University of Milano-Bicocca,
Our research includes development of applied microbiology and biotechnology, through the study and development of wild type and recombinant microbial strains, mainly yeasts. We are developing microorganisms both as a model for understanding fundamental metabolic processes and as cell factories in biorefineries. The products of interest are heterologous proteins bulk and fine chemicals, biofuels and nutraceuticals. Metabolic engineering, flow cytometry, screening protocols and adaptive laboratory evolution are the approaches used to design strains with the desired features, including robustness against stress.
Project 8: Enhancing organic acid tolerance in the yeasts Z. (para)bailii and K. marxianus
Project 9: Membrane stress by accumulation of short chain fatty acids in S. cerevisiae