund
  • 22/10/2016 Teaching in the Second level Master in “Sistemi di Qualità: GxP & ISO” 2015 – 2016, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Roma (UCSC), per iniziativa della Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia “A. Gemelli”
  • 29/10/2015 and 20/10/2016 Teaching in the university lesson “Biorimedio Fitoassistito” in the framework of the University course “Biorimedio di ambienti acquatici e terrestri contaminati” – Msc course in Ecobiology
  • 27-29/05/2013 Teaching in the “Training Course Contaminated Site Remediation: Application Of Advanced Tools To Control Biological Processes”, Rome 27th – 29th May.
  • Several lessons for students of high schools since 1996 in courses and single lessons
  • 15-16/09/2005 Teaching in the Course for Regional Agencies for the environment “Nuovi sistemi di monitoraggio tramite indici globali di contaminazione delle acque sotterranee“

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