Planetary Sciences

Daniela Billi

Daniela Billi is associate professor at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where she leads the Laboratory of Astrobiology and Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria. Her studies focus on desert cyanobacteria from hot and cold deserts in order to:

i) decipher the molecular basis of their desiccation and radiation resistance;
ii) unravel their adaptation potential and biomarkers under space and planetary conditions; and
iii) use in situ resources on Moon and Mars to support human space exploration.

Languages: English, Italian
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