Dr. CARLO SALERNO degreed in Biological Sciences in 2006 at University "Aldo Moro" of Bari (Italy) and he subsequently gained a fellowship at Italian National Researches Council - Water Research Institute (IRSA CNR). In 2009-2011 he attended the PhD course in Biology and Medical Biochemistry at University of Bari during which he attended the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems of Magdeburg (Germany). He presented the final PhD thesis titled "Metaproteomics for functional MBR biomass characterization in stress conditions". In 2012-2015 he obtained a post-doc position at IRSA CNR where he is Biologist Technologist since 2015. In his career he has been involved in different national and international projects, and he is author and co-author of different papers in international scientific journals.
•Metaproteomics approach for the characterization of activated sludge in wastewater treatment and development of meat-omics in environmental samples; •Study and development of innovative WASTEWATER TREATMENT technology such as SFD-MBR (Self-Forming Dynamic Membrane BioReactor), IFAS (Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge) or GDF (Gravity Disk Filter); •Antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plants; •Reuse of treated wastewater for irrigation purposes.