UNESCO-L'OREAL For Women in Science International Fellow 2008
Laboratory of dynamics and structure of molecular materials, University of Lille I
Federica Migliardo investigates the survival strategies of organisms living in extremely harsh conditions – extreme temperatures, high levels of salinity or intense UV exposure, for example. She is particularly interested in understanding how protein stability and enzyme activity are preserved in extreme environments. These organisms are of great biological interest and hold much promise for biotechnological applications.