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Di Lonardo Sara

Born in Firenze, on 11th June 1984.

 

Education

January 2012 PhD in "Biosystematics and Plant Ecology", Università degli Studi di Firenze

December 2008 Achievement of the license to practice as a biologist, Università degli Studi di Firenze

July 2008 Master degree in Environmental Biology (110/110 cum laude), Università degli Studi di Firenze

December 2006 Bachelor degree in Biological Science (109/110), Università degli Studi di Firenze

November 2006 European qualification of “Environmental biomonitoring technician” (IVc), Università degli Studi di Firenze

 

Scientific awards and prizes

2014 Finalist for the Italian National Prize in Scientific Dissemination 2014 as author of two chapters of the book: (A.A.V.V.) “Materiali e tecnologie ecosostenibili come nuova opportunità”, ARACNE Editrice. ISBN 9788854872295

From 2013 Management Committee Substitute for Italy in the COST Action FP1205 "Innovative applications of regenerated wood fibers"

2013 Winner of the Ricercat@mente prize for the macroarea “Science of Earth System and Technologies for the Environment“ (national prize for the best under 35 researchers; the initiative had the patronage of the National Research Council and the Lincei Academy). Awarded by the Chairman of Italian Senate (On. Pietro Grasso) and by the Chairman of Italian Industrial Federation (On. Giorgio Squinzi) for the research activity: “Ex situ remediation and bioconservation technologies”.

 

Research position

August 2011-today Junior researcher at the Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-CNR)

October 2012-June 2013 Scientific collaboration with the Health Agency of the Tuscany Region at PIN S.c.r.l.

July 2011-September 2012 Scientific collaboration at the ASL 10 Firenze

September 2010-January 2012 Fellowship at the Department of Plant Biology, Università degli Studi di Pisa

August 2010-July 2011 Fellowship at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Università degli Studi di Firenze

January 2009-July 2010 Junior researcher at the Institute of Biometeorology (IBIMET-CNR)

October 2007-2010 Stage and scientific collaboration at the Laboratory of in vitro culture Institute of Plant Genetics (ex IGV-CNR)

September-November 2006 Stage at the Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente della Toscana (ARPAT)

February-April 2006 Stage at the Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata “G. Bacci” (CIBM), Livorno

 

Awarded fellowships

January 2014 Fellowship to partecipate at the Training School “Using R in UV photobiology research” in Helsinki (Finland)

June 2013 Fellowship to partecipate at the Summer School on “Ecophysiological Field Techniques in Climate Change and Pollution Research” at the Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain)

May 2013 Fellowship to partecipate at the Summer School on “Fibre Crops as sustainable source of biobased material for industrial products in Europe and China” at the Università degli Studi di Catania (Italy)

September 2012 Fellowship of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer to partecipate at the EORTC QOL Conference 2012 on “Quality of Life, Symptom Research and Patient Reported Outcomes in Cancer Clinical Trials” at the European Parliament in Bruxelles (Belgium)

June 2011 Fellowship of the Institut Laue-Langevin (Grenoble) and the Università degli Studi di Milano to partecipate at the “Giornate didattiche della Società Italiana di Spettroscopia Neutronica: introduzione alle tecniche neutroniche per lo studio microscopico della materia, con applicazioni alla fisica, chimica, biologia e geologia” in Grenoble (France)

June 2011 Fellowship of the Center for Membrane Proteomics (European Science Foundation) and the Goethe University di Frankfurt/Main to partecipate at the Summer School on “Physiology and Biophysics of Photosynthetic Organisms” in Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

June 2009 Fellowship of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

January 2009 Post-graduate voucher for research and specialization of young graduates and researchers, Regione Toscana

December 2008 Three months fellowship for an internship in Ireland, Educazione all’Europa e Diritto allo Studio Universitario

September 2008 Fellowship of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”

Teaching and tutoring activities

XXX PhD Course Cotutor in the PhD Thesis on integrated low-cost air pollution monitoring platform for next citizien observations (Engineering Faculty, University of Firenze)

Academic Year 2012-2013 Supervisor in the Master Degree Thesis on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to Carthamus tinctorius L. and Cynara cardunculus L. for energy use (Agriculture Faculty, University of Bologna)

June 2013 Teacher for the training course on "Environmental sustainability in the textile sector" at the European Institute of Design (IED), Firenze

October 2012-June 2014 Teaching assistant for student in biological laboratory for Molecular biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Hygiene and Environmental Hygiene courses, Università degli Studi di Firenze

October 2009-January 2012 Junior tutor at the Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences, Università degli Studi di Firenze

September 2009-June 2010 Chemistry teacher at the National High School “Piero Gobetti”, Bagno a Ripoli

 

Dissemination

Most of her research activity focuses on dissemination of environmental sustainability and monitoring also in schools.

Moreover, she has participated as stakeholder for Legambiente Onlus at the BROWSE project (EU-FP7, Grant agreement no. 265307) to review, improve and extend the models currently used in risk assessment of plant protection products in order to evaluate the exposure of operators, workers, residents and bystanders (implementation of Regulation 1107/2009 about the authorization of plant protection products replacing Directive 91/414/EEC).

 

Scientific Interests

Environmental pollution (soil, air, water, food) and effects on organisms (plant ecophysiology, environmental epidemiology, microbiology), waste management and new monitoring devices, micrometeorological technique (eddy covariance) and sensors for land management, re-/use of neglected materials, LCA and certification of processes/products, rural development, biodiversity, statistical tools for data management, big data analysis.

 

Papers

Author of about 60 publications (1/3 as first author) including 18 ISI (12 international, 6 national; 5 as first author) and 32 ISBN-ISSN (9 as first author; 15 in English; 9 book chapters). Cotutor in the PhD Thesis on integrated low-cost air pollution monitoring platform for next citizien observations (Engineering Faculty, University of Firenze). Supervisor in the Master degree thesis on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applied to Carthamus tinctorius L. and Cynara cardunculus L. for energy use (Agriculture Faculty, University of Bologna).

 

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