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  • University of Bologna

Curriculum Vitae


2011-2014 – PhD in Biochemical and Biotechnological Sciences. Microbial Ecology of Health UNIT, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna. Tutor: Prof. Patrizia Brigidi. Aim of the project: Metagenomic trajectory of gut microbiome in the human lifespan (score: Excellent with mention of “Doctor Europeus” )
2008-2010 - Master's degree Course in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (2 years), Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Bologna, Italy (score 110/110 cum Laude) .

Professional Experience

2014-Today – Post-Doctoral researcher in Bionformatics, Biostatistics applied to Metagenomics. Microbial Ecology of Health UNIT, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna.
2013-Today – Assistant Lecturer in “Fermentation Biotechnology”, degree programme “Biotechnology”, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
November 2016-December 2016 – Visiting Researcher - Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS, Department of Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research, Unit of Molecular Epidemiology, Bremen, Germania. Aim of the collaboration: Metagenomic, bioinformatics and biostatistics analysis of gut microbiome from children of the I.FAMILY/IDEFICS cohort (www.ideficsstudy.eu/ www.ifamilystudy.eu/) in the context of the MyNewGut FP7 EU project (www.mynewgut.eu/).
May 2012-December 2012, Visiting Resercher – Paul O’Toole Bioinformatic Laboratory, Dept. Microbiology & Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Ireland. Aim of the collaboration: microbiome in centenarians.

Research Interests

Microbiota-host co-evolution, Microbiota and lifestyile, development of new tools for metagenomics

Honors & Awards

From 2012: 29 pubblication on peer-reviewed international journal, H index = 13, 766 citation (source: Scopus)


Selected publications

1. Rampelli S, Turroni S, Schnorr SL, Soverini M, Quercia S, Barone M, Castagnetti A, Biagi E, Gallinella G, Brigidi P, Candela M. Characterization of the human DNA gut virome across populations with different subsistence strategies and geographical origin. Environ Microbiol. 2017 Nov;19(11):4728-4735. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13938.
2. Turroni S, Rampelli S, Biagi E, Consolandi C, Severgnini M, Peano C, Quercia S, Soverini M, Carbonero FG, Bianconi G, Rettberg P, Canganella F, Brigidi P, Candela M. Temporal dynamics of the gut microbiota in people sharing a confined environment, a 520-day ground-based space simulation, MARS500. Microbiome. 2017 Mar 24;5(1):39.
3. Rampelli S, Schnorr SL, Consolandi C, Turroni S, Severgnini M, Peano C, Brigidi P, Crittenden AN, Henry AG, Candela M. Metagenome Sequencing of the Hadza Hunter-Gatherer Gut Microbiota. Curr Biol. 2015 Jun 29;25(13):1682-93.
4. Schnorr SL and Candela M, Rampelli S, Centanni M, Consolandi C, Basaglia G, Turroni S, Biagi E, Peano C, Severgnini M, Fiori J, Gotti R, De Bellis G, Luiselli D., Brigidi P, Mabulla A, Marlowe F, Crittenden AN, Henry AG. Gut microbiome of the Hadza hunter-gatherers. Nat Commun. 2014 Apr 15;5:3654. doi: 10.1038/ncomms4654.