Dr. Lidia NicolaPost-doc Researcher
Mycology, University of Pavia, Italy
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Biography: Dr. Lidia Nicola is a post-doc researcher and a lecturer on contract at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Pavia (Italy). She attained her PhD in Biology at Innsbruck University (Austria) in collaboration with the Edmund Mach Agronomical Research Center, with a project on discovering the hidden soil microbial diversity under the long-standing problem of Apple Replant Disease, in order to find eco-friendly solutions for the growers. Her PhD thesis won the Caretta Prize for Environmental and Applied Mycology. Currently, her research is focused on Mycology, with two different research lines, the first about the fungal biodiversity in agricultural soils, the second about the potential of fungi as agents of bioremediation against hydrocarbons and plastics. She contributed to several international conferences around the world.