Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
University of Missouri-School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Elisa Biondi received her bachelors degree (the Italian Laurea) in Biology, with a specialization in Molecular Biology, at the University of Bologna (Italy), with a thesis on the characterization of isogenicmethyltransferases mutants of Helycobacter Pilori. This thesis required two years of research in the laboratoryof Prof. Vincenzo Scarlato. Elisa received a PhD in genetics in March 2007 from the University of Florence (Italy), with a thesis of title: “Origins, persistence, and biological activity of the genetic material in prebioticenvironments. Studies on RNA-mineral interactions”, where she analyzed the activity of catalytic RNAmolecules in reproduced prebiotic environments composed of different types of minerals relevant to ancestralEarth conditions.
Microbiology & Immunology, Plant Pathology