Diagnosis and treatment of biodeterioration

The module 'Diagnosis and treatment of biodeterioration' will provide an introduction to the bioreceptivity of materials, the development of deteriogenic microbial films and their characterisation with a focus on sampling and survey techniques. It will also provide information on the development and application of bio-based biocides for the disinfection and control of microbial patinas. Through case studies, application methods will be illustrated. Measures taken to adapt the technology to different needs based on contamination and storage, environmental conditions and the nature of the work will be explored.

2 hours

Giada Migliore

She graduated in Biology at the University “La Sapienza” of Rome (2002). Since 2004 she is a research fellow at ENEA and the European Commission in projects related to the microbial ecology of lagoon environments and the exploitation of bacteria for energy and industrial purposes. Since 2009 she has been a researcher at ENEA SSPT-PROTER-OEM on taxonomy and microbial ecology in contaminated sites and cultural heritage. In the field of cultural heritage, she is working on the characterisation of deteriogenic biofilms and on the development of new non-toxic and selective bio-based products, plant extracts and microbial strains, for the removal of organic and inorganic deposits and microbial films.



Flavia Tasso

She graduated in Biology at University “La Sapienza” (Rome) in 2000. From 2001 to 2003 she worked as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry Merck-Serono where she was involved in the development of methods for the microbiological quality control of drugs. Since 2003 she has been working at ENEA (SSPT-PROTER-OEM) first as Research Fellow and then as Researcher. Her research focuses on microbial biotechnologies for environmental, industrial and cultural heritage applications, the characterisation of microbial pools and the isolation and conservation of microorganisms useful for bioremediation and biorestoration (ENEA-Mirri Microbial Collection). She is co-author of the European patent PCT/IT 2014/000246 and of scientific articles and book chapters on environmental microbiology, bioremediation and sustainable restoration.




Technical equipment
  • Computer or tablet
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Speaker or earphones
  • Microphone and webcam