PhD Student: Elisa Garuglieri
Tutor: Prof. Francesca Cappitelli, DeFens
Dean: Prof. Francesco Bonomi
Research area: Agri-Environment
PhD title achieved on: 4th April 2017
My PhD project explores the response of the gut interactive ecosystem to sub-lethal concentrations of food-related silver nanoparticles (AgNPs). The main aim is to investigate interactions and potential toxicity mechanisms in a complex in-vitro gut system model composed by the intestinal epithelial cells, the gut microbiome (considering both sessile and planktonic cells), and a probiotic.
My results can contribute to create the scientific know-how to develop innovative methodologies and perspectives at the heart of fundamental issues in nanotoxicology and nanosafety assessment.
biofilm, food safety, microbiology, nanoparticles
Elisa Garuglieri, email@example.com DeFENS – Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Sciences Università degli Studi di Milano Via Mangiagalli n°25, 20133, Milano, Italy
University of Insubria
Fellowship sponsor: Università degli Studi di Milano
Project sponsor: Cariplo Foundation
Garuglieri E., Cattò C., Villa F., Zanchi R., Francesca C. Effects of silver nanoparticles on planktonic growth and sessile adhesion of Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis in aerobic and anaerobic conditions. Submitted to Biointerphases