Amit Kumar (ESR4) I am from India, where 37 % of India's population lives in the Ganga river basin. The Ganga is a holy river in India, with a total length of 2,525 km. This river is an essential source of water for a vast area,...

Edwin Chingate (ESR3) Even though it’s not new to me, and we all keep doing it all the time, that phrase is sticking in my mind, especially during this period of my life called Ph.D. studies. As science by itself requires persistence, I’m aware that everyone...

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...