Poli Annarita

Poli Annarita

    • Researchers
  • 31 Ottobre 2014
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Profile: Ricercatore

Office location: Napoli

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Work phone #: 081 8675311

Lab phone #: 081 8675190


Education --1997. Degree in Biology the with top marks (110/110 Summa cum Laude) at "Università degli Studi di Napoli, Federico II". Experimental thesis: "Un enzima ADP-ribosilante in Sulfolobus solfataricus: purificazione e caratterizzazione". 

- Dec. 2000, Ph.D. in Animal Biology at the "Università degli Studi della Calabria" discussing a thesis entitled "Biosynthesis and functional role of the nitric oxide in Sepia officinalis."

- Post-doctoral fellowship at the Zoological Station of Naples from January to December 2001.

Actual Position --Since December/2001 she is a Researcher to C.N.R. at the Institute of Biomolecular Chemistry in Pozzuoli (NA). 

--Currently she is responsible of the workpackage PM.P01.008 “Studies of biochemical properties of natural biomolecules from macro- and microorganisms” of Department of Chemistry Science and Material Technology of C.N.R.

-- Since 2008 she is a Member of the Scientific Board of the International Ph.D. Programme “Environment, Resources, and Sustainable Development” of Parthenope University, Naples, Italy.

-- Since January 2013 she is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "ISRN Bacteriology".

--Since January 2013 she is a member of Reviewer Board of M.I.U.R. for the evaluation of scientific projects.



Taxonomical studies of novel microbial species;

Isolation, chemical, biochemical and genetic characterization of extremophilic bacteria; 

Production, purification and chemical studies of microbial Exopolysaccharides (EPS); 

Identification and high level expression of novel enzymes from extremophiles;

Development and optimization of fermentation processes to design high-yield production lines; 

Use of extremophilic microorganisms in the bioremediation actions; 

Traditional and non-conventional extraction methods to achieve best quality products as well as economical evaluation and profitability;

Evaluation of vegetable wastes or their byproducts as suitable fermentation substrates for the ecofriendly and economical production of microbial biomasses and biopolymers; 

Recovery of biopolymers and antioxidant compounds from vegetable industrial wastes and crops residues; 

Extraction of bioactive compounds from vegetable wastes and their biological activities.

Major publications

  1. Finore I., Di Donato P., Mastascusa V., Nicolaus B., Poli A. (2014). Fermentation Technologies for the Optimization of Marine Microbial Exopolysaccharide Production. Mar. Drugs 2014, 12, 3005-3024; doi:10.3390/md12053005
  2. Annarita Poli, Gianluca Anzelmo and Barbara Nicolaus (2010). Bacterial Exopolysaccharides from Extreme Marine Habitats: Production, Characterization and Biological Activities. Review. Marine Drugs, 8, 1779-1802.
  3. Annarita Poli, Hande Kazak, Bahar Gürleyendag, Giuseppina Tommonaro, Giuseppina Pieretti, Ebru Toksoy Öner, Barbara Nicolaus (2009). High level synthesis of levan by a novel Halomonas species growing on defined media. Carbohydrate Polymers 78, 651-657.
  4. Sadin ÖZDEM?R, Ersin KILINC, Annarita POLI, Barbara NICOLAUS, Kemal GÜVEN (2009). Biosorption of Cd, Cu, Ni, Mn and Zn from aqueous solutions by thermophilic bacteria, Geobacillus toebii sub.sp. decanicus and Geobacillus thermoleovorans sub.sp. stromboliensis: Equilibrium, kinetic and thermodynamic studies. Chemical Engineering Journal, 152, 195-206.
  5. Annarita Poli, Anna Salerno, Giusi Laezza, Paola Di Donato, Stefano Dumontet, Barbara Nicolaus (2009). “Heavy metal resistance of some thermophiles: potential use of alpha-amylase from Anoxybacillus amylolyticus as microbial enzymatic bioassay” Res Microbiol, 160, 99-106.
  6. Tommonaro G., Poli A., De Rosa S., Nicolaus B. (2008) “Tomato Derived Polysaccharides for Biotechnological Application: Chemical and Biological Approaches”. Molecules, 13, 1384-1398.
  7. Poli A., Manca M.C., De Giulio A., Strazzullo G., De Rosa S., Nicolaus B. (2006). “Bioactive Exopolysaccharides from the Cultured Cells of Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum L. var. San Marzano”. J. Nat. Prod. 69 (4) 658-661.
  8. Poli A., Esposito E., Lama L., Orlando P., Nicolaus G., de Appolonia F., Gambacorta A. and Nicolaus B. (2006) “Anoxybacillus amylolyticus sp. nov., a thermophilic amylase producing bacterium isolated from Mount Rittmann (Antarctica)”. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 29, 300-307.
  9. Poli A., Schiano Moriello V., Esposito E., Lama L., Gambacorta A. and Nicolaus B. (2004). “Exopolysaccharide production by a new Halomonas strain CRSS isolated from saline lake Cape Russell in Antarctica growing on complex and defined media”. Biotechnology Letters, 26, 1635-1638.
  10. Tommonaro G., Segura Rodríguez C. S., Santillana M., Immirzi B., De Prisco R., Nicolaus B. and Poli A. (2007). “Chemical Composition, Biotechnological Properties of a Novel Polysaccharide from Peels and Antioxidative Content from Pulp of Passiflora liguralis Fruits". J. Agric Food. Chem. 55, 7427-7433.


extremophiles; exopolysaccharides, enzymes; fermentation technologies; agro-industrial vegetable wastes; polymers and antioxidants from vegetable wastes