Casiraghi Maurizio


Zoology; Evolution; Molecular Evolution; Genome Evolution; Microbiome; Microbiota; Education

The activity is focused on the following research lines

Enviromental Biodiversity and Ecosystem Reasearch area BtBs UNIMIB
Enviromental Biodiversity and Ecosystem

Integrative taxonomy, Interaction Biology and Functional Ecology, Microbial Diversity and Bioprospecting

Research interest

Zoology and Evolution are the two main keywords describing my research activities. The main topic on which the two terms found a common field are biological interactions and symbiosis. It is possible to identify four periods in my research: (1) Eco-ethology of social hymenoptera; (2) Intracellular symbiosis (bacteria within animal cells, such as Wolbachia); (3) Animal-microorganisms interactions at the community level (not only intracellular relationships); (4) Metagenomic approaches to food sciences.

Research projects (archive)

Selected articles

Scolari F, Sandionigi A, Carlassara M, Bruno A, Casiraghi M, Bonizzoni M (2021). Exploring changes in the microbiota of Aedes albopictus: comparison among breeding site water, larvae, and adults. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12: 624170. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.624170; SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85100975957

Bruno A, Sandionigi A, Magnani D, Bernasconi M, Pannuzzo B, Consolandi C, Camboni T, Labra M, Casiraghi M (2021). Different effects of mineral versus vegetal granular activated carbon filters on the microbial community composition of a drinking water treatment plant. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9: 615513. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.615513; SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85103856879

Galimberti A, Casiraghi M, Bruni I, Guzzetti L, Cortis P, Berterame NM, Labra M (2019). From DNA barcoding to personalized nutrition: the evolution of food traceability. Current Opinion in Food Science, 28: 41-48. doi: 10.1016/j.cofs.2019.07.008 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85071314229

Bruno A, Sandionigi A, Bernasconi M, Panio A, Labra M, Casiraghi M (2018). Changes in the drinking water microbiome: effects of water treatments along the flow of two drinking water treatment plants in a urbanized area, Milan (Italy). Frontiers in Microbiology, 9: 2557, pp. 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02557; SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-85067894451

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last update: May 2021