David Russo


PhD student in Chemical and Biological Engineering

Email: d.russo@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)114 22 28267

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Portobello Street
Sheffield, S1 3JD,
United Kingdom

Links: University Profile



The increasing world population is having significant effects on freshwater bodies contributing to localized water shortages. Problems, such as eutrophication, are already considered global issues. Eutrophication has been widely studied on a macroscopic level but, with the recent development of - omics technologies, we can finally begin to understand what occurs at the molecular level.

I aim to combine my interests in environmental research with potential applications to issues relevant to society’s challenges. I work at this interface to reveal information about complex biological systems and push the boundaries of science regarding algal - microbial interactions in the natural environment.

  • 2012 - 2015 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield,  United Kingdom.
  • 2008 - 2011 Master in Bioenergy, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
  • 2002 - 2008 Bachelor in Biology, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.


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