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Irene Stefanini

Affiliation: University of Warwick

After achieving her Bachelor and Master Degrees at the University of Florence (Italy), Irene Stefanini obtained her in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Florence working on a project aimed at the identification and characterization of new potential antifungals. Irene then moved for a three-years post-doc appointment at the Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trento, Italy) under the supervision of Dr. Claudio Donati, where she was responsible for studies on the dynamics of natural fungal populations and on the diffusion and diversity of S. cerevisiae in wild environments. The major outcomes of Irene’s research elucidated how social insects promote S. cerevisiae ecological diffusion, persistence, and inter- and intra-specific mating. She recently became an independent QBP fellow at the University of Warwick joining the Wellcome-Warwick Quantitative Biomedicine Programme, where her research group is further investigating the effects of genetic diversity on several of the most relevant functions of yeasts.

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