From trials to practice: bio-based solutions

This module aims to offer an overview of the preparation techniques of bio-based products: from microbial inoculums to plant products, from the selection of the most suitable strains to their growth and optimisation of the culture conditions in relation to the target. In addition, a series of gels for bacterial applications will be described with an evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of their use. The preparation of "micro-packs" for the application of bacteria immobilized in gels and the modulation of the treatment according to the type of artwork and material to be removed. A gallery of biocleaning and bioconsolidation case studies conducted in collaboration with restorers on canvas, frescoes, wall paintings, wooden panels, mortars, marble and stone will be illustrated.

2 hours

Chiara Alisi

Chiara Alisi obtained a Master degree in Biological Science in 1987 (University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy) and  a PhD in Plant Biology in 1992 (University “Statale”, Milan, Italy). From 1994 to 1998 she was Oversea Expert at the Institute for Science and Technology (Chiang Mai University, Thailand). Since 2000 she has been a researcher at the ENEA-Casaccia Research Center and her current research projects are focused on microbial biotechnologies  applied to the bioremediation of polluted sites and  the biorestoration of cultural heritage. She has published >40 journal articles, 5 book chapters, 2 books as Editor and has filed 1 European patent (PCT/IT 2014/000246).



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