PhD Candidate, Deakin University, Melbourne AUS, 2017-current
Internship, Deep-Sea Lab, Temple University, Philadelphia USA, 10/2016-04/2017
MSc (Honours) in Marine Biology, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona ITA, 2013-2016
Internship, Korallion Lab, Vavvaru MDV, 10/2014-01/2015
BSc in Biological Sciences, University of Torino, Torino ITA, 2009-2012
Giuditta’s main interest lies in the field of water ecology, more in detail microbial ecology and microbiology. The possibility of connecting microbial ecology with biochemistry in order to bring benefits to the community, leaded her to become interested in working with BCL.
Her PhD thesis involves: 1) improving inland wetlands activity efficiency by properly optimizing carbon sequestration as well as reducing to minimum the greenhouse gases release, 2) identifying key microbial communities and genes that are highly considered to be involved in carbon metabolism, 3) providing new standards and major advantages to scientific community through the constant monitoring of carbon fluxes field from the Australian floodplain freshwater wetlands.
– Awarded Deakin Industry PhD Scholarship, 2017-2020, to investigate “The microbiology and greenhouse gas dynamics of inland wetlands.”
– E. Cordes, G. Bonetti et al., 2017, “A characterization of an as-yet underscribed community type of a Ridgeia piscesae aggregation from a diffuse flow vent (Juan de Fuca Ridge) using quantitative community data, stable isotopes and mixing models.” To be published
– Awarded Campus World Mobility Program Scholarship, 2016-2017, to carry on a research project in an extra-UE country.
– Honours Thesis submission, 2016, “Microbiology and trophic status of the hydrothermal vents in the southern Tyrrhenian Sea – Mediterranean Sea.”
– Fieldwork Expedition: Oceanographic Cruise “ORBS PANA-15” on the R/V Astrea, 2015
– Korallion Lab, Selected to participate in the Korallion Lab Research Officer Intern Program. Maldives, 2014-2015