Simona Rossetti, Primo Ricercatore

email rossetti AT
Address Via Salaria km 29,300
C.P. 10
00015 Monterotondo St. (RM)
Telephone +39 06 90672697
Fax +39 06 90672787

Research Topics
  • Bioremediation of contaminated soil and groundwater
  • Microbial selection processes in biological wastewater treatment
  • Control of bulking and foaming in activated sludge treatment plants
  • Biomolecular methodologies for the identification and the physiological/kinetic characterization of microorganisms in complex environmental matrices
Research activities / Ongoing Projects
  • PRIN Project (2010-2012): “Development of enrichment cultures metabolically degrading chlorinated aliphatic compounds and structure and activity analysis of microbial communities by means of advanced molecular methods”.
  • EU ModelProbe Project (2008- 2011): Biomolecular monitoring of dechlorinating bacteria in soil and groundwater contaminated by chlorinated solvents.
  • EU Innowatech Project (2007-2010): Structure and microbial composition of granular sludge by means of FISH (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization)and confocal laser scanning microscopy.
Recent Publications
  • Di Iaconi C., De Sanctis M., Rossetti S., Ramadori R. (2010) SBBGR technology for minimising excess sludge production in biological processes. Water Research , 44 1825-1832.
  • De Sanctis M., Di Iaconi C., Lopez A., Rossetti S. (2010) Granular biomass structure and population dynamics in Sequencing Batch Biofilter Granular reactors (SBBGR). Bioresource Technology 101 (7) 2152-2158.
  • Aulenta F, Reale P, Canosa A, Rossetti S, Panero S, Majone M. (2010) Characterization of an electro-active biocathode capable of dechlorinating trichloroethene and cis-dichloroethene to ethene. Biosens Bioelectron., 25 (7),1796-802.
  • Gridneva E., Chernousova E., Grabovich M., Dubinina G., Akimov V., Rossetti S., Kuever J. (2009) Thiothrix caldifontis sp. nov. and Thiothrix lacustris sp. nov., novel gammaproteobacteria isolated from sulphide springs. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 59 (12) 3128-3135.
  • Volpe A., Del Moro G., Rossetti S., Tandoi V, Lopez A. (2009). Enhanced bioremediation of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) by microbial consortia obtained from contaminated aquifer material. Chemosphere, 75(2), 149-155.
  • Aulenta F., Canosa A., Reale P., Rossetti S., Panero S., Majone M. (2009). Microbial reductive dechlorination of trichloroethene to ethene with electrodes serving as electron donors without the external addition of redox mediators. Biotechnology Bioengeneering, 103 (1), 85-91.
  • Rossetti S., Aulenta F., Majone M., Crocetti G., Tandoi V. (2008). Structure analysis and performance of a microbial community from a contaminated aquifer involved in the complete reductive dechlorination of 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane to ethane. Biotechnology and Bioengeneering 100 (2), 240-249.
  • Rossetti S., Tomei M. C., Nielsen P. H., Tandoi V. (2005) Microthrix parvicella, a filamentous bacterium causing bulking and foaming in activated sludge systems: a review of current knowledge. FEMS Microbiology Reviews, 29, 49-64.