Daniela Mattei

Daniela Mattei

Daniela is a graduated in Biological Sciences with a thesis on ecotoxicology, she has completed a PhD in Chemical sciences, and a Master in bioinformatics. Her research activity was principally carried out in the Dipartimento di Ambiente e Connessa Prevenzione Primaria (2002-2010) and from 2011 at Centro Nazionale per la Ricerca e la Valutazione dei Prodotti Immunobiologici of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità.

Her research activity was initially focused on the development of bioassay tests and ecotoxicology methodologies applied at the study of marine environmental matrices, sediments, and biota, with the purpose of defining and propose various standards for the valuation on the sanitary impact of the marine environment of pesticides and metabolites. Her following research was focused on the valuation of the sanitary risk associated with the presence of possibly toxic algae species in inner waters and coastal zones. During this research, she has been part of different expert groups for an elaboration of guide lines for the management of the risk of cyanobacteria in bathing waters and in waters destined for the human consumption, approaching and understanding the informative aspect of the population risk relative to the exposition to cyanobacteria. She focused on the study of complex interaction between chemical elements, human health, and environmental health through ICP-MS finalised to the valuation of the risk of the human exposition to different contaminants and environmental xenobiotics.

She is a Filicudi Wildlife Conservation collaborator since many years, especially on projects focused on sea turtle Caretta caretta.