Elena Tamburini
Department of Life Sciences and Biotechnology University of Ferrara
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I was born on July 31st, 1971. I started my academic career working in the field of the development of sustainable industrial sugar beet processes, and in the later years, in the field of industrial fermentations and applied microbiology in the agri-food sector, progressively moving the research interests towards microbial ecology and environmental studies. Now I’m working as researcher in Ecology @ University of Ferrara. I have been participating or coordinating more than 40 R&D projects, with public and private partners, and I am Author of 46 scientific publications of international peer-reviewed journals. Graduate courses she has been teaching: Chemistry of Biotechnological Processes, Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Sugars and Sweeteners, and Chemistry of Fermentations. I’ve been primary supervisor of several students in their graduate degree program and of PhD students.


LCA Advanced Professional Operator, 2019
EMBA @ School of management - Polytechnic of Milan, 2013
Master in Sugar Technology @ University of Ferrara, 2003
Ph.D. in Applied Biocatalysis and Industrial Microbiology @ University of Bologna, 2001
Degree in Chemistry @ University of Ferrara, 1997
Liceo Classico @ Ferrara

Research Interests

Life cycle assessment
Sustainability and circular economy processes
Bioremediation of soil and water and microbial ecology
Low-impact not-destructive NIR spectroscopy methods
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