is a biologist graduated at the University of Studies of Florence, at the Department of Biochemistry. She has worked at Operative Unity of Industrial Toxicology, Azienda Sanitaria of Florence, to obtain the professional qualification. She has worked at the Department of Agronomic Biotecnology, University of Studies of Florence, in collaboration with the Section of Florence of the Institute for the Studies of Ecosystems (ISE), CNR. Since 2002 she has been working at CNR, on the physiology of photosynthetic organisms leaving in extreme environment, studying the induction of photoprotective mechanisms in response to stress, such as the synthesis of antioxidant carotenoids, and biological hydrogen production by microalgae and cyanobacteria (framework of projects of ASI, Italian Space Agency and MIUR, Italian Ministry of University and Research).
She has gathered experience on the outdoor culture of Haematococcus pluvialis, Arthrospira platensis and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.