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Elisa Banchi

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Assegni di ricerca

Nov 2014 - Mar 2018

Ph.D. in Life Sciences (Genetics, BIO/18)

University of Trieste, Italy - Supervisor: prof. A. Pallavicini   

Experimental thesis “Transcriptomics and Metabarcoding approaches for the study of lichen symbionts”

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

Qualification as Professional Biologist

University of Florence, Italy

Ago 2007 - Apr 2010

Master of Science in Biology - mark 110/110 cum laude

University of Florence, Italy - Supervisor: dr. C. Ciofi

Experimental thesis “Stenella Coeruleoalba genetic structure and kinship in the Mediterranean Sea”

Sep 2002 – Jun 2007

Bachelor’s degree in Biology - mark 110/110

University of Florence, Italy - Supervisor: prof. G. Chelazzi

Experimental thesis “Non-invasive molecular genetic techniques for sex characterization and sequences of the mitochondrial genome of wolf Canis lupus"



May 2019 – May 2020

Research Fellow (Genetics, BIO/18)

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS, Trieste, Italy

Study of marine microbial communities using molecular biology techniques and bioinformatic tools

Apr 2018 - Apr 2019

Research Fellow (Genetics, BIO/18)

Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Italy

Metagenomic analysis (DNA metabarcoding) of environmental samples with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

Jul 2014 - Oct 2014

Research and development technician in Biotechnology

Consorzio Innovazione Frutta, Trento, Italy

Molecular markers analysis for DNA fingerprinting, DNA sequencing and varietal identification in fruit crops

Jul 2011 - Jul 2014

Term-contract worker

Research and Innovation Centre, E. Mach Foundation, S. Michele all'Adige (TN), Italy - Supervisor: dr. R. Velasco

Collaboration with the EU project Fruitbreedomics and application of molecular biology and genetics techniques (high-throughput SNP and SSR genotyping, NGS sequencing) for the analysis of quality and resistance traits in fruit crops. Genomics Lab management

May 2011 - Jun 2011


Agricultural Research Council (CRA), Forestry Research Center, Arezzo, Italy

Main activities: analysis of DNA molecular markers of plant samples

Jul 2010 – Dec 2010


Location: University of Florence, Italy - Supervisor: dr. C. Ciofi

Main activities: identification of polymorphic microsatellites loci from genomic libraries



Grants and awards

  • Best Research Paper Award, offered by the International Association for Aerobiology, 2021
  • Awarded with the national scientific qualification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as Associate Professor of Genetics (05/I1), 2021
  • Italian SuperComputing Resource Allocation – (ISCRA Award -Class C, 180.000 core/h) from CINECA for the project DNAMiCo “DNA metabarcoding analysis of the microbial communities at the water-sediment interface of the Venice Lagoon” HP10CS2I1S (PI), 2020
  • EuroMarine-EMBRC funding to perform metagenomics analyses at the Station Biologique of Roscoff (France), 2020
  • Best Research Fellow in Environmental Life Science, offered by University of Trieste, 2019
  • EuroMarine Individual Fellowships 2019
  • Grant “European Aerobiology Society” for the International Congress on Aerobiology. Parma, Italy - 2018
  • International “Gaggi Award” for the best Ph.D. thesis offered by Italian Lichen Society - 2016


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