Orietta Massidda

Via Sommarive, 9 - 38123 Povo
tel. 0461 282297
orietta.massidda[at]unitn [dot] it
Area CUN: Scienze biologiche (05)
Settore scientifico disciplinare: MICROBIOLOGIA GENERALE (BIO/19)

Formazione

- 1997 – Certified PhD equivalence in Microbiology in the United States of America.

- 1996 – PhD in Basic and Applied Microbiology - University of Padova

- 1990 – Specialist in Clinical Microbiology with full marks & honors (50/50 cum laude) - University of Genova

- 1984 – S.B. Biological Sciences with full marks & honors (110/110 cum laude) - University of Cagliari

Carriera accademica ed attività didattica

Professional training and experience

- November 2017 – to present: Associate Professor in Microbiology – BIO/19 (05/I2) – Department of Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology (CIBIO), University of Trento, Italy

- December 2006 – October 2017: Associate Professor in Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology MED/07 (06/3A) – Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Technologies, and, since 2012, Department of Surgical Science, University di Cagliari, Italy.

- October 1998 – December 2006: Researcher in Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology MED/07 (06/3A), Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technologies, University di Cagliari, Italy.

- March 1997 – October 1998: Senior Research Scientist in the laboratory of Microbial Biochemistry, Research Center, Glaxo-Wellcome, Verona, Italy.

- November 1994 – March 1997: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Bacterial Genetics and Physiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (USA).

- March 1988 – October 1994: Fellowship for Specialization School and then for Doctorate School, Department of Molecular Biology, University of Siena, Italy (1988-1992) and Institute of di Microbiology, University of Ancona (1993-94),

- Visiting Scientist (February 1992-December 1992 and June 1993-November 1993), in the laboratory of Bacterial Genetics and Physiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (USA)

- January 1986 – March 1988: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the laboratory of Bacterial Genetics and Physiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical School, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (USA)

- March 1984 – December 1985: Internal graduate student at the Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cagliari, Italy

Didactict  activity:

MD, DDS, MS and BS courses

- From 2018/2019–to present: Course of Bacterial Pathogenesis (in English), CdS Molecular & Cellular Biotechnologies (LM), Dept CIBIO, University of Trento.

- From 2017/2018–to present: Course of Microbial Biotechnology, CdS Biomolecular Sciences & Technologies, Dept CIBIO, University of Trento.

- From 2006/2007–to 2016/2017: Courses of General and Clinical Bacteriology (Integrated Course of Microbiology), Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cagliari.

- From 2008/2009–to 2016/2017: Course of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cagliari.

- From 1999/2000–to 2017/2018: Course of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cagliari.

- From 2000/2001–to 2005/2006: Course of General Bacteriology (Integrated Course of Microbiology), Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cagliari.

Specialization Schools

- From 2007/2008–to 2016/2017: course of Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology, Specialization School in Urology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Pharmacology - Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cagliari (8 hours/course).

- From 1998/1999–to 2016/2017: courses of Bacterial Cytology and Physiology, Bacterial Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Recombinant Techniques and Antibacterial Agents (60 hours), Specialization School in Microbiology and Virology, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, University of Cagliari.

Doctorate School

- From 2008–to 2015: Doctorate School in “Development and Sperimentation of Anti-Infective Agents”, University of Cagliari.

 

Interessi di ricerca

Area of scientific interests:

  • Cell division in the Gram-positive pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae
  • Antibacterial agents and Antibiotic resistance
  • Physiology and biochemistry of enterococci and staphylococci
Attività di ricerca

Research activity

https://www.cibio.unitn.it/936/laboratory-of-bacterial-genetics-physiology

Appartenenza a società e comitati scientifici

- Member of the Italian Society of General Microbiology (SIMGBM)

- Member of the Italian Society of Medical Microbiology (SIM)

Premi e riconoscimenti

Honors and awards

  • Productivity award Glaxo-Wellcome, Verona (1998)
  • PhD Fellowship award (1992-1996) – University of Padova
  • Specialization School Fellowship award (1986-1990) - LR/7 Regione Autonoma della Sardegna
Convegni e conferenze
  • Organizer of the international EMBO Workshop “Bacterial Cell Division: Orchestrating the Ring Cycle”, Prague 14-17 September 2016 (http://events.embo.org/16-bact-cell-div/). Co-organizers Dr. Pavel Branny and Prof. Waldemar Vollmer. The meeting has been evaluated as “excellent”.