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From the Anaerobic Digestion, to fermented food and human gut, I use my expertise in molecular biology, computation and microbiology to study the genomes, evolution and ecology of microbial populations through 'omics strategies

Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, University of Padova

Director of the Center for Innovative Biotechnologies (CRIBI), University of Padova

Via U. Bassi 58/b, 35121 Padova (Italy); tel +39 0498276306

Recently published papers

Rossi A, Morlino MS, Gaspari M, Basile A, Kougias PG, Treu L, Campanaro S. Analysis of the anaerobic digestion metagenome under environmental stresses stimulating prophage induction. 2022 Microbiome 10 (1), 1-21.

De Bernardini N, Basile A, Zampieri G, Kovalovszki A, De Diego Diaz B, Offer E, Wongfaed N, Angelidaki I, Kougias PG, Campanaro S, Treu L. Integrating metagenomic binning with flux balance analysis to unravel syntrophies in anaerobic CO2 methanation. 2022 Microbiome 10 (1), 1-18.

Palù M, Basile A, Zampieri G, Treu L, Rossi A, Morlino MS , Campanaro S . KEMET-a python tool for KEGG Module evaluation and microbial genome annotation expansion. 2022 Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal. 20, 1481-1486.

Palù M, Peprah M, Tsapekos P, Kougias PG, Campanaro S, Angelidaki I, Treu L. In-situ biogas upgrading assisted by bioaugmentation with hydrogenotrophic methanogens during mesophilic and thermophilic co-digestion. 2022 Bioresource Technology, 126754.

Ji M, Wang X, Usman M, Liu F, Dan Y, Zhou L, Campanaro S, Luo G, Sang W. Effects of different feedstocks-based biochar on soil remediation: A review. 2022 Environ Pollution 294, 118655.

A Detman, M Bucha, L Treu, A Chojnacka, Ł Pleśniak, A Salamon..., S Campanaro, A Sikora. Evaluation of acidogenesis products’ effect on biogas production performed with metagenomics and isotopic approaches. 2021 Biotechnology for biofuels 14 (1), 1-25.


Our project supported by caritro foundation was reported in the most prestigious Italian economical journal "il sole 24 ore"

Impresa e ateneo al lavoro per aumentare la resa degli impianti di biogas

Check the new paper published by Maria Giovanna Romanelli on "oggiscienza"

Un nuovo database per i batteri dei bioreattori

Check our new biogasmicrobiome web site containing hundreds of biogas microbial genomes extracted from the biogas microbial community by using a new binning strategy! Accepted for publication in "Biotechnology for Biofuels".

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Microbial Genomics Padova

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Main research topics

Metagenomic analysis of methane-producing bioreactors.

Research activity is focused on analysis of the microbial community and its modification in response to variation of the substrates and foaming. The aim of the project is to improve renewable energy production (biogas) production from pig manure (READ MORE). In collaboration with Angelidaki I. of the DTU Environment (University of Copenhagen).

Genome sequencing and gene expression analysis of environmental Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains.

This research topic is focused on the dissection of relevant phenotypic (alcoholic fermentation rate, SO2 resistance) using genomic approaces like RNA-seq and genome sequencing (READ MORE). In collaboration with Corich V. and Giacomini A. of the DAFNAE Department (University of Padova).

FSE project - Development of new enological starters to improve the peculiar characters of the Venetian wines (READ MORE).

Analysis of bacteria and archea isolated from extreme environments (cold adaptation - READ MORE in collaboration with Cavicchioli R. of the UNSW University) (deep-sea adaptation - READ MORE in collaboration with Bartlett D. of the SCRIPPS Institution of oceanography).

Read more details on research activity in my Research activity page.

keywords: Biogas, Anaerobic digestion, Metagenomics, Methanogenic archaea, Bioreactors, 16S rRNA, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Vineyard strains, Winemaking, Alcoholic fermentation, Gene expression, Genome sequencing, RNA-sequencing, Methanogens