Regulation of nutrient uptake in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1
A preferred carbon and energy source of P. aeruginosa PAO1 is succinate, which is transported into the cell by redundant C4-dicarboxylic acids transport systems.
My research interests concern the study of the regulation of the C4-dicarboxylic acids transport (dct) system in P.aeruginosa PAO1 and in particular, the regulation of the dctA transporter gene by the Hfq protein and small RNA(s). I am also investigating a novel succinate transport system.
For my project I use a combined genetic, biochemical and bioinformatics approach.
Since September 2008
Ph.D. student at the Department of Fundamental Microbiology - University of Lausanne.
Master Degree in Human Health Biology - University of Padua (Italy).
Title of Master thesis: "Regulation of a novel outer membrane protein by a small non-coding RNA in Salmonella."
Bachelor degree in Molecular Biology - University of Padua (Italy).
September 2006/August 2007
Master degree internship at the CGM (Centre de Génétique Moléculaire) in the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique"(CNRS), Paris. This stage was supported by an Erasmus grant 2006/2007 and performed at the University of Paris XI.
Subject: Regulation of a novel outer membrane protein by a small non-coding RNA in Salmonella.
June 2005/ August 2005
Stage in the Laboratory of Microbiology and Virology - Hospital of Padua.
Subject: Molecular diagnosis of community-acquired lower respiratory tract infections.