Gianuario Fortunato

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Gianuario Fortunato

Gianuario Fortunato graduated in Molecular and cellular biology, B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Universiy of Bologna. He was involved in a European project, ANSWER itn, financed by Marie Skłodowska-Curie program. Actually, he is a Ph.D. candidate at Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto. His work aims to assess the survival of antibiotic resistant bacteria and genes (ARGs) and microbiome variation in metal polluted and unpolluted soil. Moreover, he assesses the quantification limit of ARGs in soil. Currently, he is analysing the genome of blaVIM-2 positive P. aeruginosa through NGS and comparative genomics approach.

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Manaia, C.M., Rocha, J., Scaccia, N., Marano, R., Radu, E., Biancullo, F., Cerqueira, F., Fortunato, G., Iakovides, I.C., Zammit, I., Kampouris, I., Vaz-Moreira, I., Nunes, O.C., 2018. Antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plants: Tackling the black box. Environ. Int. 115, 312–324.

Fortunato, G., Vaz-Moreira, I., Becerra-Castro, C., Nunes, O.C., Manaia, C.M., 2018. A rationale for the high limits of quantification of antibiotic resistance genes in soil. Environ. Pollut. 243, 1696–1703.

Borghese, R., Brucale, M., Fortunato, G., Lanzi, M., Mezzi, A., Valle, F., Cavallini, M., Zannoni, D., 2016. Extracellular production of tellurium nanoparticles by the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus. J. Hazard. Mater. 309, 202–209.

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Researcher type

PhD student

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