The research group of Environmental Microbiology was established in 1999 by Prof. Giuseppina Bestetti.
Our group performs research across the fields of Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Ecology and Molecular Biology. We have a strong interest in bioremediation of toxic compounds, especially hydrocarbons, and in the microbial ecology of different environmental compartments.
We promote an interdisciplinary research thanks also to our strong collaborations with both national and international research groups involved in various areas (Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Environmental Biotechnology, Biology, among others).