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Dr. Massimiliano Lucidi, Microbiology research, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy


Massimiliano Lucidi is a dedicated researcher with expertise in microbiology and bioengineering. He holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering (Applied Electronics) from the University Roma Tre, Italy. His doctoral research focused on the identification and quantification of bacterial pathogens using biophotonics approaches. With a master’s degree in Biology for Molecular, Cellular, and Pathophysiological Research, Massimiliano has a solid foundation in biological sciences.

Currently serving as a Researcher at the National Biodiversity Future Centre (NBFC) within the Microbiology laboratory at the University Roma Tre, Massimiliano conducts cutting-edge research in microbial biology. He has been actively involved in various research projects, including investigations into next-generation antibacterials, microbial pathogenesis, and the application of microbial systems in biotechnology.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Ph.D. in Bioengineering (Applied Electronics), University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, October 2017 – December 2020.

Professional qualification and registration within the National Order of Biologists (ONB), January 2019.

Master’s degree in Biology for Molecular, Cellular and Pathophysiological Research, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, September 2015 – June 2017.

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, October 2012 – September 2015.

Professional Experience:  

Massimiliano Lucidi has extensive professional experience in microbiology and bioengineering. From March 2023 to March 2026, he served as a Researcher (RTD-A) in Microbiology at the National Biodiversity Future Centre (NBFC), Department of Sciences, University Roma Tre, Rome, Italy. Prior to this, from February 2021 to February 2023, he worked as a Research Fellow within the Microbiology laboratory at the same institution, focusing on next-generation antibacterials. Additionally, he has experience abroad, including a one-month scientific mission in Bucharest, Romania, and has been actively engaged in didactic activities, serving as a lecturer for various courses related to microbiology and biotechnology. Furthermore, Massimiliano Lucidi has participated in several research projects and has been a member of professional associations such as the Italian Society of General Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology (SIMGBM) and the American Chemical Society. He has also served as a reviewer for various scientific journals and has received awards and grants for his contributions to the field of microbiology and bioengineering.

Research Interest:

Antibacterial Therapeutics: Investigating next-generation antibacterials and exploring new targets for existing drugs or developing novel drugs to combat bacterial infections.

Biophotonics: Utilizing biophotonics approaches for the identification and quantification of bacterial pathogens, as well as for studying antibiotic susceptibility.

Microbial Biotechnology: Exploring the application of microbial systems in biotechnology, including genetic engineering, gene cloning, and expression in bacteria such as Acinetobacter baumannii.

Microbial Pathogenesis: Studying the mechanisms underlying microbial pathogenesis, including the role of bacterial pathogens in causing infectious diseases and their interactions with host cells.

Microbial Genomics: Investigating the genomics of microorganisms, including multidrug-resistant bacteria, to understand their genetic diversity, evolution, and adaptation to different environments.

Environmental Microbiology: Exploring the microbial communities in various environmental settings and their roles in biogeochemical cycles, pollution remediation, and ecosystem functioning.

Photobiology: Studying the interaction between light and biological systems, including the effects of light on microbial growth, metabolism, and behavior.

Medical Microbiology: Investigating the microbiology of infectious diseases, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bacterial infections, particularly in the context of cystic fibrosis.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: An image processing-based quantification of gram variability in Acinetobacter baumannii

  • Authors: S. Canciello, M. Parisi, M. Lucidi, P. Visca, G. Cincotti
  • Journal: Microscopy Research and Technique
  • Volume: 86
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 378–382
  • Year: 2023

Title: Pathogenicity and virulence of Acinetobacter baumannii: Factors contributing to the fitness in healthcare settings and the infected host

  • Authors: M. Lucidi, D. Visaggio, A. Migliaccio, F. Imperi, R. Zarrilli
  • Journal: Virulence
  • Volume: 15
  • Issue: 1
  • Article Number: 2289769
  • Year: 2023

Title: Bio-physical mechanisms of dehydrating membranes of Acinetobacter baumannii linked to drought-resistance

  • Authors: E. Fardelli, M. Lucidi, M. Di Gioacchino, P. Visca, G. Capellini
  • Journal: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta – Biomembranes
  • Volume: 1864
  • Issue: 12
  • Article Number: 184045
  • Year: 2022

Title: Antibacterial alkylguanidino ureas: Molecular simplification approach, searching for membrane-based MoA

  • Authors: I. D’Agostino, C. Ardino, G. Poli, J.-D. Docquier, E. Dreassi
  • Journal: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Volume: 231
  • Year: 2022
  • Pages: 114158
  • Citations: 5

Title: Effect of a Defective Clamp Loader Complex of DNA Polymerase III on Growth and SOS Response in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • Authors: M.C. Spinnato, A.L. Sciuto, J. Mercolino, P. Visca, F. Imperi
  • Journal: Microorganisms
  • Volume: 10
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2022
  • Pages: 423
Massimiliano Lucidi | Microbiology research | Best Researcher Award

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