Dr. Martina Cappelletti studied Industrial Biotechnology at the University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy and graduated as MS in 2006. She then joined the research group of Prof. Davide Zannoni at the Department of Evolutionary and Experimental Biology, UNIBO, where She got a Ph.D. in 2010 in Industrial, Molecular and Cellular Biology working on the biodegradation of chlorinated compounds and the hydrocarbon metabolism by Rhodococcus strains. As Post- Doctoral Fellow, she carried out research on bio-hydrogen production, bacterial motility, naphthenic acids biodegradation and bacterial interactions with metals. During her academic formation, She has spent research periods at i) the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (2006) in Oxford (UK), ii) the University of Osaka (Japan) (in 2009), iii) the University of Calgary (Canada) (in 2009-2010 and 2014). She is presently a Tenure Track Assistant Professor (RTD-B) (since Jan 2016) at the Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology (UNIBO) leading research on genetics, genomics and physiology of bacteria involved in biomineralization, biodegradation and bioconversion processes. She has published 35 research articles in SCI(E) journals and 4 book chapters.