IRENE STEFANINI

Researcher

After graduating in Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology, I continued my training by obtaining a doctorate in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Florence.

During my first postdoc, at the Edmund Mach Foundation (Trento), I started to be interested in the evolution and microbial diffusion, studying in particular two themes:

i) the interaction between the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae and insects

ii) the composition and dynamics of microbial populations in various environments.

I then continued my career with a 3-year fellowship at the University of Warwick (UK), during which I deepened genetic studies on the S. cerevisiae model and other yeasts.

I finally became a component of the LMV in 2019, where I continue my research on the ecology and evolution of microorganisms, maintaining a strong interest in the associations between S. cerevisiae and insects

TEACHING

APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY (SVB0131)
Corso di Laurea in Scienze Biologiche (L-13)

LABORATORY OF METHODS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY (SVB0072)
Corso di Laurea in Scienze Biologiche (L-13)

Microbiologia applicata (MFN0415A)
Corso di Laurea in Scienze Biologiche (L-13)

CONTACTS

irene.stefanini@unito.it

+39 (0)116704636

RESEARCH

microbial evolution and spread (details)

yeast-insect interactions (details)

THREE OF MY BEST LATEST PUBLICATIONS: