Metta Eleonora


Curriculum vitae

Eleonora received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2020 at the University of Cagliari, with a thesis on the development of a new magnetic-immuno assay method for the detection of C-reactive protein supervised by Prof. Roberto Loi. Subsequently, she took the Master’s degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology in 2022 at the University of Cagliari, discussing a thesis with the title “S-layer in Bacteria and Archaea: bioinformatic characterization at genome level and identification of its possible evolutionary role” supervised by Dr. Nicole Grandi.

After the Master’s degree she worked at Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM) – CSIC in Barcellona within the Erasmus Traineeship program. In the period abroad she was able to focus on research in environmental microbiology. She also won a research fellowship entitled: “Bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic profiles for the identification and characterization of specific HERV sequences modulated in Multiple Sclerosis” under the supervision of Dr. Nicole Grandi at the Laboratory of Molecular Virology, Department of Life and Environmental Sciences.

She is currently a PhD student in the PhD Program in Life, Environmental and Drug Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Pusceddu. Her PhD project focuses on the identification and characterization of Bacteria, Archaea and Viruses in Sardinian wetlands.



  • Comprehensive identification and characterization of the S-layer Homology domain (SLH): results of a bioinformatic survey in more than 6300 bacteria genic sequences. Metta E., Grandi N., Farci D., Piano D., Tramontano E. XXXIV SIMGBM CONGRESS – Microbiology 2023, Cagliari, 21-24 September 2023.
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