Research interest and PhD project
My PhD project concerns the cultivation of microalgae with artificial light (LEDs) to obtain products of interest in nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and medical field.
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My name is Valentina Zanolla, I was born in Florence on May 1st, 1992. I obtained a BSc degree in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Florence with a thesis entitled “Biotechnological improvement strategies in the symbiosis between nitrogen-fixing bacteria and leguminous plants” and a MSc degree in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Florence, with a thesis on “Biostimulating effects of algal extracts on commonly used vegetables” (110/110 cum laude).
Currently as a Ph.D. student in agricultural microbiology at the Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forestry Sciences and Technologies (DAGRI) of the University of Florence, I’m working on cultivation of microalgae with different colored LEDs to obtain products of interest in nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and medical field.
I’m a member of AISAM (Associazione Italiana per lo Studio e le Applicazioni delle Microalghe) since 2019.
Conference talks and seminars
Valentina Zanolla, Fabian Abiusi, Alberto Niccolai, Natascia Biondi, Liliana Rodolfi, Mario R. Tredici – “Arthrospira platensis:cultivation under artificial light for proteins, phycocyanin and polysaccharide production”. Poster presented at the international conference AlgaEurope (03rd-05th December, Paris, France).
Valentina Zanolla, Fabian Abiusi, Alberto Niccolai, Natascia Biondi, Liliana Rodolfi, Mario R. Tredici – “Arthrospira platensis: coltivazione a luce artificiale per la produzione di proteine e polisaccaridi”. Poster presented at Workshop Giovani AISAM (28th October, Florence, Italy).
Moderator of Aquaculture section at “Workshop Giovani AISAM” (28th October, Florence, Italy).