Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN-EID) INTERFUTURE grant infomation:

Call: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016

Grant Agreement: n. 722642

Title project: From microbial interactions to new-concept biopesticides and biofertilizers

Coordinator: Michele Perazzolli

Funding: EU under project number H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016 - 722642

Timeframe: 01.12.2016-31.05.2021

University/Department: Fondazione Edmund Mach, Department of Sustainable Agroecosystems and Bioresources

Network Partners: Fondazione Edmund Mach (Coordinator), Italy; University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences , Austria; University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK; University of Molise, Italy; BIOBEST, Belgium; BIPA NV, Belgium; INOQ GmbH, Germany; Azotic Technologies Ltd, UK; De Ceuster Meststoffen NV (DCM), Belgium; e-nema GmbH, germany; University of Trento, Italy


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ESR position 7

ESR position 7 – “The interactions of the endophytic nitrogen fixing bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus with fungal endophytes and rhizosphere micro-organisms associated with crop plants”:

  • Host Institute: University of Notthingham Notthingham (Notthingham, United Kingdom)
  • Secondment at:  Fondazione Edmund Mach (San Michele all’Adige, Italy)
  • PhD Enrolment: University of Notthingham Notthingham (Notthingham, United Kingdom)
  • Work Package(s) to which it is related: WP1 (microbial ecology), WP3 (formulation)
Martina Franchini

Martina Franchini

Contact information

phone: +39 3387744348



Research activity

Unveiling the nature of the interactions of the nitrogen fixing bacterium Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd) with rhizosphere microorganisms associated with Tomato.

Research interests

Applied environmental biology and bioremediation; Microbiology applied to agriculture: biostimulation and biofertilization.

Short CV description

  • Traineeship in Microbiology lab studying the variations of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria in human microbiome; awarded Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences at University of Bologna. 
  • One-year traineeship in Environmental Biology studying the characteristics and mechanisms of bacterial production of Tellurium Nanoparticles from toxic substrate Tellurite; awarded cum laude Master’s degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology at University of Bologna. 
  • Traineeship in Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Biotechnology lab at Technical University of Crete studying AlkB gene expression in plastic-degrader aerobic bacterial consortium isolated from marine water in different conditions.