Dr Paola Nocera
Paola completed her MSc in Pharmacy at the University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and then her PhD in Chemical Sciences at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. During her PhD, Paola carried out a project on the isolation and the chemical characterisation of phytotoxic secondary metabolites produced by phytopathogenic fungi of agrarian crops.
At Bactobio, Paola leads the extraction, purification, and characterisation of secondary metabolites from unculturable microbes, using analytical and chromatographic techniques and data analysis for the screening of novel antibiotics.
Outside the lab, Paola enjoys visiting cities, trekking with her dog and spending time with her family and friends.