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Valeria Agostino

Post Doc
Post Doc

Research Line

Systems and Synthetic Biology


CSFT@PoliTo Torino



Born in Aosta, Italy, on 1st May 1989.

Scientific activities:

2019 – now       Post Doctorate, Systems and Synthetic Biology LineCSFT@PoliTo Torino

Valorization of C1 gaseous waste streams into value-added products via acetogens.

2018   Post Doctorate, Institute of Applied Microbiology-RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Electrophysiology of Desulfosporisnus orientis: sulfate removal and CO2 reduction to organic acids- Supervisors: Prof. MA Rosenbaum, Prof. L. Blank

2014 – 2017   PhD in Chemical Engineering- DISAT-Politecnico of Turin, Italy, IIT-CSFT@Polito, Turin, Italy

"Bioelectrochemical systems for water streams toxicity monitoring and remediation" - Supervisor:Prof. CF Pirri


Master Degree in Industrial Biotechnology and Bachelor Degree in Biological Science, at Department of Life Sciences and Biology of the Systems, University of Turin, Italy


I strongly believe that microbes and biotechnologies are key elements for the realization of a circular economy, playing a crucial role in the development of novel sustainable processes for waste and CO2 valorization. And of course, I strongly believe in the power of science and scientists in changing our world!

Selected Publications

Agostino V, Lenic A, Bardl B,Rizzotto V, Phan ANT, Blank LM and Rosenbaum MA (2020) Electrophysiology of the Facultative Autotrophic Bacterium Desulfosporosinus orientis. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 8:457. [DOI: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00457]

Agostino V., and Rosenbaum M.A. (2018) Sulfate-Reducing ElectroAutotrophs and Their Applications in Bioelectrochemical Systems. Front. Energy Res. 6:55 [DOI:10.3389/fenrg.2018.00055]

Agostino V., Ahmed D., Sacco A., Margaria V., Armato C., Quaglio M. (2017) Electrochemical analysis of microbial fuel cells based on enriched biofilm communities from freshwater sediment. Elect. Acta, vol. 237, pp. 133-143. [DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2017.03.186]


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