Dario Presti is an Environmental Engineer graduated from University of Palermo (Italy), and he is attending Environmental Engineering Master degree of the same University. He will be staying for 5 months at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona as an Erasmus student to conduct his Master Thesis.
He works on PHA production from mixed microbial culture and more specifically on the extraction methods of polyhydroxyalkanoates and their characterization. His work is focused on methods that use eco-friendly chemicals for the dissolution of Non-PHA cell mass and avoid the use of organic solvents for the extraction of PHA.
He intends to be part of GENOCOV’s research group aiming at improving his laboratory scale experience and his academic knowledge.