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Dayana Isabel Muzziotti Gil

Giuseppe Maranini Street, 5. Zip code 50127. Florence, Italy.
Phone number: (+39) 334.263.8318. Email address:

University of Florence                                                                                           
Florence, Italy
PhD, Sciences and Plant Technology, Microbiology and Genetic 2016
(Address: Agricultural Microbiology)

Dissertation: Physiological response of the anoxygenic photosynthetic bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris 42OL to high light intensity 

University of Siena   
San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
M.Sc., Environmental Geotechnology 2011

University of Los Andes                                                                                                                                 
Mérida, Venezuela
B.Sc., Biology 2008


National Research Council (CNR)                                                                                                                                     Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Voluntary internship, Advisor: Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo                                                                                                           2017-2018

Immobilization of Chlorella vulgaris into a Na-alginate matrix and H2 production studies

Michigan State University                                                                                                                                                 East Lansing, USA

Postdoctoral Research, Advisor: Dr. Beronda Montgomery                                                                                                    2016-2017

Investigating light signaling mechanisms in the blue- green algal system Fremyella diplosiphon

National Research Council (CNR)                                                                                                                                     Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

PhD research; Advisor: Dr. Giuseppe Torzillo                                                                                                                       2013-2015

Effect of high light intensity on Rhodopseudomonas palustris 42OL grown under different culturing conditions

Microbiology Institute, Czech Academic of Sciences                                                                                                         Trebon, Czech Republic

PhD internship, Advisor: Dr. Michal Koblížek                                                                                                                      Spring- Summer 2014

Effect of high light intensities on Rhodopseudomonas palustris 42OL grown under monochromatic light in aerobic and anaerobic conditions

University of Cagliari                                                                                                                                                                 Cagliari, Italy

Research assistant, Supervisor: Dr. Giovanni De Giudici                                                                                                       2011-2012

Phyto-stabilization studies in areas contaminated with heavy metals

University of Cagliari                                                                                                                                                                 Cagliari, Italy

M.Sc. internship, Advisor: Dr. Pierofranco Lattanzi                                                                                                                2011

Some aspect of the dispersion of heavy metals in the environment


Agro- industrial Research Center (CIEPE)                                                                                                                    Yaracuy, Venezuela

Research assistant, Advisor: Engr. Osmar Morillo                                                                                                                 2008

Isolation of micro-organisms producing extracellular proteases


Muzziotti, D., Adessi, A., Faraloni, C., Torzillo, G., and De Philippis, R. (2016). H2 production in Rhodopseudomonas palustris as a way to cope with high light intensities. Res. Microbiol. 167, 350-356. doi:10.1016/j.resmic.2016.02.003

Muzziotti, D., Adessi, A., Faraloni, C., Torzillo, G., and De Philippis, R. (2017). Acclimation strategy of Rhodopseudomonas palustris to high light irradiances. Microbiol. Res. 197, 49-55.

E. Touloupakis, D.I. Muzziotti, G. Torzillo. Hydrogen production by immobilized Chlorella vulgaris. (Under preparation)


Dayana Muzziotti, Alessandra Adessi, Giuseppe Torzillo, Roberto De Philippis (2015) “H2 production as a way to overcome the damaging effects of high light intensities in Purple Non Sulfur Bacteria” 15th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Tubingen (Germany). Poster presentation.

Dayana Muzziotti Gil, Alessandra Adessi, Andrea Sanchini, Laura Dipasquale, Giuliana d’Ippolito, Angelo Fontana, Roberto De Philippis (2015) “Production of Biohydrogen by Combining a Two Stage Fermentation Process Using Salt-Rich Substrates”, Global Biotechnology Congress, Boston (USA). Poster presentation.

Dayana Muzziotti Gil, Alessandra Adessi, Andrea Sanchini, Laura Dipasquale, Giuliana d’Ippolito, Angelo Fontana, Roberto De Philippis (2014) “Production of Biohydrogen through the Combination of Two Stage Fermentation Processes Using Salt-Rich Substrates”, European Hydrogen Energy Conference (EHEC) 2014, Seville (Spain). Oral presentation.


Department of Agri-food production and Environmental Sciences                             2012-2015

Doctoral Fellowship, University of Florence

Government of Italy                                                                                                             2010-2011

Master Fellowship, University of Siena

Department of Biology                                                                                                        2008

Certificate of being one of the best students, University of Los Andes


Spanish                                                                           Native

English                                                                             Full                     Professional        Proficiency

French                                                                              Full                     Professional        Proficiency

Italian                                                                               Full                     Professional        Proficiency

Portuguese                                                                     Intermediate     Professional        Proficiency

German                                                                           Limited               Professional        Proficiency


Beronda Montgomery, MSU Foundation Professor

Departments of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology- Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Michigan State University, USA

(+1) (517) 353-7802


Pierofranco Lattanzi, Emeritus Professor

Department of Geology

University of Cagliari, Italy

(+39) 348-2930973


Wilfredo Quiñones, Associate Professor

Department of Biology

University of Los Andes, Venezuela

(+58) 0274- 2401302 / 240 1390