Laboratorio Microbiologia Applicata (Laboratory of Applied Microbiology)

2. Where is it located (include both address and geographical location)?

Laboratorio Microbiologia Applicata, (Edificio dell'Istituto Cantonale di Microbiologia), Dipartimento Ambiente Costruzioni e Design, Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana, Via Mirasole 22A, CH-6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland

N46° 11' 53.50", E9° 1' 10.25"

3. Floor area of laboratory areas by containment level
BL 3 , 38.00 SqM
BL 2 , 185.00 SqM
Total laboratory floor area (SqM)

4. The organizational structure of each facility

(viii) Briefly describe the publication policy of the facility

Publication in open literature.

(ix) Provide a list of publicly-available papers and reports resulting from the work published during the previous 12 months. (To include authors, titles and full references)

Di Nezio F., Beney C., Roman S., Danza F., Buetti-Dinh A., Tonolla M., Storelli N. (2021) Anoxygenic photo- and chemosynthesis of phototrophic sulfur bacteria from an alpine meromictic lake, FEMS Microbiology Ecology. fiab010,

Ripellino P, Pianezzi E, Martinetti G, Zehnder C, Mathis B, Giannini P, Forrer N, Merlani G, Dalton HR, Petrini O, Bihl F, Fontana S, Gobbi C. (2021) Control of raw pork liver sausage production can reduce the prevalence of HEV infection. Pathogens. 10:107.

Kubacki J., Hardmeier I., Qi W., Flacio E., Tonolla M., Fraefel C. (2021) Complete Genome Sequence of a Rhabdovirus Strain from Culex Mosquitos Collected in Southern Switzerland. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10 (1)_e01234-20.

Zare-Shahraki, M.; Keivany, Y.; Ebrahimi, E.; Bruder, A.; Flotemersch, J. & Blocksom, K.A. 2020. Length-weight relationships of seven fish species from the Karun River system, southwestern Iran. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology 7(4): 352-355.

Brackmann M., Leib S., Tonolla M., Schürch N. and Wittwer M. (2020) Antimicrobial resistance classification using MALDI-TOF-MS is not that easy: lessons from vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 26(3):391-393. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2019.10.027.

Müller P, Engeler L, Vavassori L, Suter T, Guidi V, Gschwind M, Tonolla M. and Flacio E. (2020) Surveillance of invasive Aedes mosquitoes along Swiss traffic axes reveals different dispersal modes for Aedes albopictus and Ae. japonicus. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(9): e0008705.

Tenti, P., Samuele, R.& Storelli, N. (2020) Molybdate to Prevent the Formation of Sulfide during the Process of Biogas Production. Journal of Applied Microbiological Research, vol. 3 (2) pp.21-29.

Kubacki, J., Flacio, E., Qi, W., Guidi, V., Tonolla, M.& Fraefel, C. (2020) Viral Metagenomic Analysis of Aedes albopictus Mosquitos from Southern Switzerland. Viruses, vol. 12 (9).

Fouque, F., Guidi, V., Lazzaro, M., Ravasi, D., Martinetti-Lucchini, G., Merlani, G., Tonolla, M.& Flacio, E. (2020) Emerging Aedes-borne infections in southern Switzerland: Preparedness planning for surveillance and intervention. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, vol. 37 pp.101748-101748

Bizio E, Cocchi L, Petrini O, Vescovi L. (2020) Elementi chimici nel genere Inocybe: un aiuto alla tassonomia? Quaderni Natura e Biodiversità 15, Vol. 2. ISPRA, Roma. ISBN: 978-88-448-1025-2

Martignier A., De Respinis S., Filella M, Segovia-Campos I., Marin B., Günther G. Barja F., Tonolla M., Jaquet J-M., Melkonian M., Ariztegui D. (2020) Biomineralization capacities of Chlorodendrophyceae: correlation between chloroplast morphology and the distribution of micropearls in the cell. Protist 171_125760.

5. Briefly describe the biological defence work carried out at the facility, including type(s) of micro-organisms(9) and/or toxins studied, as well as outdoor studies of biological aerosols.

The Laboratory of Applied Microbiology is the Regional Competence Center South of the Alps responsible for the primary analysis of samples suspicious of a bioterror-related background.

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(9) Including viruses and prions.