Internships and graduations

Bachelor

Rossella Matteri. Genomica del batterio nosocomiale Acinetobacter baumannii: perfezionamento delmetodo di assemblaggio e analisi evolutiva del clone SMAL (Genomics of the nosocomial bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii: optimization of the assembly method and evolutionary investigation of the SMAL clone), LT in Biological Sciences (July 28th, 2016). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Stefano Gaiarsa.

Davide Boselli. Il batterio patogeno multiresistente Acinetobacter baumannii: analisi genomica di nove ceppi di pulsotipo SMAL (The multiresistant bacterial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii: genomic analysis of nine strains of SMAL pulsotype), LT in Biological Sciences (February 22nd, 2016). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Stefano Gaiarsa.

Fabio Spairani. Implementazione di una pipeline bioinformatica per analisi filogenomica e applicazione in lieviti del genere Meyerozyma (Implementation of a bioinformatic pipeline for phylogenomics analyses and its application on yeasts belonging to the Meyerozima genus), LT in Biological Sciences (September 28th, 2017). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Leone De Marco.

Chiara Carnevale. Analisi genomica di un batterio del genere Pantoea, simbionte di Acrosternum arabicum (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), parassita infestante del pistacchio (Genomic analysis of a bacterium belonging to the Pantoea genus, symbiont of Acrosternum arabicum (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), pest of pistachio), LT in Biological Sciences (June 28th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Anna Maria Floriano.

Stefano Montanaro. Screening molecolare per il rilevamento di patogeni in esemplari della famiglia Ixodidae (Molecular screening for the presence of pathogens in specimens belonging to Ixodidae family), LT in Biotechnology (July 24th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Anna Maria Floriano.

Marco Fagioli. Finishing tramite PCR del genoma del batterio endosimbionte “Candidatus Fokinia cryptica” (Rickettsiales, Midichloriaceae) (PCR finishing of the genome of the bacterial endosymbiont”Candidatus Fokinia cryptica” (Rickettsiales, Midichloriaceae)), LT in Biological Sciences (September 26th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Michele Castelli.

Greta Bellinzona. Sistemi di tipizzazione batterica: l’esempio del Multilocus Sequence Typing di Acinetobacter baumannii (Bacterial typing systems: the case of Multilocus Sequence Typing ofAcinetobacter baumannii), LT in Biotechnology (September 20th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Stefano Gaiarsa.

Matteo Mazzini. Analisi bioinformatica di dati di Dual RNA SEQ per investigare la relazione simbiotica Ixodes ricinusMidichloria mitochondrii (Bioinformatic analysis on Dual RNA SEQ data aimed at investigating the symbiotic relationship Ixodes ricinusMidichloria mitochondrii), LT in Biological Sciences (October 26th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Stefano Gaiarsa.

Michela Baccalà. Analisi bioinformatica per la caratterizzazione di un evento epidemico da Klebsiella pneumoniae (Bioinformatic analysis aimed at the carachterization of an epidemic event caused byKlebsiella pneumoniae), LT in Biological Sciences (July 27th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Carolina Ferrari.

Master

Anna Maria Floriano. The genome of “Candidatus Fokinia solitaria”, endosymbiont of Paramecium sp. and first representative of a novel clade of family “Candidatus Midichloriaceae”, LM in Molecular Biology and Genetics (October 19th, 2016). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Francesco Comandatore.

Carolina Ferrari. Epidemiologia genomica di Klebsiella pneumoniae all’interno della Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo di Pavia nel biennio 2015-2016 (Genomic epidemiology of Klebsiella pneumoniae in the hospital Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo in Pavia during 2015-2016), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (April 27th, 2017). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Francesco Comandatore.

Giacomo Radaelli. Midichloria mitochondrii, simbionte di Ixodes ricinus: analisi di statistica descrittiva su dati quantitativi di microscopia elettronica (Midichloria mitochondrii, symbiont of Ixodes ricinus: descriptive statistics on quantitative data obtained through electron microscopy), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (June 29th, 2017). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Prof. Luciano Sacchi.

Simona GambinoEsame dei simbionti endocellulari e intestinali della termite M. darwiniensis, mediante metodiche ultrastrutturali e molecolari (Analysis of endocellular and gut symbionts of the termite M. darwiniensis through ultrastructural and molecular methods), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (July 28th, 2017). Supervisor: Prof. Luciano Sacchi, Cosupervisor: Dr. Michele Castelli.

Giuseppe Vullo. Trascrittomica di Anisakis pegreffi: analisi della variazione di espressione genica su larve L3 in risposta a stimolo acido (Transcriptomics of Anisakis pegreffi: differential expression analysis on L3 larvae in response to an acid stimulus), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (June 28th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Leone De Marco.

Sebastiano Montante. Prediction of drug resistance mutations in a virus quasispecies: implementation of a pipeline to analyze high-throughput sequencing data of Hepatitis C virus, LM in Molecular Biology and Genetics (September 28th, 2017). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Stefano Gaiarsa.

Gherard Batisti-Biffignandi. Oxford VS Pasteur: analisi bioinformatiche comparative per la valutazione di schemi MLST nel batterio Acinetobacter baumannii (Oxford VS Pasteur: bioinformatic comparative analyses aimed at the evaluation of MLST schemes in the bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii), LM in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (September 19th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Stefano Gaiarsa.

Caterina Andriani. Progetto SpARK: caratterizzazione di Enterobacteriaceae da frazioni vegetali nell’area pavese (The SpARK project: characterization of Enterobacteriaceae from plant fractions sampled in the Pavia Province), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (October 17th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Carolina Ferrari.

Rossella Matteri. Screening molecolare di zecche africane per la presenza di microrganismi patogeni e simbionti (Molecular screening of African ticks for the presence of pathogenic and symbiotic microorganisms), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (December 18th, 2018). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Anna Maria Floriano.

Laura Quattrini. Assemblaggio, finishing ed analisi genomica comparativa di due batteri endosimbionti di Paramecium (Genome assembly, finishing and comparison of two bacterial endosymbionts of Paramecium), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (April 15th, 2019). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Michele Castelli.

Yohannes Mulatu Tafesse. Molecular screening of pathogenic and symbiotic bacteria and protozoa in African ticks, LM in Molecular Biology and Genetics (September 26th, 2019). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Emanuela Olivieri.

Stefano Lometto. Evolutionary and functional genomic characterization of a novel Rickettsiaceae bacterial symbiont of Paramecium, LM in Molecular Biology and Genetics (September 26th, 2019). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Michele Castelli.

Fabio Spairani. Sviluppo ed applicazione di approcci bioinformatici per l’analisi high-throughput dei fenomeni di riduzione genomica nei batteri (Development and application of bioinformatic approaches for the high-throughput analysis of genome reduction in bacteria), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (September 26th, 2019). Supervisor: Dr. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Michele Castelli.

Aurora Rusconi. Indagine epidemiologica sulle zoonosi ittiche emergenti causate da nematodi nei settori settentrionali d’Italia (Epidemiological investigation on emerging fish zoonoses caused by nematodes in Northern Italy), LM in Experimental and Applied Biology (January 29th, 2020). Supervisor: Prof. Davide Sassera, Cosupervisor: Dr. Emanuela Olivieri.

Visiting

Marzieh Kashkouli, Ph.D Candidate – School of Agriculture, Department of Entomology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran (Iran); February-May 2017. Genome sequencing and analysis of a bacterium belonging to the Pantoea genus, symbiont of the phytophagous stinkbug Acrosternum arabicum, sampled in pistachio orchards around Rafsanjan, Kerman province (Iran) by Marzieh Kashkouli.

Edward Kariuki, Ph.D. Student – Veterinary and Capture Service Department, Kenya Wildlife Service, Nairobi (Kenya); March-June 2018. Molecular screening for the presence of pathogenic and symbiotic microorganisms in ticks sampled in Kenya from animals and environment by Edward Kariuki, and sequence typing of the tick species.