Emilio Cirri has been appointed to Project 2 based at Friedrich Schiller University Jena. His work is supervised by Professor Georg Pohnert. Originally from Florence in Italy, Emilio completed his Master degree in chemistry in September 2014 at the University of Florence, and the title of his thesis was the ‘Development and Optimization of an Extraction Method for the Analysis of Algal Surface Metabolites’. Passionate about his field, Emilio says:
“I really enjoy studying different aspects of chemistry, especially analytical and bio-analytical chemistry, electro-chemistry, the sustainable production of energy and environmental analytical chemistry.”
As part of a recent Erasmus placement, Emilio optimized a new method for the extraction of metabolites from the surface of algae, exploiting the principles of solid phase extraction (SPE). His work is now focussed on the targeted analytics of the diatom pheromones, development of an exo-metabolomics approach to monitor community relevant molecules within the cross kingdom interaction.
Emilio can be contacted at:
Dept of Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
Here is a short video introduction to Emilio’s work as part of the ALFF project: