Ana Paulina López (ESR2) As part of the Nowelties project, my main goal is to understand and enhance microorganisms’ potential to treat wastewater. Why am I so interested in knowing more about this? Most of the existing wastewater treatment plants include microorganisms because these marvelous bacteria, fungi, and...

Silvana Quiton (ESR1) We all know the famous phrase of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “What is essential is invisible to the eye”. In my research, this quote is literally true. My work consists in understanding biotransformation occurring in wastewater, that is how microorganisms convert all sorts of substances...

Nikoletta Tsiarta (ESR14) Hello, my #stayhome readers. It’s been four months since our first digital contact, and I am happy to share my thoughts with you again. Taking into account the current situation, who said COVID could only refer to a disease? COVID, a word that has...

On March 10th, NOWELTIES’ Mid-Term check was held via WebEX due to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe....

Nebojša Ilić (ESR13) I would like to start this blog article by talking about awareness. Awareness is easily taken for granted and we are predisposed to think that everyone is equally informed and has the same knowledge as us (scientists). That is however not the case. We...

Michele Ponzelli (ESR12) We live in a constantly connected world, where the exchange of information is getting faster and faster, and technology is rapidly evolving. We can barely remember when there was no internet connection or when we have no cell phones at all. As in many...

Marina Gutierrez (ESR11) Hi! I am Marina, ESR#11 from Nowelties program between the University of Ferrara and the University of Zagreb. Let’s see how I arrived here J The first years of my life were influenced by the water of the river next to home. We lived...

Francis dela Rosa (ESR10) Hello! I am Francis M. dela Rosa (ESR 10).  I am from the Philippines and I love to see people smiling and laughing at my jokes. I could look like a serious person when there is no smile on my face, but...